All Students will:
- Follow the guidelines in the Student Handbook, the District’s Acceptable Use Policy, and any relevant state and/or federal laws.
- Use school computers for educational purposes in a safe, legal, ethical, and responsible manner. I will not do anything with school computers that impacts anyone else’s happiness, safety, or privacy.
- Play only school-appropriate computer games–at school if I have my teacher’s permission or at home if I have my parent’s permission. Students and parents should be mindful of the District’s standards around violence, harassment, bullying, and other antisocial behavior.
- Maintain system software settings as configured unless told to change them by a teacher or a District IT technician.
- Not make any changes that will damage the Chromebook. I will not customize the settings on other school computers.
- Handle the Chromebook (and any school computer) with care, keeping it clean, dry, away from food and drink, and shielding it from extreme hot or cold temperatures.
- Use the Chromebook on a stable platform such as a desk or table and not on a soft surface like a bed, which will block the cooling vents and cause it to overheat.
- Always keep the Chromebook in its District approved case.
- Not attach stickers to (unless directed to do so by a teacher or other District staff person), write on, or otherwise deface the Chromebook.
- Always have the Chromebook in my personal possession, in the care of a teacher or another responsible adult, or in a secure location (e.g., my locker).
- Not trade Chromebooks, chargers, or batteries with another student.
- Ensure that the Chromebook battery is fully charged before the beginning of each school day.
- Notify my teacher or District IT staff immediately if the white PCSD Asset # sticker on the bottom of the Chromebook begins to peel off or is damaged or missing.
- Notify my teacher or building office immediately if my Chromebook is damaged, lost, or stolen.
- I will not attempt to repair a damaged Chromebook or have someone other than District staff repair it.
- Keep my personal information private, i.e., I will not share my birthday, password, social security number, address, or phone number(s).
- Not use a school computer to circumvent (go around) or violate copyright laws, or to steal software, movies, music, or any other type of protected media.
- Not use tools that prevent the web browser from logging my browsing history or delete browsing history.
- Return the Chromebook and charger at the end of the school year, or any other time as requested.
Student Device Damage Protocol
Accidental Damage: Accidental damage occurs when a student follows the chromebook guidelines, but damage still occurs. Accidental damage will be determined by a member of the Administrative / Technology Team after an investigation occurs.
- 1st break – Device will be repaired / replaced as determined by a District Technician. Students will have access to a loaner device while the device is being repaired.
- 2nd break – Device will be repaired and inventoried. The student will be assigned an older model chromebook for the remainder of the calendar school year or a date selected by a member of the Administrative Team..
Intentional / Neglectful Damage: Intentional/neglectful damage occurs when a student misuses the device they have been assigned or a device that has been assigned to another student. Intentional damage must be reported immediately to a building office or a member of the technology team.
- The District retains the right to request payment for any damage to or loss of school property.
Charger Loss or Damage: The District is not responsible for replacing chargers that have been lost or damaged. Students are responsible for replacing a lost or damaged charger, which must be returned with a school issued Chromebook. The expected replacement charger is a 65W USBC Laptop Charger
Reporting a Lost or Stolen Chromebook
If the device is stolen while on school property, including buses, the loss/theft must be reported by the student to their building’s main office as soon as possible. If the device is stolen outside of school, the parent/guardian must file a police report within one week. A copy of the report must be turned in to the main office. Upon receipt of this report, a replacement device will be issued. All lost devices must be reported the appropriate building off immediately.