Bader Hillel Academy

Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy

2019-2020

 

Bader Hillel Academy is pleased to make Chromebooks available to all students in 3rd through 8th grade.  All students and parents in 3rd through 8th grade are required to review this document, as well as sign the accompanying agreement to acknowledge the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy as well as protect the hardware and software inherent with this technology. 

 

Technology resources at Bader Hillel are provided for the purpose of supporting the educational mission of the school. The school’s goal in providing the chromebook is to promote educational excellence by facilitating resource sharing, innovation, research, creativity, communication, increased productivity, and mobile learning. Use of these technologies is a privilege that carries responsibility and behavioral expectations consistent with all school rules and policies, including but not limited to those stated in the Parent­ Student Handbook. 

 

Bader Hillel Academy retains sole right of possession of the chromebook and related equipment. The chromebook will be issued to students according to the guidelines set forth in this document. BHA retains the right to collect and/or inspect the chromebook at any time, and to alter, add, or delete installed software or hardware. 

 

Chromebooks will not be sent home with the student at the end of the day. All chromebooks will be collected by the homeroom teacher and stored in the classroom at night and on the weekends. The student assigned chromebooks will be retrieved by the student from their homeroom.

 

All students will be charged a $50 technology fee. This fee contributes to offsetting the cost of the Google Chrome Operating System Management Licensure required for all devices, Go Guardian management software, costs associated with network maintenance, printing, etc. 

 

1. DEVICES

1.1 Receiving Your Chromebook 

Each student in grades 3rd through 8th will be assigned a chromebook and power cord. Parents and students must sign and return the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy and Pledge documents before the chromebook and supplies will be issued. Student chromebook serial numbers are recorded and tracked to the student. 

 

1.2 Chromebook Storage 

During non-school hours, Chromebooks will be put away by the student and stored in the classroom at night and on the weekends. The chromebooks will be distributed to the students each morning during homeroom, and returned to the storage container, by the student, at the end of the school day or prior to their leaving school. 

 

1.3 Chromebook Return 

Chromebooks will be returned prior to the end of the school year or at the request of the principal. Students must return the chromebook with the correct serial number assigned to the student. Students who transfer, withdraw, or are asked to leave Bader Hillel Academy during the school year must surrender the chromebook upon termination of enrollment. 

 

1.4 Check-­in Fines 

Failure to return the chromebook will result in a theft report being filed with the local police department. If a student fails to return the chromebook at the end of the school year or upon termination of enrollment at BHA, that student will be subject to criminal prosecution or civil liability. The student will also pay the replacement cost of the chromebook, or, if applicable, any insurance deductible (estimate of $200.00). 

 

2. 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 Mr. Miller for an evaluation. 

 

2.1 General Care 

• Cords and cables must be inserted carefully into the chromebook to prevent damage. 

• Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, or labels that are not the property of BHA.

• Chromebooks must never be left in any unsupervised area, hallways, gym, bathrooms, locker at the end of the day, etc. (See Section 7.3 “Chromebooks Left in Unsupervised Areas” for disciplinary actions from leaving your chromebook in an unsupervised location ) 

• Do not have any food or drinks near the chromebook. 

• Students must log into their chromebook with their Bader Hillel Academy Google Apps for Education account only. 

• Only use a clean, soft cloth to clean the screen, no cleaners of any type - no window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasive material.

• Chromebooks that malfunction or are damaged must be reported to Mr. Miller. Chromebooks that have been damaged from student misuse, neglect or are accidentally damaged will be repaired with the cost being borne by the student. Families will be billed for the entire cost of the repair. The cost for a damaged screen repair will be $50. 

 

2.2 Carrying the Chromebook  

• Chromebook lids should always be closed and tightly secured when moving. Do not carry your chromebook while the screen is open. 

• Do not move the chromebook by lifting it from the screen 

• Avoid placing too much pressure and/or weight (such as folders and books) on the chromebook.

 

3. CHROMEBOOK PROCEDURES 

Students are responsible for following the Bader Hillel Academy chromebook procedures defined below. 

 

3.1 Screensavers/Background Photos 

Passwords to student email MUST ​be shared with the parents. The student may change their screensaver and background as long as it is approved by Administration. (Parents - Contact Mr. Miller for your child’s email address and password).

 

3.2 Photos 

Photo/Image storage on the chromebook will be for school projects only. Storage of student personal photos or downloaded images that are not for school projects is not allowed. Photos may not be taken with a school chromebook and posted on the Internet or any social media site, ie. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, without written permission of the school principal. 

 

3.3 Sound, Music, Games, or Programs 

• Music is only allowed on the chromebook if provided by the teacher for educational use. 

• Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from the teacher for instructional purposes. Earbuds or headphones must be provided by the student.

 

3.4 Printing 

Printing will be available with the chromebook. Students must have the permission of the teacher to print. Students will be given information and instruction on printing locations. 

 

4. MANAGING YOUR FILES & SAVING YOUR WORK 

4.1 Saving Work to BHA Google Domain 

It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that work is not lost due to mechanical failure or accidental deletion. Chromebook malfunctions are not an acceptable excuse for not submitting work; therefore, students should keep their work in their school provided Google Account. 

 

4.2 Network Connectivity 

Although BHA provides a wireless network for student use, it makes no guarantee that the school wireless network will be up and running 100% of the time. 

 

5. SOFTWARE ON CHROMEBOOK 

5.1 Installed Apps/Extensions 

BHA will provide a list of approved Apps and Extensions. Only the Apps/Extensions approved by the teachers should be installed on the chromebook. Periodic checks of chromebooks will be made to ensure that students have not removed required Apps/Extensions and/or added additional Apps/Extensions. 

 

5.2 Inspection 

Students may be requested at any time to provide their chromebook for inspection with or without reason. 

 

5.3 Procedure for Reinstalling OS and Apps/Extensions 

If technical difficulties occur or illegal Apps/Extensions are discovered, the chromebook will be restored from the factory default. The school does not accept responsibility for the loss of any documents deleted due to the process. In this event, the student may lose the privilege of chromebook use. 

 

5.4 Software Upgrades 

Update releases of Apps/Extensions are available from time to time. Students may be required to check in their devices to Mr. Miller for periodic updates. 

 

6. STUDENT DISCIPLINE 

If a student violates any part of the above policy in a specific class, accesses inappropriate web content, utilizes their Chromebook during class without teacher permission, refuses to comply with teacher request to not use the Chromebook, etc. he/she will be put on the following disciplinary steps for that class. The teacher in charge will enforce disciplinary action at the time the infraction incurs. 

 

● 1st Offense – Student(s) will receive a verbal warning and the student will continue to use the chromebook. 

 

● 2nd Offense – Student will receive a written warning and the chromebook privilege is removed for the remainder of the class (student still responsible for all required work). 

 

● 3rd Offense– Student will lose chromebook privileges for one week during that specific class (student still responsible for all required work). All disciplinary action is at the discretion of the principal. 

 

7. CHROMEBOOKS LEFT IN UNSUPERVISED AREAS 

Under no circumstances should chromebooks be left in unsupervised areas. Unsupervised areas include the school grounds and campus, the lunch room, library, unlocked classrooms, bathrooms, and hallways. Any chromebook left in these areas is in danger of being stolen. The disciplinary action for chromebooks left in unsupervised locations as as follows: 

 

● The student will be given one warning if their chromebook is left in an unapproved location. The homeroom teacher will send out a notification to the parent and student to let them know that we found their chromebook. The student can collect the chromebook from the homeroom teacher 

 

● If the chromebook is found a 2nd time, in addition to the above, the student will be charged a $10 fine. The student can pay the fine and pick up the chromebook in the office/Mr Miller’s office. 

 

● If the device is found a 3rd time, in addition to the above the student will be charged a $25 fine and parent must come into school to have it returned to the student.



Bader Hillel Academy 

Student Pledge for Chromebook Use ­

 

• I will use my chromebook in ways that are appropriate, educational, and meet BHA expectations.

 

• I will use appropriate language when using e­mails, journals, wikis, blogs, or any other forms of communication. I will not create, or encourage others to create discourteous or abusive content. I will not use electronic communication to spread rumors, gossip, or engage in any activity that is harmful to other persons. 

 

• I will access appropriate internet resources, comply with teacher requests regarding my Chromebook, and only utilize my school email on my Chromebook.

 

• I understand the chromebook is subject to inspection at any time without notice and remains the property of Bader Hillel Academy. 

 

• I will follow the policies outlined in the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy.

 

• I will never leave the chromebook unattended and I will know where it is at all times. 

 

• I will protect my chromebook by carrying it as stated in the Chromebook Acceptable Use Policy.

 

• I will never loan out my chromebook or give my password to other individuals. 

 

• I will keep food and beverages away from my chromebook since they may cause damage to the chromebook. 

 

• I will not disassemble any part of my chromebook or attempt any repairs. 

 

• I will not place decorations (such as stickers, markers, etc.) on the chromebook or do anything to permanently alter the chromebook in anyway. 

 

• I will not remove or deface the serial number or other identification on any chromebook. 

 

• I will be responsible for all damage or loss caused by my neglect or my abuse. 

 

• I agree to return the chromebook in good working condition. 

 

I agree to the stipulations set forth in the above documents. 

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