Using Your MPS
Using Your Chromebook At School
Students are expected to bring their fully charged Chromebook to school every day, this eliminates the need to transport the AC adapter (power cord) to/from school. Students should bring their Chromebook to all classes, although the use of the Chromebook during class is strictly at the teacher’s discretion.
If a student does not bring his/her Chromebook to school
A student may visit the main office or library to check out a loaner for the day, if available, and loaners may not be taken home.
A student borrowing a Chromebook will be responsible for any damage to or loss of the issued device.
Students will be responsible for returning the borrowed device to the library before the end of the school day.
If there are multiple occurrences of coming to school without the issued Chromebook, the teachers and student’s parents/guardians will meet to develop a plan to ensure the Chromebook is present in school.
Using Your Chromebook Outside of School
Students are encouraged to use their Chromebook at home and other locations outside of school for school-related work. A WiFi Internet connection will be required for the majority of Chromebook use, however, some applications can be used while not connected to the Internet. Students are bound by the Mansfield Public Schools’ Acceptable Use Policy and all other guidelines in this document wherever they use their Chromebook.
Logging into a Chromebook
Students will log into their Chromebooks using only their school-issued G-Suite (Google Apps for Education) account.
Students should never share their account passwords with others, nor allow anyone else to use their Chromebook.
Managing and Saving Your Digital Work With a Chromebook
The majority of student work will be stored in Internet/cloud based applications and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection and most mobile Internet devices.
Some files may be stored on the Chromebook’s hard drive.
Students should always remember to save frequently when working on digital media.
The district will not be responsible for the loss of any student work.
Students are encouraged to digitally share their work with their teachers and peers when appropriate.
A limited number of printers will be available in school to print work requested by a teacher.
Appropriate Uses and Digital Citizenship
School-issued Chromebooks should be used for educational purposes and students are to adhere to the Mansfield Public Schools Acceptable Use Policy at all times.
No Expectation of Privacy
Students have no expectation of confidentiality or privacy with respect to any usage of a Chromebook, regardless of whether that use is for district-related or personal purposes, other than as specifically provided by law. The District may, without prior notice or consent, log, supervise, access, view, monitor, and record use of student Chromebooks at any time for any reason related to the operation of the District. By using a Chromebook, students agree to such access, monitoring, and recording of their use.
Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA)
The District makes every effort to comply with state and federal laws regarding student online activity and privacy. COPPA applies to commercial companies and limits their ability to collect personal information from children under 13. COPPA does not preclude schools from acting as intermediaries between operators and parents in the notice and consent process, or from serving as the parent’s agent in the process of collecting personal information online from students in the school context. The school’s use and sharing of student information is solely for education purposes.
For more information, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/coppafaqs.shtm.