K-4 students to bring home Chromebooks nightly

Dear parents and guardians,

Thank you for all of your support as we moved to remote learning last week. As of right now, there are no plans to close our schools moving forward, but in the event of a future closure, the district wants to ensure that students have the tools they need to seamlessly transition to remote learning.  

Beginning today, K-4 students will begin bringing their Chromebooks home nightly (similar to grades 5-12). Students will be expected to bring their Chromebooks home safely each night and then bring it back each day for their use at school.   Chromebooks must be brought to school each day fully-charged. By bringing their Chromebooks between home and school students will have all the necessary materials to pivot between remote and in-person learning if the situation arises. 

It is highly recommended that students keep their Chromebooks in the plastic ziploc bag provided or in a case purchased by the family. 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. 

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. 

We will be promoting proper Chromebook Care and best practices on the morning announcements and our teachers will be working with the students on routines to best care for these devices. Please note that this new procedure is due to the circumstances of COVID-19.  Students are typically issued a school Chromebook in grades 5-12.  

We look forward to welcoming our students back in-person on Tuesday, October 13. 

Jessica Rossetti, Principal

Kristin Bergin, Assistant Principal