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Chromebooks & Digital Citizenship

Chromebooks & Digital Citizenship

Oak Harbor Public Schools is proud to issue one Chromebook for each student in our K-12 programs at the beginning of the school year thanks to the generous and continued support of the community through local levies.  

Using Chromebooks

Connect Your Chromebook to Wi-Fi
To connect to the Internet, use a compatible Wi-Fi network.

Step 1: Turn on Wi-Fi

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Not Connected. Note: If you see your Wi-Fi network name and signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to Wi-Fi.
  3. Your Chromebook will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.

Step 2: Pick a network and connect

  1. Select the secure Wi-Fi network.
  2. Type the network password.
  3. Select Connect.

Troubleshooting Connection Issues
If your Chrome device is unable to connect to the Internet and complete the setup process, make sure the network you’re connected to is properly set up and able to access the Internet. If troubles persist, try connecting your device to a different network.

If you experience issues with your Chromebook not responding, try powering the Chromebook off and turning it back on.

Student Email/Login

Go to Gmail

The format for student Google accounts is

  • First 5 letters of the students Last Name

  • First 3 letters of the students First Name

  • 3 Digits starting with 000 that increment to prevent duplication.

For example , John Smith would be:

If the last name or first name is shorter than the designated length above, we will shorten the email address/login accordingly.

For example, Jo Ager would be:

Initial passwords are emailed to the parents/guardians upon enrollment. 

Technical Support
Information Services is able to offer limited remote support for issues with your Chromebook and can not guarantee the availability of support throughout school breaks. If you are experiencing issues that are not resolved by these steps, please contact 360-279-5589.

Digital Citizenship

As more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. Our goal is to create a community of learners who understand how to use digital resources effectively, efficiently and responsibly. With proper guidance from teachers and parents, our students can make the Internet a better place for sharing and learning.

Acceptable Use

Digital citizenship is appropriate and responsible behavior with regard to technology use. We provide instruction in digital citizenship for students and encourage them to participate in related classroom discussions. As part of our ongoing efforts to maintain a safe technology environment, Oak Harbor Schools have adopted the following Electronic Resources and Internet Safety Policy:

Electronic Resources and Internet Safety Policy

Electronic Resources and Internet Safety Procedure

Digital Citizenship at Home

Google Family Safety Center

Protecting Your Kids Online

Family Online Safety Guide

Raising Digital Citizens 

Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Blog

Internet Safety Tips

Google Apps for Education 

All students are provided a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) account. This allows students, faculty, and staff to communicate, store files and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets, and presentations from school, work, or home within a secure online environment.

Frequently Asked Questions about Google Apps for Education

Chromebook Accountability

Students agree to the following responsibilities before, during, and after school whether they are on or off-campus.

  • Use responsibly and ethically to support learning and school-appropriate functions.
  • Protect/secure the Chromebook with its district-issued case.
  • Bring to school daily, full-charged.

The parent or guardian agrees to monitor student use at home, and away from school.  The best way to keep students safe and on-task is to have a parent or guardian present and involved.

  • Talk to your child about values and the standards that they should follow when using the internet.
  • Be active participants by asking your child to show you what sites they are navigating and how they are being used in your child’s education.
  • Encourage balanced and healthy digital media use.

To clean your Chromebook use a disinfecting wipe or spray cleaner onto a cloth and wipe the surfaces. Do Not Use Bleach on the Chromebook screen. Do not spray the Chromebook directly with cleaner.

Device Loss and Damage

The district realizes that accidents can happen.  In an effort to minimize expenses to the school district and families, the grid below explains the potential costs to families in the event of damage or theft of a student device.  In addition, Oak Harbor Public Schools installs tracking software on Chromebooks.

Repair/Replacement Fee  First Instance    Second Instance    All Other
Accidental Damage None Full cost of repair Full cost of repair
Theft (with police report) None Full cost to replace Full cost to replace
Loss or damage due to negligence 50% of the cost Full cost to replace Full cost to replace