Monday, October 10, 2016

Warranty vs. Accidental Damage Protection

All of the Dell Chromebooks come standard with a warranty.  That warranty was upgraded to an Accidental Damage Protection (ADP) warranty.  Essentially it is an insurance policy for accidental damage: a cracked screen, a damaged case from a drop, etc.  The ADP warranty is limited to one incident per year per device.  

If a student exhausts their ADP warranty and a second incident occurs, the student's family will be responsible for a replacement Chromebook.  Estimated costs is $300.  

To read the exact Dell ADP warranty, click here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Charging Of Laptops During School

As a reminder, students should NOT bring their Chromebook charging cords to school.  It is not practical or safe to have cords across walkways, aisles and in hallways throughout the building.  If a student requires charging during the day, the best option is the Cafeteria.  It is open and accessible all day.  The Media Center is open before and after school only.  For those in Physical Education, it offers the students the opportunity to charge their Chromebook safely during that particular class period.

If a student's fully charged Chromebook does not last the entire day, please have them stop by the IT department.  There may be a problem with the Chromebook.

Lastly, a student should drain the battery all the way down about once a month.  This will help the longevity of the battery.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Are students able to change their Google log-in passwords?

No.  Students are issued a complex password for logging into Windows based computers at school and Google Apps for Education.

It is important to never share your password and always log off when finished using electronic devices.