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BYOD Program Participant Information

BYOD Program Participant Requirements

If your family is acquiring a computer device for school use, please comply with the following to-do list for optimum computer device performance throughout the school year.
SETTING UP - The following checklist should be done AT HOME, prior to the first week of school:
  • Read the computer User Manual.
  • Refer to the User Manual for battery charging instructions and care of batteries.
  • When the computer asks for a name and a password, be sure to write down the information you entered and remember it.
  • Register your software with Microsoft.
  • Create a fact sheet; keep it handy. The sheet should include the computer devices’ serial number, the processor type and speed, the operating system, the amount of random access memory, and the hard-drive capacity. Have this information available when accessing tech support.
  • Label all parts of the computer device.
  • Store software CDs in a safe place. Do not allow students to bring them to school.
  • ADJUST your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy to cover theft/loss of the computer device. Village Elementary assumes no responsibility for theft/loss of the computer device.
  • BACK UP YOUR FILES - If using Microsoft Office, make copies of important files to a USB Drive.
  • NOTE: Google Drive users will NOT need to perform backup of files.
  • Keep files organized in folders and with appropriate titles for easy finding.
  • TROUBLE-SHOOT - Familiarize yourself with the computer device User Manual, especially the trouble-shooting section. If there is still a problem, contact computer manufacturer.
  • NETWORK TECH SUPPORT AT SCHOOL – Village Elementary supports network connections ONLY. If you are having network/Internet connectivity issues, contact the Technology Resource Teacher, Traci Orth, at
  • DISK CLEANUP - Run a Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter each month.  Go to Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and run Disk Cleanup and Disk
  • UPDATE - Every month, check Microsoft’s web site ( for Windows updates and patches.