BYOD Initiative (Technology)


For your student to fully participate in the classroom learning environment, they will need to bring a minimum of a Chromebook-level device with them daily by the third week of school.

What is a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy?

The DCSD student-technology BYOD policy allows students to bring and use their personal laptops at school or during online learning. To be compatible with classroom or online learning, the device must be able to connect to the DCSD secure wireless network. Students will use their devices in the classroom or online learning to access and save information from the Internet, collaborate with other learners, and utilize the productivity tools, such as Google Classroom, that are available to them.

What devices are appropriate for BYOD?

Devices should have the following minimum specifications: Chromebook, 4GB Ram 16GB HD, 128GB Memory

Why Chromebooks?

In short, they're 1.) inexpensive, 2.) aligned with many of the learning tools that our students already employ (e.g., Google Classroom), 3.) are supported by the district, and 4.) have been part of the overall learning culture of our building long enough to build a solid "comfort level" for student and staff usage.

Please note that:

A small number of devices are available for long-term check-out for students demonstrating need and meeting requirements. These devices will be distributed during the first two weeks of school and the process for requesting one will be shared with your students during Advisement.

A list of recommended devices can be found here (en español).

The Device Check Out Agreement can be found here and turned in to the CVHS library.