Superintendent's Office
Office of the Superintendent
Barberton City Schools
479 Norton Avenue
Barberton, Ohio 44203
 


Mrs. Patricia Cleary
Superintendent
Phone: (330) 753-1025
Fax Line: (330) 848-0884
pcleary@barbertonschools.org

Mrs. Kelly Garrett
Administrative Assistant, Superintendent
Phone: (330) 753-1025 ext 13124
Fax Line: (330) 848-0884
kgarrett@barbertonschools.org
Superintendent's Message Archives
Superintendent's Message
July 2016

Updates from Barberton Schools

Increased technology for students . . . and parents

When students in grades 5-12 return to school in August they will see more Chromebooks in their classrooms. Chromebooks are small laptop computers that students can use to access the Internet and their Google classroom accounts. These machines can do just about everything that a regular computer can do, and a lot that traditional text books cannot do. One benefit of delivering curricula via e-books and online resources is that they are continually being updated to reflect new developments in science and social studies. Also, students will be expected to use technology in post-secondary studies and/or careers. Using technology will save the district money since they will eventually take the place of expensive print textbooks in each subject.

At BHS, students will be assigned their own Chromebook for the school year that they can take home with them in the evening. This will impose more care on our students’ part to keep the technology secure and in good condition, but we think they are up to the responsibility. Mr. Ramnytz will be conducting a parent meeting to answer questions and explain procedures on August 11 at 6:00 p.m. in the BHS Theater.

At BMS, there will be Chromebooks provided in every classroom for students to use during the day, similar to the high schools procedures this school year. Students at BMS had access to technology in their classes before, but they will have 1:1 access next school year. We plan to expand 1:1 technology to the elementary buildings for the 2017-2018 school year.

Parents and guardians, are you tired of filling out mountains of forms at the beginning of the school year? Beginning in August, 2016 we will utilize an online student registration and data system powered by InfoSnap. The system is a secure and green process, which allows the district to verify all student demographic, and emergency and medical information for your child at the start of the new school year. In short, this online process replaces all the hard copy forms that your children bring home on the first day of school. If you have more than one child, you can copy all generic family information and not have to fill out the same information multiple times. Each year you will just have to verify and update the existing data. We expect that this system will be convenient for parents, and will cut time-consuming paperwork and data entry in our school offices. There will be more information coming via our website, Facebook page and parent telephone broadcasts as we get closer to the opening of school.

Continue to enjoy the fantastic summer weather and keep reading every day!

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