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Get Started with Your Chromebook

The primary productivity tool for students and staff in SBOE is Google Workspaces; a set of online communication & collaboration applications containing word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations, drawing, email and other tools. These applications do not reside on the Chromebook itself, but are accessed through a web browser. The benefit of this structure allows flexibility in accessing documents and projects from ANY computer or mobile device with Internet access, at school, at home, or anywhere else.
  • Not in school.
  • At home students can connect to a printer via WiFi or USB.
Several options exist for using the Chromebook away from schools,even for families who do not subscribe to wireless access. 
Comcast and Verizon provide low cost internet for qualifying families. See here for more information:
Please contact the school to let us know if you have no internet access at home.
  • Be careful not to toss or drop the Chromebook even if it is stored in a backpack or bag.
  • Do not cover any vents on the Chromebook.
  • Insert and remove cords, cables, and removable storage devices carefully with the Chromebook.
  • Use the Chromebook and its charger away from water, direct heat, direct sunlight, food, drinks, small children and pets.
  • Do not write or draw on, etch, or apply stickers, decals or labels to the Chromebook.
  • Do not leave the Chromebook unattended.
  • Do not lift Chromebooks by the screen.
  • Always carry a Chromebook either supported by both hands underneath the bottom or with one hand under an edge with the lid closed.
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g., pens, pencils, notebooks).
  • Do not wedge the Chromebook into a book bag or place anything in the carrying case/protective cover that will compress the cover.
  • Do not poke or draw on the screen with any sharp object (pen, pencil, etc.)
  • Always transport the Chromebook in a bag or backpack that has a padded laptop compartment or insert. If the charger is kept in the bag or backpack, store it in a separate compartment.
  • Unplug the charger from the Chromebook before putting it in a bag, case or backpack.
Students may put reusable non-stick "cling" style school-appropriate attachments (skins) to their devices. Chromebook cases may be personalized as students choose so long as the integrity/structure of the case is not altered.
Cases and skins must be removed when the Chromebook is turned in at the end of the year.