1:1 Device Technology Resources for 

WHIS Students and Parents/Guardians

Welcome to WHIS' 1:1 Device Resource Page

School year 2022-2023 was the first year each Waialua High and Intermediate School (WHIS) student were assigned his/her own Chromebook to be used at school and home, much like a textbook.  For school year 2023-2024, students are assigned the same device and will continue to be each year he/she is a student at WHIS.  Incoming 7th grade students will receive their Chromebooks during advisory. Chromebooks will be given out at the beginning of the school year and returned at the end of the school year.  Unreturned Chromebooks will become obligations until returned or paid for.

Each participating student needs to return the following signed forms/agreement to WHIS:

Optional device insurance may be purchased by parents/guardians.  See below.

This is a screenshot of the Google Slideshow of Waialua High and Intermediate School's 1 to 1 Chromebook Policy and Handbook

WHIS's 1:1 Chromebook Policy & Handbook

All students will review WHIS's 1:1 Chromebook Policy & Handbook in their Advisory class.  Students who miss this class are encouraged to review the slideshow linked above.  

All students and parent/guardian are required to sign and return the  Student Sign Off and Pledge

This is a screenshot of the Google Slideshow of a presentation of Chromebook Care

Taking Care of Your Chromebook

Also through Advisory, all students will have a Chromebook Care lesson on how to take care of his/her own assigned Chromebook.  After viewing this presentation, students will need to pass a quiz before receiving his/her Chromebook.

School Device Coverage

Waialua High And Intermediate School continues to participate with School Device Coverage (SDC) to insure the devices that will be given to your student as part of this year's 1:1 device program.

This optional insurance program will protect you in the event that your device is lost, stolen, or damaged accidentally. For one low annual price, you may file a claim against any number of incidents that take place with no deductibles,

no added fees, and no claims limits.

To obtain coverage, please fill out the flyer that you will be given by the district and mail it in along with a check, or visit schooldevicecoverage.com and click on 'Sign up'. Join hundreds of thousands of parents nationwide who trust SDC to ensure that their child's device is protected for the 2023/ 2024 school year!

Why should every student have their own device?

What are the principles of the ‘one-to-one’ Chromebook scheme?

What about traditional learning and teaching methods?

As passionate as we are about the opportunities that Chromebooks and technology offer, we are also keen to ensure that other important traditional skills such as writing, sketching and group discussions continue.

The role of Chromebooks is to enhance and extend learning opportunities rather than replace those currently being used.

What device will the students get?

My child already owns a Device

What if I don’t want to take part?

For parents/guardians worried about the cost of a broken/lost/stolen device, optional device insurance may be purchased through School Device Coverage for $25/year.

I have more questions, who do I contact?

Please review information about WHIS’ 1:1 Device initiative on the school’s website under the General Information menu.  The school’s device policy, student training and forms are available for your review.

Mrs. Victoria Pescaia, our Technology Coordinator, will try to answer any other questions you may have, please feel to ask her.  If she doesn’t have an answer for you, she will do her best to get an answer for you.  Frequently asked questions will also be added this webpage.