CardinalTechnology Support Site

Welcome to the Big Rapids Public Schools Technology Support site. This site is developed to support your use of technology at home. We will continue to add information to this page on a regular basis.

Chromebook Pickup Plan for the 2021-2022 School Year

Students in grades 5 - 12 will have a Chromebook assigned to them if needed this school year.

BRPS fully supports students who wish to Bring Their Own Device (BYOD).

BYOD devices do need to have a minimum of an 11" screen, and be able to run the Google Chrome web browser.

Schedule for Chromebook pickup for the 5th - 12th grades:

Big Rapids Middle School:

Wednesday, August 18th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 24th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 25th after school from 11:30am – 4:00pm

Big Rapids High School:

Thursday, August 19th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 24th from 12:00pm – 5:30pm

Wednesday, August 25th after school from 11:30am – 4:00pm

Parents - please download the form found here to complete prior to picking up your child's Chromebook.

Cardinal Chromebook Take Home Agreement

Big Rapids Public Schools will also offer an accidental damage insurance plan for take home Chromebooks.

The cost per device is $25.00 and covers the device for the entire school year.

This plan will provide 1 accidental damage repair at no cost. Additional details are available here.


Technical support: Students, Staff, and Parents, if you are in need of any assistance, please email:

Internet Service Providers

Many area Internet Service Providers are offering free internet access.

Charter Spectrum

Public Wifi Locations

Public Wifi Locations: Big Rapids Public Schools has provided public wifi access "HotSpots" at each of our 4 building parking lots. Our Public Wifi is named "BRPSGUEST" and requires no password to gain access. You are welcome to visit any of the following locations and access online resources at the following locations:

Brookside: Parking lot south of the school building

Riverview: Parking lot north of the school building

Middle School: Parking lot in front (West side) of the building

High School: Staff parking lot near the front of the building.

There are also many other locations in the Big Rapids Area with public "Hotspots". We will continue to build a list of recommended secure locations on this site.

Michigan has provided a map to find available free Wifi locations.

Quick Reference for Various Applications