• Jose Salazar

Last day for students to check out laptops is Wednesday

A CHS student receives her laptop in the media center last November

Attention Cairo High students and parents: laptops are still available for students to check out, but the last day to do so will be Wednesday, January 27, according to Media Specialist Mrs. Jenny Harrison, who has coordinated the school's laptop distribution. All students are now required to bring a school-issued or personal laptop to CHS on a daily basis.

"These laptops ensure that students have access to their classes and work," explained Principal Chris Lokey. "They also provide teachers the opportunity for instant feedback to students."

All students and parents must sign a laptop agreement and pay a one-time insurance fee of $20 to receive a laptop. Students may also bring their own laptops from home, but they will still need to fill out an opt-out form. Students can get either of these two forms from their teachers or by visiting the CHS media center. Payments and forms are also to be delivered to the media center. Please email Mrs. Jenny Harrison if you have any questions.

According to Mrs. Harrison, after Wednesday, there will be "an inventory of the computers that are left and any remaining laptops will be then distributed to classrooms." At that point, laptops will be available for checkout only to new students, returning quarantined students, and others with extenuating circumstances, on a limited basis.

For more information on the county-wide initiative to provide mobile technology to all Grady County School District students, check out the Red & Black's earlier story.

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