What to bring, where to go: Everything you need to know about Round Rock ISD laptop distribution

The laptops will help students complete online assignments as coronavirus keeps schools closed. (Courtesy Pixabay)
The laptops will help students complete online assignments as coronavirus keeps schools closed. (Courtesy Pixabay)

The laptops will help students complete online assignments as coronavirus keeps schools closed. (Courtesy Pixabay)

Round Rock ISD students in need of computers to participate in at-home learning can pick up a laptop this week from one of the district's five high schools.

RRISD will distribute Google Chromebooks via curbside pickup March 31-April 3. Laptops are intended for students who have limited or no access to a computer at home. Distribution will take place from 2-5 p.m. daily at Cedar Ridge, McNeil, Stony Point, Round Rock and Westwood high schools.

Laptop distribution schedule

March 31: High school students may pick up a laptop from the high school they attend. Success High School students can go either to Cedar Ridge or their zoned high school.

April 1: Middle school students may pick up a laptop from the high school they are zoned to attend.


April 2-3: Elementary school students may pick up a laptop from the high school they are zoned to attend.

What to bring

For curbside pickup, place a piece of paper with the student’s name and student identification number on the dashboard of the vehicle.

Laptop usage guidelines

District technology staff have installed content filtering to allow online access only to educational resources, according to a March 27 district announcement. Students and teachers will use tools, such as Google Classrooms and email, to receive and submit assignments.

The laptops are on loan from the district. Students will be expected to returned the devices in the future.

E-learning assignments

Students will participate in e-learning at their own pace, according to information provided by the district. More than one student will be able to use a single computer.

Beginning April 6, RRISD teachers will create and post assignments. Students will then complete the assignments at their own pace. Teachers will offer virtual office hours when to help students who have questions about assignments. Once a task is completed, teachers will provide feedback.

By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.


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