Chromebooks for Students
While shared Chromebooks and Google Apps have been utilized by the district for years, as we implement in person learning once again, West Linn High is moving towards a one-to-one model. Students can check out a Chromebook which they will use at school and at home, throughout their WLHS career.
Chromebooks have been available at the front office during school hours, but to avoid uneccesarry contact, you may opt to print the form linked below and send it to school with your child. You can also scan the signed form, or sign digitally, and attach it to the ticket.
Please submit a tech ticket identifying the student and their first period class. Requests made before 4pm will be available in class the next day.
Additional technology guidelines:
- We will expect all students to bring their fully-charged Chromebook (or personal device) to school every day that they come. We will also expect them to be taken home each night. Charging/power cords should be kept at home.
- We suggest that students carry the device in their backpack. Please take extra precaution if sending any food/beverage to school to ensure that no leaks occur. If you are sending food/beverage to school in the backpack, consider enclosing the chromebook in a ziploc style bag inside the backpack.
- If your student has been using a personal computing device this school year, they can bring that to and from school. That is up to you as a family to decide.
- If you do not have a Chromebook or other device that you are comfortable transporting to and from school at this point, please submit a tekmee ticket (https://tekmee.wlwv.k12.or.us/helpathome/) to get directions for arranging for picking one up.
- We highly encourage you to keep the device plugged in while at home all the time. This will help ensure that it has adequate charge when brought to school. Before your student returns to school, it would be wise to test the battery capacity. To do so, fully charge it and then use it for a full-day of normal school activities while not plugged in. Watch the power as you do this and connect power when/if the battery gets below 10%. This will provide the best estimate of the device's current battery capacity. If you had to plug it into power before the normal end of the school day, contact the school to arrange for a device swap.