Borrow a Device

BORROW a District Provided Device (DPD) at EMS

If you will need to have your child borrow a device from EMS (even a temporary loaner while yours is being repaired) please fill out the grade-level  application below.The semester fee for borrowing a District Provided Device (DPD) is $25 (waived for short term loaners). We offer two options for DPDs: Daily Checkout and Take Home. Temporary Loaner Devices are Daily Checkout only.

Applications are confidential.

If you filled out an application for first semester, you do not need to fill out another in January. Your application is for the entire school year.

 Acceptable Use

EMS Responsible Use Agreement

D20 Policies

JS: Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications

IJND-E: Appropriate Use of Technology for Students


​Have a question? Email it to


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 Device Registration

Personal Device Registration

--August 8, during Taking Flight


If you missed Taking Flight and have not registered you device, we will schedule and register devices by team after school is underway. Students still need to bring and use their device in class every day, even if it is not registered yet.


Returning students: if you will be using the same device, and it is already registered in YOUR name (not a sibling's), then you DO NOT need to re-register your device.


Come Prepared!

Info you will need to register your device


Why We Register Devices

  • Identification of owner and device to help track in case of loss or theft.

  • Approving the device after verifying that it meets minimum ASD20 device specifications (including current virus protection) and that it can connect to our wireless network.


8th grade Device REGISTRATION LINK


7th grade Device REGISTRATION LINK


6th grade Device



You will need to log in to our network first. This cannot be completed at home.

 BYOD Meetings

​Parent Information Events

--None currently scheduled

Presentation from April 30, 2019

 Device Repair

​If you need to have a device repaired, here are a few places to try.


DLM Computer Repair







Welcome to BYOD @ EMS

In an effort to further integrate technology into our students' learning in line with our building strategic plan at Eagleview, we would like to increase the opportunities that students have to learn by making computers an integral part of their learning with daily dedicated access to technology. We are proud to be one of Academy District 20's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD: A Personalized Learning Initiative) Pilot schools.


We started our BYOD program with the 8th grade class of 2015-2016. During the summer and fall of 2015, 8th grade teacher representatives from each team participated in training offered by the District and here at EMS to prepare for this pilot. Starting second semester (January 2016), we required that all 8th grade students have a wirelesss laptop/netbook/tablet device they can bring to school each day and use in classrooms.


We implemented BYOD with the 7th grade class of 2016-17 following the same model--students brought devices in January of 2017.  We  implemented BYOD with 6th grade in January of 2018. All students will start the school year in the fall of 2018 with BYOD devices.


Our required BYOD Implementation Timeline:

  • January 2016--8th grade students bring devices
  • August 2016--8th grade students bring devices
  • January 2017--7th grade students bring devices
  • August 2017--7th & 8th grade students bring devices
  • January 2018--6th grade students bring devices.
  • August 2018--ALL grades bring devices

Of course, students are welcome to bring personal devices prior to these deadlines.


 Personalized Learning

Our goal is personalized learning. We hope to prepare our students using a device they can use both at school and at home. Our goal is to make teaching and learning more productive.  Our focus is on learning, not simply the use of technology.  We believe that there are many paths to mastery and students can use technology as a tool to support the way they learn. With the understanding that technology supports learning, the use of technology will be purposeful and relevant to course content. BYOD enables us to move beyond the capacity of traditional computer labs allowing us to incorporate technology into the classroom on demand.

 Digital Citizenship

Internet safety and helping our students become good digital citizens is of paramount importance at EMS! Our staff is committed to keeping our students safe while using the vast collection of educational resources available on the internet. Each quarter, we teach digital citizenship lessons from Common Sense Media during Eagle Time.


Practicing good digital citizenship extends beyond the classroom and into the home. For great resources for your family, visit the links below:

  • was created through a partnership between the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Boys and Girls Clubs of America. They provide age-appropriate resources to teach children how to be safer on- and offline. Info and activities for  Tweens   Teens   and more!
  • has put together 120 tools and tips to help parents protect their kids online. Their goal is to enable parents to educate their kids about Internet safety in addition to highlighting tools that can help monitor activity and restrict dangerous websites.
  • A website dedicated to keeping kids safe in a wired world.
  • SafeTeens A place for teens and parents to learn how to use the Internet safely.
  • The Smart Talk  is a collaboration between LifeLock and National PTA. Their tool helps "parents and kids get together to have a clear conversation about all the devices they use and how to be responsible." They also offer a Discussion Guide to help direct family concersations about electronic device use.
  • Digital Compass - Where are you headed? The only educational game that gives kids the freedom to explore how decisions made in their digital lives can impact their relationships and future. (from Common Sense Media)
  • Digital Bytes - teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online. (from Common Sense Media)
  • Ozicare has put together a great resource page on keeping children safe online.
  • The Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) is another great resource for parents. Social Media tip sheets
  • Family Tips about Digital Citizenship
  • Privacy-focussed guide to keeping children safe online
  • Detailed guide for parents on internet safety and privacy
  • Guide on blogging and keeping children safe when they publish online

Links to Handouts from Parent Night:

Family Media Agreement (All Grades)

Internet and Cell Phone Contracts from Counseling Dept.

 Parental Controls

Below are some links to resources that explain options for setting parental controls on your home network and devices.


From Common Sense Media:

Everything You Need to Know About Parental Controls

Privacy and Internet Safety

Parent Concerns


From PC World

Setting Up Parental Controls from How-To Geek

 Resources for Learning


No matter your level, keyboarding skills can always be improved! 


Keyboarding Games 
Keyboarding Games
Only Typing Games 
Dance Mat Typing
Free Typing Games

Free Typing Game.Net (includes games and tests)


 Suggested Equipment

We suggest that you label the charging cable with student name. Silver Sharpies work best.


D20 Device Minimum Recommendations  

 Note: Our teachers strongly encourage the use of laptops/netbooks over tablets.


Educational Discounts

 List of links to sites offering educational discounts

Respondus LockDown Browser

To maintain the integrity and validity of the testing environment, District 20 has integrated Respondus LockDown Browser into the system. Respondus LockDown Browser is a custom browser that locks down the testing environment within Schoology. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment through Schoology is started, students are locked into the assessment until they submit it for grading.

District devices will have the Lockdown Browser. Those students using personal devices in schools will need to download the browser or app on their own devices in order to use their own device during an assessment through Schoology. It is available for Windows, Mac and iOS devices (not available or supported by the vendor on a Chromebook).

We are asking for your support in choosing to download this product to your student's personal devices that they bring to school. Contact the Digital Learning Coach (DLC) or Librarian or watch this video if you need additional information.

Respondus Lockdown Browser download link for BYOD devices:  This link is unique to ASD20.

Antivirus & Anti Malware Products

July 2019 PC Magazine Review of best FREE Antivirus software (with links to download)

Windows 10 Defender is acceptable.

Optional Accessories

We strongly encourage students bringing earbuds. (sold in the LMTC). Other suggested accessories are listed on the Suggested Equipment document.


Students should bring their charging cables each day. Classrooms have charging stations.

Software Requirements

Because we will mostly be using Google Suite for Education and other cloud-based applications, there is no required software to purchase and install. We do, however, have a list of free applications we recommend to install.

We recommend Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe Flash, and JAVA.


Internet Access at Home

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Internet Basics from CenturyLink

 Anti-Theft Applications

​List of links to anti-theft applications and reviews of anti-theft applications.


ASD20 and EMS are not responsible for loss, theft, or damage to devices brought to school.

TIP: Put contact information on the lock screen! Create an image file with text like this:

If found, please call XXX-XXX

(or similar message)

 Charging & Printing Expectations

​Students are expected to come to school with their device fully charged and ready to use. Classrooms and other locations will have charging stations for emergency situations.


Students will not have access to school printers from personal devices. School computers are available in the LMTC for access to a printer.

 Connecting to our D20 Wi-Fi

If you are running Windows 10 and you have Family Safety turned on for the account being used for BYOD, the computer will not successfully connect to our wi-fi.  Family Safety is enabled either through the cloud through your Microsoft Account, or locally on the computer. To allow it to connect to our District Wi-Fi, either turn Family Safety off in the cloud or locally on the computer (depending on how you set it up). Another option is to create a separate local account (one for home--Microsoft Account, and one for school--local account) that has Family Safey turned off and use that account at school. Our filter is in place at school.


Family Safety is not on by default, so if you have not taken action to turn it on, you should be ok as is.