Chromebook obligations and associated information.
HCPSS Technology and Devices
Student and Staff Devices
All students have or will be provided with an HCPSS-issued Chromebook. Learn more about requirements, internet access and more.
Staff may find information on devices online, including requesting a device and support.
Care and Responsibilities
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.
Caring for and safely transporting Chromebooks.
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.
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
A successful virtual instruction program requires collaboration and shared responsibilities among students, educators and families.
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.
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
Students and staff may visit Technology Support Centers at:
- Old Bushy Park Elementary School, Room E2 (door to the left of the front entrance), 2690 Route 97, Glenwood (Building is between Glenwood Middle School and Bushy Park Elementary School)
- Old Cedar Lane Gymnasium (follow signs to door around left side of building), 5451 Beaverkill Road, Columbia
Note! Both locations are in old school buildings that are not located at the same sites as the new schools with similar names. Anyone seeking assistance should go to the locations listed above and not go to or call the current schools regarding the Technology Support Center.
Technology Support Center hours are:
- Mondays: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
- Wednesdays: 1 p.m.–4 p.m.
- Fridays: 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Please note that Technology Support Centers are closed any day that HCPSS offices are closed.