As part of CGESD's effort to make distance learning accessible to our students, students are able to check out a device from their home school. Students are receiving these devices to take part in learning activities during distance learning and once they return to school.
Students in grades K-2 will use iPads in the classroom.
McGraw Hill Wonders
If you are having trouble on an iPad with resources (for example, books) opening while on the McGraw Hill Wonders website, please follow these directions to allow pop-ups on the iPad.
Students in grades 2-5 will use Chromebooks in the classroom. Students in grades 6-8 will check out devices for use at school and at home.
Updating Chrome OS on Chromebook- Instructions for update
If you are prompted to enter an "old password" on a district Chromebook:
- Click on "Forgot your old password"
- Click on "Proceed anyway"
- Use the Troubleshooting steps listed here:
- Ask for help from a family member or friend
- Contact the teacher
- If the teacher is unable to troubleshoot the issue, the teacher will reach out to a Site Tech Liaison for the school. The Site Tech Liaison will then contact the family with further assistance and directions.
We recognize many of our families do not have reliable internet access at home. We have compiled the following resources to assist our families in getting connected:
- Cholla Elementary- WiFi is available in the parking lot between Cholla Elementary and Cactus Middle schools
- CGMS/Saguaro- WiFi is available in the parking lot of the auditorium facing Pinal Ave.
- CenturyLink - Emergency Broadboand Benefit discount (temporary).
- Cox - Offering Connect2Compete service for families with K-12 students who are eligible for NSLP, SNAP and/or TANF.
- Connect Arizona- Arizona free WiFi map, information about free & low cost internet & technology help.
Device Protection Plan
In June 2022, the CGESD Governing Board approved the suspension of the Device Protection Plan (DPP) for the 2022-2023 school year. ESSER III funding has been set aside by the district in lieu of providing a Device Protection Plan to offset costs to our families for the 2022-2023 school year. Please see the Damaged and Lost Device Fines document below for specific fines that will be charged.
CGESD Device Protection Plan
Plan de protección del dispositivo