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The mission of the Capistrano Unified School District Student Chromebook program is to ensure that CUSD students have regular access to the digital tools and resources that allow them to be successful 21st-century learners. To reach this goal, the District has provided students and sites with digital devices that can expand their learning opportunities during a regular classroom session. 
We believe that utilizing Chromebooks in class will deepen the connection between the quality instruction our teachers deliver and the ability to connect with other resources that exist in our children’s digital worlds. This connection will allow students to become creators, inventors, innovators, risk-takers, and problem solvers at a level not previously attainable without the use of technology.
Don't forget to check-out the additional information section found at the bottom of the page.


Chromebook repairs can be costly! CUSD is pleased to offer optional device coverage to our families participating in the student chromebook program. Please click on one of the links below to learn more.


Participants in the following programs are provided device coverage at no cost.
  • Foster Youth
  • McKinney-Vento (Homeless Assistance Act)
  • Migrant Education
  • Free and Reduced Lunch
If you are unsure of your program status please fill out our Education Benefits Form using the link below.
Education Benefit Form

Additional Chromebook Informational

Additional Chromebook Informational

Chromebook Program Overview

  • The District will provide one Chromebook to every student.
  • Most 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 device coverage for their child(ren)'s Chromebooks.

Chromebook 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 responsible for the full replacment cost of the device.
Remind your students to...
  • ...keep their Chromebook closed as they carry it around class.
  • ...use their technology in class only when and as directed by the teacher.
  • ...close all tabs from previous class activity.
  • only those sites and/or documents that have been specified by the teacher.
  • ...avoid distracting activities such as:
    • Taking selfies with the Chromebook.
    • Doing work for other classes, unless approved.
    • Playing games that are not part of the class activity.
    • Doing web searches that are not related to the class activity.
  • ...practice proper care of their Chromebook.
Chromebook Care & Responsibility

General Care
  • Do not have any food or drinks near your Chromebook.
  • Cords and cables must be inserted and removed carefully.
  • Chromebooks do not like to be held by the screen. Carrying your Chromebook this way may crack the screen or break the  device.
  • Don’t place or drop heavy objects (like a full backpack) on top of your Chromebook.
  • Report damage, loss, or theft immediately.

Screen Care
  • Chromebook screens can be easy to damage without proper care. They are particularly sensitive to excessive pressure on the screen.
  • Do not lean on or put pressure on top of the Chromebook when it is closed.
  • Do not store the Chromebook with the screen in the open position.
  • Do not poke the screen with anything sharp or anything that will mark the surface like a pen or marker.
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard (like a pen, pencil or marker) before closing the lid.

Power Adapter Care
  • Do not use a damaged, cut, or frayed power adapter. Damaged adapters should be reported for immediate replacement.
  • Do not attempt to repair a damaged power adapter.
  • Do not carry your Chromebook around with the power adapter plugged in.
  • When not in use, wrap your power adapter up and store it carefully.
  • Be sure to plug your Chromebook in each night so that it is fully charged in the morning. Your Chromebook should hold a charge for 6-8 hours.

Keeping Your Chromebook Clean
  • Never use any product containing alcohol, ammonia, bleach, or other strong solvent to clean your Chromebook.
  • Do not spray your Chromebook with any Windex, household cleaner, or water.
  • To clean your Chromebook use a lightly dampened soft cloth and gentle pressure.
Tips and Tricks to Extend the Life of Your Device
  • Carry your Chromebook with a two handed "football hold" to avoid accidental damage.
  • Perform quick, but regular inspections of your Chromebook and report any damage.
  • Log into your Chromebook using your CUSD-issued credentials. You will not use personal Gmail usernames and passwords.
  • If you are away from your desk, make sure your Chromebook is used in a safe location. This could include another flat sturdy surface or in your lap. Chromebooks should never be used or left on the floor.
  • Do not tamper with the asset tags and/or other labels placed by CUSD.

Chromebook Self-Help

Nearly 30% of Chromebooks submitted for repair can be fixed within minutes using one of the following simple procedures.
  • Once a battery is fully expended it can take several minutes to reach a minimum charge level before being able to power up.
  • Plug your Chromebook into a known working power adapter and allow your Chromebook to charge for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, restart the device.
  • Start by pressing all 3 of these keys at the same time: Esc + Refresh + Power.
  • After the reboot press CTRL + D; Press Enter.
  • Wait until the Chromebook turns back on.
  • Ensure OS verification is OFF; Press Enter.
  • Wait again until the Chromebook reboots.
  • At 'Welcome to Chromebook'; Press Get started/Let's Go.
  • At 'Activate ChromeVox'; Press No & continue without ChromeVox.
  • Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi (CAPOUSDGUEST WHILE @ SCHOOL)
  • At 'Google Terms of Service'; Uncheck the Check Box, Press Accept and Continue.
  • At 'Enterprise Enrollment Complete'; Press Done.
  • Turn on your Chromebook.
  • Connect your Chromebook to Wi-Fi.
  • At the bottom right, select the time and then settings.
  • At the bottom left, select About Chrome OS.
  • Under "Google Chrome OS," find which version of the Chrome operating system your Chromebook uses.
  • Select Check for updates.
  • If your Chromebook finds a software update, it will start UPDATING automatically.