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Chromebook Guidelines

Perkiomen Valley School District strives to create an environment where every learner has the power to meet the challenges of today’s world with confidence. Chromebooks support this environment in many ways. These devices break down classroom walls and provide both educators and students with the ability to access more educational resources than ever before. Chromebooks encourage collaboration and allow learning opportunities to be anywhere at any time. This tool will permit teachers to utilize mobile and social technologies in their everyday instruction, encouraging a habit of lifelong learning in their students, and continue to meet the ever-changing challenges of college and career readiness.

Students and parents should complete the Chromebook Acceptance Form electronically to receive their device by following the instructions below.

  1. Go to > Parents > Digital Transformation > Chromebook Acceptance Form.
  2. Review the Chromebook Overview Video.
  3. Review the Chromebook Guidelines and check the box to agree.
  4. Electronically sign the Chromebook Acceptance Form by entering student’s Username and Password and then hit Submit.
  5. Once completed, student will receive a QR code/Barcode. This code will also be emailed to the student and their parent/guardian. You will also have the option to print this code.
  6. On distribution day:
    1. At the designated time, the student should arrive at the distribution location.
    2. The student presents printed/electronic copy of QR code/Barcode
    3. The student receives his or her Chromebook.
    4. The student powers on Chromebook and logs in.
  • Students are responsible for the general care of their issued Chromebook.
  • Students must report Chromebooks that are damaged, lost, stolen, or fail to work properly.
  • Issues:
    • Elementary & Middle School students – report any issues to the HelpDesk ( or the Chromebook Service Center in your building’s library as soon as possible, and inform your teachers.
    • High School students – report any issues to the HelpDesk ( or visit the Genius Bar.
  • Students are responsible for bringing completely charged Chromebooks to school each day.


  • DON’T eat or drink near your Chromebook.
  • DON’T carry your Chromebook while the screen is open.
  • DON’T cover the vents.
  • DON’T leave your Chromebook in a car or any unsupervised area.
  • DON’T move a Chromebook by lifting from the screen. Always support a Chromebook from its bottom with lid closed.
  • DON’T put pressure on the top of the Chromebook when it’s closed.
  • DON’T subject the Chromebook to rough treatment.
  • DON’T store the Chromebook with the screen in the open position.
  • DON’T poke the screen with anything that will mark or scratch the screen surface.
  • DON’T adhere stickers or mark any surface of the Chromebook device other than the external case or sleeve.
  • DON’T place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks).
  • DON’T remove the PV identification tag.
  • DON’T use any household or other cleaners on the Chromebook. Always clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or an anti-static cloth. 
  • Student may consider purchasing a case or sleeve for device.
  • Personally owned cases may be personalized BUT must follow school guidelines.  For example, personalization may not include words or imagery that could be perceived as derogatory, stereotypical, or offensive to any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, weight, gender, or socio-economic status.
  • Students are reminded that no stickers should reflect drug or alcohol use, weapons or violence, explicit language, or sexual innuendo.
  • Students are not permitted to adhere stickers, glue, scratch, or markup any surface of the actual Chromebook.
  • Students are not permitted to remove or tamper with the PV Identification Tag on the Chromebook’s cover. (If the tag accidentally comes off, contact your Chromebook Service Center as soon as possible.)
  • Students are not permitted to use inappropriate media as a screensaver or background.

While we encourage freedom of expression, it is with the responsibility of being ever mindful of others who may not share the same life experiences. Therefore, actions not in line with these guidelines will be considered an act of vandalism, and subject to disciplinary action in accordance with the student handbook and other applicable school policies.

Updating, Software Installation, Virus Protection

  • Your Chromebook will update automatically upon startup.
  • Chromebooks have built in virus protection and therefore do not need any virus protection software installed.
  • Students are not permitted to install any content that violates the Perkiomen Valley School Board Policy 815 Acceptable Use of Communications and Information Systems.
  • Student Chromebooks will be configured to use the district web-filter, both in the district and when connected to home or public Wi-Fi.
  • The Perkiomen Valley School District adheres to the Children’s Internet Protection Act ( Students who encounter anything inappropriate should report it to a teacher or building administrator.
  • Students are not permitted to factory reset their Chromebook.