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CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 5 ONWARDS

CHROMEBOOK PROGRAM FOR GRADE 5 ONWARDS

Dear Parents,

As discussed during the session on ‘BYOC – Bring Your Own Chromebook,’ we are sharing a link of the presentation and the details in regard to purchase of chromebook.

As parents, we are sure you have a lot of questions and concerns. To address the same, we’ve added a dedicated section on our website: Tech @ FS (http://www.fountainheadschools.org/purpose-and-decision-steps/chromebook/)

This section on the website covers the following:

  • What’s the experience like? What’s the world doing?
  • Why Chromebooks?
  • Usage agreements at home & school so that the devices are used effectively and not for the wrong reasons
  • What are the potential safety concerns and how we intend to address this?

NEXT STEPS:

Step 1

We request that you go through the website content that we’ve already put up before taking this step. We will try to address all your unanswered concerns in these planned interactions.

Step 2

Decide on Which Chromebook as there are two options:

Chromebook Brand Acer Dell
Model No. C731 3180
Price 22,800 27,022
Top Case Color & Decoration Black/Grey Black/Grey
Onboard processor Intel Celeron Dual Core N3060 Intel Celeron N3060
Onboard memory(RAM) 2 GB Memory 2 GB Memory
EMMC/ISSD 16 GB EMMC 16 GB EMMC
Screen Size 11.6″ Wide LCD Display 11.6″ Wide LCD Display
HDMI Port Yes Yes
Graphic Processor Integrated Intel HD Graphics Integrated Intel HD Graphics
Video Camera Web camera Web Camera
Wireless Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Card Reader Yes Yes
USB Port Yes Yes
Audio Yes Yes
Warranty 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter 3 Years, 1 Year Battery & Adapter

Chrome OS Management Console (perpetual license): This console will enable the school administration to configure and manage each Chromebook with ease, and will allow us to add security features (such as user restriction, app restriction) as well allow many value-added features such as making an app landing page, online testing etc. This console needs to be bought only once with every device at the price of Rs. 2655 inclusive of all taxes. This price is valid only for bulk educational purchases. Regular license cost is almost double of the current price.

Step 3

Advance payment

To receive the Chromebooks in  July, we need to place the order with the vendor by first week of May. It takes almost 6 weeks time for delivery. After that, the school requires 15 days to test and configure all the Chromebooks. Also, it takes 15-20 days to compile and send the order to the vendor. So we are asking for advance payment by 30th April.

Option No. Option Detail Advance Payment (to be paid by April 30th) Total Cost
1 Acer + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 25,455
2 Dell + Chrome Management Console Rs. 15,000 Rs. 29,655
3 Only Chrome Management Console (meaning you will purchase one of the above three Chromebooks from outside) Rs. 2,655 Rs. 2,655

 

Notes:

  • Balance Payment to be paid in June before the device is handed over to the student.
  • School will be providing a debit note containing all the details of the purchase.
  • The total cost mentioned above is currently based on the minimum quotation that we have received from Google resellers. In case, we get a lower quotation, we will apply, update and charge accordingly.
  • Kindly note that the school has no commercial interest in this transaction.

 

Payment Details

 

Option No. Option Title Details
1 Cheque Payment
  • In favor of Fountainhead Education Trust
  • To be submitted by student /parent at the front desk
  • Amount as mentioned above
  • Mention name of the student; grade & section behind the cheque
  • Last date: 30th April. If we do not receive the cheque by this date then we will consider that you are not interested in purchasing the Chromebook through school and you will be purchasing it on your own.
  • Kindly  mark the cheque as A/C payee only

 

Step 4

In the last week of June 2018, we will arrange the handover of Chromebook to the parents. Before the students start using their Chromebook, parents and school together can ensure that students use their device effectively rather than it becoming a distraction. We will frame essential agreements for the same.

Regards,

IT Team

Fountainhead School