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Hereford MS Laptop Information page- 

All HMS students will be receiving a laptop to use for the 2018-19 school year.
SCHEDULE for Laptop Distribution:
Grade 8-  September 11
Grade 7- September 12
Grade 6- September 13

Reminder - grade 7 and 8 students must bring in their blue BCPS laptop bags on their distribution days.
Students won't be able to take their laptop home unless/until they have a signed parent agreement and laptop bag.

Grade 6 and 'new to HMS' students will be assigned a laptop bag.

Before  a student can receive her/his BCPS laptop, the agreement   must be signed by the parent or guardian.

1. Grade 6, 7, and 8 parents ALL must sign an annual agreement.
Your child will be given the agreement to bring home.
Please sign and have your child return to school as soon as possible.

ONLY 'NEW TO HMS' parents need to view the laptop presentation.
All grade 6 parents and parents of grade 7 and 8 students who are new to HMS should follow the link below to view the 10 minute online video.


2. BCPS Laptop Presentation-
 Grade 6 parents  & Grade 7 and 8 parents of new to HMS students must view the 10 minute BCPS presentation.

Watch the presentation online and acknowledge viewing it electronically.
see below and click here>  SafeSchools Training system



Devices: Taking Devices Home

All students in Grades 1-12 have the opportunity to use their own BCPS device at school for learning. Students in Grades 6-12 may take their BCPS device home. In order for middle and high school students to take their BCPS device home, a parent or guardian must:

  • Watch a short video about proper device use and care, and
  • Sign our Student Device Loan & Use Agreement

New this school year, parents and guardians may watch the video about device use and care online, print the Student Device Loan & Use Agreement, sign it, and send back to school. Parents and guardians may also request a form from their school. Schools will offer opportunities to watch the video and sign the form during events such as back-to-school meetings.

The video is available online as a course through our SafeSchools Training system.

Here’s what you will need to do to watch the video online:

  • Go to the SafeSchools Training system and register or create an account. You will need an email address.
  • Watch the 10-minute Middle and High School Device Loan and Use Presentation.
  • Once you have completed the course, either send in your completed Student Device Loan & Use Agreement or request that one be sent home to you.
  • Your student can then begin to bring their device home!


If you would rather watch the presentation at school, 
 below is the schedule for the 10 minute presentation at Hereford MS


Wednesday, Sept 5
  7/8th gr back to school night’ 5pm- cafeteria

Wednesday, Sept 12
  6th gr back to school night’ 5pm -cafeteria

Any questions, contact Christopher Putnam at cputnam@bcps.org