The Conard Library now has laptops available for student checkout!
Any student who does not have computer or internet access at home can check out a laptop for a 2 week period.
The West Hartford Public Schools provide access to technology to support teaching and
learning as well as to promote communication and collaboration. We are pleased to announce
that a limited number of laptops will be available for students to check out for home use
through the library media center. Laptops will be issued for a period of two weeks, but may be
checked out from time to time throughout the school year. Students and parents must sign the
Technology Equipment Loan Agreement prior to signing out the laptop for the first
time. If at any time you no longer want your child to participate in this program you must notify
the school in writing.
These laptops are equipped with 24/7 mobile access which means there does not need to be an
Internet or wifi connection at home to access online resources. Students may use these laptops
for educational and research purposes, but with 24/7 access parental advisory is encouraged.
Please review the Administrative Guidelines for Responsible Use of Technology
with your child as well as any expectations that you set for your own family.
For more information on safe and responsible use of technology please visit CyberCompass—A
West Hartford Internet Awareness Initiative.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION & TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS
There are 10 laptops available on a first come, first served basis.
Each laptop comes with built in wifi, but can connect to any wifi, which is strongly recommended. *You must re-connect to wifi every time you start the computer.
All WHPS filters are loaded on laptops for safety.
All work must be saved to student Google accounts or a flash drive-work saved on the computer will be deleted and gone forever upon shutdown.
Students must adhere to the Administrative Guidelines for Reponsible use of Technology
The Technology Equipment Loan Agreement MUST be filled out by a parent/guardian prior to signing out the laptop