All Cedar Rapids Community School District students are issued a Chromebook at the beginning of the school year. The Chromebooks are equipped with an 11-inch touchscreen display, 360-degree hinge, two cameras, and protective case.
CRCSD is also partnering with Project 10 Million by T-Mobile, a national effort to provide free hotspot devices to students. These hotspots provide free wireless connectivity to students. Contact your student’s building to see if your child is eligible.
Students must complete a student device acknowledgement form, student Google account acknowledgement form (middle and high school only), and student device agreement form before being issued a device. These forms can be found below.
Elementary school student forms
Middle and high school (secondary) student forms
Securly (web filtering)
CRCSD uses Securly content filtering to block access to inappropriate websites and material on CRCSD-owned devices. The filtering in place is used to abide by CIPA requirements for schools along with other CRCSD choices to help with the education process for your student.
As part of CRCSD’s commitment to your student’s safety, you can install the Securly Home app on your smartphone. The app allows parents to view their students’ internet history while using CRCSD devices as well as receive weekly emails on your student. We do not manually put parent/student information into Securly. Instead, we run an automated process that gathers the required information from within Infinite Campus. In order to use the Securly app on your smartphone, you must ensure your contact email (that you want to receive Securly reports on) is correct inside Infinite Campus. Please note your email can not be your student’s school email address. Every week an upload to Securly occurs and if you haven’t already setup an account with them you will receive an email directly from Securly with instructions on how to setup/login/use the Securly Home app.
Student device frequently asked questions
What happens if the device is lost?
If a device is lost, please report it to your building as lost.
What happens if the device is damaged?
Please work with your building library team for assistance with repairs.
What happens if a device is stolen?
Please work with your building library team for assistance with reporting the device as stolen.
What if I choose to not sign the student device acknowledgement form?
Your student will not receive a free student device. While we understand there are many factors that go into not signing the acknowledgement, we encourage you to contact your student’s school or the Office of Information and Technology Services team to discuss your concerns.
How will you know if my student is engaged and using it only for school?
All CRCSD student devices include a device management system called GoGuardian. This technology creates a safer digital learning environment and allows teachers to view student activity and take control of devices while on a school network.