1. Keep your Chromebook on a flat surface like a table or a desk. (Don't leave it on the floor where someone could step on it.).  Also don't open your Chromebook so that the screen and keyboard lays flat.  Attempting to force open the screen beyond its angle, will break the screen if forced.  Chromebooks should not be placed on soft surfaces or laps during use due to potential overheating.  Close the screen gently using two hands–one at either corner of the screen.
  2. Never pile things on top of your Chromebook.  Never draw or trace on the Chromebooks.
  3. Make sure there isn't anything on the keyboard when you close your Chromebook.  Never put anything on your keyboard.  This includes pens, pencils, eraser and ear buds.
  4. Keep food and drinks away from your Chromebook and make sure your hands are clean. (Crumbs and liquids are very bad for your Chromebook and can cause it to stop working properly.)
  5. Be careful how you carry your Chromebook.  Students should hold the Chromebooks (cover closed) with two hands (hug it to your chest.) if you need to carry the Chromebook anywhere inside or outside of the classroom during instructional time. Never lift a Chromebook by the screen. Never carry a Chromebook with the screen open 
  6. Keep it charged. Plug it in when you are not using it so that it will be charged and ready when you need it.
  7. Cords, cables, and headphones must be inserted carefully into the appropriate port on the Chromebooks.  Straight in, straight out.  NEVER at an angle.  Broken headphone jacks and charging ports can be VERY expensive.  
  8. Tell your teacher right away if it breaks. Don't try to fix it yourself.
  9. Chromebooks should never be loaned to another student or individual during the school day or otherwise.
  10. Remember to turn your Chromebook OFF if putting it on a case.  Not just close lid, as this can cause overheating of batteries.  Even if they are not in a case, for best performance, Chromebooks should be restarted daily, or at least a couple of times a week.
  11. Don't change settings on your Chromebook other than mouse size without permission from your teachers.  This includes language settings, font colors, flipping your screen, etc.
  12. Remember to take care of yourself online too. Stay on approved websites, keep your password private, and log off when you're done. Remember anything that happens under your account is your responsibility.
  13. Chromebook repairs can be expensive!  A broken screen is $46 and a power adapters if $46.  Keys don't just pop off and get lost....a total keyboard may be required if you pry them off (even if you attempt to put them back on).

1.  Know the difference between putting the Chromebook to sleep (just closing the lid) and shutting down.  NEVER store in the bag without properly shutting down.

2.  If Chromebook doesn't seem to turn on:    There are instances when a device is charged, but when opened the user is met with a black or blank screen. Most of the time, when this occurs, the solution is to completely power off the device by pressing and holding the power button for 15 to 30 seconds. Once the device is fully shutdown, pressing the power button again will restart the device. All functions should return back to normal.