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The purpose of this page is to have a place for updates and information for families

The purpose of this page is to have a place for updates and information for families

January 31, 2023 - Changes Coming to RUSD's BYOD Network for All Personal Devices

 
The WHY:
Student and District security and safety are of utmost importance.  In order to continue to build the most secure RUSD network and keep resources as safe as possible, we will be requiring ALL 7-12 grade students to carry a Managed Chromebook to school with them each day.  RUSD will no longer provide support for students who choose to bring a non-managed device to school (this includes Windows, MAC, non-managed Chromebooks, etc).  Over the coming months, the security on the network personal devices connect to will become more limited and filtered.  Because of this, personal devices on this network should not be used to support daily instruction. Devices on the this network may not function as expected for classroom use and will be required to authenticate through out the day.
 
The Message:
We live in a world where our network is constantly tested and attacked from not only the outside, but unfortunately from within also. Rocklin Unified School District is committed to providing a secure network and district online resources to support learning and protect our students' data.   Because of this all students must have a managed Chromebook for use in class beginning February 1, 2023.  Students should no longer rely on the use of Personal Devices, like Macbooks or PC’s, as daily instructional devices after this date.   This continues the messaging we began with families back in May of 2022. 
 
For more information, families can go to our  Technology Services Family Resource page.
 
All students will have to choose one of these three options:
 

January 31, 2023 - Preparing Your Elementary Students for Middle School Technology

 
The WHY & The Message:
Before you know it your 4-6 grade students will enter middle school. RUSD uses a Managed BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Program for all 7th - 12th grade students.  This means they must carry a district managed Chromebook to and from school every day.
 
Families will have three options for this: 
  1. The ECF Program - apply for their student to get a new Chromebook through the ECF program, which will last until they graduate high school (program ends Juine 2023)
  2. Checking out an RUSD Chromebook - Students will also have the choice to check out a previously used device from the library.
  3. Adding a Managed License to a Personal Chromebook - they can apply a management license to a personal Chromebook that they already own or are planning to purchase.
 
Once checked out, all RUSD (ECF & Other) devices will stay with the student until they either graduate, move, or the device no longer works.  
 
All families will have the opportunity to purchase a Protection Plan for all RUSD/ECF Chromebooks.

Students will not be allowed to bring a personal Macbook or PC.  Managed personal or district devices will be the only supported devices for students.

For more information, families can go to our  Technology Services Family Resource page.
Middle School Technology Flier