Students Care for Chromebooks
Chromebook Purpose and Ownership
Chromebooks are issued to individual students for educational purposes and should be used only by the student to whom it is issued. Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the school. All Chromebooks are the property of the Milford School District and as such may be inspected at any time.
The School District maintains a log of all Chromebooks that includes the Chromebook serial number, asset tag code, and name and ID number of the student assigned to the device. Avoid tampering with the asset tags. (Students may be charged up to the full replacement cost of a Chromebook and/ or disciplinary action for tampering with tag or turning in a Chromebook without a tag.)
Students with Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must take the device to their school as soon as possible so that they can be taken care of properly. Contact your teacher or your school front office on how you can return it for repair or replacement.
REMEMBER: The Chromebook is an electronic device; HANDLE IT WITH CARE.
Caring for Your Chromebook
- No food or drink should be next to your Chromebook. Sticky, crumbly, or wet substances have a way of finding the most vulnerable nooks and crannies in your keyboard.
- Cords, cables, and removable storage devices (e.g. thumb drives) must be inserted "carefully" into the appropriate port.
- Avoid putting objects on top of the device. Never lift a Chromebook by the screen. When a Chromebook isn’t in use, close the lid to protect the screen and keyboard.
- Avoid using liquids to clean. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the Chromebook. Gently wipe the Chromebook screen with a soft, slightly water-dampened, lint-free cloth to clear away dust and debris.
- Charge the device before school. Bringing a fully charged device reduces energy costs for the school and leaves classrooms free of adapter cables that present tripping hazards. Repeated yanking or tugging also wears down the cable and the charging port on the Chromebook.
- Transport your Chromebook with care by putting it inside its protective case. Never store Chromebooks in bags containing heavy objects. Carrying a Chromebook in a tech pocket is generally safe only if the backpack isn’t loaded with bulky textbooks.
- Don't leave your Chromebook anywhere. The student / parent / guardian will assume full responsibility for the loss of the device and the corresponding financial obligation for the replacement costs of the lost property.
- Do not throw or slide your Chromebook. Don't place it in an area where it can be accidentally kicked or hit by someone or something. Never expose a Chromebook to long-term temperature extremes or direct sunlight. An automobile is not a good place to store a Chromebook.
If your student experiences technical challenges with their online learning during this time, please contact your child’s teacher. We have set up a help-desk for the staff to ensure they have access to online support throughout this remote learning process. Our technology team is prepared and ready to ensure their success.