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Student Technology

Toreador Families,

As the new school year has begun, we have exciting developments all over campus. One of those is the distribution of a Chromebook to every student on campus to use both at school and at home. With this comes great responsibility for our students, and I want you to be aware of the details surrounding the Chromebooks.
Each student will be responsible for the maintenance and safety of the device and will be given a charger to use at home. The students should bring the Chromebook to school with them every day and to make sure that it is fully charged and ready to be used.
Use of the technology at home is the family’s decision and I want to be clear that students will be able to bring the device home; if you as a family want to restrict the usage of the device at home, that is your decision.
Through the MPUSD leasing agreement and insurance policy, if the Chromebook is damaged, the student can bring the broken laptop into the library and exchange it for a new one for $50. If the Chromebook is stolen, a police report must be filed with the appropriate law enforcement agency to get a new Chromebook for the same $50 charge. If the Chromebook is lost, the student will be responsible for the full replacement cost. More information can be found in the 1:1 Student Technology Device Agreement.
The MPUSD is in the process of greatly enhancing and improving the internet bandwidth to ensure connectivity for every student across campus. In addition, students will be able to use wireless connection at any available network location, including at home.
We will begin Chromebook distribution the first week of September. Each student must have a tech user agreement signed by both them and their parent to receive the device. The student will receive the device brand new in box and we ask them to keep them that way until they get home. Like a textbook, Chromebooks will be checked out to the student but they will keep it for the duration of their career at Monterey High School.
Students will be receiving log-in information prior to receiving the Chromebook. These log-ins will be the same as their MPUSD Gmail log-in. For new students and returning students, information will be given on how to either set up their log-in information, or reset if they have forgotten it. Please make sure they do this before receiving their Chromebook.
We look forward to this new chapter of Monterey High School and continued student collaboration!