1 to 1 Chromebooks

Overview

Overview

In September 2018 Madison Public Schools will implement a 1:1 Chromebook initiative for all incoming Freshmen Daniel Hand High School students. Students will use their assigned MPS device in and outside of school.

Quick Facts

  • Students will be assigned a Chromebook, charger, and protective sleeve during Freshmen orientation, Friday, August 31, 2018 at 2 PM.
  • Students and parents must read and sign the Student Chromebook Pledge and Network Use Agreement, as well as pay the $35 annual maintenance fee.
  • Families are responsible to safeguard the issued device and to report any problems with the device to the school immediately.
  • If the Chromebook is lost, stolen, or damaged beyond repair as a result of negligence, families will be subject to a fee for the replacement of the Chromebook and charger.
  • Students are expected to take the Chromebook to and from home every day.
  • Teachers may set additional requirements/restrictions for technology use within their individual classrooms.
  • Students have access to the WiFi and District printers by using their login credentials while in school.
  • The Chromebooks utilize a cloud-based web filter that applies both in and outside of school. At home, students will access the Internet by connecting to their own wireless, but will continue to have their internet access monitored by the MPS web filter. This will be seamless and transparent to the students, thus school settings and filtering will continue on the Chromebook at home.
  • The District reserves the right to monitor any and all activity originating from district-issued devices.

Forms

Please read this pledge and sign both forms below.

  • I will take good care of the Chromebook and bring it to school every day.
  • I will never leave the Chromebook carelessly unattended.
  • I will never loan my Chromebook to other individuals.
  • I will know where my Chromebook is at all times.
  • I will charge the Chromebook battery every night.
  • I will not disassemble any part of the Chromebook or attempt any repairs.
  • I will protect the Chromebook by keeping it in the provided protective sleeve at all times.
  • I will use the Chromebook in ways that are appropriate, educational, and meet MPS expectations.
  • I will not cover or deface the serial number or any other identifier on the Chromebook.
  • I understand that the Chromebook is subject to inspection at any time without notice and remains the property of the Madison Public School District.
  • I will be responsible for all damage or loss caused by negligence or abuse.
  • I agree to return the Chromebook and charger in good working condition at the end of each school year.
  • I have read and will follow the Daniel Hand Network Use Agreement.
  • I understand if I withdraw or terminate enrollment in Madison Public Schools for any reason, I must return the Chromebook, along with accessories, on that day.

Print and Sign These Forms

Expectations

Daily Use

  • Students will bring the fully-charged Chromebook to school every day.
  • Teachers have the discretion to determine when students may use technology in the classroom. Students will comply with the teachers’ requests to shut down or put away any technology.

Student Responsibilities

  • Be responsible for the general care of the Chromebook.
  • Use the provided protective sleeve at all times.
  • Leave the ID label and barcode untouched and visible on both the Chromebook.
  • Report Chromebook malfunctions to LMC staff as soon as possible.
  • Use the Chromebooks in a safe, ethical, and responsible manner both in and outside of school.

Repair and Replacement

If a Chromebook needs repair, it is the student’s responsibility to bring it to the Library Media Center (LMC) as soon as possible. The Chromebook must be handed to an LMC staff member along with a brief explanation of the problem. It cannot be dropped off on the counter. Should repairs be necessary, a loaner Chromebook will be checked out from the library media center to the student.

Safeguards

  • Students are responsible for the physical security of the Chromebook.
  • Never leave the device in an unlocked locker or any unsupervised area.
  • Never expose the Chromebook to extreme temperatures.
  • Never loan the Chromebook to another student.
  • If a Chromebook is stolen or lost during school hours it should be immediately reported to the LMC.
  • If a Chromebook is found unattended it will be taken to the LMC.
  • Adhere to the Madison Public Schools/Daniel Hand High School Network Acceptable Use Agreement.

FAQs

For Parents

What are the expectations for the 1:1 Initiative?

Students will have a Chromebook assigned to them in the same way textbooks are assigned.

All Chromebooks will be handed out with sleeves that must remain with the Chromebook at all times. Students must maintain the Chromebook, charger and sleeve as they do textbooks and return them at the end of the year. Every effort will be made to assign the same Chromebook to your child the following year and throughout their high school career.


What happens if the Chromebook my child is issued has technical issues and/or is in need of repair?

If a student’s Chromebook needs repair, it is the student’s responsibility to bring it to the Library Media Center (LMC) as soon as possible. The Chromebook must be handed to an LMC staff member along with a brief explanation of the problem. It cannot be dropped off on the counter. Should repairs be necessary, a loaner Chromebook will be checked out from the LMC to the student. Teachers, students, and parents are prohibited from attempting repairs on district-issued Chromebooks.

What happens if my child's device becomes inoperable?

If a student’s Chromebook needs repair, it is the student’s responsibility to bring it to the library media center as soon as possible. The Chromebook must be handed to a library media staff member along with a brief explanation of the problem. It cannot be dropped off on the counter. Should repairs be necessary, a loaner Chromebook will be checked out from the library media center to the student. Teachers, students, and parents are prohibited from attempting repairs on district-issued Chromebooks.


What happens if my child's Chromebook is lost or stolen?

If a student’s Chromebook is lost or stolen during school hours, it should be reported to the LMC immediately. If a student’s device is lost or stolen outside of school hours, the appropriate local authorities should be contacted. Families will be subject to a fee for the replacement of devices lost or stolen as a result of negligence, regardless of where the incident occurs.

Will there be charging stations available for Chromebooks at school?

No. All Chromebooks should be fully charged prior to being brought to school.


Will my child be able to use the Chromebook at home?

Students can use the Chromebooks at home by connecting to their family’s wireless. The school settings and web filtering will continue on the Chromebook at home. Students will be expected to bring their assigned Chromebook home every night to charge.

Can my child leave the Chromebook at school?

Students must take the Chromebook home each night for charging. We do not have secure charging or storage available for every student at school.

Does my child have to use the school Chromebook at home?

Students can use their own machines at home and go through their family’s internet service and use their filter settings.

How will my child connect to the Internet with the Chromebook at home?

Students will access the Internet by connecting to the wireless at home, but will continue to have their internet access monitored by the MPS web filter. This will be seamless and transparent to the students, thus school settings and filtering will continue on the Chromebook at home.

Will there be filtering on the Chromebook while my child is at home?

Students will access the Internet by connecting to the wireless at home, but will continue to have their internet access monitored by the MPS web filter. Students can always use a family owned computer while at home and use the filtering software and settings they choose.

Can my child use a personal account to log into the school Chromebook when at home?

No, each student must use their school account to login. The Chromebook settings are locked and cannot be altered.

Can my child access different things on the Chromebook like Netflix?

If a site/program is blocked at school, the student will not be able to access it at home.

For Students

Where can I find the DHHS Acceptable Network Use Agreement for students?

The Network Use Agreement for DHHS students is located below and is also posted in the student portal in the Handbooks and Documents section.

NetworkUseAgreement912.pdf

Grade 9-12 Network Use Agreement

Can I use the Chromebook at home?

Yes. Students can use the Chromebooks at home by connecting to their families wireless. Students who use the Chromebook at home will continue to have their access filtered by the MPS web filter.

Can I add anything to my Chromebook?

No, the settings on the Chromebook won't allow students to add anything of their own to it.


Can I decorate my Chromebook?

No, do not place decorations (such as stickers, markers, etc.) on the Chromebook itself. You may place decorations on the protective sleeve.

Can I bring in my own device?

No. Students should use the district-issued Chromebooks while at school.


Can I log in with a different Google Account on my Chromebook?

No, the settings on the Chromebook won't allow it.

What happens if my Chromebook stops working in school?

If a student’s Chromebook needs repair, it is the student’s responsibility to bring it to the Library Media Center (LMC) as soon as possible. The Chromebook must be handed to an LMC staff member along with a brief explanation of the problem. It cannot be dropped off on the counter. Should repairs be necessary, a loaner Chromebook will be checked out from the LMC to the student. Teachers, students, and parents are prohibited from attempting repairs on district-issued Chromebooks.

What happens if my Chromebook stops working at home?

You can use any machine at home. When you arrive at school, it is the student’s responsibility to bring it to the library media center as soon as possible. The Chromebook must be handed to a library media staff member along with a brief explanation of the problem. It cannot be dropped off on the counter. Should repairs be necessary, a loaner Chromebook will be checked out from the library media center to the student. Teachers, students, and parents are prohibited from attempting repairs on district-issued Chromebooks.

What if I have problems connecting to my wireless network at home?

All connectivity problems at home should be directed to your family’s Internet Service Provider.