Friday, May 24 – High School
Tuesday, May 28 – Junior High
Seniors will be required to settle any accounts at the time they turn in the MacBook. Not every Senior will have money to pay for damages when they turn them in, so we are giving them the rest of the following week to settle up.
All other grades will not be asked for any funds when they turn in their MacBook, unless they know they will not be returning in the fall. We will be verifying they (students) have all their “stuff” and get a signature that shows they turned it in. Over the summer, we will be going over each MacBook and determining any charges at that time. Students will pay for any damages PLUS their insurance fee at next year’s pickup in the fall. They will be required to settle their account prior to picking up their MacBook.
If the damages are just cosmetic, there will be no charges. Basically, as long as everything is working and not falling off, we will fix everything under warranty, re-image, and they will simply pay their insurance fee to pick up their MacBook in the fall. Only true damages will be assessed. For the MacBook, that will be max insurance deductible of $30, everything else will be the price GRISD pays to get it fixed. Up-to-date price lists can be found at www.grisd.net.
Since we will be imaging every student MacBook, any files the students wish to keep must be backed up. USB sticks will work, but StoneWare would be the primary way to get their files backed up. Dropbox would also be a suitable solution, if the students do not have too many files. Email is a horrible way to back up files and is not recommended or supported by the technology staff. Use email at your own risk to backup files. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 254-898-3882 or by email at email@example.com.
To create a Backup or Archive of your files
- Select All (Command A) on desktop or documents if that is where you have your files.
- File / Compress
- Go to GRISD/Cloud/Stoneware, My Files, Select where you want the archive file to be saved: Action drop down/Upload (make sure on basic uploader, you have to scroll down in the small window to see switch to basic)/Choose File / Upload
Directions in Video Format
You could also use Dropbox to store your archive.zip file.