BHS Chromebooks for 2018-2019

For 2018-2019, all students in regular education* in grades 9-12 are REQUIRED to check out and use a school-issued Chromebook.

All students must have a parent present at registration EXCEPT returning sophomores in the Class of 2021 who already have a device. Returning students in the Class of 2021 retain their existing Chromebook, but must either renew their annual insurance online beforehand or at registration in early August or their coverage will expire on 8/15.

*Take-home Chromebooks are not issued to students in the Bruin Academy or severe and profound or multi-handicapped Special Education programs; they instead use dedicated devices provided at the school.

Registration Requirements to Check Out a Chromebook

Parents can complete much of this ahead of time to speed up registration:
Please understand that a parent or guardian must still be present for a new device to be checked out. See below for dates and times.

Registration Dates & Times

  • Pick up class schedule, any textbooks, take the student picture, and check out the Chromebook or renew the insurance
  • A parent MUST be present for a student to check out the mandatory Chromebook; for a parent who cannot attend a regular registration time, students should register in the morning or afternoon and then a parent or guardian can join them to pick up the device between 5-7 p.m. in the library
  • Seniors on Monday, August 6 in main building foyer off Hillcrest Drive*
    • Regular registration: 8:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
    • Evening Chromebook checkout if needed: 5-7 p.m. in the 10-12 Library
  • Juniors on Tuesday, August 7 in main building foyer off Hillcrest Drive*
    • Regular registration: 8:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
    • Evening Chromebook checkout if needed: 5-7 p.m. in the 10-12 Library
  • Sophomores on Wednesday, August 8 in main building foyer off Hillcrest Drive*
    • Regular registration: 8:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
    • Returning students simply retain their existing Chromebook instead of needing to check one out with a parent present; however, to renew their annual Chromebook insurance, they will need to pay in advance or at registration
    • Evening Chromebook checkout if needed: 5-7 p.m. in the 10-12 Library
  • Freshmen on Thursday, August 9 in Freshman Academy foyer off 18th & Shawnee*
    • Regular registration: 8:30-11 a.m. or 12:30-3 p.m.
    • Evening Chromebook checkout if needed: 5-7 p.m. in the Freshman Academy Library
  • Students new to the district should call Registrar Debbie VanGunda at 918-336-3311 ext. 1000 to pick up a new student packet in advance and also schedule a registration appointment for Friday, August 10
*If a student/parent cannot register on the assigned day, they can come to BHS to register on Friday, August 10 either between 8-11 a.m. or between 1-4 p.m. Registration after that will be on 8/13 and 8/14 from 1-4 p.m. and on 8/15 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Parents' FAQ

What if the Chromebook gets damaged or stolen or malfunctions?

If you can’t resolve the problem with a Chromebook or it is damaged or stolen, students at BHS should visit the Student Technology Support Team classroom, which is room 132 in the annex to the east of the 10-12 Library. 

Instructor Wendy Meador and the students in that program will provide assistance. If they cannot resolve a problem quickly, they will check out a loaner Chromebook until the device is repaired. 

When the Student Technology Support Team classroom is closed, please proceed to the 10-12 Library to seek assistance from librarian Kim Lashbrook.

If you purchased the district-offered insurance, the full cost of repair or replacement is covered for a first incident of damage or loss, as well as half the cost of a second incident. If you opted out of the insurance or suffer a third incident, the cost of repair or replacement is charged to the student/parent.

Is there a web filter on the Chromebook?

When a student is at school and logged into its WiFi, internet access is filtered to comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act as well as Board Policy ECA. Before the end of August the will install the Lightspeed Relay extension on each take-home student Chromebook as well, which will extend that filtering to all use of the Chromebook, whether or not it is on the school’s WiFi network. Students and parents may not disable or interfere with the filtering extension, per the 1:1 Computing/Chromebook Guidelines they agreed to in order receive the device. Bear in the mind that the Chromebook is provided only for educational purposes.

No amount of filtering can replace adult supervision. Parents who have concerns about their child’s use of the internet should consider requiring that the device be used in supervised living areas of the home. A parent decides when and how a child uses the Chromebook, but please refrain from taking the device from your child during the school day, as they will need it for instruction.

Can my child bring a family-owned Chromebook or laptop to school?

Not at BHS; once a grade level is equipped with 1:1 Chromebooks, the district requires that the district-supplied Chromebook be what is used at school. Only district-supplied Chromebooks have the required LockDown Browser for secure assessments and other necessary applications. Also, the use of consistent devices reduces distractions for teachers, minimizes support issues, and helps ensure students have a quality educational experience.

What if we don’t have WiFi internet at home?

Having internet service via WiFi will greatly enhance the usefulness of the device outside of school. There are plans as low as $5 or $10/month for qualified homes. Several community organizations offer students on-site internet access, including the Westside Community Center, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Bartlesville Public Library. Some restaurants and businesses also offer WiFi connections to their patrons. There is also after-school tutoring offered a few days each week at the high school with transportation home. Students who will be offline should follow these instructions and download assignments using Google Docs/Sheets/Slides in advance while at school, setting them to be available for offline editing later; they can be uploaded when the student returns to school.

I still have questions. Who can I contact?

Please contact Granger Meador, the Exec. Dir. of Technology & Communications, at
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