Technology at Their Fingertips
Technology has the power to transform the way we live, work, and play, but like many things in life, it is constantly changing. To help our students achieve a school-life balance and stay up-to-date on the latest technology, we've gathered several learning tools and resources they can easily access, whether on campus, at home, or on the go.
Our Laptop Program
Laptops are a necessary learning tool that provides access to curriculum materials, essential resources, schedules, assignments, and student work. That’s why we've implemented a 1:1 Laptop Program that provides all our students with a Dell laptop and charger they can use in their classes and at home to do their assignments. With this opportunity comes the responsibility to keep their school-issued equipment in working order from the start of school as freshmen through the last day of senior year.
Each day, your teen is expected to bring their fully charged laptop to school and use it in all their academic classes and vocational shop, unless advised not to do so, by their teacher. Those students in Advanced Manufacturing & Fabrication, Automotive Technology, Drafting & Design Technology, Electronics & Engineering, Engineering & Robotics, Multimedia Communications, and Painting & Design Technology will use the shop laptops/computers, which have specialized software that can handle those specific shop requirements.
Laptops are only issued after the following documents have been reviewed and signed by a parent/guardian:
• Empowered Digital Use & Responsibility Guidelines
• Laptop Care, Use Procedures & Guidelines
• Laptop Loan Agreement
• Laptop Insurance Purchase
Accident Insurance Coverage
We all know accidents happen. That's why our accident insurance coverage is a great option, and it is available at a discount for multi-year payments. This insurance is optional. However, if you choose not to insure your teen's school-issued laptop and/or peripherals and the equipment gets damaged or lost, the full replacement costs are you and your teen's responsibility. There will be a fee assessed if the laptop and/or peripherals are broken, damaged, or lost.
Equipment on Loan
If your teen forgets their laptop at home and is needed for an assessment that day, their teacher may send them to our Digital Learning Commons (DLC) to sign out a laptop on loan. Students borrowing a laptop are still responsible for any damage to or loss of that device. All laptops borrowed for the day must be returned to the DLC before dismissal. Failing to return a laptop by the end of the school day, could result in a student losing the privilege of borrowing a laptop or disciplinary action. If there are multiple occurrences of coming to school without one’s laptop, the student will be reported to their Assistant Principal.
Any students who transfer or withdraw must return all school-issued equipment to our DLC on or before their last day at BVT. Failure to turn in a laptop, charger, or other school-issued equipment will result in their parents/guardians being charged the full replacement cost, regardless of insurance. The District may also file a report of stolen property with the Upton Police Department for equipment not returned.
Student Tools & ResourcesBelow is a list of learning tools and
resources links most widely used
by our students. If you have difficulties
with any of these tools and resources,
or your school-issued laptops, please
contact our Technology Department at
They will be happy to assist you!
PowerSchool is our student information
system which houses their biographical
information, course schedules, attendance,
grades, class assignments, progress reports,
and report cards. We use it to share
information and communications
between our students, their parents,
and our staff and administrators.
Classlink is a web-based application
that empowers our students to access
BVT resources (apps) and files
from anywhere on any device.
How cool is that?
Microsoft Office 365 is a web-based
version of Microsoft’s Office suite
of applications. Office 365 is delivered
through the cloud and includes
Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
OneNote, Sway, Forms, and OneDrive.
Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based
learning management system (LMS).
It acts as an online classroom where
teachers can share digital learning tools
and resources with their students
in one simple place.
Naviance is a comprehensive
college and career readiness solution
that helps align student strengths and
interests to post-secondary goals,
improving student outcomes and
connecting learning to life.
EBSCO is an intuitive online research
platform used by thousands of
institutions and millions of users worldwide.
With quality databases and search
features, EBSCO helps our teachers
and students find information fast.
Contact our Technology Department
for the login information.
Discovery Education (DE) provides
streaming of educational videos.
It also provides images, clip art, and
audio resources. DE has an
interactive Atlas, as well as in-depth
science/health services resources.
A username and password are required.
Please contact our Technology
Department to obtain information
on how to log onto the site.