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Use and Care

General precautions

  • Food and drinks should not be consumed near your Chromebook.
  • Cords, cables and removable storage devices must be inserted or removed carefully to avoid damaging the Chromebook’s ports.
  • Never transport your Chromebook with the power cord plugged in.

Screen care

  • Chromebook screens can be easily damaged. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure.
  • Do not lean or put pressure on the 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 that will mark or scratch the screen surface. Use the stylus or your finger.
  • Do not place anything on the keyboard before closing the lid (e.g. pens, pencils, or disks).
  • Clean the screen with a soft, dry microfiber cloth or anti-static cloth. Chemical solvents, such as Clorox wipes, can damage the Chromebook screen. 

Storing your Chromebook

  • Chromebooks should be powered off before storing to preserve battery life and internal hardware.
  • If you have a Chromebook over the summer, please charge it occasionally. The battery will drain even when the device is powered off. Once the battery drains below 10%, it will no longer work. There is a cost associated with battery replacement.
  • Nothing should be placed on top of the Chromebook when stored.
  • Chromebooks should not be stored in a vehicle at school or at home for security and temperature control measures.


  • Student Chromebooks are managed and are the property of Greene County Public Schools. 
  • For security purposes, Internet filtering is functioning at school and at home.
  • Some legitimate sites may be blocked because they appear uncategorized in the system. You can request a site to be unblocked, and upon review, we can open it up for you.

Lost Chromebook

  • Are you sure you lost it? Look everywhere.
  • You will be charged for a replacement Chromebook if yours is not found.

Stolen Chromebook

  • If you suspect that your Chromebook has been stolen, a parent/guardian will need to file a police report and notify the school as soon as possible.
  • Once the police report has been filed, a copy will need to be provided to the school.
  • When the school receives a copy of the police report a replacement Chromebook will be provided.