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.
To help remove technology barriers and advance equitable student learning outcomes, all students are provided access to Chromebook.
The current HCPSS device deployment implementation plan is:
- Pre-K-5: Students will share devices that will be kept at school. Students who have a device identified as a supplementary aid as designated in an IEP or 504 Plan will continue to have a device assigned to them.
- 6-12: All students have or will receive an HCPSS-issued device to bring back-and-forth from home to school each day.
Students who are assigned portable technology devices, including Chromebooks, must adhere to provisions outlined in the policy and the HCPSS Mobile Technology Duties and Obligations notice, and may be fiscally responsible for lost, stolen or damaged devices.
Chromebook obligations and associated information.
Charges may 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.
Online Safety & Expectations
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.
To ensure a positive and productive learning environment during Google Meet online sessions, it is important that students and parents adhere to certain guidelines.
Parents/guardians may elect to receive Lightspeed weekly emails summarizing their student’s HCPSS Chromebook internet usage. There also is an option for the Lightspeed Parent Portal, which provides near real-time information on a student’s HCPSS Chromebook internet activity, and offers the ability to pause web browsing and block social media sites when not on the HCPSS network.
A successful virtual instruction program requires collaboration and shared responsibilities among students, educators and families to ensure that every student is supported and has the best chance to learn and thrive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions about HCPSS technology and devices may be found on the HCPSS Help site.
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.