FCPSOn at Hughes

FCPSOn Key Messages

Hughes Middle Schools leverages 1:1 devices to prepare students with 21st century skills and the development of Portrait of a Graduate and IB Approaches to Learning attributes including communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. If you want to learn more, visit the FCPSOn public webpage.

FCPSOn Device Expectations: 

  • RESTART your device daily to allow updates to be installed, and to maximize the efficiency. 
  • All students are expected to bring a FULLY CHARGED FCPSOn laptop every day

  • Students are responsible for their device and will receive the same laptop each school year

  • All students will participate in regular “health checks” to ensure their machines stay up-to-date

  • Students who forget their laptop will not be provided a loaner

    • Loaner laptops will be reserved for students whose laptops are out for repair

  • Broken or malfunction devices should be brought to school (more information)
    • All students will need access to the same software, which might not be compatible with self-provided laptops. FCPSOn devices should not be repaired by any person or business outside of FCPS because it is covered by an FCPS warranty.
      • There may be additional fees for repeat incidental damage. Students are financially liable for lost/stolen computers.
        • Laptop - $444
        • Charger - $23

Panther POWER 1:1 Device Norms


  • Bring your laptop to school FULLY CHARGED each day  

  • Use your device for learning

  • Create a positive digital footprint

  • Keep food and drink away from your laptop


  • Use technology as, and when, directed by your teacher

  • Give your full attention to the teacher and other students when they are talking

  • Turn off distracting notifications

  • Record/photograph others only with their permission  

  • Stay on task when using the laptop. 

  • Only use laptop for educational purposes.

  • Games, creating proxies and tampering with laptop are prohibited.