Get your school computers ready for testing season


The following is shared by Scott Baker, Technology Support Manager, in advance of testing season.

With testing season fast approaching, please remember the following items to ensure your computers and Chromebooks are prepared:

  • Turn off all of the Chromebooks in your COW, rather than just closing the lid. They won’t get their updates until they restart, which could mean they won’t work come test day.
  • Make use of the Chromebooks at the bottom of your COW. If you have more Chromebooks than students, you may not use the last few devices, which means they aren’t getting their updates.  Please have students use them and turn them off when they are done.
  • If you need to use a Mac or PC COW or Lab, please contact the Helpdesk at least a week in advance so we can configure it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Helpdesk at 6172, or email

Thank you!