Chromebook Getting Started

  • How do I get started?

    • 1. Connect to your home wifi or hotspot (See below for specific directions)
    • 2.  Log into the Chromebook using the student’s PUSD username and password
  • What do I do if my Chromebook will not turn on?
    • Prior to powering on, be sure the Chromebook is fully charged - if not, plugin and charge for 1-3 hours.
    • After charging it, turn it on using the power button on the top right corner.
  • How do I connect the PUSD Chromebook to my home Wifi?
    • Turn on Wi-Fi
      • At the bottom right, select the time.
      • Select Not Connected
   *Note: If you see your Wi-Fi network name and signal strength, your Chromebook is already connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi.
  • Select the Wi-Fi network  
  • Type the home network password if there is one.
  • Select Connect.
  • How does a student log in to the Chromebook?
    • Students must log in to the PUSD Chromebook with their full Google username and password
    • User Name:
      • Sample:
    • Student passwords are set and distributed at the beginning of the school year. Parents can access this default password at  If you do not know your parent or student username/password, you can obtain them at the same website.
  • Is Internet content filtered on a Chromebook?
    • The PUSD Internet content filter will continue to filter content outside the PUSD network. It is the responsibility of the user and parent/guardian to follow guidelines for appropriate use of the Internet. More information can be found in the
  • How do I clean my Chromebook?
    • Clean the screen and touchpad with a soft, lint-free cloth or use anti-static screen wipes.
    • Never use liquids on the device screen or keyboard.
  • Where do I find resources about internet connectivity?

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