Ukiah Unified School District
1:1 Chromebook Program
Agreement for Student Use of the Chromebook
The goal of the 1:1 Chromebook Program is to further the mission of the Ukiah Unified School District: to have our students graduate as lifelong learners, ready to succeed in college and/or a career, who are adaptable citizens of a global society, critical thinkers, ethical decision-makers, and effective communicators and collaborators. UUSD is committed to developing and supporting the use of technology for high quality teaching and learning.
This UUSD Chromebook Agreement must be signed by the student and parent or guardian before a Chromebook will be issued to the student.
Students will receive the Chromebooks and cases during the first month of school. Note: The Chromebooks remain the property of the District.
All transfers/new students participate in a school orientation and will be able to pick up a Chromebook from the school site tech office.
Without a signed Chromebook Agreement students may borrow a loaner Chromebook from the school site tech office for use while at school. If a student’s family chooses not to sign a contract, the student will check out their Chromebook from the Tech Office in the library every day.
3. Taking Care of the Chromebook
Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the school. Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be taken to the computer technician in the library as soon as possible so that they can be taken repaired. District-owned Chromebooks must never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repair or maintenance. Students must secure the Chromebooks at all times to avoid loss or theft.
a. General Precautions
Students are expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook in its case and charging cord to school every day and bring their Chromebooks to all classes.
A student may stop in the school site tech office and check out a loaner for the day before the first bell.
A student borrowing a loaner will be responsible for any damage to or loss of the issued device. The loaner must be returned to the tech office at the end of the day.
The school site tech office will document the number of times a loaner is issued to each student for not having his/her own Chromebook at school and will send reports to the assistant principal’s office.
Excessive use of loaners may result in immediate disciplinary action. (Lunch detention, after school detention or Saturday school).
When a student requires a loaner Chromebook three times in a quarter, this may result in a referral and a call home. If a loaner is not turned in by the end of school, the school site tech specialist will submit a report to the assistant principal’s office and the student has until the following morning to return the loaner. If the loaner is not returned by
the end of that day it may result in a disciplinary action.
Inappropriate media may not be used as Chromebook backgrounds or themes. The presence of such media may result in disciplinary action.
Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from a teacher. Headphones may be used at the discretion of the teachers.
Students should have their own personal set of headphones for sanitary reasons.
Students will be encouraged to digitally publish and share their work with their teachers and peers when appropriate. Printing stations will be available.
Students may set up their home printers with the Google Cloud Print solution to print from their Chromebooks at home. Information about Google Cloud Print can be obtained here: http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/.
Students are encouraged to use their Chromebooks at home and other locations outside of school for educational purpose. The Chromebooks are for student use only; they must not be loaned to friends etc. A Wi-Fi Internet connection will be required for the majority of Chromebook use, however, some applications, such as Google Docs, can be used while not connected to the Internet. Students are bound by the UUSD Use of Technology Policy, Administrative Procedures, acceptable use agreement, and all other guidelines in this document wherever they use their Chromebooks.
Students may not use or install any operating system on their Chromebook other than the current version of Chrome OS that is supported and managed by the district.
The Chromebook operating system, ChromeOS, updates itself automatically. Students do not need to manually update their Chromebooks.
Chromebooks use the principle of “defense in depth” to provide multiple layers of protection against viruses and malware, including data encryption and verified boot. There is no need for additional virus protection.
The District utilizes an Internet content filter that is in compliance with the federally mandated Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). All Chromebooks, regardless of physical location (in or out of school), will have all Internet activity protected and monitored by the district. If a website is blocked in school, then it will be blocked out of school. If an educationally valuable site is blocked, students should contact their teachers or the media center staff to request the site be unblocked. In no event may the user of a Chromebook use the device to access material contrary to the District’s acceptable use policy.
Chromebooks seamlessly integrate with the Google Apps for Education suite of productivity and collaboration tools. This suite includes Google Docs (word processing), Spreadsheets, Presentations, Drawings, and Forms. All work is stored in the cloud.
Students are allowed to install education-related appropriate Chrome web apps and extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
Students are responsible for the web apps and extensions they install on their Chromebooks. Inappropriate material will result in disciplinary action.
Some web apps will be available to use when the Chromebook is not connected to the Internet.
The District will maintain a log of all Chromebooks that includes the Chromebook serial number, asset tag code, and name and ID number of the student assigned to the device.
Each student will be assigned the same Chromebook for the duration of his/her time at his/her current school.
If your Chromebook is not working during the school day notify your teacher and take it to the school site tech office for repair and borrow a loaner.
If your Chromebook is not working before school starts, take it to the school site tech office for repair and borrow a loaner.
If purchased insurance, go online to https://www.worthavegroup.com/gpo/ukiah and file a claim. Report the claim to the school’s tech office and the student will be issued a loner until the Chromebook has been repaired and returned.
The school site tech will evaluate the Chromebook and determine if payment is required for any damage. A letter detailing the damage and the cost will be mailed to the parent/guardian.
A payment plan can be set up if need be.
Cash or cashier's check are preferred methods of payment
The vendor warrants the Chromebook from defects in materials and workmanship
The limited warranty covers normal use, mechanical breakdown, and faulty construction.
The vendor will provide normal replacement parts necessary to repair the Chromebook or, if required, a Chromebook replacement.
The vendor warranty does not warrant against damage caused by misuse, abuse, or accidents. All repair work must be reported to the school site tech office.
Please Visit http://uusdrepairs.net/ to view current Chromebook Repair Pricing.
Students who use this device have no expectation of confidentiality or privacy with respect to any usage of a Chromebook, regardless of whether that use is for District related or personal purposes, other than as specifically provided by law. The District may, without prior notice or consent, log, supervise, access, view, monitor, and record use of student Chromebooks at any time for any reason related to the operation of the District. By using a District issued Chromebook, students agree to such access, monitoring, and recording of their use. Any inappropriate use of a Chromebook will result in disciplinary action.
District-issued Chromebooks are provided for educational purposes only, and students agree to adhere to the UUSD Acceptable Use Policy for District Computer Systems and Parent Appropriate Use Policy at all times.
Please sign and return this page to the office.
We have carefully read, agreed to, and signed this Agreement and the UUSD Acceptable Use Policy for District Computer Systems Student and Parent Appropriate Use Policy. The acceptable use agreement applies to the use of any UUSD devices used on and off a UUSD campus. Safeguards/filters against inappropriate websites are not preloaded on the device, however, per the Use Policy, all Chromebooks must be used appropriately. Students and parents will be liable for the cost of replacement or repair for damaged or lost equipment that is checked out to the student, including Chromebooks.
As an Eagle Peak student, I will follow the Chromebook Code:
Student Name (Print): _______________________________________________________________________________
Student Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: ___________________________
Parent / Guardian Name (Print): _______________________________________________________________________
Parent / Guardian Signature: ______________________________________ Date: ___________________________
If you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s access to material on the internet and/or limits that can be placed on his/her account, please call The Office at 472-5250.
(PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT ISSUED A CHROMEBOOK TO TAKE HOME WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHECKING OUT THEIR CHROMEBOOKS BEFORE THE MORNING BELL RINGS AND MUST RETURN THEIR CHROMEBOOKS BEFORE LEAVING THE SCHOOL.)