Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t have a device of my own to bring to school?
Those students who do not own their own phone, tablet, or laptop will be provided a device to use during class assignments.
If I store my work on my WCPSS account (My documents – H drive) can I access it at home?
No, you cannot access your WCPSS home directory on your own device unless you are connected to the BYOD Wi-Fi server. However, if you save your work on your WCPSS Google Drive, you will be able to access it from home.
How do I access the Internet on my device?
Instructions will be provided for you. You will be using a separate network server to connect for BYOD.
What if I have trouble connecting my device to the network?
You can bring your device to the Media Center for help.
Will there be charging stations at school?
No. You will have to charge your device at home and a fully charged device should be last for the school day.
When may I use my device?
You may use your device before or after school, during lunch, and when your teacher asks you to use it in class. Your classroom teacher is the one who determines whether or not you will be needing your device during his/her class period.
Will I need to pay for any applications or software for my device?
No. Applications and software that are used are free. There is no requirement to pay for any educational applications.
What if my device is damaged, lost, or stolen?
You are responsible for your own device. Bringing a device to school is not required so you have to be very careful with it and make sure you keep it with you at all time. You or your parents may want to look into insurance or extended warranties for your device.
Why can’t I use my own network data plan at school?
You are required to use the WCPSS BYOD server. It is secure, and has filters to make the internet safer.