Chromebook Resources

In 2014, Mary E. Volz Middle School implemented a 1:1 Chromebook program for grades 5-7. In 2015, we expanded the program to include grade 8 as well. 

The intention of this program is to put powerful technology into the hands of all students thus bridging our district's digital divide between students who can afford technology and those who cannot.

The Chromebook in particular was chosen as the 1:1 device because of the powerful tools provided through the Google Apps for Education program as well as ease of use.

When the Chromebook goes home with students they are primarily to be used for homework and school purposes. Being a fully functional computer, once homework is done, it is up to parents to choose what is an appropriate use of this technology at home. Mary E. Volz Middle School recommends setting up a content filter on your home network in order to limit student access to certain material that can be found online. Beyond that we recommend always having a trusted adult present while your student surfs the internet from any device. You are the final arbiter of what is appropriate online behavior at home while teachers and administration decides on appropriateness for school.

If you decide that this is not an acceptable arrangement you may choose to have your student only use the Chromebook in school and not be able to take it home.

A great resource to check if you are unsure about the appropriateness of a website, video game, or app is Common Sense Media.

For more information about district policy on the Chromebooks please see the Chromebook User Agreement below.

Chromebook User Agreement: This must be signed by both the student and parent/guardian before a Chromebook will be issued.

Chromebook Summer Camp 2015: This was the optional program by which students could take their Chromebooks home with them over the summer months. 

Chromebook Damage Form: If you have broken your Chromebook please fill out the form and return the Chromebook to Mr. Bonora as soon as possible.