• Dear Warren Hills students,

     

    Who would have thought that when we fully implemented our 1:1 program and added the take-home component that it would become so significant this school year?  With the uncertainty surrounding next fall, our 1:1 will continue to be a vital resource in the educational experience at Warren Hills.

     

    As the school year draws to a close, we want to communicate some end of the year 1:1 information to you.

    • We will be collecting senior Chromebooks during the senior drop-off on May 29.
    • Students in grades 7-11 will be able to keep their Chromebooks over the summer and continue to use the same Chromebook next school year.  
      • If you do not plan to use the Chromebook regularly over the summer, we recommend setting the Chromebook in long-term storage mode.  Directions for long-term storage are included below.
    • If you will not be attending the Warren Hills Regional School District next year, please make arrangements to drop-off your Chromebook, case, and charger by emailing me at jawt@warrenhills.org.
    • Chromebook loss will result in a $255 (Grades 7-8, 10-11) or $300 (Grades 9, 12) fine to your account.
    • Please complete your 2020-2021 1:1 forms which will be included in this summer’s forms in Genesis.

     

    Thank you again and we hope you have a safe, relaxing summer!

     

    Mr. Timothy Jaw

    Technology Coordinator, Warren Hills Regional School District

     

    Storing Chromebooks long term - Best practices

    Dear Valued Dell Customer:

    With a new season upon us, Dell wants to share the Google recommended steps to prepare your Chromebook inventory for storage over long periods. Following these steps will help to avoid charging or battery related issues when the Chromebooks are put back into service.

    Best practice prior to long term storage:

    1. Update to the latest version of the Chrome OS and charge your Chromebooks so that the battery is at least 80% full.

    Example:

    1. This ensures that even when the battery discharges while unplugged over the summer, it won’t fully run out of power.
    2. Connect the device to a charger and turn it on.
    3. Hold Refresh and Power at the same time.
    4. While holding these keys, remove the power cable from the device and then release the keys. The device should shut down and remain off.
    5. Attempt to power the unit on using the power button. If the unit does not power on, you have completed the steps and can safely store the system. If the unit powers on, you should repeat steps 2 thru 4.

     Upon redeploying:

    1. Connect the Chromebooks to a charger and a power source, which will get them out of the battery disconnect state. Power up your device.
    2. Connect your Chromebooks to WiFi and update them to the latest Chrome OS release.
    3. This can take time, as multiple Chrome OS versions may have been released since the last time the device was updated.

    Google provides additional communication related to the storing process which can be found here: https://support.google.com/chrome/a/answer/9139543

    Also, additional information can be found under Dell knowledge base article, SLN308522, via the following link: https://www.dell.com/support/article/us/en/19/sln308522

    Dell provides a standard one-year warranty on batteries. Failure to follow the steps provided above could cause your batteries to reach a critically low charge, when the device is stored for long periods of time and could result in permanent failure of the battery.

    If you need assistance, or have any other questions, please contact Dell Tech Support.  Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and services options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area. To contact Dell for sales, technical support, or customer service issues please visit:

    • www.dell.com/support
    • Select the contact method that best suits your needs
    • Please reference SLN308522 if regarding this notice

    As a valued Dell customer, we are committed to enhance your experience with Dell. Your satisfaction is our ultimate goal.

    Regards,

    Dell, Inc.