The Norton Public Schools will issue devices to all incoming students for the upcoming school year. Chromebooks will be issued to all students in grades 2-12 and iPads for grades k and 1. Preschool students will have iPads to use while in school.
New school issued device?
Due to the rising costs of parts and volume of device repairs, families will be charged for replacement parts on damaged chromebooks beginning this school year. Parents/guardians may choose to take out insurance on the school device or pay the fees associated with the replacement parts. You can find the list of parts with prices by visiting this spreadsheet or clicking on the chromebook repair costs below. You can learn more about optional insurance information in the drop down below.
All students and parents will need to review the 1:1 Chromebook Handbook and agree to the loan of technology agreement upon receiving a Chromebook and charger. Students in grade 6 will use the same device during their time at NMS and students in grade 9 will use the same device during their time at NHS. Both groups of students will receive their devices at school during the first week back.
The Chromebook Handbook is published below.
Due to the rising costs of parts and volume of device repairs, families will be charged for replacement parts on damaged chromebooks beginning this school year. Parents/guardians may choose to take out insurance on the school device or pay the fees associated with the replacement parts. You can find the list of parts with prices by visiting this spreadsheet. You can learn more about optional insurance information in the drop down below.
Please contact Karen Winsper email@example.com with any questions or concerns:
|Chromebook Part||Repair Part Cost|
|HP 11 G5 EE Speaker set||$20.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE Battery||$60.00|
|HP 11A G8-EE Touchpad||$35.00|
|HP 11 G8-EE LCD Bezel||$40.00|
|HP 11 G7-EE *RECLAIMED* LCD Video Cable||$20.00|
|HP 11A G8-EE Keyboard||$70.00|
|HP 11 G7-EE Keyboard & Touchpad||$80.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE Camera||$30.00|
|HP 11 G7-EE Touchpad Cable||$20.00|
|HP 11 G5 EE USB board w/cable||$30.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE 11.6" LCD Screen||$70.00|
|HP 11 G7-EE USB Board||$30.00|
|HP 11 G7 EE Speaker kit.||$30.00|
|HP 11A G8-EE Camera Cable||$30.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE Keyboard & Touchpad||$50.00|
|HP 11 G7-EE 11.6" LCD Screen||$70.00|
|HP 11 G5 EE LCD camera cable||$25.00|
|HP 11 G5 EE LCD top cover||$40.00|
|HP 11 G7 EE Motherboard||$150.00|
|HP 11 G7 EE LCD Cover||$50.00|
|HP 11 G7 EE Battery||$70.00|
|HP 11a G8 EE LCD cable||$35.00|
|HP 11A G8 EE touchpad cable||$25.00|
|HP 11 G7-EE LCD Bezel||$50.00|
|HP 11 G8a EE Power + Daughterboard||$30.00|
|HP 11 G5 EE Wireless Card||$20.00|
|HP 11 G8-EE Hinge Trim Cover||$30.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE LCD Video cable||$25.00|
|HP 11 G5 EE Hinge Set||$20.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE DC-in Power Jack with cable||$20.00|
|HP 11 G5-EE Touchpad with cable||$30.00|
|HP 11 G5 EE LCD Bezel||$30.00|
|HP Chromebook damaged beyond repair||$275|
|HP Chromebook charger replacement||$25|
All students who will be issued a Chromebook must have an Acceptable Use Policy and Loan of Technology Agreement signed and returned prior to receiving the device. If a student will be utilizing their own device, a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy must be signed and returned prior to bringing the student owned device to school.
What was the cost of Chromebook?
Replacement cost of the Chromebook is $275.00
Did the school purchase a warranty when they were purchased?
Current chromebooks used in the district do not have an extended warranty.
If there is damage to the book during the year, what would the cost be?
It depends on what is damaged. Please visit the
Where can I get a replacement charger (2020-2021)?
HAY students have an older model charger than can be found on Amazon. If purchasing independently, look for a replacement for an HP 11 G5 chromebook.
Current 6th - 12th graders should purchase a new style replacement charger that can be found on Chargebuy. If purchasing independently, look for a replacement for an HP 11 G6 or G7 chromebook. Here's a link to purchase on Amazon.
At the end of the year when the student turns it in, does the school technician go through the Chromebook to look for damage?
When we collect the Chromebooks prior to summer vacation, the technology staff will go through the devices to prepare for the following school year. Any damage that is identified will be communicated with families. Students will receive the same Chromebook they received this year for the next two years.
Why does the student need the chromebook? Is there a program on it that’s needed that our home computer doesn't have?
We are providing devices to all students to allow for equitable access to technology both in and outside of the classroom. Teachers will be using Google Workspace for Education (internet based/available on all devices) and other internet based programs within their classrooms. If your home computer has internet, it also has access to Google Workspace for Education.
Does the Chromebook print? If so will it print from a home wifi or only at school?
We are encouraging students and staff to share documents via Google Drive rather than printing. Google Classroom is a tool teachers are using to facilitate the sharing of assignments between students & teachers. We do know that some assignments need to be printed. In this case, a Cloud Printer would be needed to print from a Chromebook. Your child is able to access all assignments and documents saved in Google Drive on any computer with internet access. He/she would be able to print from a computer directly connected to a printer.
If we choose to not let our child have one, will they be able to use one in class?
If you prefer that your child not participate in the Chromebook Initiative, you may choose to have your child bring their own device from home to be used during class time. If you choose the BYOD option, we ask that families sign the BYOD policy that can be found online at https://goo.gl/9kD2oM
What happens if my child forgets to bring his/her Chromebook to school?
The Chromebooks are considered a tool for learning just like pens, pencils, books and notebooks. Your child should be responsible to safely and securely bring the device back and forth each day. We understand that there may be instances where a device is left at home. Teachers may provide alternative means for completing assignments if a chromebook is not available.
My child's Chromebook is damaged or not working. What should he/she do?
Please submit a guest tech support request or have your child submit a request with their NPS email. Please refer to the Chromebook Handbook for information regarding accidental damage vs. negligence.
My child has their own device at home. Can they use it at school instead of a school issued Chromebook?
If your child prefers to bring their own device, it doesn't have to be a Chromebook. The only requirements are that the device is able to access the Internet, have the ability to utilize specific programs as identified by classroom teachers, and access Google Docs either through a browser or through apps. Typically, teachers are using Google Classroom and other online tools. You would need to sign the BYOD policy if you choose to go this route.
What is the security like on a Chromebook?
Visit this page to learn more about the multi-layers of protection included on each Chromebook.
Parents/Guardians may purchase optional insurance to cover the cost of accidental damage, cracked screen, liquid damage, or theft. The NPS technology department does not act as an intermediary if you choose optional insurance. Parents/guardians would contact the company directly to file a claim and arrange for repair or replacement.
If you choose optional insurance, you want to get coverage for a $300 laptop (chromebook) or a $400 iPad/tablet.
Some companies that provide private insurance are: