Using the Chrome Device at Home

For the 2023 school year, students in grades 3 through 12 will use an HP Chromebook 11A G8 - Education Edition - 11.6" 



HP Chromebook Ports

HP Chromebook-Right side ports
HP Chrombook-left side ports


R1   Audio Out/Audio In       L1   Security cable slot
R2   Micro SD memory card reader   L2   USB-C power connector and super speed port
R3   USB super speed port   L3   USB super speed port
R4   USB-C power connector and super speed port      


How to Turn on the Device


The Chromebook general starts automatically when the lid is raised. You may also press the power key in the upper right corner of the keyboard to start to device.

You may shut down the Chromebook using any of the methods below:

  1. At the bottom right, select the time. Select Sign out Shut down.
  2. Press and hold the power key for 3 seconds.
  3. Press and hold the power button until you see a menu to Power off or Sign out.

How to Plug in the Device


Plug the power cord into a surge protected power strip (recommended) or wall outlet.

Plug the other end of the cord with the USB C connector into the port labeled R4 on the Chromebook image above

Headphones for your device


The HP Chromebook supports Bluetooth 4.2. as well as a headphone/microphone combination jack, and USB 2.0 and USB C input slots


How to Add your Home WiFi


  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Not Connected .
    Note: If you see your WiFi network name and a signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to WiFi.
  3. Turn on WiFi. 
  4. Your Chromebook will automatically look for available networks and show them to you in a list.
  5. Select your home network. If you are connecting to a secure network you will need to enter your network password to connect.


How to Add Your Home Printer

It will not be necessary to have a printer in your home for students to complete school assignments. 

Students will have access to network cloud printers within their school building however, we are trying to avoid sharing of any materials, including paper assignments and handouts. One of the features of our decision to use Chrome devices, Google applications, and Canvas is the ability to share classwork with other students and staff without printing a document. This not only saves contamination in this time of a pandemic, but is ecologically responsible in our global community.

If you want to add a printer in your home you may need to search the internet for your particular brand of printer for additional directions. Below are basic instructions for adding a home printer. Because your home printer is not District equipment we can not support any problems you may be having with your printer. 

Add your printer to your Chromebook

  1. At the bottom right of your Chrome desktop screen, select the time.

  2. Select Settings

  3. At the bottom, select Advanced

  4. Under "Printing," select Printers

  5. Under "Available printers to save," next to your printer, select Save

  6. Check that your printer appears at the top, under "Saved printers."

See the Google support page for additional instructions

More Information

HP Chromebook User Guide

Home Network Management

The School District makes every attempt to provide software from the District that prevents our students from accessing inappropriate materials, however, we know the lure of other non-educational websites can be a distraction. 

Your internet provider may provide parental controls that will help you to provide appropriate limitations on your home network. You can see what is available on the service provider's websites.