The devices we ordered for our K-1 and 9-12 students have not arrived yet. We were originally expecting our devices to arrive in mid-July but the arrival has been pushed back several times by the company from which we ordered. We have received confirmation that they will not be arriving this week.
With the number of devices we currently have we are able to accommodate most of our families. However, if you have a device that allows you to access the following resources please consider using that instead of a school-owned device so that we can distribute devices to everyone who is in need. We will still be distributing devices for K-1 and 9-12 next week. We will be asking the same of you if you have a child in these grade levels. The K-1, 9-12 schedule will be published on Thursday in our weekly communication.
For 2-8 families, even if you determine that you do not need a device, please still come through the line. For grades 2-5, you will be given a folder with information about virtual learning specific to your student’s grade level. In grades 6-8 you will be given your child’s schedule which is critical information for their success. If your student is in band and uses a school-owned instrument, you will be picking up that instrument as well.
What if I don’t know if my device meets the requirements below?
Please email your child’s principal and they will get back to you as promptly as possible.
Lower School Principal, Jamie Williams firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle School Principal, Ryan Bell email@example.com
Upper School Principal, Nicole Morin firstname.lastname@example.org
We do suggest that each school-aged student has a device of their own due to the need to participate in synchronous lessons, at some times during the same time of day. Please take that into account when determining if you need to pick up a school-owned device.
All students at IC Imagine will be using Zoom to interact with their classmates and teachers. Please ensure that your device meets these requirements
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
- A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
- Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
- See the list of supported devices.
Supported operating systems
- macOS X with macOS 10.9 or later
- Windows 10*
Note: For devices running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
- Windows 8 or 8.1
- Windows 7
- Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
- Mint 17.1 or higher
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
- Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
- CentOS 6.4 or higher
- Fedora 21 or higher
- OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
- ArchLinux (64-bit only)
Supported tablet and mobile devices
- Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher
Note: For tablets running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
- iOS and Android devices
- Blackberry devices
- Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Note: Some features in the web client are not supported on IE.
Grades K-2 will be using Seesaw for their lessons. Students will need access to the Seesaw app or on the web. The Seesaw Class and Family apps are available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices. You can also use Seesaw on the web using a computer or Chromebook via a Chrome, Firefox, or Edge browser.
Seesaw Class App and Website for Students Requirements
- iOS: iOS 10.3 and newer
*Note: The Seesaw Class app can be used on iOS 9 with limited features including basic creative tools (one photo, one video, one drawing, basic labels, basic draw+record, one link) and messaging. Activities and Activity Library are not supported on iOS 9.
- Android: Lollipop (API 22) and newer.
- Kindle: Kindle Fire HD devices running Android Lollipop (API 22) and newer.
* Here’s how to find out what Kindle you have.
- Chrome: Version 81 and newer
- Firefox: Version 66 or newer
- Edge (Draw + Record recording is not supported)
- Safari: Version 11 and newer (Draw + Record recording is not supported) * Download or upgrade to the latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Edge+
Grades 3-12 will be using Google Classroom for their lessons and assignments. Verify that you have access to Google Classroom from a web-based browser or through the Google Classroom app.
Get the Classroom app
Teachers and students can use the Classroom app on Android and iOS mobile devices. The Classroom app is not currently available for Windows mobile devices.
If you use a Chrome device…
If you use a device running Chrome OS, such as a Chromebook, you don’t need to install the app. If you’re using a Chrome app to access Classroom, be aware that support for Chrome apps is being removed. Learn more
Install the Classroom app on Android
To get the latest version of the Classroom app, your device must have Android 4.4 KitKat or later.
- On your device, tap Play Store .
- Find and install the Google Classroom app.
Install the Classroom app on iPhone or iPad
To get the latest version of the Classroom app, your device must have iOS 11 or later.
- On your device, tap App Store.
- Find and install the Google Classroom app.
Do I need any other apps?
To use all the features of the Classroom app, you need Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. To create or join class video meetings, we recommend that you install the Google Meet app. If they aren’t already on your device, you can get them from Google Play (Android) or the Apple App Store (iOS).
- Install Android apps
- Install iOS apps
During your scheduled time, you will enter the arrival/dismissal loop at 110 Champion Way. We will have faculty members stationed at intervals to assist you along the way. All cars will need to have the first and last name as well as grade level of all students for whom you are picking up a device written in large, legible handwriting and displayed in the dashboard of your vehicle.
You will be required to read and submit a signed Computer Use Policy and a Student Device User Agreement for each student prior to receiving their devices from IC Imagine. If you would like to print and sign the agreement before arriving at IC Imagine you can find the form here. If you do not have a signed agreement with you when you arrive to pick up your student’s device(s), you will receive one in line and be required to fill it out for each IC Imagine student prior to receiving your device(s).
When you come to school, please be ready to share your plans about devices with the staff member that helps you.
Please reach out to your student’s school level principal if you have any questions or need any assistance at all determining your student’s need for a school-owned device.