Parent Responsibility

  • Per the Handbook Information for Students and Families, if a GCPS technology resource is assigned to a student and taken home, it is the parent's responsibility to monitor the use of the device to ensure the student is following the Student Conduct Behavior Code and to ensure that the device is returned in the condition in which it was received. When using GCPS technology or network access, students are expected to follow the Student Conduct Behavior Code, including respecting others' privacy. Online student accounts to be used for legitimate educational purposes will be subject to monitoring and review, including review of text and attachments that are related to that student or students. At NO TIME should a student consider GCPS email, networked applications, or account or technology access private or confidential in any way. 

    While the school district does maintain Internet filters, there may be times when a student may accidentally or purposefully discover inappropriate materials online. Gwinnett County Public Schools DOES NOT CONDONE the use of such materials. Inappropriate use of any GCPS technology resource or network access is a violation of the Student Conduct Behavior Code. 

    For additional information, please see the Handbook Information for Students and Families

Student Responsibility

  • Device Care

    Device Expectations

    • Use 2 hands when carrying device from one location to another

      • Do not grab device by the screen

    • Keep food, drinks, or other liquids away from the device

    • Keep devices on a hard, solid surface like a table or desk

      • Place device gently on table or desk

    • Keep device within the residence of the student

      • The device should not be taken on trips or travel destinations

    • Nothing should be placed on top of the device

    • When closing device, nothing should be between the screen and keyboard

    • Store device in a clean bag when not in use

    Charger Expectations

    • Plug the device into a nearby outlet so that no one will trip over the cord

    • When not charging the laptop, keep the charger stored in a secure location

    • Chromebook is brought to school each day fully charged.

  • Responsible Use of Electronic Media for Students

    Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) recognizes that the use of technology is prevalent in society. Students and staff have access to the internet, cell phones, games, and a variety of personal technology devices. Students and staff utilize social media websites and applications as well as a variety of other digital resources that allow them to interact, share, create and innovate. Staff members utilize these same resources as a means to effectively engage students, motivate student learning, and collaborate with colleagues.

    When using GCPS technology or network access, students are expected to follow the Student Conduct Behavior Code, including respecting others’ privacy. Online student accounts to be used for legitimate educational purposes will be subject to monitoring and review, including review of text and attachments that are related to that student or students. At NO TIME should a student consider GCPS email, networked applications, or account or technology access private or confidential in any way. 

    While the school district does maintain internet filters, there may be times when a student may accidentally or purposefully discover inappropriate materials online. Gwinnett County Public Schools DOES NOT CONDONE the use of such materials. Inappropriate use of any GCPS technology resource or network access is a violation of the Student Conduct Behavior Code. 

    Gwinnett County Public Schools is a 1:1 district. When a device has been assigned to a student and taken home or a technology resource has been checked out to a student, it is the family’s responsibility to monitor its use to ensure the student is following the Student Conduct Behavior Code and to ensure that the device or resource is returned in the condition it was received.

    Access is a privilege, not a right, and all students are expected to treat this learning tool with respect. GCPS technology, network access, and electronic resources must not be used to:

    • Harm other people.

    • Interfere with other people’s work.

    • Steal property.

    • Gain unauthorized access to other people’s files or programs.

    • Gain unauthorized access to online resources, including obtaining or using someone else’s password.

    • Make changes to the hardware or software configuration of any machine, including installing or deleting any software.

    • Improperly use the network, including introducing software viruses and/or bypassing local school or office security policies.

    • Steal, alter, or damage data and/or computers and network equipment.

    • Access, upload, download, and/or distribute pornographic, hate-oriented, profane, obscene, or sexually explicit material.

    Failure to follow these guidelines can violate O.C.G.A. § 16-9-90, § 16-9-91, § 16-9-93, and § 16-9-93.1 as well as Title XVII of United States Public Law 106-554, known as the Children’s Internet Protection Act. Such use can also lead to disciplinary actions, up to and including loss of access to GCPS technology resources and further disciplinary actions as defined by existing GCPS policies. Such disciplinary actions may include confiscation of technology being used inappropriately if an incident occurs.

  • GCPS Acceptable Use Policy

    GCPS Responsible Use Policy 

Damaged or Lost Devices

  • Damaged Devices

    In the event your device is damaged, please reach out to your local school. Fees are listed below. 

    Damaged Fee Table

  • Lost Devices

    In the event your Chromebook is lost, please contact your local school. Fees are listed below.

    Table with Loss Fees