Terms and Conditions
Expectations for Responsibility and Internet Safety
Students are held to the highest standards of ethics, responsibility, and etiquette in their general internet use and communication and collaboration with others. In addition to the policies outlined in this contract below, all policies in Kanu’s Student/Parent Handbook must be followed along with any specific class and/or hui rules. Students and parents/guardians will be held responsible for any violations that occur.
In addition, Kanu o ka ‘Āina holds students to the highest standards for the care, use, and handling of Kanu-owned equipment. Parents will be responsible for lost, damaged, or misused equipment.
Kanu o ka ‘Āina is committed to fostering Internet safety. While using your school-issued Chromebook, we offer appropriate content filtering on campus. We will also offer information and assistance to families to ensure that Internet safety for students continues at home. On our Kanu o ka ‘Āina campus you will be connected to the school’s local network. Any attempts to defeat or bypass the school network or to modify the Chrome operating system may result in Kanu o ka ‘Āina administrative disciplinary action.
As the laptop that you are using is the property of Kanu o ka ‘Āina NCPCS, downloading third party applications is not permitted. It is the responsibility of the parent to vigilantly monitor a student’s online activity. Evidence of unauthorized downloading of applications may result in a recall of the laptop by the school. Kanu o ka ‘Āina is absolved of all responsibility as it relates to student use/purchase of any and all third-party applications that are a result of unauthorized downloading. If the use of a third-party application becomes necessary for a class or hui assignment, that application will be downloaded for the student by Kanu’s Tech. Department.
It is the decision of the family whether or not to allow students to play games on their Chromebooks at home. However, please remember that installation or downloading non-Kanu software or any third-party applications are not permitted. Kanu o ka ‘Āina strongly urges families who do permit students to play games on their Chromebooks to ensure that the games are educational, non-violent and non-discriminatory. Evidence of inappropriate games on a Chromebook may result in a recall of the laptop by the school.
Guidelines for caring for your laptop
Students are responsible for the Chromebook they have been issued. If it is damaged or in need of repair, it must be reported immediately to ʻAe Like Coordinator or in their absence a member of the Kanu Tech. Dept. If possible (funding is limited), the student will be issued a replacement. Parents will be notified of the damage and any associated cost if needed as soon as possible.
Securing your Chromebook
Never leave your Chromebook unattended or unsecured while on or off-campus.
Each Chromebook has several identifying labels (e.g., ULS asset number and serial number). Under no circumstances are you to modify or destroy these labels. This will be considered property damage and appropriate consequences will follow.
Using your Chromebook
For prolonged periods of inactivity, you should shut down completely before closing the lid. This will help to conserve the life and charge of the battery. Dimming the LCD brightness of your screen will also extend the battery run time.
Always close the lid before moving and/or transporting your ChromeBook, taking care not to close the lid on objects inside the laptop. Please be aware that overloading or overstuffing the case/sleeve will damage the Chromebook. Textbooks, notebooks, binders, or other school supplies should NOT be in the same section of the Chromebook carrier/bag. Take precaution when placing the case on a flat surface. Never sit or place any object on your Chromebook.
When using the ChromeBook keep it on a flat, solid surface so that air can circulate. For example, using a Chromebook while it is directly on a bed or carpet can cause damage due to overheating. Do NOT utilize it on your lap.
Liquids, food and other debris can damage your Chromebook and/or attract unwanted insects. Avoid eating or drinking while using your Chromebook. DO NOT keep food, food wrappers or drinks in your Chromebook carrier/bag.
Take extreme caution with the screen. The screens are very susceptible to damage from excessive pressure or weight. In particular, avoid picking up your Chromebook by the screen or using excessive force when typing. The Chromebooks do not have a touch screen. Please refrain from touching the LCD screen with your fingers or other objects.
Never attempt to repair or reconfigure the Chromebook. Under no circumstances are you to attempt to open or tamper with the internal components of the Chromebook, nor should you remove any screws; doing so will render the warranty void.
Take care when inserting cords, cables, and other removable storage devices to avoid damage to the Chromebook ports.
Do not expose your Chromebook to extreme temperatures, direct sunlight, or ultraviolet light for extended periods of time. Extreme heat or cold may cause damage.
Do not write, draw, paint or place stickers/labels on your Chromebook. Remember that your Chromebook is ultimately Kanu’s property.
Cleaning your laptop
Cleaning and maintenance of all Chromebooks will be done by the Kanu Tech. Dept. Do not attempt to erase your hard drive. However, students are encouraged and will be taught how to perform simple cleaning procedures as outlined below. Students should wash hands before using their Chromebooks to avoid buildup on the touchpad. Grease and dirt can cause the cursor to jump around on the screen.
Simple Cleaning Techniques:
- Clean the screen with soft, lightly dampened, lint-free cloth or use anti-static screen cleaners or wipes. Microfiber cloths work the best for the screens. * Never use liquids on the laptop screen or keyboard (e.g., Windex or other harmful sprays).
- Clean the touchpad with a lightly dampened cloth.
Note: Always disconnect the laptop from the power outlet before cleaning.
Fees and Charges Structure
|Damaged beyond repair (includes broken/damaged /scratched screen); lost or stolen laptop||Up to $250|
|Deep scratches, chipped plastic, or cuts to the rubberized surfaces||$50|
|Damaged, lost or stolen power adapter||$70|
I understand that this Chromebook is being provided to me by Kanu o ka ʻĀina NCPCS as an educational tool and I am the only authorized user. Accordingly, I understand that my Chromebook should be used ONLY for educationally appropriate activities.
I understand that the school will not provide me with another Chromebook or laptop if I forget to bring my issued Chromebook to school. If I should forget my ChromeBook, if it is taken away by a Kanu staff member for inappropriate use, or if it is inoperable, I understand that it DOES NOT excuse me from completing any assignments or projects.
Additionally, I understand that I am to abide by the rules of network etiquette and not engage in:
- sending or displaying offensive messages or pictures
- using obscene language
- utilizing my ChromeBook to harass, insult or attack others
- damaging computers, computer systems, software, or computer networks
- violating copyright laws
- using another’s id/password
- illegal use of data in folders or work files
- intentionally wasting limited resources
- employing the school network for commercial purposes
We acknowledge that we have read, understand and will abide by Kanu’s Chromebook User Agreement & Responsibility Contract. We understand that violating this agreement and contract could result in disciplinary action and/or temporary or permanent repossession of my school-issued Chromebook.