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junior high student chromebooks
You have been assigned your own Chromebook for school use during this school year. You are responsible for keeping your Chromebook in 100% working order and if something is not working properly, you are responsible for reporting the issue to the technology department by using the Spartan Help Desk ticket system.
Anywhere you see this technology help button will take you there:
The Chromebook you were issued is the property of B-PC School District and is subject to the Acceptable Use and Care Agreement that is signed within the Parent-Student Handbook. (The technology section of the Handbook is also linked on this page below.) There you can also find a schedule of charges that applies to repairs of these Chromebooks when necessary.
high school student chromebooks
Beginning with the 2021-22 school year, the high school began a new arrangement for our 1:1 Chromebooks. The Chromebook that is assigned to you is the Chromebook you will keep until you graduate from B-PC High School. Once you meet all the requirements for graduation, and all your fees are paid in full, the school will transfer ownership of the Chromebook to you and it will be yours to keep.
If you withdraw prior to meeting all graduation requirements, the Chromebook must be returned. And, during your enrollment here, the Chromebook remains the property of B-PC School District and is subject to the Acceptable Use and Care Agreement that is signed within the Parent-Student Handbook. There is also a schedule of charges that applies to repairs of these Chromebooks that can be found in the Handbook.
You are responsible for keeping your Chromebook secure and in 100% working order during your enrollment here. If you are a freshman this year, you have a brand new Chromebook- it has never been used by anyone else, and it will be yours through graduation. If you are a Sophomore this year, you have a 1-year-old Chromebook. Juniors have 2-year-old Chromebooks and Seniors have 3-year old Chromebooks. The IT department has assessed each Chromebook that was distributed, and while some are used, these Chromebooks are in excellent condition.
If you have enough credits to graduate, and your student account carries a $0 balance, you're eligible to take your Chromebook with you after graduation!
Review the details outlined in the mailing below:
Dear B-PC Senior student and family:
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation! This is an exciting time and we at B-PC share in your excitement. B-PC would like to offer you a tool that we hope can serve as a valued resource as you navigate your new beginnings.
Students who have earned enough credits to graduate by Monday, May 16th will be offered the opportunity to assume ownership of their B-PC Chromebook. Simply put, B-PC is allowing all qualifying graduates to keep their Chromebook free of charge.
There are two requirements for each individual to be eligible:
Transfer of the devices will take place during the school day on Tuesday May 17th. Eligible students will be required to have their charged Chromebook with them at that time. Students not wishing to keep their Chromebook should turn the device in then. Students working on credit recovery through Bushnell-Prairie City High School are still permitted to keep their device as they complete their credits.
If a student is actively recovering credits and Bushnell-Prairie City High School is still considered his/her serving school into the summer, the student will be eligible to receive their Chromebook as soon as those credits are completed. Mrs. Webb must be notified when credits are fully earned.
If you have questions, please contact Technology Coordinator, Lisa Webb at email@example.com.
Thank you, and best wishes in your future endeavors!
Bushnell-Prairie City CUSD #170
CC: Mr. Jerry Butcher
Principal, Bushnell-Prairie City High School
dual-credit student technology
Dual credit courses and other alternative programming offered by Bushnell-Prairie City CUSD #170 in conjunction with another institution may require the use of a computer other than the standard-issue Chromebook provided by B-PC.
B-PC is not responsible for supporting platforms associated with dual credit or alternative programming, nor is it responsible for the purchase of compatible devices and/or applications. Be advised that specific hardware and/or software and internet access may be required or recommended for some courses.
Contact your guidance counselor and/or B-PC’s IT Department with questions.
It's a good idea to reach out to your instructor about technology requirements for their course before it begins so you're prepared.
Here is a sample:
high school student printing
As a High School student, you can print at school from your Chromebook. The printer you are permitted to use is the black and white copier in the hallway near Mr. Arnold's room. It will appear in your printer list as HS_Hall_Papercut - [HS Hall]
(Printing to other machines in the district will not authorize properly. If you accidentally choose the wrong printer, just re-print to the correct one.)
You may have to drop down the "Destination" list in your print dialogue (after clicking Print) and choose, "See more" the very first time you try to print to get the printer list:
Printing is a student privilege; it is an extension of our network and devices that is covered under the Acceptable Use section in the Parent-Student Handbook. Feel free to review those and be aware that printing privileges may be revoked at any time if misuse occurs.
Your printing is monitored by a system called Papercut. It requires you to log in to send a print and to "release" a print at the copy machine. When you click Print and choose your printer, you will be prompted on your Chromebook screen to enter your bpcschools username (firstname.lastname@example.org) and your Chromebook (Google) password:
Then that print will be "held" at the copy machine until you have time to walk over and release it. You can do this at lunch, between classes, or anytime up to 24 hours after you actually click Print. You must have permission from your teacher to leave class to retrieve a print. After 24 hours, any jobs waiting that you haven't released will be removed from your list.
Once at the copy machine, locate the small touch-screen display and keyboard/mouse. Type in your username and password, and your list of print jobs appears. You may release or cancel any print jobs you wish using the mouse or touchscreen.
You have a 200 page/year limit on your printing per school year. You will see this on the screen as a dollar amount, but we are not charging you for your prints; this is just how the system counts your pages. So, you can imagine that you have a $10 limit, and every page you print "costs" $0.05. That comes to 200 pages. Once you reach your limit, you won't be able to print more pages that school year. Prints are only counted against your limit once they are released.
Printing on both sides of a page is 2 pages of printing; a single page with printing on both sides will deduct $0.10 from your balance.
This should get you started. If you have any problems submit a help request through the Spartan Help Desk and be careful to type your email correctly and let us know when you have a study hall or a time when we can come find you.
And one more thing! Clever is clever enough to remember your usernames and passwords too. Any app you see in Clever will store your username and password for future use so you don't have to remember them!
If you have any questions, email Mrs. Webb at email@example.com or fill out a Spartan Help Desk ticket.
chromebooks over the summer
Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors remaining enrolled at B-PC High School for the upcoming school year keep their student Chromebooks over the summer.
Expectations for use and care are expected to be met.
Review the details outlined in the mailing below:
Dear B-PC High School student and family:
The end of the 2021-2022 school year is quickly approaching! This year all freshman, sophomore, and junior students are keeping their B-PC Chromebook over the summer break. Many of you work on academic/extracurricular activities throughout the summer months, some of you search for and apply for jobs online, and others work on college entry items. We hope this will be a useful tool.
Here are the expectations for Chromebooks over the summer:
If you have concerns about being able to meet these expectations over the summer, please contact the high school office.
Thank you, and have a great summer!
Bushnell-Prairie City CUSD #170
CC: Mr. Jerry Butcher
Principal, Bushnell-Prairie City High School
what the handbook says about technology
As shown the 2021-2022 Bushnell-Prairie City Parent-Student Handbook.
Section 7 – Internet, Technology & Publications
District 170 maintains an open relationship with the area news media and welcomes coverage on student events and achievements. Examples include school assemblies, seasonal, school concerts and special class projects. Recognized news media, including print newspapers and online affiliates, television and radio stations may be invited by District 170 to report on and take photos, videos and audios at various student events. At all such events, children dealing with the media are closely monitored and supervised by school staff.
District 170 also works to communicate student events and achievements through the District 170 website, individual District 170 school websites, as well as District 170-based teacher websites. Student projects, as well as student images, may be used on these sites. Only their first names and the initials of their last names identify students appearing on District 170 websites.
As technology advances and new tools to communicate are introduced, District 170 will evaluate and identify appropriate routes to take to enhance communication between District 170, parents and the community. While District 170 uses selected social networks in its dedication to transparency, including Facebook and Twitter, it will not post student names, images, or work.
Information District 170 releases is not sold or given to commercial or non-profit groups. Any parent/guardian can withhold their consent for release by sending a signed letter withholding consent for the news media, along with the District 170 website and District 170 school websites, in the current school year within the first thirty (30) days of school to their building principal. Parents/guardians should understand that if they withhold consent, none of the student’s information would be released. This includes such examples as information/photograph for the school yearbook, award listings such as the honor roll in the newspaper, and classroom projects on District 170-based teacher websites or links.
The use of electronic devices and other technology at school is a privilege, not a right. Students are prohibited from using electronic devices, except as provided herein. An electronic device includes, but is not limited to, the following: cell phone, smart phone, audio or video recording device, personal digital assistant (PDA), iPod©, iPad©, laptop computer, tablet computer or other similar electronic device. Pocket pagers and other paging devices are not allowed on school property at any time, except with the express permission of the building principal.
During instructional time, which includes class periods and passing periods, electronic devices must be kept powered-off and out-of-sight unless: (a) permission is granted by an administrator, teacher or school staff member; (b) use of the device is provided in a student’s individualized education program (IEP); or (c) it is needed in an emergency that threatens the safety of students, staff, or other individuals.
Electronic devices may never be used in any manner that disrupts the educational environment, violates student conduct rules or violates the rights of others. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: (1) using the device to take photographs in locker rooms or bathrooms; (2) cheating; and (3) creating, sending, sharing, viewing, receiving, or possessing an indecent visual depiction or non-consensual dissemination of private sexual images (i.e., sexting). The school and school district are not responsible for the loss, theft or damage to any electronic device brought to school. Students in violation of this procedure are subject to the following consequences:
School officials may conduct an investigation or require a student to cooperate in an investigation if there is specific information about activity on the student’s account on a social networking website that violates a school disciplinary rule or policy. In the course of an investigation, the student may be required to share the content that is reported in order to allow school officials to make a factual determination. Students are expected to use technology resources appropriately and only for the use of school related homework/activities. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in loss of access to technology resources. Elementary and junior high students may bring a cell phone to school, provided that it is turned off and kept in their locker. High school students are allowed to use their cell phones during non-instructional times during the school day, or when requested by individual classroom teachers.
Authorization for Electronic Network Access and Internet Safety
Purpose: The Bushnell-Prairie City Community Unit School District provides all students access to the Internet, local network resources, computers and mobile technologies as a means to promote achievement and to provide diverse opportunities within the educational experience. This document provides guidelines and information about the limitations that the school imposes on the use of these resources. In addition to this document, the use of any district-owned computer or mobile device also requires students to abide by any and all guidelines stated in the student handbook. This document may be updated as necessary.
Specifically, Students and Staff will adhere to these guidelines each time the Internet or local network is accessed or each time district-owned computers and mobile devices are used whether at home or at school. Usage
Use of Electronic Mail/Social Media
Use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right. The school’s Internet connection is provided for educational purposes only. Unauthorized and/or inappropriate use will result in a restriction or cancellation of privileges.
The Bushnell-Prairie City School District employs a CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) compliant filter to protect against Internet access to visual displays that are obscene, pornographic and/or harmful to minors. The school also monitors online activity of students and staff in an effort to restrict access to such materials. Nevertheless, parents and guardians are advised that a determined user may be able to gain access to information, communication and/or services on the Internet that the school has not authorized for educational purposes and/or which parents and guardians may find inappropriate, offensive, objectionable or controversial. Parents and guardians assume this risk by consenting to allow their student to participate in the use of the Internet. Students accessing the Internet through school-owned computers and/or mobile technologies assume personal responsibility and liability, both civil and criminal, for unauthorized or inappropriate use of the Internet.
The Bushnell-Prairie City School District has the right to monitor, review and inspect any directories, files, histories and/or messages residing on or sent using a school-owned device/network. Messages or files relating to or in support of illegal activities will be reported to the appropriate authorities.
Guidelines for School-Sponsored Publications, Productions and Websites
School-sponsored publications, productions and websites are governed by the Speech Rights of Student Journalists Act, school board policies and the Student/Parent handbook. Except as provided below, a student journalist has the right to exercise freedom of speech and of the press in school-sponsored media, including the right to determine the news, opinion, feature, and advertising content of school-sponsored media. Student journalists are prohibited from using school sponsored media in a way that:
The author's name will accompany personal opinions and editorial statements. An opportunity for the expression of differing opinions from those published/produced will be provided within the same media.
No expression made by students in the exercise of freedom of speech or freedom of the press under this policy shall be deemed to be an expression of the school, school district or an expression of school board policy.
Student Distribution of Non-School Publications
A student or group of students seeking to distribute more than 10 copies of the same material on one or more days to students must comply with the following guidelines:
The student(s) must notify the building principal of the intent to distribute, in writing, at least 24 hours before distributing the material. No prior approval of the material is required. The material may be distributed at times and locations determined by the building principal, such as, before the beginning or ending of classes at a central location inside the building.
The building principal may impose additional requirements whenever necessary to prevent disruption, congestion, or the perception that the material is school-endorsed.
Distribution must be done in an orderly and peaceful manner, and may not be coercive.
The distribution must be conducted in a manner that does not cause additional work for school personnel. Students who distribute material are responsible for cleaning up any materials left on school grounds.
Students must not distribute material that:
Whenever these guidelines require written notification, the appropriate administrator may assist the student in preparing such notification.
A student or group of students seeking to distribute 10 or fewer copies of the same publication on one or more days to students must distribute such material at times and places and in a manner that will not cause substantial disruption of the proper and orderly operation and discipline of the school or school activities and in compliance with the standards identified above.
Full-time students may be assigned a B-PC device (Chromebook and charger) to use at school and/or at home for school-related activities. These devices are referred to as “technologies” in this document, and they are subject to the expectations outlined below.
Full-time students enrolled in grades 9-12 will be issued a brand new Chromebook when they begin their freshman year. They will keep that same Chromebook until they graduate from high school, at which time they will then own the device. New enrollments in grades 10-12 will receive a pre-owned device that is the same age as the devices of the cohort they are joining. Graduating seniors are required to complete the device checkout procedure outlined by the school district before the Chromebook becomes their property. Until a student’s transcript reflects graduation from 12th grade, the Chromebook will remain the property of B-PC CUSD 170 and is subject to the expectations outlined below.
1. CARE & EXPECTATIONS
During school use, home use, and transport, users will:
2. DAMAGE & SCHEDULE OF CHARGES
In the event that a student’s assigned device becomes damaged or inoperable, B-PC reserves the right to charge the student and parent/guardian according to the schedule of charges listed below, to include the cost of parts for repair/replacement. However, for device issues that B-PC determines are out of the student’s control and result in a need for repair or service, students will not be charged. In the event that a student’s issued device or charger is lost or stolen the student and parent/guardian may be billed the full cost for replacement of the equipment.
SCHEDULE OF CHARGES