Attention Parents of 2023-24 8th Grade Students:  A letter was sent home discussing the HHS 1:1 Program on June 20th, which your student will now be a participant.  Details about this program will be provided at the 8th Grade Orientation, but we wanted each parent/guardian to know beforehand that this program has a shared cost.  Each parent/guardian is asked to pay either an annual $50 Technology Usage Fee at the start of each school year until graduation, which will total $250, or purchase the Chromebook now at a rate of $200.  If you choose to buy the Chromebook, you would not owe the Annual Technology Usage Fee and should you decide to leave or move from the Hermitage School District, you would keep the Chromebook. If you choose to only pay the Technology Usage Fee each year and you leave the school prior to graduation, you will need to return the Chromebook and the case.  Please note the the Technology Usage Fee for any student who qualifies for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program will be $10 or $20, respectively, per year.

In addition, you can choose to purchase insurance that will extend the warranty beyond the manufacturer’s standard 1 year warranty and also provide accidental damage protection. This is an additional cost, but will cover most accidents, such as a broken screen, as well as other defects such as the keyboard or touchpad stop working.  This coverage can be purchased for $75 for 42 months or $118 for 54 months.

Beginning on August 1st, payments can be made either via the School District Online Store (click on HHS Chromebook 1:1 Program after signing in) or by bringing cash or a check/money order, made payable to the Hermitage School District, to the 8th Grade Orientation at 6pm on August 17th.  Please note that there is a transaction fee to use the Online Store.