Annual Device Fee for Middle and High School Learners for the 2019-2020 School Year
Dear Coppell ISD Middle and High School Families,
Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, all middle school, CHS9 and Coppell High School parents or guardians will pay a $25 non-refundable annual Device Fee for their child’s school-issued iPads. All New Tech High @ Coppell parents or guardians will pay a $40 non-refundable annual Device Fee for their child’s school-issued MacBooks. This fee applies to all 6-12th grade learners, because all of these learners take their devices home for homework and school projects.
This fee will help with covering issues that learners and families have had in the past with broken devices, lag time for fixes and lost cords or chargers, and also help with our overall sustainability of devices in the district. Details about the fee and what it covers are available at www.coppellisd.com/devicefee.
As you receive your online enrollment email in early July and complete this mandatory enrollment process, you will be directed to this link to pay the fee for your child for 2019-2020. Parents and guardians will use SchoolPay at www.schoolpay.com to pay the annual Device Fee electronically. If you do not have an account, you can create one on www.schoolpay.com directly from the login page. The “ipad Device Fee” or “MacBook Device Fee” will be among the payment options listed in alphabetical order. You also can use the search bar function to search for the fee that applies to your child/children. You can make payments for multiple children on this site.
For all incoming 6th graders and incoming 9th graders at New Tech High @ Coppell, payment of the Device Fee should be made prior to a student receiving a district device or accessories. New students also should pay this fee before a device is issued to them. Please note, if you are trying to pay a fee for a brand new CISD student, it will take at least 24 hours after your campus registration appointment for the student to be recognized by the SchoolPay system.
If this fee creates a financial hardship, please contact your campus administration or counselor for alternative arrangements.
2019-2020 iPad Device Updates
We are excited about the upcoming school year, as CISD will be providing a new keyboard and Apple pencil with each iPad for 6th-12th grade learners. The addition of these tools will enable more opportunities for our learners to use various applications within the iPad for writing and creative engagement, while also allowing for the typing and writing component to be more readily available on these devices. New Tech High @ Coppell learners will continue with their current use of MacBooks. We also will be providing additional MacBook carts for departments and specific equipment for coding and Career and Technology Education (CTE) courses across our campuses.
As we go into the 2019-2020 school year, please know it is an expectation for all 6th-12th grade learners to bring their district issued device with them to school each day. This is similar to your child having a resource, such as a textbook, which they are required to bring each day. It also will be the responsibility of the learner to ensure the device comes to school charged and ready to use. While we will still have the flexibility for your child to bring their own personal device to school, the expectation is that they have their iPad with keyboard/pencil with them in order to ensure they are ready for the lesson design prepared by the educator each day.
We thank you for your support of our district as we head into the 2019-2020 school year.