ConnectEd August 2018 - Page 6

6 Ready 1:1 update Beginning with the 2018-19 school year, GISD high school students who choose to participate in the Ready 1:1 iPad program will be required to pay $25. This new annual, nonrefundable fee is intended to establish sustainability for the initiative, with funds being used to cover costs directly related to device maintenance and support. Providing students with access to digital resources, online textbooks and productivity tools, 96 percent of GISD high schoolers participated in the Ready 1:1 iPad program during 2017-18. S NT E M O L M High school students and their families can opt-in to the Ready 1:1 program at any time via Skyward Family Access. They can also pay the fee in Skyward as well. REE Marquise Goodwin Class of 2009 “ My mom moving to Rowlett was the best thing that happened to me. Everybody was so supportive. My coaches gave me a different perspective on life and a different perspective on what I could be in life. ” • San Francisco 49ers wide receiver and former Olympian • Attended Coyle Middle School and Rowlett High School September Attendance Awareness Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 18 3 20 North Texas Giving Day College Day/Night Labor Day 15 17–21 Cybersafety Week Hispanic Heritage Month Begins connected 28 First Grading Period Ends