Laptops2Kids

Thank you for checking out Laptops2Kids! We encourage you to apply. Applications will be kept on file for the next delivery dates. If you enter a valid email address on your application, you will receive an email confirming that your application has been received and accepted. Please do not reapply. Duplicate applications are not accepted.

Asus Tablet Sound Issues:

We sincerely apologize for the issues with the sound on the Asus Tablets delivered in December. If you are having difficulities with sound on your Asus tablet, you may view detailed information as to how you can load the Asus Tablet Audio Drivers yourself. Or, if you prefer, you may have the tablet replaced beginning January 16. To have the tablet replaced, you must contact Sherri Desseau at sdessea@tacoma.k12.wa.us to initiate the replacement process. Replacing the tablet due to the audio drivers WILL NOT count as your 1 time only warranty replacement, or be limited to the 2 week warranty period. 


Ever wonder what happens to old TPS computers?

Normally, when older computers are replaced by newer ones, the old equipment is sent to surplus. Instead, here's what happens now through the Latops2Kids program:

  • Students in Career and Technical Education classes at Tacoma high schools refurbish and repair the equipment.
  • These machines get new Windows 7 operating systems, purchased by the Foundation for Tacoma Students, along with some other software.
  • This refurbished equipment is then ready to be granted to students enrolled in our district.

Current Models of computers:

Models of laptops/computers vary depending on availability. The Laptops2Kids program was designed to provide computers to middle and high school students, better providing them the tools they need, and to make the ultimate goal of graduation. Priorities for computers go to students grades 9-12, followed in order by middle school and elementary students.  Students must be currently enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools, and qualify for free/reduced lunch or meet the federal poverty guidelines - and must not have previously received a laptop though this program. 

We do not have the means for student to request a specific model.

We will also be adding desktop computers to the offerings during the 2017-18 school year. Once we begin production of desktop units, and due to the limited number of laptops available, students in grades K-5 will be more limited in options. Elementary families with receive 1 computer per household. If the family has wired internet access in their home, they will receive a desktop computer; complete with computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse and power cord. It will be the family's responsibility to provide an internet cable. Middle and High school students with wired internet access in the home can opt for a desktop computer if they prefer. 

How do I set up my laptop/computer?

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Efforts to better assure Tacoma students have what they need to graduate!



An excerpt from a news article:

Laptops2Kids gives students laptops and life skills (11/30/16)

... Since Laptops2Kids started two years ago, the district has distributed more than 1,100 laptops to students who qualify for free and reduced lunch or meet federal poverty guidelines. The laptops, previously used by teachers or as classroom computers, would land in district surplus without the program. 

 

Foss High School students clear the computer hard drive to remove teacher information, thoroughly clean the machines, replace defunct keyboards and prepare the computers for a new operating system, purchased by the Foundation for Tacoma Students. 

 

Tacoma students can apply for a laptop by submitting an application form on the website www.tacomaschools.org/laptops2kids. You can access the website from any computer, including computer kiosks in school offices. 

 

Read the full article at http://bit.ly/2gzTlNq.

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Schedule:

When valid email addresses are listed on the application, an email will be sent confirming the application has been received.

To inquire as to the status of an application, please email: sdessea@tacoma.k12.wa.us.

Laptops Delivery Dates: 

  1. October 2-6, 2017
  2. December 6-8, 2017
  3. March 7-9, 2018
  4. June 6-8, 2018

I want one! Do I qualify?

There is an application for interested students. Students must be currently enrolled in Tacoma Public Schools, and qualify for free/reduced lunch or meet the federal poverty guidelines and must not have previously received a laptop. 


Check out the FAQ for more information

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Contact: Sherri Desseau at Laptops2Kids@tacoma.k12.wa.us

Warranty Information:

Laptops will be repaired or replaced at the district's discretion within 2 weeks of receipt by the student if the laptop is not functioning (example: will not power on, charger not working, keyboard issues, overheating). Issues related to virus or malware are not covered. Contact Sherri Desseau at sdessea@tacoma.k12.wa.us within 2 weeks if the laptop is not functioning. After 2 weeks, there are no warranties.  The laptop is provided to you on an as-is condition.  You are responsible for any and all cost of repairs when needed. 


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