MHS Google Chromebooks
Maintenance & Student Responsibilities:
Please make sure your students take care of their Chromebooks at home:
- Chromebooks need to be stored in a safe place:
- Extreme heat or cold will damage the Chromebooks
- Do not store in cars or leave in the sun
- Chromebooks need to be kept in a dry area, specifically out of the bathroom or kitchen
- Students should not keep food or drink near the Chromebook
- Objects should not be stored inside of the Chromebook when closed
- Chromebooks should be turned off when in a bag to avoid overheating
- Chromebooks should be kept out of reach of young children and pets
- Chromebooks should be taken care of:
- We recommend getting a case or cover
- Students can personalize their Chromebook only with school appropriate decals and not stickers or duct tape
- Chromebooks should only be cleaned with a microfiber cloth
- Students should not lean or put pressure on top of the Chromebook when it is closed
- Chromebooks should not be carried while open or by the cover
- Students need to bring their Chromebook to school every day:
- Chromebooks need to be turned off at night to avoid battery drain
- Students needs to charge their Chromebook nightly
- Teachers will call home following the first occasion you forget to bring your Chromebook charged and ready for school
- On the second occasion, the library staff will call home and disable the device remotely
- Chromebook insurance is strongly recommended
- The full replacement cost without insurance for a broken, lost or stolen Chromebook is $250
- The cost to replace just the charger is $20
- The insurance plan for $40 is for one school calendar year and can replace the Chromebook for free, if necessary due to loss or damage
- If a second Chromebook is distributed it can be insured for $60 for the remainder of the school calendar year
- Insurance for the third replacement Chromebook is not offered as an option
- Insurance ordinarily covers two incidents or the full replacement of the device
- Chromebooks are for school-related use while at school and at home.
- Please discuss with your student Internet safety and what you consider appropriate use at home.
- Please carefully read our Parent and Student Chromebook Expectations.
Parent and Student Chromebook Expectations
Using a Chromebook is a huge and exciting responsibility. However, there are a lot of potential dangers online so we have created a suggested outline of points parents and students need to discuss to ensure the safety of students. Please read the following expectations and make sure your child is being safe online. And as parents, please be open and supportive as your child starts to learn and explore on their Chromebook.
As a student:
- I will protect my reputation and privacy.
- I will create privacy settings on social networking sites.
- I will keep my password private.
- I will not give out my personal information (like my address) to someone I don’t know.
- I will not put myself at risk by posting or sending inappropriate or revealing photos.
- I will not post anything on my profile that I wouldn’t want my parents, teachers, college admissions officers, or future employers to see.
- I agree to only use the Internet responsibly and not be hurtful to anyone.
- I agree not to use technology to cheat.
- I agree to report content that is potentially inappropriate.
- I will be mindful of how much media I consume and will balance it with other activities in my life.
- I will confide in an adult if anything potentially dangerous happens online.
- I know that not everything I read or see is true, and I will think about whether a source or person is credible.
- I agree to think about and understand anything before I download or fill out any survey.
- I will help my parents understand why media is so important to me.
- I will show them how to use the tools that I like if they’re interested in learning.
- I will recognize that my safety and wellbeing is more important to them than anything else.
In exchange, my parents agree to:
- Be open-minded about the media that I use and recognize that it’s a big part of my life, even if they don’t always understand why.
- Let me make some mistakes and help me learn from them.
- Before saying “no,” talk with me about what worries them and why.
- Respect my privacy and talk to me if they have concerns.