Chromebook Access

  • Q: Will the students take the Chromebooks home? 

    A: All students in grades 4-12 will bring the Chromebooks home unless expressly requested by parents.
    Q: What are the benefits of students bringing the device home? 
    A: The Chromebook is a personal device and allows students to store notes, handouts, books, instructional videos and a large variety of other applications that are designed to help students with mastery. The use of the device outside of school gives students access to information and the tools they need to create.
    Q: Will students get to keep their Chromebook over the summer?
    A: No Chromebooks will go home over the summer.
    Q: Will students keep the devices during school breaks?
    A: Students will be able to use the Chromebook throughout the entire school year. Chromebooks will be collected prior to the last day of classes or exams in June of each year.
    Q: When does the student return the Chromebook?
    A: The student's Chromebook and accessories must be returned to school library at the end of each school year. Students who withdraw, are long term suspended, leave the building or the district (for any reason) must return their school Chromebook with any school supplied accessories on or before the date they leave. If a student fails to return the Chromebook at the end of the school year or upon termination of enrollment, the parent/guardian will be subject to civil liability for the total replacement cost of the Chromebook and any school supplied Chromebook accessories (such as a protective case).
    Q: Can students bring their own device to school?
    A: Yes, families can choose to have a student bring their own personal device to school instead of receiving a district Chromebook if it meets the criteria needed to use successfully.  The district assumes no liability whatsoever for damage, loss or theft of any personal device. Each personal device must meet these minimum requirements.
    • an 802.11g or better wireless networking capability (the district provides filtered wireless access in all buildings to students)

    • a color screen with a resolution of a minimum of 1024 x 600

    • an external, physical keyboard

    • a camera that takes still photos and video

    • a microphone

    • an audio out port for earbuds or headphones

    • a minimum six hours of use from one battery charge

    • the Chrome web browser that will allow it to access Google Apps for Education tools and documents along with other e-resources the district provides

    Q: If a student forgets the Chromebook at school, can homework still be completed?
    A: Yes, a student can access all work from the cloud by using any web browser and going to Alternatively, both IOS and Android phone platforms have apps to access Google Documents (Drive, Classroom, Docs, Sheets and Slides) so that students could continue work on a smart phone if necessary.