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One-to-One Technology

Welcome to ASCEND at Orchard Springs Elementary!

What is Ascend?

  • It is a technology initiative in Weber School District to ensure our students have access to technology at school to develop and support 21st century skills. Students in grades K-6 will be assigned a Chromebook to use at school.

What training have teachers received?

  • Teachers have received training on a variety of technology platforms over the past year. We will continue to train and update skills on the integration of technology in the classroom.


  • Orchard Springs Elementary wants to incorporate technology in a variety of ways to enhance student learning, creativity, collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking.

What is the cost for each student?

  • There is no cost. Our community council approved use of School Trust Lands funds to pay for the yearly lease cost. Parents are welcome to register for a $25 Repair Assist Program. If the need arises, this program will reduce repair costs by half on a student’s Chromebook.

What about screen time?

  • Technology will be used throughout the school day to enhance classroom learning and instruction with hands-on activities, discussions, group work, etc.

Technology Safety

  • Our teachers will review WSD Appropriate Use Policy with students each year.
  • We have strong filters in place and the school principal receives a report each morning with information regarding inappropriate searching and addresses that information on a case by case basis.
  • Students need to report anything related to inappropriate technology use so we can address it.

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