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Rocky Point Union Free School District Parents/Students | Chromebook Information

1:1 Chromebook Initiative


Parent/Guardian Basic Information

What are Chromebooks?

Chromebooks are a type of laptop that uses the Chrome Operating System (rather than a Windows or the Apple operating system). They are built to boot (startup) quickly and have a long battery life. They store all resources and files on the web (cloud based) and integrate with G Suite (Google) Apps.

Why are we distributing Chromebooks to students in grades 6-12?

In support of the hybrid instructional model, students in grades 6-12 will be issued individual Chromebooks for use at home and school. Students in grades 6-12 are expected to charge the Chromebook each night and bring it to school on their assigned days.

Will K-5 students be issued a Chromebook?

Students in grades K-5 will be attending school each day. K-5 students will have Chromebook carts the FJC and JAE school buildings available for use while in school. If it becomes necessary to go “100% virtual” for instruction, additional information will be provided as Chromebooks would then be distributed to students in grades K-5 for home use.

What are the student expectations?

Students are expected to charge the Chromebook each night, bring it to school each day, and to treat it with respect. Students are also expected to be good digital citizens and abide by all district guidelines. Is the Chromebook internet access filtered? All websites accessed on the Chromebook pass through the district filters both at home and at school. A record of all internet activity is available to the district.

What happens if the Chromebook breaks or is stolen?

A student should report all problems/issues to the library and the assigned staff member in the building. There are a limited number of loaners to supply students who do not have a working Chromebook. A student who does not take proper care of his/her Chromebook can be charged for repair/replacement as explained in the Chromebook Handbook and Agreement.

My family is not interested in picking up a Chromebook; does my child have to have take one?

Now that our District is moving to a 1:1 technology model, access to technology is not optional. The District have been planning for some time to move to this model and provide more up-to-date curriculum resources and get rid of paper whenever possible. We can’t accomplish those goals as long as technology is optional to students, so it is imperative that every student have and use a school-issued Chromebook. 


Helpful Links

Common Sense Media
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/ https://www.google.com/chromebook/tips/#files

NetSmartz
http://www.netsmartz.org/home

Federal Trade Commission
https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/feature-0038-onguardonline

Chromebook Tutorials
https://support.google.com/chromebook/?hl=en#topic=3399709


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