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Chromebook News 2017-18 School Year

Chromebooks News 2017-2018 School Year

Please read important information regarding student Chromebooks for Grissom  middle school for the 2017-2018 school year.  In order for the Chromebook distribution process to run smoothly for our entire student population, we need to outline the steps to follow in order for students to be ready for class with their own personal Chromebooks when school starts.


  1. All current 6th, 7th and 8th grade students will be able to retain their Chromebooks over the summer, use it for summer school and summer camp activities and for personal use. Each student and family is still responsible for the care and maintenance of their personal Chromebook.

  2. Parents/guardians of middle school students for the 2017-2018 school year are to sign and return the Student Chromebook Program Acknowledgement Form to the middle school main office on or before May 26, 2017.

  3. For students who already have a Chromebook issued and are returning to our middle school in August, you must bring your Chromebook to school charged and ready to work on the first day of school.

  4. For new students to our middle school, once you have returned the Student Chromebook Program Acknowledgement Form to our main office, a Chromebook will be reserved for distribution during the first few days of school in August 2017.

  5. Current 8th grade students will need to bring their middle school Chromebook to Penn High School during the first week of school to exchange it for their new Penn Chromebook.

  6. We will continue to issue some personal textbooks for various classes while other textbooks will be retained as class sets only.

  7. Students will use the same Chromebook throughout their middle school experience.

  8. As a parent/guardian, you will be responsible if the Chromebook is damaged or stolen.

  9. P-H-M will provide an optional insurance program in the fall for parents wishing to participate. The insurance program will cover accidental damage and repairs but not loss or theft. Insurance information will be provided when your student receives their Chromebook.

  10. Current insurance is still active until September of 2017.  Over the summer, families can get Chromebooks with issues serviced at Penn High School during summer school hours (7:30 - 11:30). Bring your Chromebook to Penn High School Door “A” and we will repair it and email you when you can pick it up.  We will not issue Chromebook loaners during the summer.


We look forward to using Chromebooks in the fall for the 2017-18 school year. Please make sure that you have your Acknowledgement form on file with our school office by May 26, 2017.