Dover-Eyota BYOD Purchasing Information and Links
for 6th and 9th Grade Families (and all new D-E students in 6-12 grade) for the 2020-2021 School Year 
- Email communications will continue through July and into the purchasing period of August, 2020. 


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.

Families of students that will be in either 6th grade or 9th grade for the 2020-2021 school year (and students new to the Dover-Eyota District and will be 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th or 12th graders in 2020-2021) that wish to use the $100 discount voucher will have a choice of 4 different laptops. 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: 2020-2021 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher
 
Note: For Free or Reduced Lunch Families
First - be sure that you have applied for the Free or Reduced Lunch Program. The application is available on D-E's Food and Nutrition web page at this link: Free or Reduced Lunch Information. The new applications are generally available shortly after July 1 of each 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) 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 decsion for your choice of the 5 BYOD options is going to be greatly simplified this 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 for the link to the form.  Each family will make their selection for students using that form of one of the 5 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 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 applicaple). School-owned laptops will be availabe for pickup a few days before the start of the school year.

The 5 options you will have on the form will be as follows:
Option 1: You wish purchase a new laptop from the three that CDW-G is offering (these will have a $100 discount)
Those options are shown on this document: 2020-2021 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher

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: 2020-2021 Laptop purchase options using the $100 Voucher

Option 3: You decided to use a laptop that you already own.
Please make sure your laptop meets the minimum specs, and is a Windows or Macintosh laptop running the latest operating system (Windows 10, or Mac OS 10.15 (High Sierra) or later). Minimum specs are on slide 26 of this online slideshow: online Google Slideshow

Option 4: You decided to purchase a computer other than those in Option 1 or Option 2 (no discount is provided for this option).
Please make sure your purchase meets the minimum specs, and is a Windows or Macintosh laptop running the latest operating system (Windows 10, or Mac OS 10.15 (High Sierra) or later). Minimum specs are on slide 26 of this online slideshow: online Google Slideshow

Option 5: 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.
* Links to some documents that will need to be filled out will be on the delection form once it is made available on August 1st. Those documents will include an agreement for the use of a school-owned laptop, and an option to use the Protection Plan

 

The online BYOD Option Selection Form is available here: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeaZ4V5kwUhN3Yh3MuQ2vKoSa9B9MsR5fLN1iQmIazBYUXBww/viewform

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

Thank you!