Thank you for your participation in our Chromebook take-home program. We are doing our best to support both you and your student(s) during this stressful time. Below you will find some basic instructions to assure the readiness of your Chromebook. Chromebook can be damaged and/or made inoperable if not cared for properly.
- Keep it charged. Please do not allow the battery to completely die. It is common for a Chromebook not to start again if the battery is allowed to completely drain.
- Only clean the screen with a screen cleaner and dry microfiber or anti-static cloth. Clean the outside of the device with Clorox wipes or another disinfectant. Never spray anything directly on the Chromebook. Find more cleaning tips and instructions here.
- Before closing the screen, make sure there is nothing on the keyboard to prevent the full closure of the device. Obstacles on the keyboard could cause broken screens, damaged hinges, or broken keys.
- Gently pull the power cord straight out when unplugging your Chromebook. Gently push it straight in when plugging it in. Do not yank on it. The power port of the Chromebook can be broken if the power cable is yanked out at odd angles which will prevent it from charging in the future.
- Chromebooks must remain free of any student applied writing, drawing, stickers, or labels.
- Heavy objects should never be placed on top of Chromebooks.
- Chromebooks should never be loaned to another student or individual during the school day or otherwise.
- Please don’t eat or drink around the Chromebook. Crumbs can get under the keys and prevent them from working. Sticky substances can work themselves under the keys and make them sticky and unreliable. Spilled liquids on or around the Chromebook can short out the motherboard and break the device completely.
- Do not leave the Chromebook on blankets, beds, sofas or pillows while on and in use. This may cause the Chromebook to overheat which can damage the device.