Click here to access the Technology Checklist for In-Person Learning
Over the last 18 months, SFUSD has significantly bridged the digital divide by expanding student technology access & literacy. While there are many ways in which we want to go “back to normal”, our use and integration of technology to support learning will not be one of those ways. This is our new normal and we are not going backward!
Let’s continue building on the foundation of equity of access we’ve started to ensure equity of opportunity as we move from distance learning to deeper learning. While we are committed to moving toward 1:1 technology access for students, meaning a device for every student, we are not there yet.
Schools will be expected to manage the current inventory of devices that are assigned to students and be flexible with establishing protocols for students to use the devices at school and continue to use them at home for those who need technology at home for homework or other learning purposes. The 2021 Back-to-School Updates for Administrators include guidance on how sites can request additional devices based on needs identified through assessing current inventory.
Please note that SFUSD/DoT will NOT provide technology for students to have 2 devices - one to keep at school and one to keep at home. DoT recommends that the youngest learners (grades K-3) leave devices at school. With the full return to in-person learning, our youngest learners, particularly students in PK-3, can share devices at school. This would allow for continued technology integration at school and access for students who need a device at home.
Students in grades 4-12, should transport their devices to and from school as they did in Spring 2021. For more information on technology take-home programs, visit the In-Person Learning Technology Checklist.
Students who transitioned to a new grade level at a new school “take” their district-issued device with them. Please continue reading the FAQs of the 2021 Back to School Updates for Administrators for the process to request technology if you believe your school needs additional technology for new or incoming students.
For all technology-related back-to-school questions, please read the 2021 Back-to-School Updates for Administrators or contact your DoT Digital Learning Partner.