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HCPSS Technology and Devices

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Student and Staff Devices

Student Devices

All students have or will be provided with an HCPSS-issued Chromebook. Learn more about requirements, internet access and more.

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Staff Devices

Staff may find information on devices online, including requesting a device and support.

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Care and Responsibilities

Chromebook Repair Costs

Charges will be assessed for HCPSS-issued Chromebooks that are lost/stolen or damaged while in a student’s care and/or as the result of neglect on the part of the student.

Student Mobile Technology Duties and Obligations

Students who are assigned portable technology devices, including Chromebooks, must adhere to provisions outlined in Board policies and the HCPSS Mobile Technology Duties and Obligations, and may be fiscally responsible for lost, stolen or damaged devices.

Online Safety

HCPSS continues to invest in information security efforts, upgrade our equipment and ensure that our network is secure, and it is critical that our user groups – which include students, staff and parents/guardians – do their part to maintain a safe virtual learning environment.

DEC & Students at Home

Google Meet Expectations

To ensure a positive and productive learning environment during Google Meet online sessions, it is important that students and parents adhere to certain guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to frequently asked questions about HCPSS technology and devices may be found on the HCPSS Help site.

Visit the HCPSS Help site  →

Technology Support

After receiving a Chromebook, families can use the directions for connecting a Chromebook to Wi-Fi to connect it to their home network. Students who forget their username or password can use the Account Self Service directions to retrieve their account credentials. A variety of common self-help resources can be found on the Student Technology Resources Canvas community. If you or your child has questions on how to use the technology to access instruction or is having technical issues, please email your child’s teacher or school administrator.

Technology Support Centers Locations and Hours

Please note that Technology Support Centers are closed any day that HCPSS offices are closed.

Effective Monday, March 28, 2022

Students and staff may visit the Technology Support Center at the Old Cedar Lane Gymnasium (follow signs to door around left side of building), 5451 Beaverkill Road, Columbia.

Note! The location is an old school building not located at the same site as the current Cedar Lane School. Anyone seeking assistance should go to the Old Cedar Lane location listed above and not go to or call the current school regarding the Technology Support Center.

Hours of Operation:

  • Wednesdays: 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Fridays: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.