Parent Guide to Student Chromebook Use

Device

  • SBPS supports the implementation of a digital curriculum by ensuring teachers, students, and administrators have access to a variety of devices capable of meeting the complex and specialized needs of each of our courses. Students in grades 6-12 are issued a Chromebook to be used in class and taken home to complete digital coursework. The district currently uses a handful of different models for the Device Assisted Learning Initiative. To learn more about the Chromebook issued to your student and corresponding parts price lists, please click on the brand and model name below.

    Lenovo 300e (Grade 9)

    Acer 731T (Grades 6-8 & 10)

    Lenovo N23 (Grades 11-12)

    HP Chromebook 11 G4 (Grade 12)

    Lenovo N22 Touch (CHOICES)

Transporting the Chromebook

  • Chromebooks that are assigned to go home come with a school-issued with an "always on" case. The purpose of the case is to protect the device while it is being transported. Please do not remove the case unless asked to do so by SBPS IT personnel. When not in use, closing the Chromebook lid will save battery life and protect the screen. The Chromebook must be transported in the protective case at all times.

    No stickers should be attached to the case unless placed there by SBPS district staff.

General Care

  • Carefully transport your Chromebook when traveling between classes or between home and school. Avoid placing weight on it, and never throw or slide it. Be careful not to expose it to long-term temperature extremes, which means an automobile is never a good place to store it.

    Do not place any decorations, including stickers, on the Chromebook. Do not remove asset tag (barcode) sticker.

Battery

  • Students that take their Chromebooks home are responsible for charging the Chromebook each night using the provided charger, ensuring that it is ready for use in school each day. Failure to do so will result in a student having to use alternative methods to complete in-class activities and lessons.

    The screen is the biggest draw on the battery of a Chromebook. To extend battery life reduce screen brightness and close the lid when the Chromebook is not in active use. Other activities that use more battery than normal are watching videos and playing games because they require rapid screen refresh. Reducing the amount of time spent on these activities will also have a positive effect on battery life.

Screen

  • Never place a Chromebook in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects. Its screen is vulnerable to cracking and breaking. Never place heavy objects on top of it or drop it. The Chromebook screen can be cleaned with a soft, slightly water-dampened, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting any moisture on the keys or other openings. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the Chromebook.

    Screen cloth Water Spray