Take-home FAQS

When can I check out my Chromebook?
Chromebooks may be checked out from the library when both forms are signed and returned.  The first check-out of the year will be done in English classes.

What if I do not want my child to check-out a Chromebook?
Your child should bring their own computer daily. The computer should have a keyboard and should run well enough that it does not cause the student to fall behind of his or her peers during lessons.

How will the devices get charged for daily use?
Students are expected to keep the charging cord at home and charge the Chromebook nightly.  The charging cords should remain at home.  Each teacher will have a few charging cords for incidental school-day charging.

Why did the high school committee of teachers choose Chromebooks?  The Chromebook is efficient.  It powers on in approximately 6 seconds or less and surfs the web very quickly.  This preserves instructional time.  The device can be managed and updated remotely from the Tech Center.  This creates less down-time for students and teachers by devices not needing to be taken from the student for updating.  Learning apps can be sent to the Chromebooks wirelessly and at the same time by the Tech Center.  The device is affordable.  This allows all high school students to have devices beginning in the 2017-18 school year, rather than selecting only some grade levels to have them.  Students will receive a special model of Chromebook.  The HP X360 Chromebook allows students to experience tablet features (keeping tactile learning in mind), while at the same time, furnishing students with a traditional keyboard that works well for typing.

What should my child do if the device becomes damaged or goes missing? 
The damaged device should be brought by the student to the library clerk, Ronda, so a report can be filled out.  Lost devices should be reported immediately to Ronda as well.

Do I need to fill out both forms?  Yes, both forms need to be completed and returned. The Protection Plan form must be completed whether insurance is purchased or not.

What if I do not have the Internet or cannot afford it?
Please speak with Cody Mothershed about some low-cost alternatives.

How can I tell where my child is surfing on the Internet?
A report sharing internet use will be sent home weekly.  This automated email will be sent to the guardian email address listed in Family Access. 

Why am I being asked to accept or deny a protection plan?  Accidents happen.  The protection plan, like car insurance, protects families.

How much is the protection plan and how long does it last?  The protection plan is $30 and lasts one school year.  Free and reduced students pay $10 per year.  If this is a hardship for your family, please speak to Cody Mothershed.

What does insurance cover?
Please read the Protection Plan form to learn what is specifically covered.

Am I required to purchase the Protection Plan?
No, it is not required.  However, you will financially responsible for loss or damage to the Chromebook.  Compare this to a library book.   A Chromebook is much more expensive than a library book.  Purchase of the Protection Plan is encouraged.

Can I print from my Chromebook?  At this time, printing is not permitted.

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