Chromebook Care


Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the Fort Lee Public School District. Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be taken to the Library for an evaluation of the device.

General Precautions: 

  1. The Chromebook is school property and all users will follow this policy and the Acceptable Use Policy for technology
  2. Only use a clean, soft cloth to clean the screen. Do Not use cleansers of any type.
  3. Cords, Cables, and Thumb Drives must be inserted carefully into the Chromebook to prevent damage.
  4. Chromebook must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, labels, etc. that are not property of the Fort Lee School District.
  5. Never leave device unattended or unsupervised.

Carrying the Chromebooks:

  1. While carrying the device to, from, and within the school close the Chromebook lid.
  2. Do not stack items on top of the Chromebook while carrying to limit the amount of pressure applied the the device.
  3. Avoid bumping, tossing, or throwing the device against any surface.

Screen Care:

  1. Do not place anything on your Chromebook that could put pressure on the screen
  2. Do not lean on the screen at any time.
  3. Do not flex the screen.
  4. Do not close the screen with any items between the screen and the keyboard


Chromebooks are intended for use at school each day. In addition to teacher expectations for use, school messages, announcements, calendars, handbooks, and schedule may be accessed using the device. School staff and administration have the right to check any material stored on a student’s Chromebook at any time.

Chromebooks Left at Home:

  1. If students leave their device at home, they are responsible for getting the course work completed as if they had their device present.
  2. Discipline issues may occur if this becomes a repeated offense.

Chromebook Undergoing Repair:

  1. Loaner devices may be issued to students when they leave their devices for repair.

Charging your Device’s Battery:

  1. Battery should be fully charged each day upon entering the school building.
  2. Get into a charging routine at home.
  3. Additional chargers may be available at school, but cannot be used during class time.

Screensavers and Backgrounds:

  1. Inappropriate media may not be used as a screensaver or background photo.
  2. Presence of guns, weapons, pornographic materials, inappropriate language, alcohol, drug, tobacco, or any other material deemed inappropriate by school administration will result in disciplinary action.

Sound, Music, Games or Programs:

  1. Sound must be muted at all times unless permission is obtained from the teacher for instructional purposes.
  2. Music may be allowed, with headphones, at the discretion of the teacher.
  3. Internet gaming is not allowed. If non­instructional game apps are installed, they must be approved by administration or technology staff.

Home Internet Access:

  1. Students are allowed to connect their Chromebooks to their home Internet access.
    All home internet use will be monitored and filtered using the same filters used at school.
  2. Students are expected to follow the same Acceptable use policy at home as at school.

Software on Chromebooks: 

  1. All software/apps/bookmarks installed by FLPSD staff must remain on Chromebook in usable condition and accessible at all times. From time to time, the school may add software application for use in a particular course.
  2. Devices are controlled and monitored by a Google Management System. This prevents most viruses from infecting the devices.
  3. If technical difficulties occur, illegal software is downloaded, or non­ FLPSD installed/approved apps are discovered, the Chromebook will be wiped clean and put back to its original settings. The school district does not accept responsibility for the loss of any software or documents deleted due to a reformat and/or re­image.
  4. Upgraded versions of licensed software/apps are available from time to time. Students may be required to check in their Chromebooks for periodic updates and syncing.

Password Protection:

  1. Never give your unique passwords to anyone other than your parents/guardians. This practice will help keep student information more secure.
  2. Violations may result in loss of device privileges.