CPS Elementary Chromebook Initiative

Elementary Chromebook 1:1 Initiative

2020 – 2021

Current 1:1 Chromebook Initiative for Option 1 Students
Grade Span Timeline Classroom At-home Learning
PK-3 Devices were distributed in December to be used for at-home learning/asynchronous days.

Beginning March 15 through April 16, devices will be returned to the school and stored at the school so they can be used during classroom instruction.

Students will use devices to assist with center activities, personalized learning, and other assignments.  It is important to remember that the devices should be used to enhance and support learning in the classroom. At-home use of devices should only be offered to primary students who need a device to access digital resources outlined in their tiered intervention plans. This should be offered on a limited basis as the devices will primarily be used to support learning in the classroom. Schools will have to monitor their device inventory as additional devices will not be provided.

*For at-home use during quarantine, schools may develop a distribution plan for individual students.

Grades 4-5 

(and Grade 3 pilot at GTP/ NHP)

Devices were distributed in December to be used for at-home learning/asynchronous days.

Option 1 students will bring their devices to school beginning March 1 for the device inventory process.  Once the device inventory is complete, students will transport and use their devices at home and school.

Teachers will have daily access to a full class set of devices for in-school use as students bring their fully-charged devices with them to school. Students will have daily access to digital learning resources at home to reinforce skills and manage assignments in Schoology.

Student Chromebook Use & Care

  • Students will be responsible for charging their devices each evening for use at school daily.  Chargers should be left at home.  
  • Be sure it is stored in a safe place at home where it cannot be stepped on or knocked over.  
  • Chromebooks should remain in the case at all times.
  • Students must transport the device securely fastened in the case provided.  Students should carry the device by the handles or shoulder strap.  
  • Be sure nothing is placed in the case that could potentially damage the device.
  • Students should always handle the Chromebook with clean hands, placed on a flat surface.  
  • Avoid touching the screen with your fingers or any other object.  
  • Avoid placing anything on the keyboard, including paper and pencils between the screen and keyboard.  
  • Keep all foods, drinks, and pets away from the Chromebook.  
  • Do not push the screen back too far or pick up the Chromebook by the screen.
  • Insert cords, cables, and removable storage devices (e.g. thumb drives) carefully. 
  • The CPS Chromebook is for your use only to support instruction.  Keep your username and password safe! 
  • Decorating the Chromebook is not permitted; please ensure the asset tag remains on the device.  
  • If the Chromebook becomes damaged, lost, or stolen, please notify your teacher.  Parents will be responsible for damages and will be assessed accordingly. 
  • Follow the approved cleaning instructions below. 

Cleaning Instructions

  • Moisten a microfiber cloth with a mixture of 70% isopropyl alcohol / 30% water. Do not use fibrous materials, such as paper towels or toilet paper. 
  • The cloth should be moist, but not dripping wet.
  • Isopropyl Alcohol is sold in most stores, usually in a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol / 30% Water solution. It may also be marketed as rubbing alcohol.
  • Do not spray any liquids directly onto the product.
  • Use under adult supervision. 

Parents who would prefer to have their students only access Chromebooks while at school should send an email to the principal.  

Informational Video Link

Taking Care of Your Chromebook