Dear Parents/Guardians of the Class of 2024,
MRHS has implemented a full one to one (1:1) Chromebook initiative since the 2018-2019 school year. This means that every child has access to a state of the art Chromebook twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, at school and at home during the school year and summer months. Likewise, our students have access to cloud based learning software such as Google Suite (G-Suite) applications, add-ons, and extensions as well as other online learning platforms utilized by our instructional staff to truly offer her/him a 21st century education. Some of these programs include IXL for mathematics and NewsELA Professional for Language Arts. Furthermore, we have equipped each teaching staff member with a Chromebook so that instruction is planned and aligned in such a manner that maximizes the effectiveness of the technology. Moreover, we continue to provide an unprecedented level of technology related training to staff to enhance our virtual teaching and learning capabilities.
We are currently preparing over two hundred Chromebooks for the Class of 2024. Chromebooks will be distributed to each student on Monday, August 24, 2020. A specific pick up time for your child will be emailed to her/him in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please make sure your child logs into their new MRHS email account according to the directions included in the Freshmen Class mailing sent during the first week of August. If you did not receive this mailing please call the Main Office immediately at 973-389-2820.
In order for your child to obtain her/his Chromebook for participation in the 1:1 program they must satisfy two requirements. First, every MRHS student is required to view and acknowledge our virtual, fifteen minute, 1:1 Family Training video that is now available on our website, www.mrhs.net with at least one parent/guardian. Each student is also required to read the MRHS Student Mobile Device Handbook. Please use this link to access- https://www.mrhs.net/apps/form/form.PASSAIC-D.s6h7nCm.1dM Parents/guardians should also read and review the handbook with their child. Electronic acknowledgement of the parent/student signature form is required before a student can obtain their Chromebook on August 24th. Students will sign the form physically when they report for device pick up. Second, participation in the 1:1 program requires an annual $20 usage/self-insure fee per student. This fee is paid each year and will be used for repairs, maintenance, and replacement of devices. Please ensure $20 in cash is brought to the pick up appointment on August 24, 2020.
Please be advised that your child’s school ID picture will also be taken when he/she comes to pick up the Chromebook.
This program has moved MRHS into a new era of teaching and learning and is what will allow us to continue virtual learning at any time it may be required. It has also kept the promise of moving the experience of our students into a new era of access, support, and preparation for college and career. We look forward to seeing you on August 24, 2020. Please be advised that masks are required to be worn on campus and social distancing must be practiced at all times at PC MRHS. If you or your child have any COVID-19 related symptoms such as fever, have tested positive for COVID-19, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, or have traveled to a state or country on any travel advisory list on or two weeks before August 24th, please do not come to the campus and call the Main Office.
Thank you for your time. Please stay healthy and safe.