9th Grade Chromebook Handbook
1. Mission Statement and
Goal Statement of the Franklin County School
The Mission of the Franklin County School System is to provide
students the opportunity to achieve their potential in an
environment conducive to optimal learning.
Franklin County School Board Goal for Technology:
Goal: Integrate relevant technology into instruction and
management to increase student and teacher learning, enhance
efficiency and prepare both students and teachers for the
Objective: To convert from textbooks that will provide
optimal learning experience for the students in the district.
Franklin County Schools District 1:1
This handbook has been developed for students and families
involved in Franklin County School's 1:1 initiative, which
will assign Chromebook computing devices to students. This is
part of the Franklin County School Board's goal to initiate
e-learning in the Franklin County School District. This
e-learning initiative will allow access to textbooks and
related materials through the use of technology. The
district will loan a Chromebook, thumb drive, case and other
accessories to each student for the duration of the school
year as determined by school principals. The student is
expected to maintain the device and use it as required by the
Franklin County Board of Education and the teachers to improve
learning opportunities and experiences. The following pages outline
the district's expectations for safe and effective use of the
Chromebooks through this initiative.
The Chromebook is the property of the
Franklin County Schools (FCS). FCS retains sole right of
possession of the Chromebook and grants permission to the student
to use the Chromebook according to the guidelines set forth in this
document. Moreover, FCS administrative staff retains the rights to
collect and/or inspect the Chromebook at any time, including via
electronic remote access in order to alter, add or delete installed
software or hardware. A student who is actively
enrolled in and who physically attends grade 9 or 10 in the
Franklin County Schools qualifies for participation in the 1:1
Chromebook initiative. In order to possess and use the
borrowed device, the student must comply at all
times with the expectations of the Student/Parent 1:1 Chromebook
Initiative Handbook and the district's Acceptable Usage Policy
(AUP), which is contained in Board Policy 4.406. The legal
title to the borrowed device belongs to the FCS and shall at all
times remain as such. A student's right of possession and use
of the borrowed device is limited to, and conditioned upon, the
student's full and complete compliance with the expectations
detailed in the Student/Parent 1:1 Handbook and the district's
AUP. Because the borrowed device is the property of the FCS,
it is subject to monitoring of use and search of contents at any
time. There is no expectation of privacy in use or data stored on a
Loss, Theft or Damage
The student/parent/guardian agrees to assume full responsibility
for the safety, security, and care of the borrowed
property. In the case of loss or theft
occurring at school, the student must report the incident to a
Principal or Assistant Principal within one school day of the
occurrence. In the case of loss or theft occurring away from
school, the student must report the incident to the law enforcement
officials of jurisdiction within 24 hours of occurrence and then
provide documentation of the aforementioned law enforcement report
to a Principal or Assistant Principal. Failing to report loss
or theft in the manner described here will result in the missing
property being categorized as lost rather than stolen and 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. Replacement cost
of chromebook device is $275; replacement cost of power cord is
$50; replacement of case is $25: replacement of flash drive is
Terms of Agreement
A user's right to use and possess the borrowed property
terminates no later than the last day of the school year unless
earlier terminated by the FCS for noncompliance, terminated upon
withdrawal from active enrollment in the FCS, or terminated due to
a change in schedule/attendance arrangement that no longer results
in the user physically attending grade 9 or 10 at FCS.
Chromebook Device Use and Policies for
A. Student use in Classroom:
Students will be required to take their Chromebook to each
class each day. Teachers will be designing their
lessons and classroom activities based on students' having access
to their Chromebook. The Chromebook must be kept in the
school issued carrying bag at all times when it is not being
used. Students are responsible for charging the
Chromebook each night so that it is ready to be used at school each
B. Student Access to Internet and
At school, students will have access to the Internet
through the FCS network. When not at school, students may access
the Internet using the district Chromebook if they have Internet
access available to them in their home or other locations. FCS will
not provide students with Internet access outside of
school. Students may access the Internet on their
Chromebook at any time outside of school. As with any other
Internet-enabled device, FCS recommends that parents/legal
guardians monitor their student's time and activities on the
Internet. Students should understand that their
parent's/guardian's rules about Internet usage outside of school
are applicable even when the student is using their
Chromebook. There is no expectation of privacy while
using the Chromebook, networks, or technology. The Chromebook
is the property of FCS, and FCS may request to examine the
Chromebook at any time. The District's Acceptable Usage
Policy (Policy 4.406) defines appropriate use of FCS technology,
including the Chromebook, and defines "inappropriate matter."
Students who access inappropriate sites, or are accessing sites
during the school day that are not related to a class they are
attending, will be subject to disciplinary action. If
prohibited or inappropriate web sites or content are accessed by
accident, the student should immediately leave the site and report
the incident to a teacher or school official. The Chromebook
is for school use. Inappropriate use outside of school is
prohibited and chromebooks will be confiscated.
C. Charging of Chromebooks:
It is the student's responsibility to electrically charge
the Chromebook each night at home and bring the device to school
fully charged. It is expected that during a normal school
day, a fully charged Chromebook can be used the entire
day. Students should establish a routine at home for
the charging of the Chromebook so that it can charge
overnight. It is the student's responsibility to
maintain the power adapter and cable.
D. Property Rights:
Users must respect the intellectual property of others by
crediting sources and following all copyright laws. Users may not
download or install software. All software loaded on FCS's
hardware is the property of FCS and may not be copied or
transmitted to any outside party. No student may copy,
download from the Internet, or install apps onto a District
Chromebook or otherwise use any software in violation of applicable
copyrights and license agreements.
E. Downloading programs and personalizing the
Only Technology Department staff may download, install, or
remove apps onto the student-issued Chromebook.
Stickers and other markings on the outside of the Chromebook or
Chromebook case will not be allowed. No personalization is
allowed. Students are to keep the Chromebook in its school
issued protective case at all times when not in use. Students are
responsible for maintaining the case and using it for the
protection of the Chromebook. Some students may choose to purchase
a plastic snap-on skin. This is a snap-on device and does not
alter the outside of the Chromebook.
F. General Care/Handling/Use:
The general rule for care and handling is to "Treat this
equipment with as much care as if it were your own property."
Students are responsible for all aspects of the borrowed
Chromebook. Do not remove or interfere with the
serial number or any identification placed on the Chromebook.
Keep the equipment clean. Close the lid of the
Chromebook when it is not in use in order to save battery life and
protect the screen. NEVER walk from one location to
another with an open Chromebook. Do not hold the device by
the corner of the screen. This is applicable at school and at
home. The student is responsible for all media, Internet
usage, file creations, file deletion, file sharing, file
storage, and other actions that involve all software or
applications accessed via his or her assigned Chromebook. Do
not allow other individuals to use the Chromebook assigned to
you. Students must keep their assigned Chromebook with them
at all times. If a student allows someone else to use his or
her Chromebook, that student is still responsible for any activity,
use or damage that occurs.
Other Chromebook Policies
A: Your Chromebook is to be used only for
creation of, storage of, access to, and consumption of
school-related and school-appropriate content. This includes
assignments, projects and homework; in other words SCHOOL
WORK. Do not access, store, create, consume, or share
unauthorized or inappropriate content on your Chromebook or thumb
drive. Make sure the surface of your device is
not altered or defaced. Do not decorate your assigned device or
remove labels, stickers, or tags from the Chromebook or accessories
that are affixed by school district personnel. Only FCS
Technology Department personnel are authorized to troubleshoot,
diagnose, or repair your borrowed device. The
Chromebook and other equipment must be stored in a safe
place. Do not leave the Chromebook on the floor where it
might be stepped on, or leave within reach of small children or
pets. Do not leave it in a car or anywhere it might be exposed to
extreme temperatures, hot or cold. Chromebooks
left in bags in unattended classrooms or other areas are considered
"unattended" and will be confiscated by staff as a protection
against theft. If confiscated, the student will receive a warning
before the Chromebook is returned. If the Chromebook is
confiscated a second time, the student may be required to get a
parent signature acknowledging financial responsibility before its
return, along with other appropriate consequences. Unattended
and unlocked equipment, if stolen - including at school - will be
the student's responsibility.
B: If on an athletic team, never leave the
Chromebook on a school bus, in the gym, in a locker room, on a
playing field, or in other areas where it could be damaged or
stolen. Communicate with appropriate coaching staff or club
sponsor to secure storage of the Chromebook at school related
activities, performances, sporting events, etc. Avoid storing
the Chromebook in a vehicle other than in a locked trunk. The
locked trunk of a car would be an acceptable storage place as long
as it is not excessively hot or cold. Keep the
Chromebook powered off and in a protective carrying case when
not in use. Do not hold, lift, or suspend the
Chromebook in the air solely by the
screen/display. Make sure to power the Chromebook
completely off before placing it into a protective carrying
case. Handle the Chromebook with caution, even when in
the protective carrying case. The student is
responsible for making sure not to share or switch the Chromebook,
its power charger, or other accessories with other users.
C: It is a student's responsibility to
maintain the Chromebook at all times. If the student's
Chromebook is not working properly, the student should first talk
to the teacher in the class to determine if minor troubleshooting
will take care of the problem. If the problem persists, the
student may be issued a different Chromebook to use on a temporary
basis. Do not attempt to remove or change software on
the computer or the physical structure of the computer. Do
not add personalization to the device or the case.
D. Do not allow anyone else to use your
Chromebook. Loss or damage that occurs when anyone else is using it
will be your responsibility. Only one user per assigned
E. Use a soft, dry, lint-free cloth when
cleaning the Chromebook. Never use any cleaning products, other
than a dry soft cloth on the Chromebook. Computer screens
show fingerprints and smudges easily, so be sure to follow proper
cleaning procedures to keep your screen looking new.
Records--The school district will maintain an inventory of
all Chromebooks and accessories that includes the serial number,
asset label ID, student name, and student ID number for each
device. Students will be responsible for all Chromebook
materials assigned to them.
Chromebook Care and
The Chromebook is a computer and must be handled with care.
There are things you can do to make the Chromebook last longer and
offer you a trouble-free and rewarding learning experience.
One of the best features of the Chromebook is the fact that it
is portable. It enables you to take your homework and information
wherever you go. When transporting the Chromebook, there are a few
simple things you can do to protect it.
- Do not throw the Chromebook.
- Keep the Chromebook in its protective case at all times.
- Keep the Chromebook dry, and protect it from rain and snow and
- Do not eat or drink near the Chromebook .
- Close the lid of the Chromebook before carrying it from one
location to another. This
ensures all mechanical and moving parts are not damaged during
- Close the Chromebook carefully-from the center of the
screen---do not slam it shut.
- Do not use the Chromebook as a folder to store papers.
- Do not insert things, especially metal objects, into the
openings of the Chromebook.
- At the end of each day the Chromebook must be plugged in so
that the battery is fully
charged for the next day.
- Wipe surfaces lightly with a clean, soft cloth.
- To keep the screen clean, do not touch the screen with your
- Power Cable should be lined up straight with the connector when
inserting and removing.
- Be careful not to jerk / pull / twist your Chromebook around
when the cables are attached.
- Your Chromebook is a wireless only device.
- A wireless network is required to use the device
- There are free wireless "Hot Spots" in Franklin County
including the public library.
Your student has been issued a Chromebook computer to
improve and personalize e-learning opportunities for her/his
education. It is required that these responsibilities are
followed to ensure the safe, efficient, and ethical operation of
I refers to the parent.
● I will
supervise my student's use of the Chrome book at home.
● I will supervise my
student's use of the Internet.
● I will report to the
school any problems with the Chromebook and will not attempt to
repair the Chromebook.
● I will make sure that my
student charges the Chromebook battery nightly.
● I will make sure my
student brings the Chromebook to school every day.
● I understand that if my
student comes to school without the Chromebook, I may be called to
bring it to school.
● I agree to make sure that
the Chromebook is returned to the school when requested and upon my
student's withdrawal from the District.
● I am financially
responsible for any physical damage to the Chromebook.
Your Chromebook is an important e-learning tool and is for
educational purposes only. In order to take your Chromebook
home each day, you are required to accept the following
I refers to the student.
● When using the Chromebook
at home, at school, and anywhere else, I will follow the policies
of the District and abide by all local, state, and federal
● I will treat the
Chromebook with care.
● The Chromebook is my
responsibility and will stay in my possession at all times.
● I will not modify software
on the Chromebook.
● I will not release
personal information to strangers when using the Chrome book.
● I will bring the
Chromebook to school every day.
● I will keep all accounts
and passwords assigned to me secure and will not share these with
any other students.
● I will recharge the
Chromebook battery each night.
● I will return the
Chromebook when requested and upon my withdrawal from the
● I will leave the
Chromebook in a protective case.
● I am financially
responsible for any physical damage to the Chromebook.
FRANKLIN COUNTY SCHOOLS
_________________________________ Date of Birth:
Parent or Guardian Name:
Home Phone #: __________________ Work#:
________________ Cell#: __________________
Franklin County School Property Tag#:
Serial Number of the Chromebook
Upon our signing of this agreement, the student
acknowledges receipt and possession of a working Chromebook
computer, case, flash drive, and power cord. We have
read and understand the Franklin County Schools One to One
Chromebook E-Learning Policy. This policy is incorporated by
reference into this agreement. We promise to abide by this
policy and understand that receipt of a Franklin County Schools
Chromebook is a privilege that may be forfeited by noncompliance
with the policy. We understand that we will be responsible
for any costs or damage to or replacement of the Chromebook issued,
and that if we fail to return the Chromebook, legal action may be
Parent or Guardian Signature
This form must be completed
before a DEVICE will be provided to your
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