Taking Care of Your Chromebook

Students are responsible for the general care of the Chromebook they have been issued by the school. Chromebooks that are broken or fail to work properly must be taken to the Tech Support as soon as possible so that they can be taken care of properly. District-owned Chromebooks should never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance. Students should never leave their Chromebooks unattended except locked in their hallway locker or in an authorized secure location at school.

General Precautions

  • No food or drink should be next to Chromebooks.
  • Cords, cables, and removable storage devices must be inserted carefully into Chromebooks.
  • Chromebooks should not be used with the power cord plugged in when the cord may be a tripping hazard.
  • Chromebooks must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, and labels.
  • Heavy objects should never be placed on top of Chromebooks.


  • Each student will be issued a protective case for his/her Chromebook that should be used whenever the Chromebook is being transported or not in use.
  • Although the cases are reinforced to help protect the Chromebooks, they are not guaranteed to prevent damage. It remains the student’s responsibility to care for and protect his/her device.

Carrying Chromebooks

  • Always transport Chromebooks with care and in WPS protective cases. Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action.
  • Never lift Chromebooks by the screen.
  • Never carry Chromebooks with the screen open.


The Chromebook screen can be damaged if subjected to heavy objects, rough treatment, some cleaning solvents, and other liquids. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure.

  • Do not put pressure on the top of a Chromebook when it is closed.
  • So not store a Chromebook with the screen open.
  • Do not place anything in the protective case that will press against the cover.
  • Make sure there is nothing on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks).
  • Only clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth.
  • Do not subject the Chromebook to extreme temperatures (leaving in a vehicle) or weather condition.
  • Do not eat or drink on or near the Chromebook.

Asset Tags

  • All Chromebooks will be labeled with a District asset tag.
  • Asset tags may not be modified or tampered with in any way.