Chromebooks will be distributed to students during the first week of school, provided that students and parents have signed and returned the Chromebook Use Agreement. Chromebooks will be collected during the week before final exams for repairs/maintenance over the summer.
Chromebooks and all accessories must be returned in reasonable working condition. Students who fail to return Chromebooks will be assessed the full replacement cost; failure to pay may result in a theft being reported to the Naugatuck Police Department
Students who withdraw from school, are expelled, or terminate enrollment for any reason are expected to return their Chromebooks on the day of separation.
To encourage responsible use, students will be given the same Chromebook every year during their high school career.
Students are solely responsible for the physical condition of their Chromebook, and are expected to adhere to the following guidelines for caring for their Chromebooks:
Students may not personalize the physical Chromebook unless it is protected by a removable skin
Food or drink should not be consumed near your Chromebook when it is in use
Use caution when connecting/disconnecting any cords, cables, or other removable hardware
Never carry the Chromebook when the screen is open
Be careful there are no obstructions when closing the screens (pens, power cables, etc.)
Chromebooks should be powered off before storing to preserve battery life and internal hardware
Never leave the Chromebook unattended, unlocked, or unsupervised
Never leave the Chromebook where it could be subject to extreme temperatures (i.e. car)
Chromebooks should always be carried/transported in a protective case, bag, or sleeve
The Chromebook must be closed before placing it any cases, bags, or sleeves
Nothing should be placed on top of the Chromebook
Students are encouraged to take their Chromebooks home each day, regardless of whether or not they are needed
Students and their parents/guardians will be held financially responsible for any repairs required to keep their Chromebook in working condition, and/or any damages/loss that occur as a result of neglect or abuse. Examples included, but are not limited to, damage to keys, touchpads, screens, hinges, extreme cosmetic damage, or damage to internal components from liquids or extreme temperatures.
Parents will receive a price sheet at the beginning of each year outlining costs of various repairs as well as full replacement
Financial obligations related to Chromebooks will be treated as obligations in accordance with the student handbook.
Students are expected to bring their Chromebooks to school each day fully charged. Students who forget their Chromebook may be able to use a loaner that can be checked out of the Library Media Center, however the number of loaners available is limited and their availability is not guaranteed.
Students are expected to adhere to the following classroom norms regarding Chromebook use:
Chromebooks will be used at the teacher’s discretion; teachers reserve the right to restrict their use at any time
Chromebooks will be used for educational purposes only; students should not use Chromebooks to access websites, games, or other applications unrelated to academics
Sound must remain muted at all times unless permission is given by the teacher and/or headphones are in use
Use of Chromebooks is governed by the Naugatuck Public School’s acceptable use policy both in and out of school.
Students should not have an expectation of privacy when using Chromebooks at school or at home, including email, stored files, or internet activity. The District reserves the right to monitor all Chromebook activity by students.
Students may not attempt to alter or bypass any restrictions on Chromebook activity or security measures by “jailbreaking,” using VPNs, or any other means
Parents should be aware that District internet filters are in place when Chromebooks are connected to outside networks. Parents are encouraged to regularly review internet browsing history with their students
Students will not install any unauthorized applications on their Chromebook.
Students are responsible for logging out of their account when not using their Chromebook. Students will be held responsible for all activity that occurs on their account.
Violations of the above policies, and/or violations of other school or Board policies carried out using the Chromebook, may result in revocation of Chromebook privileges on a temporary or permanent basis as well as other disciplinary consequences outlined in the Student Handbook.
Student Pledge for Chromebook Use
I will take good care of my Chromebook.
I will never leave my Chromebook unattended in an unsupervised or unsecure location
I will never loan my Chromebook to other individuals.
I will know where my Chromebook is at all times.
I will charge my Chromebook's battery daily.
I will keep food and beverages away from my Chromebook since they may cause damage to the computer.
I will not disassemble any part of my Chromebook or attempt any repairs.
I will protect my Chromebook by only carrying it while in the case provided.
I will use my Chromebook computer in ways that are appropriate and educational.
I will not deface the serial number Chromebook sticker on any Chromebook.
I understand that my Chromebook is subject to inspection at any time without notice and remains the property of the Naugatuck Public Schools.
I will follow the policies outlined in the Chromebook Procedures and Information and the District’s Acceptable Use Policy.
I will file a police report in case of theft, vandalism, and other necessary acts.
I will be responsible for all damage or loss caused by neglect or abuse.
I agree to pay for the replacement items in accordance with the above document in the event any of these items are lost or stolen.
I agree to return the Naugatuck Public Schools’ Chromebook, sleeve/case, and charger in good working condition.