The library is the hub of Chromebook distribution and maintenance at Adams. Every student (except SDC) receives a Chromebook and power adapter at the start of the school year.
All students are expected to adhere to the RBUSD Chromebook Guide and Agreement, which is incorporated into the online registration process at the start of the school year and is outlined in the RBUSD Parent/Student Handbook.
SDC students who use the Asus Transformer tablet should contact their teacher directly for issues and support.
There are four different models of Chromebook currently in circulation at Adams:
- Dell 3120 (some 8th grade)
- Dell 3180 (mostly 8th grade)
- Dell 5190 (mostly 6th/7th grade, also used as loaners)
Redondo Beach Unified School District offers optional insurance for the school year for school-issued Chromebooks given to students. The yearly cost is $26.00 for the 2019-20 school year. Insurance is with a third party provider that will protect the Chromebooks against ACCIDENTAL DAMAGE, MECHANICAL BREAKDOWN, THEFT, BURGLARY/ROBBERY and PERILS. This insurance policy will provide full replacement cost coverage and will protect the item worldwide (on and off school grounds). The policy is also transferable to a replacement unit.
Insurance for returning students should be purchased through the PowerSchool parent portal and the open enrollment period ends on September 29th of the school year. After this time, it is not possible for returning students to buy the insurance. New students who enroll after September will be given a two-week grace period after enrollment to purchase insurance for the rest of the school year (and will need to pay by check).
All students are strongly encouraged to purchase Chromebook insurance - it's cheaper than paying for the repair or replacement!
For reference, for the 2019-20 school year, the cost of replacing a broken screen is $75 and the cost of replacing the whole Chromebook is $250 for the Dell models. A replacement charger costs $45.
Please note that the insurance does NOT cover LOSS of the Chromebook or ANY costs relating to the power adapter (loss or damage). A fine will be charged for a lost Chromebook or charger, equivalent to the replacement cost.