Fourth-graders to bring home Chromebooks nightly

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for all of your support as we moved to remote learning this week. As of right now, there are no plans to close our schools, but in the event of a closure, the district is prepared to provide remote learning for our students. On Monday, October 5, students in grades 1-4 were sent home with an individually assigned Chromebook to use if school is closed for a period of time. Please know this is a temporary response to the need to provide alternative learning options if needed. 

Fourth graders will begin bringing their Chromebooks home nightly (similar to grades 5-12), and expected to bring their Chromebooks back each day. Students will be traveling with their Chromebooks between home and school so students have all the necessities to pivot between remote and in-person learning if the situation arises. Chromebooks must be brought to school each day fully charged. Students need to charge their Chromebooks each evening at home.

It is highly recommended that students purchase a case for their Chromebook. While cases will not protect from all types of damage, it can still provide protection during normal use and provide suitable means for transporting the Chromebook to and from school. The Chromebook model is an ACER R721T and most cases that are designed for a 11.6 inch screen will fit. 

We thank you in advance for partnering with us and helping your child take care of his/her Chromebook. We also recommend adult supervision while students are using these devices at home. Student use of the Chromebook will be subject to the QUFSD website filtering software GoGuardian even when accessing materials on a home connection. The filtering software will ONLY affect QUFSD-owned devices as per the district’s Acceptable Use Policy.

General precautions for Chromebook Care

  • No food or drink near Chromebooks.
  • Never move a Chromebook by lifting from the screen.
  • Protect the Chromebook in student backpacks.  Please keep it in a plastic bag or case.
  • Take caution when placing other items (notebooks, books, lunch box, etc.) to avoid putting too much pressure and weight on the screen. 
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils).
  • Chromebooks should be charged nightly and returned to school daily.

Please note: No right of privacy exists in the use of technological resources provided by the school. School system administrators or individuals designated by the superintendent may review files, internet history logs, monitor communications/content activities, and intercept email messages to maintain system integrity and to ensure compliance with board policy and applicable laws and regulations. School system personnel shall monitor online activities of individuals who access the internet via school owned computers. 

Mrs. Cosh and Mrs. Denno will be meeting with all classrooms regarding proper Chromebook Care and best practices. We look forward to welcoming our students back in-person on Tuesday, October 13. 

Gwynne Cosh, Principal
Amanda Denno; Assistant Principal