FCPSOn & Technology Support Fee

As part of FCPSOn, an annual technology support fee of $50 is charged to high school students. This fee will help ensure students have access to the technology they need by defraying the cost to repair and replace equipment, ensuring all students have the necessary laptops for testing, and providing back-up laptops as a substitute as needed. All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. The technology support fee was included in the FY 2020 Approved Budget.

Students who have Free and Reduced status and have given consent to share their FRM status for a waiver or reduction of the technology support fee will be charged $25 for Reduced status; the fee will be waived for Free status.

Information about the Technology Support Fee was previously sent to families on:

-May 20th via e-Notify

-May 24th via the FCPS This Week newsletter (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/246a327)

-June 7th via the FCPS This Week newsletter (https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/VAEDUFCPS/bulletins/2496fc2)

-July 23rd via e-Notify

We strongly encourage all students to take the FCPSOn laptop.  Every student will need a laptop to access instructional material and content.  The FCPSOn laptop is fully supported by our tech office in case of accidental damage, viruses, or other problems.  We can have a loaner issued to the student immediately if any issues arise.  The FCPSOn laptop will also provide teachers with consistent experiences for their students and allow specialized software to be available.  We cannot install FCPS software on personal devices.

Students and families who choose to opt-out are required to bring a personal computer every day for instructional use.  More details can be found on the Technology Support Fee page.  The Opt-Out form is linked at the bottom of the page.

FCPS Technology Support Fee: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson/fcpson-technology-support-fee

FCPS's FCPSOn Page: https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcpson

FCPSOn at South Lakes: https://southlakeshs.fcps.edu/academics/fcpson-south-lakes

*If you have additional questions about FCPSOn or the Technology Support Fee, please email them to @email and our staff will get back to you as soon as possible*