iReach

2018 Deployment Details

4/20/2018

To:        MCS Families with students in grades 3-11
From:    MCS iReach Team

As you know, we collect student devices in May and reissue devices in July.  Again this year (before school starts) everyone will attend deployment at Maryville High School to pickup devices.  Typically, this process takes 20-30 minutes to complete, but we are always striving to create the most efficient experience possible.

As usual, there are several ways for you to further expedite the deployment process:
* Pre-register each of your students
* Pay the annual usage charge in advance
              ...AND BRING THE FOLLOWING TO DEPLOYMENT:
              a. Parent or legal guardian
              b. Student
              c. Device sleeve (grades 6-12)
              d. Device charger (grades 5-12)

FOR 2018 DEPLOYMENT, we are offering a NEW way to further improve your deployment experience, called FastTrack!  Learn why and how FastTrack works via this link:  http://bit.ly/WhyFastTrack2018.  This new process is not available for students and parents of rising 4th graders or families new to Maryville City Schools.

FastTrack participants will complete the payment and signature process before May 18, and then simply stop by MHS during any day or time listed below (no pre-registration required), to sign in to the computer and take it home.  This also allows for you, your student, or another family member to stop by ... just as long as that person can successfully sign in to the computer.  Fast, easy, convenient ... FastTrack!

DEPLOYMENT DATES

Deployment dates and times for families who pre-register for a time slot:

  • July 17                 
    8am – 11:30am  and  3:30pm – 7pm
  • July 23                 
    10am – 1:30pm  and  3:30pm – 7pm
    (ELL translation services available on July 23 only)

If those dates and times aren’t good for your family, you will want to take advantage of our drop-in deployment day (pre-registration not required, but could be a slower process overall).

  • July 28                 
    9am – 11:30am  and   1pm – 3:30pm
    (July 28 is recommended for New Families)
  • August 2            
    4:30pm – 6:30pm 
    (Last Chance)

PRE-REGISTRATION PROCESS

We use Event Brite to reserve a time for parents and students to attend deployment.  Link here to pre-register:  https://ireach2018.eventbrite.com   You will receive a confirmation email, so make sure your email address is carefully entered during the registration process.

ADVANCE PAYMENT

The annual usage charge is $40 per student.  You can pay in advance via this link:   https://bit.ly/PayOnline2018    

HELP

Most of our families and staff have gone through deployment in the last few years and feel comfortable with the process.  However, if you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the technology coordinator in your school or call the central office @ 982-7121 for assistance.

***DON’T FORGET …. FastTrack is new this year and may be just the thing for you and your family. 
The FastTrack deadline is May 18th.    Learn more at http://bit.ly/WhyFastTrack2018 .