Chromebook Care and Maintenance
The Chromebook is the property of The Oakland Public Schools and all users will follow all rules and regulations outlined on this website, Oakland's Use of Technology Policy, and the Network User Contract for this technology. Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook and two-part charger they have been issued by the school.
Students are responsible for keeping their Chromebook’s battery fully charged for school each day.
The protective cases provided with Chromebooks have sufficient padding to protect the Chromebook from normal wear and tear and provide a suitable means for carrying the device in and out of school.
The Chromebook screens can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure.
Students are encouraged to take their Chromebooks home every day after school, regardless of whether or not they are needed. Chromebooks should never be stored in a vehicle, especially in hot weather.
Under no circumstances should Chromebooks be left unattended. Unattended areas include the school grounds, lunchroom, computer labs, locker rooms, unlocked classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, etc. Any Chromebook left in these areas is in danger of being stolen. If an Chromebook is found in an unattended area, it will be taken to the main office.
Repairs • Unexpected problems may occur with the Chromebooks that are not the fault of the user. The District’s Supervisor of Technology and Technology Coordinator, along with the building's respective technology staff, will assist students with resolving these issues. District-owned Chromebooks should never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance. Taking a Chromebook to an outside vendor will result in loss of Chromebook privileges.
Loaner Chromebooks • Temporary replacement Chromebooks (loaners) are available so learning is not disrupted by the repair process. Students are responsible for the care of the loaner Chromebook while it is issued to them. The same rules and guidelines apply to loaner Chromebooks.
Accident vs. Negligence • Accidents do happen. There is a difference, however, between an accident and negligence. All reports of Chromebook damage will be investigated by the school. If the damage is deemed to be intentional or negligent on the part of the student, the student may be subject to consequences based on our Code of Conduct.
Reporting • Students are responsible for the Chromebook and all accessories they have been issued. Chromebooks in need of repair must be reported to the Valley Middle School Main Office as soon as possible (same day or next day they are in school). Failure to report damage may result in consequences based on our Code of Conduct..
*Under no circumstances should a damaged Chromebook be brought to an outside vendor to repair.