The school provides every student a Google student account, managed by our technology support specialists, several accounts with educational software, and a Chromebook or other computer in the classrooms. Students from Grade 2 and up will use a Chromebook for most of their assignments. It is possible to login to these accounts through a home computer, using the google account email. A student will need to use their username followed by @s.pvsdnc.org for the username, and their standard password. Once logged into Google this will allow them to see their Gmail, Google Classroom, Drive, and Docs for all their classwork.
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, we are allowing parents of students to sign out a chromebook for their child to use, though chromebooks are typically not as fast as a home PC. A Chromebook requires an internet connection to work, and that connection needs to be wifi, though cable USB adapters exist. You'd have to buy one because they aren't available through the school. The chromebook doesn't work without internet, not really. Note that all county public libraries and most coffee shops (including Starbucks and McDonalds) have free wifi for customers which would allow the chromebook to get online and do homework or view lectures. If your Zoom video conference meeting is jerky and slow and the sound drops off then your connection is too slow and you'll need a better and faster internet. The good news there is if you park at one of our school campuses outside the gym you can login and access without even getting out of the car. The same is true for the library next to Holiday Market in Penn Valley, right outside the main entrance for Lake Wildwood.