Chromebooks for Education

Devices for School Use

1.  Chromebooks for 7-12 students may be used both inside and outside of school.  A student may loose device privileges due to a violation of the guidelines listed under the Acceptable Use/Internet Use Policies which were signed when the device was initially checked out.  

2.  Computer devices must be attended or secured at all times.  Unattended devices will be picked up and retained in the Principal's office. Confiscated devices may be retrieved from the Principal's office at the end of the school day.

3.  Students are responsible to bring their school-issued devices to class fully charged and functioning.  Devices should always be with the student and brought to class daily. 

4.  Devices issued to students are to be used for school work and learning.  In case of device failure, students will be able to check out a temporary replacement from the library at Norfolk Catholic.  Personal devices from home can not be used as a substitute for school-issued devices as they do not have the appropriate settings and software for maximum classroom efficiency.

5.  The Chromebook and charger will have a school-issued ID and labeling that the student is responsible for maintaining.  The label must be attached and readable on both devices at all times.  The student is also responsible for keeping the school-issued device clean.  Proper cleaning supplies are available at the Norfolk Catholic High School Library.  

6.  Any cost incurred by public/personal use of the device outside of the school is the responsibility of the student (examples include but are not limited to: internet access fee at a hotel, internet fees to wireless provider at home, or apps/extensions downloaded for use.)

7.  The student is responsible for managing the volume on their device so that it does not infringe upon the learning opportunities of others.   

8.  Computers and network access are provided for educational activities.  Inappropriate and illegal activities are prohibited at all times.
9.  Access to the technology systems provided by Norfolk Catholic is a privilege, not a right.  Norfolk Catholic retains the authority to revoke access and or apply disciplinary measures if the terms of the Acceptable Use Policy or Internet Use Agreement are violated.  Norfolk Catholic exercises exclusive control over its system.  Users expressly consent to possible monitoring by school officials.  Device and accounts are subject to inspection at any time, including e-mail, storage files, and current activity.

Inappropriate Use of the Device or Charger

Norfolk Catholic reserves the right to define inappropriate use of a device as it sees necessary.  The following rules serve as a guideline in determining inappropriate practices.  There may be other inappropriate uses as determined by school administration. 

1.  Students should never placed excessive weight on the lid of the device or place any object on the keyboard of the device. 

2.  Students should not erase, change, rename, or make unusable, any computer files or software belonging to Norfolk Catholic High School. 

3.  The student shall not use or try to discover another persons password or use another person's files. 

4.  The student should not use a device for any unlawful purposes such as illegally copying or installing software, music, videos, or other mediums not belonging to them.

5.  The student should not let others use his/her name/login/ or password for any reason.  

6.  The user shall not deliberetely use the device to annoy or harass others in any way or in accordance with Norfolk Catholic's Policy on Bullying.

7.  The user shall not deliberately access or create any obscene or objectionable information, language, or images using a school-issued device.  All school issued devices are equipped with mobile filters and anytime they access the internet the device will be filtered and can be monitored. 

8.  Students will not deface the device or charger in any way (for example writing on either piece of equipment with pen or permanent marker, attaching stickers or tape that leaves residue, etc.)

9.   Chromebooks should be carried by either the handle or the supporting base,  At no time should the student move it by holding the monitor. 

10.  A damaged device must be brought to the tech coordinator.  No repairs are to be attempted by anyone but school professionals as some warranties are provided with each unit.  Damage to the device (either deliberately or irresponsibly) is the responsibility of the student. 
11.  It is the students responsibility to to report a lost or stolen school-issued device to school authorities immediately.  
12.  School-issued Chromebooks and chargers must be returned to Norfolk Catholic at the end of the school year.  Students who withdraw or terminate enrollment at Norfolk Catholic for any reason must return their school-issued device and charger in, on or before the date of termination.  Failure to return the device and charger will result in a theft report being filed with the appropriate law enforcement agency if necessary.  

Student teachers, administrators, and employees are all part of an electronic community because of their common use of the school's devices, equipment, and computer networks.  The Norfolk Catholic Computer Use Policy describes acceptable behaviors.  The following guidelines summarize student responsibilities under that policy. A copy of a full policy can be obtained from the Norfolk Catholic High School Office.

Federal law requires schools to block or filter offensive internet materials.  Attempts to deliberately access such material will result in disciplinary action.  If a legitimate internet source is blocked preventing you from completing assigned work, ask your technology specialist to access the site and unblock it for you.  Also know that while filters are in place due to the high volume of content becoming available each day, some inappropriate content may be available.  If a student accidentally access such a site, they should report it to their teacher or technology specialist immediately.