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Tech Fee Flyer

 


 

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

The 2022-2023 year brings new changes from the Digital Teaching and Learning Department with regard to the district’s 1:1 device model for all K-12 students. In our role to support instructional technology for Iredell Statesville Schools, our team has spent the previous year working with various vendors to provide the students of Iredell County with the best possible technology equipment, software, teacher training, and resources to support their academic and classroom needs.

 

Effective July 1st all K-12 students will be required to pay the annual non-prorated $30 technology fee. Approved by the Board of Education, this fee includes accidental damage insurance on the devices, continual improvements to our network infrastructure, technician support at all sites, access to subscription databases, as well as coverage by our Lightspeed filter, Classroom Management Software and more. This fee can be paid online via a link on your child’s school webpage.

 

In addition to the required technology fee, all K-12 students will be exposed to a digital citizenship curriculum at device deployment and throughout the school year. This new requirement ensures that all students understand the impact and consequences when using a device and accessing the Internet. From device care to personal data protection students will learn about their role and responsibilities in a digital-age learning model.

 

Another change for the 2022-2023 school year will be a centralized deployment of devices for all 9-12 students  who attend our traditional high schools, IB high schools, ISSVA, iAcademy, and Pressly. This 4 day event will take place August 15th - August 18th at the Career Academy and Technical School in Troutman. More details will be provided and posted on all school social media sites and webpages, but mark your calendars now. Our early colleges, middle schools, and elementary schools will manage the deployment of their devices on site at their campuses.

 

It is the DTL policy that students will not receive a device for use in the 2022-2023 school year until all requirements have been met. This includes payment of the technology fee, a signed Acceptable and Responsible Use Policy form by a legal guardian, the return of any summer device in the student’s possession, clearance of all previous invoices with regard to device loss or damage, and proof that the student has viewed the introductory digital citizenship video.

 

The chart below provides detailed information about the devices used by the students of Iredell Statesville Schools, as well as an explanation of the insurance coverage. Instead of families receiving an itemized invoice for damages they will be charged by the following fee structure (per year) for accidental damages:

  • Instance #1 - covered by initial tech fee

  • Instance #2 - $30

  • Instance #3 - $30

  • Each additional instance per school year will be $30

  • Damages not covered by insurance will be invoiced to the student at repair/parts cost.


 

Accidental Damage Insurance Coverage  (as defined by insurer)

High School 

Dell Latitude Laptops

Middle School 

iPad w/ keyboard case

Elementary School 

iPad with case

Accidental Damage Insurance covers:

  • Accidental damage

  • AC adapter (charging cord)  damaged - not lost or stolen

  • Immersion

  • Battery

Accidental Damage Insurance covers:

  • Cracked screen (glass/digitizer, LCD)

  • Liquid damage

  • Battery

  • Charging port

  • Headphone jack

  • Volume button

  • power/lock button

  • Speaker

  • Camera

  • Microphone

  • Logic board

Accidental Damage Insurance covers:

  • Cracked screen (glass/digitizer, LCD)

  • Liquid damage

  • Battery

  • Charging port

  • Headphone jack

  • Volume button

  • power/lock button

  • Speaker

  • Camera

  • Microphone

·   Logic board

Insurance DOES NOT cover:

  • loss/theft

  • vandalism/intentional damage

Insurance DOES NOT cover:

  • Apple power cord

  • Apple charging brick

  • ANY damage to the iPad case or keyboard

  • loss/theft of device

  • loss/theft of charger or brick

  • loss/theft of the iPad case and/or keyboard

  • Acts of nature or weather conditions

  • Vandalism

  • Animal or insect infestation

  • Damage due to fire

  • Biological contamination (bodily fluids)

Cost of case and/or keyboard damages:

STM Deluxe Keyboard case $99

Insurance DOES NOT cover:

  • Apple power cord

  • Apple charging brick

  • ANY damage to the iPad case

  • loss/theft of device

  • loss/theft of charger or brick

  • loss/theft of the iPad case

  • Acts of nature or weather conditions

  • Vandalism

  • Animal or insect infestation

  • Damage due to fire

  • Biological contamination (bodily fluids)

 

Apple brick/cord must be purchased from the district.




 

In a recent Kids Heart Challenge, students who raised $200 or more were allowed to throw a pie at Principal Dr. Susan Fail and PE Teacher Josh Fox. Money raised from the Kids Heart Challenge goes to the American Heart Association.  Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for a worthy cause.

Students throwing pies in faces

ne who raised money for this great cause

The dates for the End of Grade (EOG) Test for this year are...

  • May 25th: 3rd-5th ELA
  • May 26th: 3rd-5th Math
  • June 1st: 5th Grade Only Science

This year we are looking for volunteers to proctor for testing sessions. Proctor training will be held the morning of the test @ 7:45. Most testing should end by 12pm.

If you wish to volunteer for one, two, or all sessions, please contact Principal Susan Fail  or Testing Coordinator Mr. Norton with your name and the dates you wish to help.

Scotts A+ Elementary Recently Named, and would like to congratulate, the 2022-2023 Of The Year Awards Winners.

  • Nicole Clanton: Teacher of the Year
  • Deon Campbell: Teacher Assistant of the Year
  • Cynthia Honeycutt: Bus Driver of The Year
Of the year award winners

Scotts A+ Elementary will be hosting a Spring Open House Wednesday, April 13. The book fair will be open until 4:45. Pizza will be served at 5pm, with classroom activities starting at 5:15. Come by to see what is happening at Scotts A+ Elementary. 

Apple with open house inforamaiton

 

We know this is an exceptionally hectic time - which makes it even more important that we raise our voices in support of extending school nutrition program waivers for schools facing acute supply chain disruptions, persistent labor shortages and escalating costs. Currently, waivers will expire June 30th resulting in devastating consequences for these programs and the hungry students that rely on them.

The Support Kids Not Red Tape Act

  • Extends USDA's waiver authority through September 30, 2023.  
  • Directs states to submit a transition plan to USDA so that schools will be prepared and supported when transitioning back to normal National School Lunch Program operations after the waivers end. 
  • Directs the Secretary of Agriculture to provide technical assistance to states on drafting transition plans and to School Food Authorities on meeting meal standards during the waiver period. 
  • Prevents schools from being penalized for not meeting meal pattern requirements during the waiver period if the violations are due to supply chain disruptions.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE ACTION AND MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Scotts A+ Elementary would like to congratulate Debbie Marlowe (Bus Driver & Custodian) and Crystal Autrey (Kindergarten Teacher) for being selected as the March Staff of the Month.

Staff of the Month with Debbie Marlowe and Crystal Autrey on a grey background

Our Spring Book Fair will be held April 11-14. You can preview the book fair and shop online HERE starting April 11th.

The Book Fair will be open after school and close at 4:45 on Wednesday April 13th before Open House.

Iredell County NC Pre-K applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now available! You can download the application on our website, https://www.iredellsmartstart.org/ncprek, or pick up a printed copy from our office. Please email ALL questions concerning the application process to ncprek@icpyc.org.

Mark your calendars for the following dates in April.

  • April 6: Early Release
  • April 15: Holiday (No School)
  • April 18: Teacher Workday (No School)

Scotts A+ Elementary recognizes Jenny Todd and Deon Campbell as February's Employees of the Month. Ms. Todd, a second grade teacher, was selected at the Certified Teacher of the Month. Ms. Campbell; teacher assistant, bus coordinator, and school receptionist, was selected as Classified Teacher of the Month.

Ms. Todd

Certified Teacher of the Month

Ms. Todd, Second Grade Teacher

Deon Campbell

Classified Employee of the Month

Ms. Deon Campbell, Teacher Assistant, Bus Driver, Bus Coordinator, and Receptionist

Spring Break for Scotts A+ Elementary students will be March 7-11, 2022. Students will return to school on March 14th.

The students at Scotts A+ Elementary raised $2969 for the American Heart Association. Students below each raised $100+.

Students who raised over 100 dollars.

Yearbooks are now on sale until March 18, 2022. The cost for a yearbook is $20. Unlike previous years, NO EXTRA YEARBOOKS WILL BE ORDERED!

To order visit STRAWBRIDGE.NET

CODE: YB100276

YearBookPreview

Through Penny Wars, Scotts students were able to raise nearly $1500 dollars for the school. $150 dollars of the money raised was donated to Purple Heart Homes USA, an organization that provides housing solutions for service connected disabled and aging Veterans!

The Top Three Classroom Totals:

1st Place: K. Smith 

2nd Place: Campbell 

3rd Place: Clanton 

 

Purple Heart Homes Logo

February 14-18 is national Love the Bus Week. Scotts Elementary realizes that without great bus drivers, our school could not operate. Help us thank those who safely transport students to and from school each and every day.

Love the Bus Poster
Love The BUs Logo

The Scotts Youth Athletic Association is having Spring Sport Sign-ups starting now and going through February 23.

If you are interested in signing your child up for spring sports (t-ball, baseball, softball) please email scottsyouthathletics@gmail.com for an online registration form for t-ball and baseball. Softball is a registration form from the city that can be picked up in the office at Scotts or emailed to you. All forms need to be completed and submitted by February 23.

The Kids Heart challenge kicks off this week!! All donations for the American Heart Association should be made online. It will run through until February 18th. Check out the cool thank you gifts the students can receive. Any student that raises $200 or more can throw a pie at Coach Fox or Dr.  Fail!!

Thanks for all your support. 

Important dates to keep in mind for the month of January

  • Jan. 17- No School (Holiday)
  • Jan. 18- No School (Teacher Workday)
  • Jan. 25- Reports cards scheduled to go home
FROM WSOCTV.com

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — The Iredell-Statesville School Board voted 6-1 Monday night to require masks in schools starting Jan. 5 when students return from their holiday break. Masks will be required until at least Jan. 14, when the School Board meets for another vote.

Continue Reading The Story HERE

During the Winter Food Drive, students at Scotts collected and donated 1,477 pounds of food to Iredell Christian Ministries. Members of the Scotts Beta Club help gather cans from the homerooms and load them for delivery.

Thank you to everyone that donated.

Beta Club Students with Collected Canned Food

Winter break to celebrate the Holiday Seasons will be December 23rd - January 4th. Students will return to school on January 5th. We hope you safely enjoy this time with family and friends, and see you in 2022.

Information for 5th grade students and parents/guardians who are interested in Oakwood IB Middle School will be held at Oakwood IB Middle School Media Center on Thursday, December 16. To view meeting times and register visit:

Picture of Oakwood Middle School IB and Information

 

The Scotts A+ Beta Club is holding a canned food drive from November 29th thru December 10th.

Please no glass items

This is a great opportunity to support those in our community who are in need, during this holiday season.

Iredell-Statesville Schools is moving elementary students to a 1to1 device model. This means students will now be assigned an iPad. This will be their device to use while at school, and will allow all students easier access. 

If ou are interested in purchasing insurance for the device to cover any damages please visit: https://www.smarttechinsurance.com/iredell

Insurance information with various people on iPads.

Sign-ups for Scotts Youth Athletic Association Basketball will take place October 18th-November 1st. All sign-ups will be online. If you are interested in signing up please email scottsyouthathletics@gmail.com and an online form will be sent to you. Please fill out the form online and submit

COST: K-2 Students $65, 3rd-6th $45

Payments can be made with cash or check (payable to SYAA) and dropped off in the office at Scotts Elementary or mailed to

SYAA

PO Box 67

Scotts, NC 28699

Payments must be submitted by November 1st to be placed on a team's roster.

Practices will start the week of November 15th.

If you have any questions email the above email.

October 20th : Early Release Day

October 27th : Teacher WorkDay (No School For Students)

November 11th : Veterans Day (No School For Students)

November 24th-26th : Thanksgiving Holiday Break (No School For Students)

The fall book fair is scheduled for the week of October 4th. This is a great opportunity to find new books, and help raise money to help the library purchase new materials. This year we will be using the Follett Book Fair.

Follett also offers the opportunity to shop online, and online shopping is now live. To Order Visit: https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=M923L

 

 

Follett Gift Cards

Easy to Purchase, Easy to Use

 

Shop your fair without carrying cash or checks with Follett Book Fair Gift Cards - a great digital option! Our gift cards are easy to purchase and easy to use. Plus, there’s no expiration date!

 

How to purchase:

Click here to get started.

Select your card design.

Select your amount and enter recipient information.

Print your card at home or email your card digitally.

 

Where to redeem your gift card during your fair:

 

 

Your onsite book fair – students can shop the fair without carrying cash or checks!

 

Your online companion fair – perfect for students and families who might not be able to attend your onsite fair.

 

 

Where to redeem your gift card after your fair is complete:

The Follett Book Fair online store – have a book in mind that you didn’t pick up at your book fair? Shop a selection of books on Follett’s online store.

 

 

Your next Follett Book Fair!

 

Gift cards are also perfect for:

Gifts for students, teachers and librarians

Rewards for achievements or milestones

Local businesses to support students who might be unable to shop the fair

Scotts Elementary celebrates April's Panther Pride students. The character trait for April was commitment, and these students were great examples of this trait.

April Character Trait

Congratulations to the 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year Alexis Campbell, and the 2021-2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year Deon Campbell. Team Campbell & Campbell work together in the same Kindergarten class. #PanthersExploreMore

picture and Alexis Campbell and Deon Campbell with kindergarten class