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Laptops and Technology

As part of the district's efforts to equip students with 21st century skills students the 1 to 1 laptop initiative, funded by Mill and Bond dollars, was approved by voters in the fall of 2010. As a part of this initiative, laptops are checked out to students for their entire four years while in high school. This project works to keep students engaged in learning both in the classroom and at home and to make technology and information more accessible for all students while teaching them how to sift through information.


Laptop Resources

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Laptop Basics:

  • In order to be issued a laptop you must complete the following:
    • View the laptop training video
    • Complete the Parent/Guardian & Student Computer User Agreement form with your signature and the signature of a parent or guardian saying you have completed the training.
    • Receive a copy of your receipt from the fees window showing you have paid the Laptop fee, or had the fee waived
    • Turn in the above listed materials to the RMHS Media Center.
  • Restart at least once a week.
  • Keep your charger at home and charge your laptop every night.
  • Remember, you cannot print from your laptop. Save to your student folder or a USB flash drive and print from a desktop computer.
  • Always have a backup of your work! Use a USB flash drive or your student folder to store your work. If your computer has issues and needs to be reimaged you may loose everything stored on your computer. If you are concerned about loosing files when you bring your laptop in for repair please let one of our IT support staff know, sometimes they are able to recover files if they know in advance.
  • Remember you cannot access your student folder from home, so if you need to work on files outside of school save them to a USB flash drive, email yourself a copy, store them on your Google Drive or save a copy to your laptop.
  • Remember you cannot access any personal email accounts from school computers. Make sure to use your PSD email account for sending essential documents to yourself and other students. And remember that your student email account is emptied out each summer, so do not use it to store any important messages or documents that you do not have access to elsewhere.
  • Remember you cannot install or download software to your laptop. Installing games, programs, or downloading non-school related documents, videos, photos and files to our laptop may result in disciplinary action.
  • Remember that your laptop must be checked in at the end of each school year. If you are graduating, leaving Rocky, or transferring to another school inside or outside of the Poudre School District, you must check in your laptop and charger in the Media Center before leaving.

FAQ's

How do I connect to the internet at home with my school laptop?

Click here for directions on how to connect to the internet at home with your laptop.

Lost or Stolen:

What do I do if my laptop is lost or I think it was stolen?

  • See Mr. Stapleton or Mr. Ruffner in the Deans office ASAP to report your laptop as lost or stolen. They will help you determine the next steps to take.

What if I lost my charger?

  • The cost to replace a lost charger is $55.00. Please pay this at the fees window and bring a copy of your receipt to the Media Center where you will be issued a new charger.

What if my charger was stolen?

  • See Mr. Stapleton or Mr. Ruffner in the Deans office ASAP to report your charger stolen. They will help you determine the next steps to take.

What if my charger is broken or stops working?

  • See Mr. Sanchez or Mr. Chard in the Media Center ASAP. Make sure to bring your charger and laptop with you.

What if my battery is lost or stolen?

  • See Mr. Stapleton or Mr. Ruffner in the Deans office ASAP to report your battery as lost or stolen. They will help you determine the next steps to take.

Troubleshooting:

Is there something I should do before bringing my laptop to the Media Center for assistance?

  • Try restarting your laptop first to see if it fixes the issue.

I've never logged in before. What is my password?

  • Your default password will be: 1st four of your PIN #, Capital 1st letter of your first name, Lowercase 1st letter of your last name, ++ (plus, plus). For example: John Doe, PIN # 123456 = 1234Jd++

My password needs to be reset. What are the requirements for a new password?

  • 8 Characters long, and at least 3 of the 4:
    • Upper case
    • Lower case
    • Symbol
    • Number
  • Cannot contain any part of student's name or the word student.

My touchpad/mouse is no longer responding, what do I do?

  • Press the function key + F5. This should fix the issue. If the problem continues visit the Media Center for assistance.

What if my laptop is no longer charging?

  • See Mr. Sanchez or Mr. Chard in the Media Center ASAP. Make sure to bring your charger and laptop with you.

What if my laptop has physical damage?

  • See Mr. Sanchez or Mr. Chard in the Media Center ASAP. Accident's happen so don't panic! The sooner you report the problem the better we will be able to troubleshoot the issue.

I need a program installed for one of my classes, but I'm not allowed to download or install it, what do I do?

  • See Mr. Sanchez or Mr. Chard in the Media Center. If the program is available and is for classroom use they may be able to help with the install process.

The Java on my laptop isn't working or needs to be updated, what do I do?

  • See Mr. Sanchez or Mr. Chard in the Media Center for support.

My student email account has reached capacity, what do I do?

  • Make sure your sent, deleted items and drafts folders are empty. If you continue to experience issues visit the Media Center for support.

Checkout Laptops and Charger:

How do I check out a loaner laptop?

  • A limited number of emergency laptops are available for checkout on an as need basis. Visit the front desk in the RMHS Media Center. Present your student ID card for checkout. Laptops must be returned at the end of each class period to avoid receiving a fine.

What do I do if I forgot to charge my laptop or my battery dies during class?

  • Laptop charging stations are available for use in every classroom and the RMHS Media Center.