Chromebooks

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Chromebooks for all students

The device selected for the GUHSD FutureForward Program is a Chromebook. A Chromebook is a laptop that only runs the Internet through the Chrome browser. It has a long battery life and comes with a sturdy case. Additionally, this device integrates seamlessly with GUHSD’s primary productivity toolset, Google Apps for Education, and numerous other web-based tools. Although the Chromebook is meant to be used in an online platform, it does have off­line capabilities and internal storage.

Just like a textbook, these devices will become essential parts of the classroom experience at Valhalla High School. Students are responsible for bringing their Chromebook to and from school and ensuring that it is fully charged each day.

Responsible Use Policy

The RUP packet includes the RUP agreement form, the Cox to Connect information about low cost Internet service for low income families, and the Chromebook Protection Plan (Insurance) paperwork.

Please note: All students/parents/guardians who checked the RUP box during registration have electronically signed the RUP agreement form.

RUP Agreement Form

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Cox to Connect Information

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Chromebook Protection Plan Overview

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Chromebook Protection Plan Form

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Where do I go for Chromebook help?

Contact the VHS Library if you need a repair, have application problems, or have any questions or concerns.

What are the fines for Chromebook loss or damage?

The fines related to Chromebooks reflect the cost to replace or repair. The fines are subject to increase or decrease based on the actual costs.

What if someone else damaged my Chromebook?

Ultimately, you are responsible for your Chromebook. Any damage/loss to your Chromebook will be charged to your account. If you have purchased Chromebook insurance, damage is covered under your Protection Plan and includes damage to your Chromebook.

Can I buy insurance to cover possible loss or damage?

Yes. You can buy insurance up through September 18. If you are a new VHS student, you can buy insurance for the 30 days after you started school. This year, Chromebook insurance will be sold on the ASB WebStore. Once you have purchased it, you can verify your purchase on Destiny (see below).

Chromebook Protection Plan Overview

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Chromebook Protection Plan Order Form

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Not sure if you have insurance?

Check your Destiny account on the Library Web site.

Select Log In in the upper right hand corner

Select>Sign in with Google Account

Select>Valhalla High School

Click on>My Info tab to see your checkouts and fines.

How can I protect my Chromebook from physical damage?

There are many common sense steps you can take to keep your Chromebook from being damaged.

  • Keep your Chromebook in its case (many students were fined for damage that could have been easily avoided if they kept their Chromebook in its case)

  • Don't eat or drink over your keyboard (over time, crumbs and drops of liquid can cause a lot of damage)

  • Keep liquids away from your Chromebook

  • Don't leave your Chromebook unattended

  • Open and close your Chromebook gently

  • Close your Chromebook before moving it and before carrying it around

  • Be sure not to close your Chromebook while something is on your keyboard (ear buds + closing the screen = cracked screen fine)

  • Don't drop your Chromebook

  • Be very careful with your charger. The plug and port are delicate. Unplug by pulling from the box rather than the cord.

GUHSD Future Forward

Click on the button for more information about your Chromebook

Senior 2020 Buying Chromebook Information

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! We have been privileged to witness what you are able to create while you have been a student with us, and now as you plan to move on, we look forward to seeing what you create next. To support your new endeavors, we are offering you the opportunity to purchase your Chromebook for $10 to continue your formal and informal education. You must meet the following requirements:


CHROMEBOOK SALES ARE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW ON THE ASB WEBSTORE UNTIL JUNE 3RD. AFTER JUNE 3RD, ANY OUTSTANDING CHROMEBOOKS WILL BE LOCKED AND NO LONGER USABLE.


Graduating Seniors Only: This offer is only available for graduating seniors.

All School Fines Cleared: All school fines in Destiny must be clear. To check your fine record:

Go to Destiny (https://guhsd.follettdestiny.com)

Click on Google Sign in button

Choose Valhalla High School

Click on My Info tab


Clearing School Fines: Beginning May 29th, you will be able to pay your fines online through the ASB Webstore. Just log into your account (if you don't have one, you can make one), and your fines will be itemized. Pay online to maintain social distancing protocols. If you are experiencing an economic hardship, contact your Vice Principal for guidance.


Assigned Chromebooks Only: You may only purchase the Chromebook and charger that have been checked out to you during your time in school. You may confirm that the physical “GUHSD Textbook” barcode labels match the “Copy” numbers listed under “Resources” in Destiny. If you exchanged your Chromebook because your issued device was damaged or is not working, you will be purchasing the device you currently have.


What You Get:

    • Chromebook & charger

Keep in mind:

    • The Chromebook is sold as is. No repairs will be made.

    • Students are responsible for all Chromebook-related fines incurred previous to purchase.

    • Continuing seniors are not eligible to purchase their Chromebook until they are leaving GUHSD.

    • Chargers are NOT replaced if they are damaged or missing.

    • GUHSD Google accounts for all seniors will be suspended on July 31. Please move your data using the Google Takeout feature (https://takeout.google.com/transfer).

Removal from School Network: Your Chromebook will be automatically removed from the school network remotely by June 30.

    • Once your Chromebook login screen changes, log in with a private @gmail.com email address.

    • If you do not receive a generic login screen after June 30, call 619-956-HELP.

  • Chromebook Issues? Basic Troubleshooting Hints

  • Want to save everything on your Google Drive account? Transfer your Google Docs, Mail, etc. to a Gmail account. Learn how here. Your GUHSD account will be suspended on July 31.

Questions?

Contact the library by calling or emailing Mrs. Macceca or Mrs. Martin (619)593-5360 or smacceca@guhsd.net or lmartin!guhsd.net