At the beginning of the school year, Bishop Kelley High School will assign a Chromebook to each new student. This one-to-one instructional initiative will lead the way toward continuous improvement in the following school goals:

  • Prepare all learners to be productive and responsible citizens who are equipped to pursue excellence in an ever-changing world.

  • Utilize research-based, leading-edge instruction and learning opportunities in face-to-face, blended, and virtual classroom settings.

Toward these goals, all students will have access to instructional technology that will make them successful in the classroom and beyond.


Project Objectives

This initiative seeks to:

  • Enhance and enrich teaching and learning

  • Ensure equitable access to instructional technology

  • Improve student outcomes through the 4 C’s:

    • Creativity and Innovation

    • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving

    • Communication

    • Collaboration



The Chromebook is a personal computer designed to work through with Google Apps for Education (GAFE) web-based applications. Bishop Kelley High School chose this device as the best fit for the needs of the students in terms of processing speed, ease of operation, productivity, and cost-effectiveness. The school will purchase and retain full ownership of the Chromebooks and will have in place measures to prevent the inappropriate use of the device and/or Internet in keeping with Bishop Kelley High School's Technology Policy.  Future Senior classes will be able to keep their Chromebooks after graduation at no additional charge. This will become effective in the senior class of 2020.  (The 2019 senior class fee to keep their Chromebook is $25).


Distribution of the Chromebooks

Distribution of the Chromebooks for new students will take place at the beginning of the school year. A student will be given a device only if a parent or guardian has signed the Student Technology Responsible Use Agreement. Each student will receive the device and power cable. Earbuds or headphones will not be provided. 


Bishop Kelley High School Responsibilities for the use of the Chromebook

The school will comply with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to prevent the inappropriate use of the Chromebook and/or the Internet whether the device is being used at school or at home. Any malfunction of the Chromebook that is not the result of negligence or inappropriate use will be repaired at the school’s expense. The school will have devices available that can be checked out to students whose devices are being repaired or replaced.


Parent and Student Responsibilities

The student and his/her parent or guardian will be responsible for replacing a lost or stolen Chromebook. Bishop Kelley will be making repairs through Bishop Kelley’s TSI (Tech Student Interns).  Starting the 2018-19 school year, Bishop Kelley will offer insurance for the device for $20 per student/device.  The insurance will be optional and will cover 100% of the first claim for any individual repair of a component or device replacement (Police report required).  More information on the insurance policy will be sent out via Backpack before the start of the new school year.   

Because the Chromebook is an Internet-based device, the student will need Internet access either at home or at public places that offer wi-fi access in order to use the web-based applications. At school or elsewhere, students are expected to observe all Bishop Kelley technology policies as well as federal, state and local laws. In addition, students should follow the “Digital Citizenship Tips for Teens” (from commonsensemedia.org).


Digital Citizenship Tips for Teens

For teens, we offer five simple rules of digital citizenship to help them create a world they can be proud of -- and inspire others to do the same.

  • Think before you post or text -- a bad reputation could be just a click away. Before you press the "send" button, imagine the last person in the world that you’d want to see what you post.

  • What goes around comes around. If you want your privacy respected, respect others' privacy. Posting an embarrassing photo or forwarding a friend’s private text without asking can cause unintended harm or damage to others.

  • Spread heart, not hurt. If you wouldn’t say it in person, don’t say it online. Stand up for those who are bullied or harassed, and let them know that you’re there for them.

  • Give and get credit. We’re all proud of what we create. Illegal downloading, digital cheating, and cutting and pasting other people’s stuff may be easy, but that doesn’t make it right. You have the responsibility to respect other people’s creative work -- and the right to have your own work respected.

  • Make this a world you want to live in. Spread the good stuff. Create, share, tag, comment, and contribute to the online world in positive ways.


Damaged Chromebooks

Students with damaged or malfunctioning Chromebooks must take them to Bishop Kelley’s TSI Office on the day in which the damage occurs. The TSI will issue you a temporary device while yours is being repaired or replaced if that is necessary. The loaner will need to be returned after repairs are made to the damaged device.


General Care of the Chromebook

  • Do not place food or drink near the device

  • Insert cords, cables, and removable storage devices carefully.

  • Do not deface the device with writing, drawings, stickers, labels, etc. that are not approved by the School.

  • Do not place heavy objects on the device.

  • Always carry the device with care; the screen should not be open when being carried.

  • Do not lift the device by the screen.

  • Do not store the device where other items can place pressure on the screen (ex.: backpack).

  • Clean the screen only with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth. DO NOT USE CLEANING SOLVENTS OR OTHER LIQUIDS ON THE SCREEN.

  • Do not deface or remove any School labeling.


Guidelines for Appropriate Use

With the opportunity afforded by using School technology comes the responsibilities to use that technology responsibly. Failure to use the School’s devices, networks or other resources responsibly may result in disciplinary action.


Students will...

  • Use the Chromebook and other School technology resources only for academic purposes during instructional time.

  • Use appropriate language and graphics, whether posting and publishing from home or school, when using blogs, podcasts, email or other communication tools.

  • Use only assigned Bishop Kelley accounts.

  • Maintain confidentiality of usernames and passwords.

  • Communicate only in ways that are kind and respectful.

  • Remember that making illegal copies of music, games, movies, and other copyrighted material is prohibited.

  • Give credit when using the words or works of others.

  • Prevent damage to the Chromebook by following “General Care” guidelines provided in this handbook.

  • Report the loss or damage of the device immediately to BK TSI Office.

  • Charge the device at home and have it ready to use every day, every class block.

  • Keep the sound muted or use headphones or earbuds when the noise might disturb others.

  • Digitally publish work whenever possible.  If necessary students may print hard copies in the Media Center, Commons, and the STC.  Students are allowed to set up their home computers with the Google Cloud Print solution.


Students will NOT...

  • Use any other device other than the issued Chromebook
  • Remove any identifying stickers or labels placed in or on the device by the School.
  • Allow other people to use their assigned device.

  • View, use or copy passwords, data, or networks to which they are not authorized.

  • Reveal personal information (telephone numbers, addresses, passwords, etc.) about themselves or others.

  • Leave computers unsupervised or logged in to any School-managed system.

  • Harass, bully or threaten anyone.

  • Use offensive or inflammatory language of any kind.

  • Misrepresent themselves or others.

  • Destroy or damage data, programs, networks or any other system or component of a system owned or managed by the School.

  • Attempt to override, bypass or otherwise change the Internet filtering software, Google Management, or other network configurations.

  •  Reset or wipe their device.


If you need to submit a Google App request for your Chromebook, click here.