Using the Chromebook

Using Your Chromebook

Ensure that Your Chromebook is Charged

Part of being prepared for online coursework includes having a well-charged Chromebook. If you forget to charge your Chromebook, please have your charger nearby so that you may continue to access your coursework. Also, you may choose to find another way to access your work; i.e., using a tablet computer or a parent's' personal computer. However, we at LVS strongly recommend you only complete your coursework by use of the school-issued Chromebook.

Use Your Chromebook Appropriately

Your district/school-issued Chromebook is meant for students and their families-as-support to access and complete coursework and to monitor their academic progress. Please refer to our "LOGIN INFORMATION" PAGE for step-by-step guidance to login to your device. There are times when even live course/teacher sessions will be needed to promote such academic success. The needed software and extensions for the Internet browser, Google Chrome, are also provided by the district and the school. Most of those needed applications are found in the very first Chrome tab that opens upon a student signing into the device; aka, the Launchpad.

Be Polite and Communicate Appropriately

Students are expected to utilize the features of the Chromebook in a manner that is conducive to a successful learning environment. Emails, direct messages, and other forms of communications managed via use of the Chromebook are expected to be of an academic and positive demeanor and intent. Of course, light-hearted banter can occur, but at no time should there be inappropriate communications or use of the assets.


Using Outside of School

Your Chromebook can be used anywhere you like. Most of your documents are "cloud-based" and are usually found in your Google Drive account. The documents may also be downloaded onto your device so that you can work on them without Internet access, when needed. Most of the coursework for FLVS/LVS is accessible and manageable via the Internet online in your respective VSA/Educator account.

Connecting Your Chromebook to WiFi

You may connect your Chromebook to WiFi at home (or anywhere else WiFi access is offered).

  1. Login to your Chromebook like you normally would.
  2. Click on the WiFi icon in the bottom-right of the monitor's page.
  3. Click your WiFi network or the logo that looks like 3 bent waves.
  4. Enter your WiFi password for the access to the network WiFi you have chosen.
  5. Once connected, open the Chrome browser. You will now be prompted to log into to the District’s "proxy server" which allows students to more safely "surf the web" whilst they are academically engaged.
  6. After you login to your chosen WiFi access you will be asked if you would like to save your password. You may, of course, save for a trusted WiFi access point. Also, doing this save will then eliminate the need for you to complete the full login process to the proxy server in the future; unless you change your password.

Safe Internet Browsing

Your Chromebook is configured for safe Internet browsing. We at LCSD and LVS do our best to filter inappropriate content, even when you are not online at a school of the district offices network. However, please know and be fully aware that no filtering system is perfect, and we strongly urge parents to please supervise their child's/children's academic and really ANY of their online browsing activities. Students should also note that you must still follow The School District of Lee County's Acceptable Use Policy no matter where or how your Chromebook is used.


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