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Chromebook 1 to 1

Overview of the Program

  • The District will provide one Chromebook device to every student in grades PK through 12th.
  • PK, TK, and Kindergarten will be provided touchscreen Chromebooks.
  • Students will be responsible for bringing their Chromebook to school and home, like a textbook.
  • Students are expected to use the device for school purposes only.
  • If a student forgets their Chromebook at home, they will be given a loaner for the day.
  • Students will be responsible for the proper care and use of their Chromebook.
  • Parents have the option of purchasing insurance for their child(ren)'s Chromebooks.
How will devices be updated?
  • We recommend that teachers reinforce with students the need to restart the devices weekly to ensure they receive all updates.
​​​​​What happens when a Chromebook is broken by a student?
  • When a Chromebook is broken, students should ask their front office staff for next steps in getting the Chromebook repaired/replaced. They will be provided with a replacement Chromebook and the broken Chromebook will be sent into TIS for repair. 
  • TIS will evaluate and repair the Chromebook and send the repaired device back to the school for the site to put the device back into their inventory. 
  • TIS will notify the site if the repair requires any fees be assessd to the student if the repair involves any costs not covered under normal wear and tear or covered by insurance if the student has a policy. This notification will be included with the Radar Ticket digitally and in a printout copy in the box.
  •  After receiving the Chromebook back from TIS and making note of any fees that need to be collected, the now repaired Chromebook will be checked back into the school in Aeries and out of the students name.
What if a student forgets a Chromebook?
  • Students should be able to use an on-site loaner device for the day.  Ideally, this need will decrease over time.  We recommend sites and teachers create a ‘bring your device daily’ rule, treating the Chromebook in much the same way as a textbook.
Can students put stickers on or customize Chromebooks?
  • No - Student's should not expect to receive the same Chromebook following a repair. As such, please avoid placing stickers on and/or marking the device in any permanent way.
How does the District protect these devices?
  • The District uses a cloud based filter to filter internet content for students.  Please remember that no filter is perfect and students should be monitored while on the Chromebook.  Students should also follow the agreed upon acceptable use policy and digital citizenship best practices.
  • Because the devices are properly checked out they can be disabled if reported stolen, rendering the device useless.

Chromebook Checkout Responsibilities

All students will be expected to return their CUSD provided Chromebook when requested by the District.  If a Chromebook and/or accessories are not returned, the parent/guardian will be held responsible for payment in full.  If payment is not received, fines will be assigned.  Please click the button below for more information.

Optional Chromebook Coverage

Capistrano Unified is pleased to offer optional device insurance to our families participating in the 1:1 Student Chromebook Project.  Please click on the link below to learn more.

Chromebook Self Help Tips

FREE Chromebook Device Coverage

Participants in the following SED programs are provided device coverage at no cost. No additional steps are required:
Foster Youth
McKinney-Vento (Homeless Assistance Act)
Migrant Education
Free and Reduced Lunch
If you are uncertain if you qualify, please follow the link below: