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1:1 Chromebook Information

All students checking out a chromebook will need to have chromebook agreement forms signed and insurance either paid or declined at the time of checkout.  Chromebook insurance can be paid by check (made out to Lowell Area Schools), cash or through K12 Payment Center.

Link to the documentation and forms (pages 18-20 must be printed and returned): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yaE3G0xRVrJlk3kcmyglqMHaCQIRZMuaylLUyBnq36c/edit?usp=sharing

 

VIRTUAL STUDENTS:

LHS Virtual Students that still need to check out a chromebook or need repair to a chromebook they previously checked out-

Students may set up an appointment with the LHS Library Staff to check out a chromebook or bring in a defective/damaged chromebook.  To set up an appointment, please call the LHS Media Center at 987-2987.  Appointments are available on school days only 8-11 am or 12-2 pm.  Reminder that the chromebook agreement form is required for checkout.  Printed forms are available in the library.  Please park in the front of the building in visitor parking, go in to the main office and let the office staff know you have an appointment in the library.   Insurance must be paid for at the time of checkout if choosing that option. 

 

All K-8 Virtual Students (all buildings) that still need to check out a chromebook or need repair to a chromebook they previously checked out- 

Students may set up an appointment with the LMS Library Staff to check out a chromebook or bring in a defective/damaged chromebook.  To set up an appointment, please call the LMS Media Center at 987-2864.  Appointments are available on school days only 8-11 am or 12-2 pm.  Reminder that the chromebook agreement form is required for checkout.  Printed forms are available in the library.  Please park in the front of the building in visitor parking, go in to the main office and let the office staff know you have an appointment in the library.   Insurance must be paid for at the time of checkout if choosing that option. 

 

FACE-TO-FACE STUDENTS (ONLY GRADES 6-10 ARE CHECKING OUT CHROMEBOOKS AT THIS TIME, GRADES 11-12 WILL CHECK OUT LATER THIS FALL):

LHS 9th and 10th grade face-to-face students still need to check out a chromebook- 

Please stop by the LHS Library before or after school or during your lunch with your completed paperwork to check out a chromebook.  Insurance must be paid for at the time of checkout if choosing that option. 

LMS 6-8 face-to-face Students that have not been able to check out a chromebook yet

Please stop by the LMS Library before or after school or during your lunch with your completed paperwork to check out a chromebook.  Insurance must be paid for at the time of checkout if choosing that option. 

K-5 face-to-face students are not checking out chromebooks individually.

Chromebook Procedures:

  • chromebook forms must be completely filled out and turned in to the library staff before a chromebook can be issued
  • insurance must be paid for at the time of checkout or declined
  • if a form has the "purchasing insurance" box checked, but no payment, the parent or student must change their selection on the form to "declined" and initial it
  • if a student has a chromebook still from last spring, they may not check out another one and may not check out books until that issue is resolved
  • students that purchased insurance can get a loaner chromebook if they need to send in their chromebook for repairing damage/chromebook malfunction
  • students that did not purchase insurance do not get a loaner if they caused the damage the chromebook, they must pay for the damage before they get their repaired chromebook back; if the chromebook is just not functioning properly, then the student may have a loaner until their chromebook is returned
  • any student with a chromebook that is not working by no fault of their own (just malfunctioning) can get a loaner chromebook until theirs is repaired and returned
  • we do not check out extra charging cables or chromebooks for students that forget theirs or brought it to school with a dead battery; we simply do not have enough chromebooks to do this

Please email Christine Beachler if you have any questions regarding chromebook checkouts.  cbeachler@lowellschools.com

Middle School Media Resources

Middle School Media Resources


External LinkDestiny

Video:  How to login, search and place a hold in Destiny


External LinkOverdrive

Video:  Installing OverDrive on a smartphone or tablet

Video:  Checking out an eBook on OverDrive


External LinkAudible   (offered free during pandemic)
External LinkLMS Ellison Die Cuts
External LinkAll Schools' Ellison Die Cuts
External LinkInstructions to set up an Overdrive account
Please note:  choose Lowell Area Schools for the library name.

Online Math textbooks are available for Algebra by contacting Mrs. Beachler

Middle School Textbooks

External LinkBig Ideas Math Books - No password needed

 

 

Parent Media Resources

Parent Media Resources

 

External LinkStudent Account Information for Parents
      Use this document to help with logging into your child's different accounts.

LAS Copyright Guidelines

Copyright Guidelines

The following guidelines are designed to help Lowell Area Schools' staff members, students and parents understand and abide by the rules of copyright protection.  The guidelines are based on the Copyright Law and subsequent guidelines, amendments and endorsements.

All materials used in Lowell Area Schools’ classrooms must be lawfully acquired.  No copies or reproductions are acceptable in any format.  This includes, but is not limited to:  all print materials, CDs, DVDs, digital files, and software.

Related Internet Links:

External LinkU.S. Copyright Office
External LinkCopyright & Fair Use

Any creative work is automatically protected by copyright law.  The copyright symbol does not need to be present for work to be protected.  Copyright protection last for the life of the creator plus 70 years.

 

The following guidelines pertain to copyrighted materials.  LAS staff are encouraged to create their own materials and utilize other resources from the Public Domain (materials that are free of copyright protection).

 

Print/Electronic Materials for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • one copy: chapter of book
  • one copy: article from magazine or newspaper
  • one copy: short story, short essay, short poem
  • one copy: chart, graph, diagram, picture or non-syndicated, non-copyrighted cartoon
  • links on websites to online resources
  • copies of reproducible works (online and print materials will generally show their policy for distributing)
  • copies of copyrighted works with written permission from the publisher

Not Allowed:

  • copying several chapters per book
  • copying several articles per magazine
  • copying consumables: workbooks, blackline masters, graphic organizers or any other copyrighted materials
  • copying print or online worksheets or tests
  • using graphics, questions, or any other intellectual property without permission in print or online (when any doubt, get permission from the author/publisher)
  • making any print copyrighted materials a permanent part of a school building (walls, ceiling tiles, etc.)

Multiple copies for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • complete poem less than 250 words (not more than 2 pages)
  • excerpt from long poem not to exceed 250 words
  • article, story, or essay less than 2,500 words
  • excerpt (from above) less than 1,000 words or 10% of total, whichever is less
  • one chart, graph, diagram, picture, or non-syndicated, non-copyrighted cartoon per book or periodical
  • works combining prose, poetry, etc., less than 10% of whole
  • IF:
    • copying is for one course only
    • insufficient time to request permission
    • one work from a single author
    • less than 3 authors from collective work
    • 9 or less instances of multiple copying per term
    • copying not used to create or replace anthologies
    • same copying not repeated next term
  • All multiple copying must be at the inspiration of the individual teacher and the decision to use the material so close to the date needed for instruction as to preclude securing copyright permission from the copyright holder

Not Allowed:

  • using/making multiple copies
  • creating "anthologies"
  • copying shall not be directed by higher authority
  • copying more than one or two excerpts from a single author during one class term
  • copying from workbooks, tests, or other consumables without written permission
  • copying a blackline master that does not specifically give permission to copy and redistribute
  • using tests, quizzes, questions, graphics, etc. from a print or online source without written permission
  • copying for professional development

Audiovisual/Electronic Materials for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • creating slides, 35mm negatives, or scanned copies from books, magazines, etc., as long as only one per source used
  • making one overhead transparency or scanned copy of one page of one workbook
  • converting a damaged filmstrip to a slide set, keeping same order minus damaged frames
  • enlarging a map with an opaque projector for tracing but not duplicating color scheme, symbols, etc.
  • copying non-dramatic literary, audiovisual works for use by blind or deaf individuals

Not Allowed:

  • copying audio tapes or video tapes for archival or backup purposes
  • reproducing musical works or converting from one form to another (cassette to CD)
  • copying any audiovisual work in its entirety (except off-air taping)
  • converting from one medium format to another (VHS to DVD...unless a DVD is not available for purchase, then a copy can be made)
  • recording the text of a book or textbook onto an audiocassette without permission from the book's publisher

Music for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • emergency copies for performance provided copies are later purchased
  • for study or teaching, single or multiple copies of excerpts
  • IF.....
    • excerpts do not constitute a performable unit such as a movement or aria
  • editing purchased copies for simplification
  • IF.....
    • character of work is not changed
    • lyrics are not changed
  • single copy of performances by students made for evaluation or rehearsal purposes
  • copy of recording for purposes of aural testing
  • portion of commercial music played as background in student media production
  • using royalty-free music
  • using "small portions" (usually under 30 seconds) of a song in a presentation

Not Allowed:

  • copying for performances
  • copying to create anthologies
  • copying to avoid purchasing
  • copying but excluding copyright notice
  • performing and playing a musical work without a license or paying royalty fees
  • using copyrighted background music for presentations or websites

Videos (Including Educational, Off-Air Recordings from school or home, and Commercial Videos) for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • IF…..
    • the use takes place in a classroom or similar place of instruction
    • the use must be part of the regular instructional process and not recreational
    • the use must be in the course of face-to-face teaching activities
    • the video must be lawfully made or acquired copy
    • OR IF a Public Performance License has been obtained

Not Allowed:

  • showing any video for entertainment, rewards, rainy days, filler, or non-instructional purposes
  • using Netflix, Hulu, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime or any other personal subscriptions
  • making copies of obsolete/old videos if they can be purchased in a new format

Note:  Performance rights may be purchased--see Christine Beachler to purchase these licenses

Software for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • copying into RAM if copying is necessary to use the program
  • one copy for archival purposes
  • back up copies of hard drives as long as they are not used to run another drive
  • library lending of public domain software

Not Allowed:

  • circulation of archival copy
  • "networking" software without license or permission
  • loading a single copy of a software program onto several computers for simultaneous use
  • making copies of copyrighted software for student use

Musicals, Dramatic, and Non-Dramatic Performances for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • school chorus performance open to the public for evaluation or rehearsal use

Not Allowed:

  • school drama club performing copyrighted play broadcast over cable or Internet to classes
  • recording of choral or instrumental concerts and then giving or selling recording to parents

Multimedia for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • teacher or student-developed multimedia program of copyrighted programs for use in classroom only and must included a bibliography
  • Note:  Students may keep their work indefinitely; teachers may keep student work for only two years

Not Allowed:

  • teacher or student-developed multimedia program of copyrighted works for use in displays, websites, public performances, festivals, parent meetings or other public events

Print/Electronic Graphics for classroom/instructional purposes:

Allowed:

  • one graphic per book or periodical
  • multiple copies of a single graphic
  • if....
    • copying is at the instance/inspiration of  teacher copy is for only one course in the school
    • there are not more than nine occurrences of multiple copying  for that course and not more than one graphic is copied per book or periodical

Not Allowed:

  • adaptation of a popular cartoon character for the school mascot
  • copying an image from a coloring book for a worksheet
  • making stuffed animals of popular picture book character
  • scanning a cartoon into school newsletter or student handout
  • painting characters into murals on school walls
  • using characters or quotes on tshirts, bags or other imprintables

K12 Payment Center

Library Obligations for all LAS school libraries and chromebook insurance can be paid through K12 Payment Center.  Please note that a $1.95 convenience fee is applied to payments up to $100 and a 2.99% convenience fee is applied for payments over 100.

 

How to Get Started Using K12 Payment Center:

  • Go to www.k12paymentcenter.com in your web browser.
  • First time users click "Sign Up" then select your state and school district from the drop-down lists.
  • Fill in your information to set up the account.
  • Click "Manage Students" to add your student(s) with their last name and student ID number (6 digit number - same ID# used for lunch fees).
  • Make a payment to your students' accounts with your credit/debit card or electronic check.

If you have any difficulties setting up your account, please visit the Help/FAQ located at www.k12paymentcenter.com or call 1-800-541-8999.