First, MacBooks will not go home until parents have attended a meeting with the school to understand their role and responsibilities, and have signed appropriate policies that the school and district have adopted. Both the student and parent should sign the permission form.
General Handling and Care for Parents and Students to know:
- Mishandling of your MacBook could result in your losing it!
- The MacBook is fun to use, but it is not a toy! Remember that it is a computer and must be handled with care.
- The MacBooks belong to the Point Pleasant Beach Board of Education. They are on loan to you to use as a tool for learning.
- Protect the computer from the weather.
- Protect it from heat or cold.
- Do not eat or drink near where you are using the computer.
- Close the computer carefully – from the center of the screen – do not slam it shut!
- Use the MacBook on a flat stable surface …….. if it falls it may break! Do not use the laptop in your lap. The laptop should be on a flat smooth surface in order to maintain air flow around the bottom case. Placing the laptop on a pillow or on your bed will cause the MacBook to overheat.
- Do not insert things into openings (ports) of the MacBook.
- Be patient. Sometimes computers require time to do their job.
- When you take the MacBook home for assignments, be sure it is recharged for the next school day. The MacBook should be in a ventilated space while charging.
- For your own health, when using the computer, it should be kept at least 18 inches from your eyes and the screen should be at a lower level than your eyes.
- Only use standard size CDs and/or DVD discs with the optical drive. Never insert non-standard sized optical media into the drive because the media will get stuck inside the drive.
- You MAY NOT mark the computer in any way with markers, stickers etc.
- Wipe the surfaces lightly with a clean soft cloth.
- Do not use water or other cleaning solutions on the MacBook.
- To keep the screen clean, do not touch it with your fingers.
- When charging cable needs to be connected, be sure to line it up correctly when inserting and removing.
- If the battery is not charging, do not wiggle the power cord. Try removing the cord and fully reinserting it.
- Be careful not to jerk the MacBook around when cables are attached.
- The MacBook should be in a ventilated space while charging.