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Chromebook Care and Responsibility

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Chromebook Care and Responsibility

CHROMEBOOK CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY

Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have checked out for use. Chromebooks that are broken, or fail to work properly, must be taken to the Technology Office (if at USHS) or Homeroom Teacher (other buildings) as soon as possible so that they can be taken care of properly.

USING YOUR CHROMEBOOK AT SCHOOL

  • Chromebooks are intended for use for educational activities directed by the classroom teachers.

  • Google Docs and Chrome are used for school purposes only

  • Students are reminded that they are responsible for following the AUP policy they signed

  • Inappropriate use of the Chromebooks will result in disciplinary action

  • Students should log in with their Google Apps/Gmail account (QuickCard in K-3). Remember to log into Chrome as well as your Gmail, and occasionally sign out in order to sync your accounts for use at home.


GENERAL CARE

  • Do not have any food or drinks near the Chromebook.

  • Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook.

  • Chromebooks do not like when you touch their screen. In fact, they might react negatively by blurring or cracking themselves if you touch their screen too hard with any object. This includes your finger, a pen, a pencil or any other item.

  • Do not place your Chromebook on uneven surfaces where they might be subject to an accidental fall. While the Chromebook cases are sturdy, drops from heights can damage the outside of the Chromebook.

  • Avoid placing or dropping heavy objects on the top of the Chromebook.

  • Chromebooks do not like excessive heat or cold. They should not be exposed to over 100 degrees or under 32 degrees.

  • Do not block air flow when the device is on. While your Chromebook does not get overly hot as a traditional laptop might, it does need to breathe, just like you.

  • Chromebooks and carrying cases must remain free of any writing, drawing, or stickers. They have been labeled with the Chromebook number that was assigned to them.

  • Damage, loss, or theft must be reported immediately to Mr. Frye.


CARRYING CHROMEBOOKS

  • Transport Chromebooks with care.

  • Chromebook lids should always be closed and tightly secured when moving.

  • Do not carry your Chromebook while the screen is open.

  • Never move a Chromebook by lifting from the screen. Always support a Chromebook from its bottom with the lid closed.


SCREEN CARE

The Chromebook screens can be easily damaged! The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure on the screen.

  • Do not lean or put pressure on the top of the Chromebook when it is closed.

  • Do not store the Chromebook with the screen in the open position.

  • Do not place anything near the Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen.

  • Do not poke the screen with anything that will mark or scratch the screen surface.

  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks)

CHARGING YOUR CHROMEBOOK

  • Chromebooks hold a charge for about 8 hours.

  • Please charge your Chromebook at home EVERY NIGHT so it’s ready for a full day’s use the next day.

  • At the end of each day:

    • Check to see how many more hours the battery will be charged for

    • SHUT DOWN the Chromebook at the end of EVERY DAY.

      • During the day you will just close the top/lid

KEEPING YOUR CHROMEBOOK CLEAN

  • Recommended Disinfecting Practices

  1. Disconnect the Chromebook from power and ensure it is off – this means SHUT DOWN.

  2. Never apply liquid directly to the Chromebook.

  3. microfiber cloth that is dabbed in 70% isopropyl alcohol or Lysol Wipes are preferred. This may leave a "haze" on the screens so you can buff the haze off with a clean microfiber cloth if necessary. If the wipe is extremely wet, wring it out slightly before using.  Other wipes can be used, however DO NOT use any cleaners that contain bleach or vinegar, or any abrasive cleaners. 

  4. Ensure moisture does not get into any openings to avoid damage.

CHROMEBOOK SECURITY – Protecting and Securing your Chromebook

Chromebook Identification:

  • Student Chromebooks are labeled by the school. They can be identified by the school with  security numbers and district tags.

REPAIRING YOUR CHROMEBOOK

  • Our warranty coverage covers normal use, mechanical breakdown or faulty construction and will  provide normal replacement parts necessary to repair the Chromebook or Chromebook replacement at no additional cost to the student.

  • The warranty does not warrant   against damage caused by misuse, abuse,
    or theft.

  • Please report all Chromebook problems to the Technology Office.


Thank you

Jim Frye
Technology Coordinator
Upper Sandusky Exempted Village Schools
800 N. Sandusky Avenue
Upper Sandusky, OH 43351
[email protected]


Disclaimer:  Some ideas, formatting, and wording were used from the following district with a 1:1 initiative:  Carey Local Schools