Summer Device Care

Northshore School District General Device Care

Students are responsible for the general care of the device they have been issued by the school district.  If students need help over the summer because a device is broken or fails to work properly, Parents/Guardians can call 425-408-7631 or make a ticket at

District-owned devices should never be taken to an outside computer service for any type of repairs or maintenance.  Students should never leave their devices unattended.

General Precautions:

  • No food or drink should be next to devices.

  • Cords, cables, and/or removable storage devices (e.g. thumb drives for Chromebooks) must be inserted carefully into appropriate ports.

  • Do not use or store devices near pets.

  • Devices should not be used with the power cord plugged in when the cord may be a tripping hazard.

  • Devices must remain free of any writing, drawing, stickers, and labels. 

  • Heavy objects should never be placed on top of your Chromebook or iPad.

  • Your device should never be loaned to another student or individual during the school day or otherwise.

  • Always transport devices with care.  Failure to do so may result in disciplinary action or a fine for damages.

Asset Tags:

  • All devices will be labeled with a Northshore School District asset tag.

  • Asset tags may not be modified or tampered with in any way.

  • Students may be charged up to the full replacement cost of a device for tampering with a Northshore School District asset tag or turning in a device without a Northshore School District asset tag.

Chromebook-specific Details:

  • Carrying the device:

    • Students should hold Chromebooks (cover closed) with two hands.

    • Never lift a Chromebook by the screen.

    • Never carry a Chromebook with the screen open. 

  • Opening the Chromebook:

  • Open the Chromebook only when it is resting on a flat surface such as a table or desk.

  • To open the Chromebook, use one hand to hold the keyboard against the table.  Use the other hand to open the screen by grasping the screen’s edge (in the middle) and gently moving the screen to the open position.

  • The hinge of the screen on some models will only allow the screen to be open to a slight angle.  Do not attempt to open the screen beyond this stopping point as the screen will break if forced.

  • Closing the Chromebook:

    • Before closing the screen, make sure there is nothing on the keyboard to prevent the full closure of the device. Obstacles on the keyboard could cause broken screens or damaged hinges.

    • Close the screen only when the Chromebook is resting on a flat surface such as a table or desk.

    • Close the Chromebook using two hands–one at either corner of the screen (Figure 2. Closing a Chromebook.)

    • Close the screen gently.