How will Chromebooks be safely transported during the school day and between school and home?
A case will be provided. Students are encouraged to exercise care when transporting their device throughout the school day as well as when placing it in their backpack, even when it is in their protective case. Students should carry the Chromebook in a closed position to avoid damaging the hinge; they should not put excessive weight on the Chromebook cover when placing it in their backpack and should not throw or toss their backpack. Students MUST always keep their Chromebook in the protective case.
Will my child need any additional accessories for their Chromebook?
Should my student bring their battery charger to school?
How does my student connect to the internet at home on their Chromebook?
What happens to the Chromebook if my child leaves the district?
How often will the Chromebook be used in the classroom?
What if I don’t have internet access at home?
Our goal is to provide equal access to technology for all students of the Wethersfield Public Schools.
How do I clean my Chromebook?
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the screen or wipes specifically meant to clean a computer. Never use any product containing alcohol, ammonia, or other strong solvent to clean your Chromebook. Do NOT spray or wipe your Chromebook with any Windex/household cleaner/water and/or cleaning clothes/wipes. Clean your Chromebook keys and screen with a lightly moistened soft cloth.
Can I personalize/decorate my Chromebook?
The devices are the property of the Wethersfield Public Schools. Students may not decorate, personalize, or mark the actual Chromebook in any way. They should not remove any asset or tags or labels affixed by the district.
Can parents/siblings use the device?
What should I do if my Chromebook is broken or lost?
If your device is broken, please bring it to the library media center to have it checked in for repair. The Library Media Specialist will issue a loaner to use while your device is being repaired. If your device is missing, please report this to your Library Media Specialist as soon as possible.
Can the district monitor my online activity when I am using the school-issued Chromebook at home or at school?
When you use a district-issued Chromebook at home or at school, your activity (web browsing, use of Google suite for education, etc.) is logged using GoGuardian software. The Chromebook is owned by the district, and we are mandated to implement reasonable security measures to limit access to inappropriate material and to monitor inappropriate student behavior. Students and staff should have no expectation of privacy when using a district device.
Can I use a personal laptop, Chromebook, tablet, other device in classes instead of my district-issued Chromebook?
No. The Chromebook was selected as an educational tool to support our district’s instructional goals and has been configured with the appropriate security settings for our school network. Per Board of Education policy 5870, students may not use a personal device in place of a district-issued Chromebook during instructional time except as specifically permitted by instructional staff. In order to ensure a safe learning experience for all students and maintain the integrity of our network and filtering systems, all students are expected to use their assigned district issued device during instructional time.