Our vision is that middle school students in Westport acquire the skills necessary to select and manage digital tools that will empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration.

In striving towards that vision, the Westport Public Schools implemented a 1:1 Chromebook program for grades 7 and 8. Beginning September 29, 2017, students in grade 8 may also bring in their own device (BYOD) instead of using a school-provided Chromebook.

Below is general information about the program. For more detailed information please see the links in the side navigation bar to the student and parent guidelines, and the FAQs.

  • A Chromebook will be checked out to each student
  • A security deposit will not be due. (Other districts require this.)
  • Students will take the Chormebook to and from home every day
  • Students can access the Internet via the Chromebook at home
  • The Internet at home, when accessed on the Chromebooks, will be filtered by the school's firewall and use the school's settings
  • If the device malfunctions, a loaner Chromebook can be checked out from the library media center
  • The district tech department will repair the Chromebook and return the original Chromebook to the student once repaired

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