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Student Devices

Welcome to Southwest Allen County Schools, where technology integration is at the heart of education. Our school district has implemented a 1:1 device program, equipping students in grades K-8 with iPads and students in grades 9-12 with Windows 10 laptops.

In the early years, students in grades K-8 utilize iPads, taking advantage of their user-friendly interface, portability, and extensive selection of educational applications. These iPads foster creativity, engagement, and collaboration, enabling our young learners to explore concepts through interactive apps and work together on group projects.

As students progress to high school, they transition to Windows 10 laptops, providing a more advanced computing platform. These laptops empower students to undertake complex tasks, develop coding skills, conduct in-depth research, and engage in multimedia projects, preparing them for the demands of higher education and beyond.

SACS' 1:1 device program facilitates personalized learning, allowing teachers to customize instruction and provide timely feedback. Our devices are equipped with robust safety measures, ensuring a secure online environment. We prioritize digital citizenship, fostering responsible online behavior and promoting critical thinking skills.

By seamlessly integrating technology with traditional teaching methodologies, SACS nurtures well-rounded education that prepares students for the digital age while cultivating essential skills and knowledge that extend beyond the realm of technology.

For more information about our technology and to get support visit our technology pages.

"Growing Up Digital"

Responsibilities For All Middle and High School Students

  • Students must sign, understand, and agree to the "Laptop User Agreement".
  • Students are responsible at all times for their assigned laptop.
  • Students are responsible for carrying their laptop in a protective device such as a padded sleeve, padded backpack, or a bag made specifically for laptop use.
  • Students should not loan their laptop or any laptop component to another student.
  • Students are responsible for shutting down and charging the battery daily. This includes at home each night.
  • Students are responsible for reviewing and abiding by SACS AUP and Tech Use Guide.
  • Do not store laptop in direct sunlight or in visible site in a car
  • Make sure laptop is protected for any bus ride, car ride, or walk.


  • Parents/guardians are responsible for reviewing the SACS AUP found in STUDENT HANDBOOK and this Technology Use Guide with their student.
  • Parents/guardians should monitor their student's Internet activities on a regular basis.
  • Report any lost of stolen laptop to the school office immediately
  • Go over, supervise, and enforce expectations with child

Laptop Care & Maintenance

  • Laptops must be transported in a laptop case designed for a laptop or other padded device to protect the laptop.
  • To prevent damage, laptops need to be either shut down or put in sleep mode when not in use.
  • Never leave a laptop unattended including on the floor where it could be stepped on.
  • Do not place food, liquids or other substances near the laptop that could result in damage.
  • Do not place heavy objects on top of the laptop. This is also important when placing in a locker.
  • Never attempt to repair, reconfigure, or download a program to a laptop or any of the peripherals.
  • Do not write, draw, stick, tape, or adhere anything to the laptop.
  • Do not personalize the case or laptop using markers, stickers, etc. Identification will be provided.
  • Keep the laptop and other electronic storage media away from electromagnetic fields.
  • Do not expose the laptop to direct sunlight, or prolonged extreme temperatures. In other words, don't leave a laptop in a car during extreme hot or cold temperatures for extended periods of time [more than an hour or two].
  • Do not place the laptop on surfaces such as paper, cardboard, or carpet while it is turned on.
  • Do not carry the laptop while the screen is open or carry by the screen.
  • Do not place anything on top of the laptop nor lean or sit on it when it is closed.
  • Do not place anything in the laptop bag that may press against the cover or damage the laptop.
  • Do not touch the screen with anything. (This includes fingers, pens, pencils, etc.)
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g., pens, pencils, paper, etc.)
  • Take care when inserting cords, cables and other removable storage devices to avoid damage to the laptop ports.
  • Clean screen, touch pad, and laptop with a lightly damp soft or microfiber cloth. Chemicals, cleaners, or a wet cloth are NOT approved cleaning devices.
  • Laptop should be turned off and unplugged during cleaning.

Laptop Storage

  • Laptops will be labeled with a district-approved label. Label may not be removed for any reason.
  • Laptops, cords, bags [if provided by SACS] and accessories are the property of SACS.
  • High School students are responsible for their laptops at all times.

Laptop Repair Procedure

  • A laptop in need of repair will be reported to a teacher or SACS tech staff [computer specialist] in the building.
  • Students are issued a "loaner" laptop for use during repair. Loaner may not have all capabilities.
  • Policies outlined in this handbook also apply to loaner laptops.
  • A loaner laptop may not be issued if damage is determined to be purposeful or due to negligence.Year End Procedure
  • At the end of the school year students will leave the laptop and all accessories at school.
  • The laptops and accessories will be inventoried and inspected for damage.
  • All laptops and accessories will be secured in a designated storage room for the summer.

Login Information:

  • Username = Student Number
  • Password = Locker Combination, example would be 05-28-06