Dover-Eyota BYOD Purchasing Information and Links
for: 6th Grade & 10th grade Families (and all students in 6-12 grade that are new to D-E) for the 2022-2023 School Year 
Information below is being updated for the summer of 2022 and the 2022-2023 school year, but be aware that some information may still be from last summer, primarily specific information for laptop models available for the BYOD program!

BYOD Family Information Nights: 6:00PM at the HSMS Auditorium on these evenings in 2022:
     June 21, June 23 (canceled), June 28
     July 12, July 14, July 19 & July 26
     If you are unable to make it, you can watch a video version of the Information here:
          https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EAUngLr1flZNs6-xcpzxaFD1yqiYPijt/view?usp=sharing

VERY Important Information! #1 Only Windows 10/11 and Macintosh (MacOS 10.15 ("Catalina" or newer) laptops are accepted for grades 6-12 at Dover-Eyota. iPads and Chromebooks are NOT accepted. #2 If you have ANY questions, please be sure to email Bryan Berg at


Part 1: Getting prepared for making the decision this summer (Time frame: June - July)
Go through the following information to familiarize yourself with the program, make sure your school contact info is correct/updated, get some info about software (you won't need to buy any!), and to be aware of the free/reduced lunch application. If you can, please attend one of the BYOD Family Information Meeting Nights listed above during June and July this summer.

 
  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 and/or 10th grade for the 2022-2023 school year (and students new to the Dover-Eyota District and will be in 6-12 grade in 2022-2023) that wish to use the $100 discount voucher will very likely once again have a choice of 4 different laptops with price guarantees,  or having 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 when that becomes active). 
  The price guaranteed options will  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. 
  The list of those laptops will be made available here once the models are finalized, which usually takes place aroung early to mid July. In the meantime, for reference, a list of the laptop options and their basic details from last summer (summer 2021) can be viewed on this document: 2021-2022 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher
   
 
Note: For Free or Reduced Lunch Families - Application for Educational Benefits
First - be sure that you have completed the new Application for Educational Benefits (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 (the "Free or Reduced Lunch" application Information and link to the Application. NOTE that the application usually isn't updated until July for upcoming school year! 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 in the "Make Your Selection" area once that goes "live" around mid to late July) 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.
  Did you know? There is a program that can help pay for internet access for your residence if you meet the criteria, and that one that qualifies you/your family is if you qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch? It's called the Affordable Connectivity Program. You can out more about it and submit an application online here: https://www.fcc.gov/acp
   
 
Software Info and download/installation links and instructions for family-owned laptops
Basic information regarding Google and Office365/Teams accounts, along with 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) can be found on this document: BYOD Software Links and installers. Note that all students in 6th grade through 12th grade have been assigned Google Accounts as well as Office 365 accounts. The account information is usually provided at the start of the school year to the 6th graders (and to students new to the district).
 
 
Part 2: The options for families (Time frame: July - early August)
  The steps for making your decision for your choice of the 6 BYOD options should be simple and very similar to what we have done the last couple of years. 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 in the "Make Your Selection" area) for the link to the online BYOD selection form. The form won't be active until sometime around the latter half of July  Each family will make their selection for students using that form of one of the 6 BYOD program options, including the option of requesting a school-owned laptop. Bryan Berg will receive that information and will coordinate your choice: ordering of the laptop you selected; confirm with you that you will be using a laptop you already own (but still meet required specs); 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 must be done on your behalf by the school for the school to provide the $100 discount) 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 will be as follows (you will be choosing one of the options for each student you have that's eligible for the BYOD program this year):
    Option 1: You wish to purchase a new laptop from the three that CDW-G is offering with guaranteed pricing (these will have a $100 discount)
The list of those laptops will be made available here once the models are finalized, which usually takes place around early to mid July. In the meantime, for reference, a list of the laptop options and their basic details from last summer (summer 2021) can be viewed 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 in Part 3 once the form becomes active, 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: The list of those laptops will be made available here once the models are finalized, which usually takes place around early to mid July. In the meantime, for reference, a list of the laptop options and their basic details from last summer (summer 2021) can be viewed 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 in Part 3 once the form becomes active, 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, as a reference, 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.

Bes sure your laptop choice meets the minimum specs (check with Bryan by emailing him at ), and is a Windows or Macintosh laptop running the latest operating system (Windows 10/11, or Mac OS 10.15 ("Catalina") 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 in Part 3 once the form becomes active, 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 10/11, or Mac OS 10.15 ("Catalina") 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 in Part 3 once the form becomes active, 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 10/11, or Mac OS 10.15 ("Catalina") 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 in Part 3 once the form becomes active, 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 in the Part 3: Make Your Selection area.


Part 3: Make Your Selection (Time frame: late July and into August)

The online BYOD Option Selection Form will be made available approximately at the end of July 2022! ALL Families will need to fill out the form for each student in grades 6-12 to inform Bryan of your decision, even if a purchase won't be made from the BYOD options, or a school-owned laptop won't be requested.
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!