Christ the King School
1:1 Student and Parent/Guardian Handbook
Christ the King School believes in an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to education that provides authentic and engaging learning experiences. With the use of technology, students gain and utilize real-world skills that can extend beyond the school. Technology in the classroom fosters lifelong learning helping to create productive citizens that thrive in our ever-changing society.
- Receiving Your Chromebook
- Parent/Guardian Orientation
All parents/guardians and students are required to attend an orientation meeting and sign the CK Chromebook Agreement before a Chromebook can be issued to their student.
- Student Distribution
Students must also sign the CK Chromebook Agreement prior to receiving their Chromebooks. (attached)
- Transfer/New Student Distribution
All transfers/new students will be able to pick up their Chromebooks from the Main Office, after they have registered for classes and have attended/viewed the presentation. Both students and their parents/guardians must sign the CK Chromebook Agreement prior to picking up a Chromebook.
- Returning Your Chromebook
- End of Year
At the end of the school year, students must turn in their Chromebook. Failure to turn in the Chromebook will result in the student being charged the full replacement cost of the Chromebook and power cords. The school may also file a report of stolen property with the local law enforcement agency.
- Transferring/Withdrawing Students
Students that transfer out of or withdraw from Christ the King must turn in their Chromebook and power cords to the Main Office on their last day of attendance. Failure to turn in the Chromebook and power cord will result in the student being charged the full replacement cost of the Chromebook and power cords. Unpaid fines and fees of students leaving Christ the King may be turned over to a collection agency. The school may also file a report of stolen property with the local law enforcement agency.
- Taking Care of Your Chromebook
Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook and power cord they have been issued by the school. Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be reported to a teacher. Students must provide any information they may have as to why the device does not work properly. A help desk ticket can then be submitted as soon as possible for a replacement. School-issued Chromebooks shall never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance. Students shall never leave their Chromebooks unattended. Students are encouraged to use backpacks with padded sleeves for their Chromebooks. Failure to take proper care of the Chromebook and power cords may result in disciplinary action and/or being charged up to the full replacement cost of the Chromebook. NOTE: Lost or stolen power cords will not be replaced.
- General Precautions
- Food or drink should never be next to a Chromebook.
- Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into a Chromebook.
- Chromebooks and accessories should not be used or stored near pets.
- Power cords must not create a tripping hazard.
- Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, and labels.
- Heavy objects should never be placed on top of Chromebooks.
- Students are encouraged to transport Chromebooks to and from school in a backpack that has a padded laptop pocket.
- Carrying Chromebooks
- Never lift a Chromebook by the screen.
- Never carry a Chromebook with the screen open.
- Screen Care
- The Chromebook screen can be damaged if subjected to heavy objects, rough treatment, cleaning solvents and other liquids. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure.
- Do not put pressure on the top of a Chromebook when it is closed (including stacking books on top of it).
- Do not store a Chromebook with the screen open.
- Make sure there is nothing on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils or flash drives), as this will crack the screen.
- Only clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber or anti-static cloth.
- Asset Tags/Serial Number/Barcodes
- All Chromebooks will be labeled with a Christ the King asset tag and barcode.
- The asset tag and barcode may not be modified or tampered with in any way.
- Students may be charged up to the full replacement cost of a Chromebook for tampering with a Christ the King asset tag or barcode or turning in a Chromebook without a Christ the King asset tag or barcode.
- Expectations for Using Your Chromebook At School
Students are expected to bring a fully-charged Chromebook to school every day and to bring their Chromebooks to all classes unless specifically advised not to do so by their teacher. Failure to bring the Chromebook to school each day may result in disciplinary action.
- Repairing/Replacing Your Chromebook
- All Chromebooks in need of repair must be reported to a teacher so that a Help Desk ticket can be submitted and a replacement provided as soon as possible.
- Loss or theft of the Chromebook is also the student’s responsibility and may result in the student being charged and a police report being filed.
- Estimated Costs for lost or stolen items (subject to change)
- Chromebook Replacement - $350.00
- Power cord - $50.00
- Charging Chromebooks
- Students should charge their Chromebooks at home every evening.
- Chromebooks must be brought to school each day with a full charge.
- Backgrounds and Themes
- Christ the King School will have a school logo as the desktop theme that is not to be changed.
- Changing the Christ the King logo as a desktop theme may result in disciplinary action.
- Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from a teacher.
- Headphones/earbuds may be used at the discretion of the teachers.
- Students should have their own personal set of headphones/earbuds for sanitary reasons.
- Chromebooks have a built-in webcam. Christ the King School does not have the ability to remotely access the webcam. At no time will webcams be used to monitor students.
- The only pictures that may be taken in school are those that have been approved by the teacher. At no times will a student capture other students with this camera without the permission of the teacher and the student! Failure to follow this rule may result in disciplinary action.
- Students will be encouraged to digitally publish and share their work with their teachers and peers.
- Students may print their work directly from their Chromebooks at school as directed by their teachers and to specified printing stations throughout the school when applicable.
- 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/.
- Logging into a Chromebook
- Students will log into their Chromebooks using their school-issued Google Apps for Education account.
- Students must never share their account passwords.
- Managing and Saving Your Digital Work With a Chromebook
- The majority of student work will be stored in Google Drive and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and most mobile Internet devices.
- The school will not be responsible for the loss of any student work.
- Students are encouraged to maintain backups of their important work on a portable storage device or by having multiple copies stored in different Internet storage solutions.
- Using Your Chromebook Outside of School
Students are encouraged to use their Chromebooks at home and other locations outside of school. A WiFi Internet connection will be required for the majority of Chromebook use. Some applications can be used while not connected to the Internet.
- Students are bound by Christ the King’s Acceptable Use Policy, Administrative Procedures, and all other guidelines and appendices attached to this document wherever and whenever they use their Chromebooks.
- Operating System and Security
Students may not use or install any operating system on their Chromebook other than the current version of ChromeOS that is supported and managed by the school.
- The Chromebook operating system, ChromeOS, updates itself automatically. Students do not need to manually update their Chromebooks.
- Virus Protection
- 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.
- Malicious Use
- Students are bound by the Christ the King Acceptable Use Policy, Administrative Procedures, and all other guidelines and appendices attached to this document for all Chromebook use.
- Content Filter
The school 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 are subject to being monitored by the school.
- 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 to request the site be unblocked.
- Google Apps for Education
- Chromebooks seamlessly integrate with the Google Apps for Education suite of productivity and collaboration tools. This suite includes Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Classroom, Drawings, and Forms.
- All work is stored in the Cloud.
- Chrome Web Apps and Extensions
- Christ the King School Acceptable Use Policy applies to all Chrome web apps and extensions.
- Students are not allowed to install Chrome web apps and extensions from the Chrome Web Store.
- Some web apps will be available to use when the Chromebook is not connected to the Internet.
- Chromebook Identification
- Christ the King School will maintain a log of all Chromebooks, which includes the Chromebook serial number, asset tag number, barcode and name and ID number of the student assigned to the device.
- No Expectation of Privacy
- Anyone using a school-issued Chromebook, using Christ the King equipment and/or the Christ the King School network systems has no expectation of privacy in such use. Christ the King School has the right to, and does, monitor use of these systems.
- Monitoring Software
- Teachers, school administrators, and the technology department staff may use monitoring software that allows them to view the screens and activity on a student Chromebook.
- Appropriate Uses and Digital Citizenship
School-issued Chromebooks are to be used for educational purposes and students are to adhere to the Christ the King Acceptable Use Policy and all of its corresponding administrative procedures at all times.
Christ the King School Student Technology Commitment
PURPOSE: Students will utilize technology as a tool to challenge, expand, and enhance learning. Christ the King School may provide and assign student digital learning tools for use both at school and at home as a means to promote achievement and provide flexible learning opportunities. This document provides guidelines and information about Christ the King School expectations for students and families who are being issued a one-to-one (1:1) digital learning tool (Chromebook), as well as students who are issued devices to be used in the classroom. Additional rules may be added as necessary and will become a part of this guide.
It is our expectation and belief that students will use technology responsibly and that they understand the appropriate and acceptable use of both the technology and Christ the King School network resources. We also expect that students will “Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready, and Be Safe” with their CK-issued devices. Our policies and procedures include the following specific responsibilities and restrictions.
The student will:
- Adhere to this technology commitment both at home and school;
- Charge their 1:1 device nightly, and make sure it is ready each day with a full charge;
- Communicate in a responsible, ethical, and polite manner, avoiding profanity, obscenity and offensive, bullying or inflammatory speech;
- Respect the Internet filtering and security measures included on the digital learning tool;
- Back up important data files using cloud storage (such as Google Drive) regularly;
- Use technology for school-related purposes only;
- Follow copyright laws and fair use guidelines. Students will only download or import music, video or other content that students are authorized or legally permitted to reproduce or use;
- Allow an administrator or teacher to inspect the content of any school-issued digital learning tool (Chromebook); understanding that any content may be viewed, monitored or archived by Christ the King School at any time.
The student will not:
- Mark, deface, or place stickers on the school-issued digital learning tool (Chromebook);
- Attempt to override, bypass or otherwise tamper with the Internet filtering software, device settings, hardware, software, or network configurations;
- Attempt access to networks and other technologies beyond their authorized access. This includes attempts to use another person’s account and/or password or access secured wireless networks;
- Share passwords, attempt to discover passwords, ‘hack’ to gain access to anyone else’s information other than your own;
- Download harmful, malicious, or inappropriate content including the intentional introduction of computer viruses and other spyware;
- Attempt to locate, view, share, or store any materials that are unacceptable in a school setting. This includes but is not limited to pornographic, obscene, graphically violent, or vulgar images, sounds, music, language, video or other materials. The criteria for acceptability is demonstrated in the types of material made available to students by teachers and administrators;
- Reveal or post identifying personal information, files, or communications to unknown persons;
- Participate in Cyberbullying, including personal attacks or threats toward anyone made while using either CK-owned or personally-owned technology;
- Use the CK-issued Chromebook (or any other school-issued device) for commercial or political purposes.
In addition to the specific requirements and restrictions detailed above, it is expected that students and families will apply common sense to the care and maintenance of CK-issued computer technology.
Christ the King School is not responsible for any loss resulting from use of CK-issued technology and makes no guarantees that the technology or the Christ the King School network systems that support student use will be available at all times.
By signing this policy you agree to abide by all of the conditions listed above and assume responsibility for the care and proper use of Christ the King School issued technology. You understand that should you fail to honor any and all of the terms of this commitment, access to 1:1 technology, network access, and other electronic media may be denied in the future. Furthermore, students may be subject to disciplinary action outlined in the Student Handbook.
Q: What are the benefits of using Chromebooks at home?
A: Students will have immediate access to notes, handouts, videos and other instructional materials, making it less likely that students are not prepared to complete homework.
Q: Will all student work be completed on the Chromebook?
A: Not at all. There will be a healthy balance between using books, paper, pen and technology on a daily basis.
Q: Will I be able to buy my child’s Chromebook?
A: No, the school leases these Chromebooks for a three-year period.
Q: What happens when my child leaves Christ the King?
A: The Chromebook and charger must be returned to Christ the King, or the family will be charged for its full replacement.
Q: Will using the Chromebooks replace books?
A: There will not be an immediate replacement of books. Online copies of textbooks will become available over time.
Q: Why Chromebooks and not iPads?
A: Several factors were taken into consideration. Ultimately, the decision was made due to cost effectiveness, and the Chromebook with Touchscreen capabilities allowing the best of both worlds - a laptop and a tablet in one!
Q: If we already own a device, why do we need to use a school device?
A: We are chartering new territory, and want your child to be as safe as possible. By using a school-issued device, we are able to use our filtering software, something we are not able to do with personal devices. We are also able to ensure that all students are following the same rules and procedures.
Q: What type of professional development has taken place to implement the 1:1 initiative?
A: We have been researching for years what a 1:1 classroom environment looks like and how it productively works. Single Path will continue to work with teachers throughout the school year to refine our instruction and to be sure we are implementing best practices and pedagogy.
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Christ the King School Chromebook Agreement
THIS FORM MUST BE SIGNED AND ALL TERMS AGREED TO BEFORE A CHROMEBOOK WILL BE ISSUED
As the parent/guardian, my signature indicates I have read and understand the Guidelines, Procedures and Technology Use Commitment outlined in this handbook, and give my permission for my child to have access to and use the described Christ the King School-issued Chromebook. I also understand that Internet usage will be filtered, though no system is infallible and I will monitor usage closely at home.
Parent/Guardian Name (please print): _____________________________________________
As the student, my signature indicates I have read or had explained to me the Guidelines, Procedures and Technology Use Commitment outlined in this handbook, and accept responsibility for abiding by the terms and conditions outlined and using these resources for educational purposes. I also understand that violating any of these agreements will result in disciplinary actions.
Student Name (please print): ___________________________________ Grade: __________
Student Signature: ___________________________________________ Date: ___________
By signing below, I acknowledge that my student has received his/her Chromebook and accessories.
Parent/Guardian Name (please print): _____________________________________________