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Student Laptop Care

With over 900 laptops in the hands of our students, repair statistics demonstrate that our students are doing a good job with caring for their District-owned laptop computers. Occasionally, accidental damage occurs and these damages are addressed through the insurance claim process with no disruption to the learning process. We can’t reinforce too much with our children the importance of proper care and maintenance of these expensive learning tools. Please download Caring for you Macbook: A guide for students and review it with your child(ren). Your efforts, along with ours at the building level, will help to ensure that our students continue to successfully care for their laptop computers.  Thank you!


Laptop Tip of the Week – Cleaning Your MacBook

Apple provides useful guidelines for cleaning your Macbook. Follow these suggestions on a regular basis and your computer will remain like new!
Follow these guidelines for cleaning your laptop computer case.
  1. Shut down your MacBook, then unplug the power adapter and external devices.
  2. Use a damp, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the computer’s exterior. Avoid getting moisture in any openings. Don’t spray liquid directly on the computer or use aerosol sprays, solvents, or abrasives that might damage the finish.
  3. The bottom case of the MacBook uses a soft nonslip material. Use a microfiber or soft dye-free, lint-free cloth to clean the bottom case. It is safe to use isopropyl alcohol 70% on the bottom case. Remove any surface dirt gently with your bare hand before proceeding with a cleaner and cloth. After cleaning, dry the bottom case with a soft lint-free or microfiber cloth.

Follow these guidelines for cleaning your laptop computer screen.

  1. Shut down your MacBook and unplug the power adapter
  2. Dampen a clean, soft, lint-free cloth with water and gently wipe the screen. Never spray liquid directly on the screen; it may drip inside the display and cause damage.
  3. Do not use glass cleaner that contains alcohol or ammonia. Never use tissues, paper towels or other course materials to clean your laptop screen.

For further information on care of your laptop computer, please download the MacBook Care Guide.


Care Documents

The following email was shared with all students and staff in Grades 6-12 through Falcon Apps:

Hi everyone

Now that everyone has their laptop computer, I wanted to share with you two important documents located on the website. Taking a few minutes to scan these documents will help keep your laptop in excellent working condition! Please click on the links below to download the documents.

Macbook Care Guide – – Topics include cleaning the screen, conserving battery life and solving simple problems.

Charger Care Guide – – A frayed charger chord is one of the most common repair issues. Learn how to properly wrap your charger cable.

If you ever need support for your laptop computer, please visit the computer technician in your building or complete the Support Request Form on the Technology Help Site – (Falcon Apps login required.)

Have a great year!

Dr. Ziegenfuss