One to One Chromebook Initiative 2020-2021

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Franklin County School System

One to One Chromebook Initiative

2020-2021

Mission Statement of the Franklin County School Board

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 future.

Objective:  To convert from textbooks to provide optimal learning experiences for the students in the district.

Franklin County Schools District 1:1 Handbook 

This contract handbook has been developed for students and families attending Franklin County School who participate in the One to One chromebook Initiative.  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 and assigned  accessories  to each student for the duration of the school year per the chromebook policy.  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.   Students and parents/guardians  are responsible for reading and implementing all the policies found in this handbook.

Chromebook Checklist

  1. Chromebooks are the property of Franklin County Schools and are to be used ONLY for school related work.  School related work refers to any assignments made by the students’ teachers including but not limited to homework, research, projects,  PowerPoints, etc. 


  1. Chromebooks are loaned to each student upon the completion of the attached contract being signed and returned.


  1. Students are to comply with all rules, policies, and expectations at all times to retain eligibility to borrow a Chromebook for school use and work. 


  1. The student DOES NOT have permission to access games, movies, music,  television, or shopping sites on the loaned chromebook because these are not school work activities.  The loaned Chromebook is subject to monitoring of use and the search of contents at any time, thus there can be no expectation of privacy.


  1. As stated in the FCS Board Policies, compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) is required of all students.



  1. Students/parents/guardians assume  and accept full responsibility for the safety, security, use, and care of the borrowed Chromebook, charger and assigned case.  


  1. Lost, stolen and/or broken Chromebooks, chargers or assigned cases  must be reported to the proper authorities including personal insurance and school personnel within 24 hours.  The student is financially responsible for the cost of replacing the borrowed Chromebook and accessories in a timely manner.


  1. A user’s right to use and possess the borrowed Chromebook terminates no later than the last day of the stated school year unless terminated earlier by FCS for non compliance of rules or withdrawal from actively attending a Franklin County School.


  1. Students are REQUIRED to take the Chromebook to each class each day with a fully charged battery.  It is the student’s responsibility to charge the Chromebook each night.  Failure to charge the Chromebook will result in the student being unable to participate fully in all daily educational opportunities.


  1. Users must respect the intellectual property rights of others by crediting sources and following all copyright laws.


  1. Students are to treat this equipment with as much care as if you had purchased it with your own money.


  1. The Chromebook is borrowed/loaned and must not be changed in any way including the outside case appearance as well as the operating systems.  No personalization is allowed.


  1. If a student is on an athletic team or involved in a club, the student must contact the coach or the sponsor for the proper place to store the Chromebook while practicing or attending club activities.


  1. No one but the assigned student is allowed to use the Chromebook. The Chromebook is on loan to a specific student for school work only. The Chromebook and assigned accessories must remain in the possession of the assigned student at all times.


  1. Identifying tags including the serial number tag and FCS asset tags must remain undisturbed on the Chromebook.  FCS schools will keep records and inventory all Chromebooks and accessories each year.


  1. Each student is responsible for the specific items loaned to him or her.


  1. If a student's Chromebook is confiscated for inappropriate use, students will be given the opportunity to keep up with their work.  Teachers will work with the students to provide accommodations to assist students in not falling behind in their assignments.  This may consist of paper copies or instructions to use a personal device at home or whatever other methods the teacher and student agree to use.      


  1. Students are required to use the assigned provided case to transport assigned Chromebook if they have been assigned to their grade level. A backpack that has a laptop sleeve is NOT to be used to transport the Chromebook due to the number of breaks that have occurred. It is the student’s responsibility to always use the assigned case provided by FCS.  


  1. Students are responsible for the cost of any Chromebook that is lost, damaged, or stolen. This includes the actual Chromebook, Chromebook screen, charger cord, plastic cover or carrying case.  Charges for any losses, damages, or thefts will be determined on an individual basis.

Franklin County Schools

Chromebook Care and Use

   

General Handling

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.   

 

Care

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 (do not place in a backpack laptop sleeve) at all times when not in use.

  • Keep the Chromebook dry, and protect it from rain and snow and any liquid.

  • 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 transit. 

  • 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. 

 

Cleaning

  • Wipe surfaces lightly with a clean, soft cloth.

  • To keep the screen clean, do not touch the screen with your fingers. 

  • If using a touchscreen device make sure hands are clean.

 

Power Cable

  • 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. 

 

Wireless Internet

  • 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.

 

Franklin County School System One to One Chromebook Initiative 2020-2021 - Universal Chromebook Contract