Dover-Eyota BYOD Purchasing Information and Links
for 6th Grade Families (and all new D-E students in 6-12 grade) for the 2021-2022 School Year 
Information below should now be fully updated for 2021-2022, and the D-E BYOD Online Decision Form (which is at the bottom of this page) is now open!

There will be
BYOD Family Information Nights in July on the following dates. Attending one of them is not required, but you may find attending one of them to be helpful at clarifying some aspects of the program, or to ask questions! The informational meetings should only take about an hour.
     Tuesday, July 6 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium (use Entry 1)
     Thursday, July 8 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium (use Entry 1)
     Tuesday, July 13 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium - CANCELED
     * There will not be a meeting on Thursday, July 15 *
     Tuesday, July 20 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium (use Entry 1)
     Thursday, July 22 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium (use Entry 1)
     Tuesday, July 27 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium (use Entry 1)
     Thursday, July 29 - 6:30PM - HSMS Auditorium (use Entry 1)


Important! Be sure to make sure your contact info is updated in your JMC Parent Portal! The emails listed will be used for communications that are sent out this summer! Instructions (if you need them) are at this link!

General information along with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and the answers to those questions are on this online Google Slideshow - you should be able to view the slides like a PowerPoint, and select slides you wish to view, or view them full-screen like a presentation. Definitely read through the information, particularly slides 17-29. Slide #26 has the minimum requirements for laptops.

Families of students that will be in 6th grade for the 2021-2022 school year (and students new to the Dover-Eyota District and will be 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th or 12th graders in 2021-2022) that wish to use the $100 discount voucher will have a choice of 4 different laptops with price guarantees, AND will also have the option of choosing any laptop CDW-G offers (as long as it meets the schools' requirements) and receive a $100 discount (Remember! ALL discount-eligible orders MUST be made through the school using the form at the bottom of this page). The price guaranteed options include one from MN Computers for Schools (MnCFS) which is a refurbished option, as well as three new models through a special purchasing agreement with CDW-G. A list of those laptop options and their basic details can be viewed on this document: 2021-2022 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher
 
Note: For Free or Reduced Lunch Families - the new Application for Educational Benefits - ready as of 7/26!
First - be sure that you have completed the new Application for Educational Benefits (formerly the "Free or Reduced Lunch" application). The application is available on D-E's Food and Nutrition web page at this link: Application for Educational Benefits (formerly "Free or Reduced Lunch" Information and link to the Application. The application is now ready to use as of July 26, 2021! Then, to receive the additional discount once you have qualified for one of these programs, please be sure to make your laptop selection (see below) of either the CDW-G or the MnCFS options, then complete the Request for Additional Discount form for Free or Reduced Lunch families at this link: https://goo.gl/7hS3qV . Todd Rowekamp will receive the information and coordinate the additional price reduction for your laptop.
 
Office365 sign-up and Software Info and download/installation links and instructions
Students can sign-up for their free Office365 accounts and get the information for additional free software that they can install on their family purchased laptops and then use for their projects at school (and personal projects as well) from this document: BYOD Software Links and installers. Note that all students in 6th grade through 12th grade have been assigned Google Accounts. That Google Account will be needed in order to create the Office365 Accounts.

The steps for making your decision for your choice of the 6 BYOD options should be simple and very similar to what we did last year. There will be no special websites, and no special codes. Instead, there will be a simple form that will be made available on this webpage: see below the options list (near the bottom of this web page) for the link to the form. The form is now "live" as of July 29, 2021  Each family will make their selection for students using that form of one of the 6 BYOD options. Bryan Berg will receive that information and will coordinate either the: ordering of the laptop you selected; confirm with you that you will be using a laptop you already own; confirm you are ordering a laptop outside of those that qualify for the discounts (but still meet required specs); or coordinate a school-owned laptop for your son or daughter to use at school. Any laptops ordered through the school from CDW-G or MnCFS (which will be done on your behalf by the school) will be delivered to the school where they can be paid for and picked up (still in their boxes, if applicable). School-owned laptops will be available for pickup a few days before the start of the school year.

The 6 options you will have on the D-E BYOD Online Decision Form (which is now "live" as of July 29, 2021) will be as follows:

 
Option 1: You wish purchase a new laptop from the three that CDW-G is offering with guaranteed pricing (these will have a $100 discount)
Those options are shown on this document: 2021-2022 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher - this document (at the bottom of it) also has information regarding the warranty for these laptops, as well as a link to the set-up process for a new Windows laptop

If this is the option you chose using the form available further below, once you receive your laptop, be sure to review the BYOD Software Links and installers document

Option 2: You wish to purchase the refurbished laptop option from MnCFS (also includes $100 discount)
The Minnesota Computers for Schools laptop option is shown on this document: 2021-2022 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher - this document (at the bottom of it) also has information regarding the warranty for these MnCFS laptops, as well as a link to the set-up process for a new Windows laptop

If this is the option you chose using the form available further below, once you receive your laptop, be sure to review the BYOD Software Links and installers document

Option 3: You wish purchase a new laptop from any laptop (that meets school requirements) that CDW-G is offering but without guaranteed pricing (these will have a $100 discount)
While there are too many options from CDW-G to list, please be sure to look at the bottom of the 2021-2022 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher - because  information regarding the warranty for the CDW-G Lenovo and HP laptops, as well as a link to the set-up process for a new Windows laptop is included.

If this is the option you chose using the form available further below, once you receive your laptop, be sure to review the BYOD Software Links and installers document
 

Option 4: You decided to use a laptop that you already own.
Please make sure your laptop meets the minimum specs (check with Bryan by emailing him at ), and is a Windows or Macintosh laptop running the latest operating system (Windows 10, or Mac OS 10.14 ("Mojave") or newer). Minimum specs are on slide 26 of this online slideshow: online Google Slideshow

If this is the option you chose using the form available further below, once you receive your laptop, be sure to review the BYOD Software Links and installers document

Option 5: You decided to purchase a computer other than those in Option 1, Option 2 or Option 3 (no discount is provided for this option).
Please make sure your purchase meets the minimum specs (check with Bryan by emailing him at ), and is a Windows or Macintosh laptop running the latest operating system (Windows 10, or Mac OS 10.14 ("Mojave") or newer). Minimum specs are on slide 26 of this online slideshow: online Google Slideshow

If this is the option you chose using the form available further below, once you receive your laptop, be sure to review the BYOD Software Links and installers document

Option 6: You decide to use a school-owned laptop
A laptop will be set-up by the school for your student to use for the school year. Note that even with this option, the students and their families are responsible for damages/repairs.

* For more about this option, please look through and become familiar with the 1:1 laptop handbook:One to One Laptop Handbook, including the Protection Plan information.
* If you decide on this option, you will need to print out and complete the Protection Plan Form with your choice about using the school's school-owned laptop protection plan. If you choose to use the protection plan, you will also need to submit the $25 for the annual premium for the plan to take effect. The completed Protection Plan form MUST be turned in before we can release a school-owned laptop to the student.
*You will also need to print out and complete the "One to One Computer Pledge Form". The completed Pledge Form also MUST be turned in before we can release a school-owned laptop to the student
* Links to the above documents that will need to be filled out will also be on the selection form once it is made available below on August 1st.

 

Make Your Selection!:
The online BYOD Option Selection Form is available here at the link below. It is now open as of 7/29/2021!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfh-hH7h2Br2w9uXjEKUU2kD0DqcRO31lKtQ4DG_zysC9-yhg/viewform

If you have any additional questions, please contact Dover-Eyota's Director of Technology, Bryan Berg, at

Thank you!