2021-2022 CHCCS iPad/Chromebook Device Program

  • As we prepare for the 2020-21 school year in remote learning, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools wants to ensure all students have access to the newest district technology devices and internet connectivity that are currently in our schools. To accomplish this goal, each school will host a drive-up collection and distribution events starting on August 10th (Elementary) or August 14th (Middle and High School) following district health and safety protocols all current Chromebooks, iPads, hotspots, chargers and library books we provided between Fall 2019 and Summer 2020 and distribute the following:

    • Kindergarten and 1st grade - Apple iPad
    • 2nd grade -  Lenovo 300e flip/touch/tablet Chromebook
    • 3rd-5th grade - Lenovo 100e Chromebook
    • 6th-12th grade - Lenovo 500e flip/touch/tablet Chromebook with a writing stylus
    • T-Mobile internet hotspots with unlimited data (1 hotspot per 2 CHCCS students in a household) are available as needed

    Elementary (Kindergarten through 5th grade)

    • Students will be assigned a device (iPad or Chromebook) to use in class then stored in classroom charging carts overnight. 
    • All students are exepected to comply with the the expectations within Board Policy 3225: Technology Responsbile Use

    Middle and High School

    Please review the 1:1 Student Take Home Chromebook Program Handbook (translated in multiple languages) with your child.  This handbook provides information and expectations regarding device care during the take-home program. 

    Arabic - 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook

    Chinese - 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook

    English - 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook  

    French - 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook

    Japanese -  1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook  

    Karen - 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook  

    Spanish - 1:1 Student Chromebook Program Handbook

    If you currently have a district device that you used for virtual summer education opportunities, it will need to be renewed for you to use for the 2021-22 school year school year. It is an expectation that all students and/or their family members pick up a district-provided device, so we can best support and manage your child’s technology-based learning experiences. While we understand that high school students may need to use a personal PC or Mac if taking a college course, all in-district courses will use the Lenovo 500e Chromebook to take advantage of all of the new touch, tablet and stylus features.   

    Please know that, while there are no fees required to participate in the CHCCS 1:1 Program, we do ask that parents/guardians help students take care of their devices and associated materials throughout the year.

    Our commitment to ensure digital access and connectivity to all students is extremely important to us.

    Middle and High School Distribution Dates and Times

    • Middle School (6th-8th grade)
      • August 23-27 - Chromebooks, Chargers and Mifis (as needed) will be distributed during the 1st week of school during Advisory classes

    • Carrboro, Chapel Hill and East Chapel Hill High Schools 
      • August 5-9 or August 12-16 - HS 101 participants only -  Devices will be distributed during the program 
      • August ?? - Freshman Orientation -
      • August 10 (Tuesday) - 10am-2pm
      • August 11 (Wednesday) -  4pm-7pm
      • August 12 (Thursday) - 3pm-6pm
      • August 13 (Friday) -  7am-10am
      • August 16-20 - Anyone who does not pick up during the previous week can do so by appointment only  Please contact your High School Technician to make an appointment

Use of Personal Devices During the 1:1 Chromebook Program

  • Every student will receive a district iPad (K-1st grade) or Chromebook (2nd-12th grades) that is optimized for all learning experiences.  Students are expected to use the district-provided Chromebook and CTE devices for instructional purposes because they are configured with all the necessary applications, links and security settings for learning

    Per Board Policy 4318, this program does not prohibit a student to bring their personal device to school. However, students will not have access to our district network in order to decrease security risks and increase network speed and student safety on our internal network.

  • How to reset a student CHCCS Google password

    Student passwords were reset to each student's PowerSchool number to prepare for the beginning of the school year.  Please follow these Student Password Reset directions before or after you receive a district Chromebook.  If you do not know your Powerschool number, you can receive it at the High School distribution event or your school.