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.
WHIS's 1:1 Chromebook Policy & Handbook
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.
Why should every student have their own device?
What are the principles of the ‘one-to-one’ Chromebook scheme?
Fairness – we want all students to benefit from the use of Chromebooks, regardless of financial circumstances.
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.
What device will the students get?
Either a Dell 3100 or HP G2/G3 Chromebook and charger.
My child already owns a Device
Students own their own home laptop will NOT be allowed to use them on the school network.
What if I don’t want to take part?
While we would encourage all families to take part, it is your right to choose not to do so. If you opt out, your child will not be provided with his/her own device to take home. They may borrow an older device from the library when devices are needed for lessons.
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.