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Laptop Distribution

We look forward to once again providing every student in grades 4-12 with a laptop to personalize learning using the same technology tools students will use in college and careers.

What are the 2019 dates?
The dates are July 25, 30, or 31.

What are the hours?
You may arrive anytime between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. to begin the process, which should take less than 60 minutes. Please enter door number 5 at the front of the building closest to the Stone Castle.

Who should attend?
Students in grades 4-12 must come to Tennessee High School accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

What are you required to bring?
Returning students must bring their BTCS backpack and charger with them in order to be issued a laptop. Students receiving laptops for the first time and rising 5th graders will be issued a backpack. Parents/legal guardians must provide valid identification to ensure the safety of each student's information.

Skip the Line ... Go Online
Again this year, parents and students have the opportunity to expedite the time spent at the onsite training and complete a portion of the process online prior to arriving at Tennessee High School. The online portion includes verifying and updating your child’s information, watching a brief training video, and paying (or selecting a payment method for) the $50 technology usage fee. The student accompanied by a parent/guardian must still attend laptop distribution, even if you complete the online training.

How do I get started?
Visit the PowerSchool Parent Portal:

  1. Select the student you wish to register along the top left.
  2. Select the Returning Registration 19-20 link in the lower left corner.
  3. Enter your child's birth date for confirmation.
  4. Begin completing the form.

I can’t remember my login for the PowerSchool Parent Portal.
If you aren’t able to retrieve your login credentials using the “Having trouble signing in?” link on the Sign In page, please contact your school directly for assistance logging in to the Parent Portal. School secretaries will return on July 15.

Do I have to answer all the questions?
Questions marked with "required" note are required. 

What if I make a mistake?
If you would like to make a change prior to submitting the form, you can navigate back to the page using the menu on the left. If you have already submitted the form, you will need to contact your child's school so they can make the changes for you.

I’ve completed the form, now what?
Once you have finished entering your information, click “Submit.” This will send all of the information you’ve entered to the school. If you cannot click on this button, you will need to make sure that you have answered all required questions.

What if I have more than one student in the district? Do I need to do this for each child?
Yes, you will need to provide information that is specific to each child. We recommend that you complete and submit one form and then start another. This will allow you to “snap” (or share) selected family information, which saves you time.

Help! I’m on the form and I’m having technical difficulties.
For technical support, visit our PowerSchool Community help center, or click “Help” from any form page, or contact your child's school.

Other FAQs about Laptop Distribution

My child will be out of town during deployment. May I attend without him or her?

Yes, but you may not pick up any of his or her equipment.

You may attend without your child. You will complete your part of the appropriate paperwork, attend the short training, and pay the $50 Technology Usage Fee. However, you will not be able to pick up any equipment. Your child will be issued his or her equipment during the first week of school or shortly thereafter. Please note that he or she may spend the first few days of school without their device, as this is a very hectic time at school.

What if we (guardian and child) are out of town and are not able to attend the designated deployment day?

We strongly encourage families to attend deployment on one of the scheduled dates to efficiently issue your child's equipment.

Parent make-up training/payment will be scheduled. Times/dates to be announced.

Students do not need to attend these make-up sessions. Student training/equipment issue/login will be done during the school day after the student's parent completes the process.

I (guardian) will be out of town during deployment. Can my child attend deployment with another adult?

Unfortunately not. We will schedule parent make-up training/payment. Dates and times to be announced. Parents of 4th-12th graders who did not attend laptop deployment are REQUIRED to attend one of these sessions. Otherwise, your child will not be issued a laptop. After a parent attends training, students will receive their make-up training and equipment the first week of school during the school day at their respective school. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school.

I have children in multiple schools. Can I attend deployment one time?

Yes. Families with more than one student receiving a laptop may attend deployment once. All of the children receiving laptops must attend deployment with their guardian in order to receive their equipment.

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