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New London High School Library: Chromebooks

Getting a Student Chromebook

All Chromebooks are property of NLHS and while assigned to a student throughout their high school career, they are collected prior to summer break each year.  Our 1-to-1 Initiative allows students (grades 9-11) to check out the devices for use throughout the school year.  The Chromebooks are distributed during registration for (grades 10-12) and the first week of school for (grade 9, new students and any student who has not yet picked it up).  

Before a student is issued a Chromebook, parents must complete two tasks.

Actions Parents/Guardians Must Take:

Step 1) Do you want a Chromebook device issued?

  • As part of the online registration, choose to Opt in or Opt out in your SKYWARD portal.

    • Each year, the Chromebook agreement form must be submitted.

Step 2) If Opting in (to receive a Chromebook this year) a parent/guardian is required to:

  • Enroll your Chromebook by going to

    • Follow prompts. Parent/guardian will need student ID number and select the current school year.

    • Each parent/guardian can make the decision to purchase or waive Chromebook insurance. However, a decision must be selected.

      • Payment options include: credit card, electronic check and/or cash payment cards available from high school or district office.

Collection of the Chromebooks

The Chromebook Initiative allows students to keep their assigned Chromebook throughout the school year.  These devices, however, must be collected at the end of each school year to ensure they are in good working condition.  If there are issues or repairs needed, those will be done during the summer months.  Only upon graduation from NLHS, can a student purchase their device for $25.

Each student will receive their originally assigned Chromebook during registration for (grades 10-12) and/or the first week of school for (grade 9, new students and any student who has not yet picked it up) the following school year.  Any images, documents, or items saved on the student's hard drive should still be intact.

New to the Chromebook Keyboard?

The keyboard of a Chromebook looks and acts a bit differently than the desktop keyboard.  Please click here to see some answers to questions that many students ask.

Yearly Enrollment of Chromebook and Accepting/Declining Insurance

*Insurance rates are based on Free & Reduced Lunch status ($5.00, $10.00 or $20.00) with NO deductible.

Issues with the Chromebook

If your Chromebook breaks or needs a repair, please bring it to the Instructional Resource Center (Library) as soon as possible.  If you have purchased insurance, there will be no cost to you for the repairs.  If you do not have insurance, costs will be determined according to the issue.

  • Cracked/broken screen - $50
  • Broken or lost Chromebook - $200
  • Lost charger - $20
  • Keyboard or Touchpad - $45
  • The sleeves/cases for the Chromebooks are provided by the District for each student.  If one is lost, it is the responsibility of the student to replace it with a sleeve or case that will provide protection for the Chromebook.

Chromebook with a cracked screen

The Instructional Resource Center (Library) has a couple of loaners to be used in the event that a Chromebook needs repair.  The loaners are not used when a student forgets to bring his/her device to school.  Remember, it is the student's responsibility to not only care for the Chromebook, but also to keep it charged and stored in a safe place.  

Important Links

NLHS students using Chromebooks in Library