CSD Chromebook info 2021-2022

Columbia School District 1:1 Initiative.


Dear Parent or Guardian,

     Every CHS and CMS student enrolled with at least 1 core credit class (typically English) will be issued a Chromebook, Case and Charger that will be returned at the end of the school year. Chromebooks will be used to access online textbooks, class content and state testing software. To be ready for class, the expectation for the student is that the Chromebook will be fully charged over night. Chromebooks are internet filtered 24/7 to be compliant with the Children's Internet Protection Act or CIPA.
Update 8/27/2021 For the start of the 2021-2022 school year 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will bring their Chromebooks home each night.   Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders will have Assurance plan fees waived as those Chromebooks will remain at school, unless we switch to a full Elementary take home program later in the year.

     In order to protect the Chromebook from damage, loss, and theft, the School District is offering an Assurance Protection Program. The Assurance Program will be based on a student's Free/Reduced lunch status. For as little as $30 per year, or $10 for a student that qualifies for the Free/Reduced lunch program, a student's Chromebook can be fully covered.  If choosing to decline Assurance, charges incurred could be up to $300 depending on damage and age of device.

Student Chromebook Distribution and Assurance plan information
CHS, CMS and 3, 4, 5 CES students will receive their Chromebooks in class the 1st or 2nd week of school. 

Review Chromebook Assurance policy on CSD400.org under High School (link here: (English)  (Español)


A signature page opting in or out of the Assurance plan will be sent home with your student to be brought back to school the next day.


Paying the $10 or $30 Assurance fee:


Cash or Check payment can be made in person at the District Office, CHS, CMS office or CHS library.

Credit Card payments are only accepted online through Skyward Family Access. If this is your first time using the online payment system you will need to call the office to get your family ID number to add your credit/debit card to the system.