Dear MCS Parents,
During the pandemic, Madison County Schools expanded our 1:M Digital Initiative to all grades K-12. In an effort to continue the momentum of this program and the learning it enables; Madison County Schools is allowing currently enrolled K-11 students to continue to utilize their assigned devices at home over the summer. Additionally, this summer, MCS will offer enrichment and courses to students through electronic means.
Students will be assessed a usage fee for the grade-level device for the 2021-2022 school year to be paid by September 3rd.
- iPad $25 – Rising 1st graders
- Chromebooks $25 – Rising 2nd – 8th graders
- MacBooks $50 – Rising 9th – 12th graders
The MySchoolBucks.com link will open July 5th will be accepting usage fee payments until Friday, September 3rd. Students who have not paid the usage fee by Friday, September 3rd will forfeit take-home privileges until fees are paid. Payment will only be accepted through MySchoolBucks.com, which can be accessed through our District website.
All devices remain the property of Madison County Schools. If the student withdraws or transfers to another school, the student must report to the originating school to return the device.
For this summer, we are excited to continue offering technical support. Our tech support hotline (601.499.0795) will be available starting June 7th until July 30th on Mondays and Thursdays from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. If a device needs additional support, the support technician will work to schedule in-District repair and/or drop off.
The MCS Acceptable Use Policy allows students to use technology inside and outside of the classroom. The student will be responsible for following the guidelines agreed to in the MCS Student Technology Handbook. If the device is lost, stolen, or damaged due to irresponsible behavior, the parent may be responsible for the replacement cost. A police/sheriff report will be required for all stolen devices. Please visit www.madison-schools.com/1m to review the entire Technology Handbook.
MCS strives to develop students who are creative, think critically, solve problems, and have strong communication skills. Digital-age skills are vital for preparing students to work, live, and contribute to the social and civic fabric of our community. We are excited that students will be participating in these summer programs, and we look forward to providing support during the school year.