When we had Freshmen (last year's 8th Graders) return their devices to WASD at the end of the year, the goal was to return the devices to them on the first day of school and they would be given a new school chromebook to use throughout the remainder of High School. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, supply and production issues - many chromebook manufacturers have been delaying the orders of chromebooks. The WASD IT Department placed chromebook orders in early April with the anticipation that they would be delivered in June and July. However, like many schools we have been told that the new chromebooks will not arrive until the fall.
This means that any current WASD Freshmen will continue to use their device from 8th grade until the new chromebooks arrive. Once the new chromebooks arrive, the older devices will be taken off of the WASD system and they will be given to the Freshmen. Then they will continue to use their new chromebooks from then on out. Thank you.