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Important Information for Graduating Seniors

Important Information for Graduating Seniors About School Materials, Chromebooks, Google Accounts and Digital Items​​​​​

Materials Return: 

All Seniors (Class of 2020) will be required to return all textbooks and library materials on designated materials return dates, to be announced by the district in coming days.  Textbooks and library materials left in student lockers will also be collected during this time.  Seniors who do not return items such as textbooks or library books will be put on obligations until these items are returned to the district.  

Any student who was issued a GCHS hotspot during Remote Learning must return the hotspot after the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year to avoid having additional obligations assessed to their accounts.  

Outstanding obligations will inhibit a student’s ability to request official high school transcripts for college admission, military enlistment, or employment application purposes.

Senior Chromebooks: 

All Seniors (Class of 2020)  will keep their Chromebooks, chargers, and protective sleeves at no cost and will not be required to turn them in at the end of the school year.  The GCHS Technology Department will be providing students with instructions, via GCHS email, on how to factory reset their Chromebooks in order to keep them as their own personal devices.  After this process, the Chromebook will no longer be managed by District 124 and they will no longer connect to the GCHS network.  This process will coincide with the end of the 2019-2020 school year.  The devices are provided “as-is,” without any type of device warranty.

Senior Chromebook Fee Refunds:  

Any Senior students, including December graduates, who have previously paid to purchase their Chromebooks will be refunded, in full, by the district.  This process will occur automatically, so there is no action required of students to request these technology purchase refunds.

Keeping Student Files:  

It is the student’s responsibility to save the files they need. Your District 124 computer logins and Google account will remain active until July 31, 2020. This will provide time to move any data into one’s personal computer or into a cloud storage service.  After July 31, 2020, students will no longer have access to their Grant logins.  Student Google accounts will be deactivated and they will no longer have access to their data.  Please plan accordingly!

How to Transfer Student Files

If students have logged into desktop computers at GCHS, they may have items stored in their “My Documents” folder (also called the H: drive, or home drive).  Student H: drives will be erased over the summer.  If students wish to keep anything stored in this location, they will need to make a request via email to tech@grantbulldogs.org to have it moved over to their Grant Google Drive.  GCHS Google accounts will be disabled after July 31, 2020.  

Use Google Takeout to copy Google Drive/Gmail from a student District 124 Google account over to a personal Gmail account. If a student does not have a personal Google account, click here to create one.  

Questions?

If you have questions about the information provided here, please contact the Technology Department by sending an email to tech@grantbulldogs.org.


How to RESET Your Chromebook

Before you are able to reset your Chromebook, a member of the Tech Department must remove the device from the district’s management system. Upon graduation a tech member will complete this step.

 
Once that is done, please follow the steps below to reset your Chromebook. 
 
1. Press Esc + Refresh + Power at the same time and release. The device will reboot and then a screen with a yellow exclamation point (!) or "Please insert a recovery USB stick" is displayed. (You do not have to be logged in)
 
 
 
 
 
2. Press Ctrl+D. This will switch the device into developer mode and ask for confirmation. Press Enter to confirm. 
 
 
3. The device will reboot again and you will be prompted with a screen that the device is in Developer Mode. On this screen press the Space bar, then you will be asked to press Enter to confirm. This will switch your device back out of Developer Mode and wipe all data on the device, giving you a clean install of ChromeOS.
 
 
4. After the Chromebook reboots, simply follow the prompts on the screen to get the device setup. Once you are prompted to login, make sure you sign in using your own personal Gmail account. It is very important that you DO NOT use your Grant account to login as this will still have the district’s restrictions in place. Also, your Grant account will be deactivated shortly after your departure from the district. 
 
For any questions or troubleshooting, please contact tech@grantbulldogs.org