Chromebook pick up for new students grades 3-12 and make up days for grades 3-5

Dear Grades 3-12 Parents and Guardians,

In order to limit the sharing of devices among students and provide greater flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be expanding our Chromebook 1:1 program to include all students in grades K-12.

There is no cost to families for the program unless the device is damaged, lost, or stolen. However, the District does provide an optional Chromebook Care Protection Plan that will cover your student’s first incident of accidental damage, loss, or theft during the school year.

    • The cost of the plan is $20 for 2020-21 school year for Grades 3-12.  
    • To purchase the plan, please bring cash or a check for $20 made out to “North Colonie Central School District”
    • Detailed information regarding the protection plan can be found here.

To learn more about using Chromebooks in the district, visit the Chromebook Parent FAQ.

Make-up days for Chromebook pick up for Grades 3-5 and new students in grades 6-12 will take place next week. If you have already been assigned a Chromebook and you are in grade 6-12, you will keep your current Chromebook. The assigned dates and times are as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • 12 – 1 p.m. – Last names A-C
  • 1 – 2 p.m. – Last names D-J
  • 2 – 3 p.m. – Last names K-P
  • 3 – 4 p.m. – Last names Q-Z
  • 4 – 6 p.m. – Open to all students who could not attend at their designated time

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • 4 – 5 p.m. – Open to all students who could not attend at their designated date/time

Thursday, Sept. 10

  • 4 – 5 p.m. – Open to all students who could not attend at their designated date/time

Location: Shaker High School – follow the signs through the senior parking lot

For those who can’t attend any of these dates/times, there will be another pickup date after the start of school. We will send out more information on this day when details are finalized.

If your student borrowed a loaner Chromebook during the COVID closure this spring, we need you to return it so that we have enough Chromebooks for all grade levels.

  • Please make sure to bring the loaner Chromebook and the charger/power supply with you when you pick up your brand new Chromebook. (The old charger will not work with your new Chromebook)
  • Please charge the battery prior to returning it.  
  • Please let us know if there are any known issues/problems with the device. It will be cleaned, disinfected, and repurposed.

Before you pick up your Chromebook, please make sure your student has read and understands the information provided in the Chromebook Handbook for Students and the Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact the IT Department 518-785-5511, ext. 3333 or email


Julie Scriven, Director of Technology
North Colonie Central School District