Bring Your Own Device

Bring Your Own Device - BYOD

What is a Bring Your Own Device Program?

Bring your own device, or BYOD, is a program that allows students, with signed parental permission, to bring personally owned computing devices to school they are comfortable using at home, join PVSD’s secure wireless network, and complete school work. This will replace existing devices that are provided to students allowing PVSD to provide more devices to student who may not have individual access at home. The purpose is to provide a scalable and sustainable 21st century learning environment that enables teachers to increase personalized instruction and leverage the tools that students are becoming proficient with. PVSD’s goal is to utilize technology to improve student learning, not simply for technology’s sake. Students electing to participate will be expected to bring their own devices until the end of school year. 

If you and your student are interested please complete the BYOD Agreement below. 

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Agreement

Bring Your Own Device provides both solutions and challenges. Participation in BYOD is not mandatory. Please read this carefully with your student. Some of the points here are intentionally repeated from the Responsible Use of Technology Agreement. Please email if you have any questions about the program. 
Agreement for Bring Your Own Device 
1. I understand that I will bring my device everyday. 
2. I understand that a protective case or cover will help extend the life of my device. 
3. I will keep my device updated and virus-free. 
4. I have read the minimum specifications. 
5. I understand that my personal devices are my responsibility and that the District will not be held responsible for theft, damage or loss of the personal device. This includes all accessories including chargers, cases, headphones/ear buds, etc. 
6. Approved personal electronic devices will be turned off and put away during all breaks including recess and lunch unless permission is given. 
7. I understand I am the only person allowed to utilize my personal device. In addition, I will only utilize my personal or school device when requested by my teacher AND only connect to the school's wireless network with my PVSD Google Apps for Education Account. 
8. I will make sure all approved personal electronic devices will be fully charged at the beginning of each school day. If the device requires additional charging during the day, I will supply my own power adapter. 
Operating Systems:   Laptops: Mac OS 10.10 or higher, Windows 7 or higher, Chrome OS
Browser:   Current versions of Chrome will allow students to use Google Apps for assignments and research.