Chomebrook care

Please bring Chromebooks to Room 102 for cleaning or service when needed.

End of School Year Chromebook Care

Thanks for helping make this past school year a successful one. The following information applies to all Freshman, Sophomores, and Juniors that plan on returning to WUHS for the 2022-2023 school year. If students are not planning on returning for the 2022-2023 school year, they should hand in their Chromebook and charger to the tech office prior to leaving for the summer.

Similar to past years, returning students will not be required to return their Chromebook before summer. They will be allowed to bring devices home to use during the summer months. That being said, it is important that their Chromebook is currently in good working condition. If your child has any issues with non-functioning keys, cracked screens, or Chromebooks that fail to start, students should bring them to Mr. Lilla in room A112 as soon as possible. I would like to have them fixed and in good working condition prior to the end of the school year.

If any students would not like to keep their Chromebook over the summer months, students may bring them to Mr. Lilla in room A112 to charge and store over the summer months. Students who decide to return their Chromebooks will be required to pick them up during registration next August.

Students keeping their Chromebooks over the summer should remember to keep them charged and updated. Using their Chromebook every couple of weeks and shutting it down will allow for automatic updates. Also, it is very important not to let your Chromebook get below 5% of its battery charge. If you have any issues with your Chromebook’s working condition over the summer, please contact me at to coordinate a time to drop off your Chromebook.

Have a wonderful summer break, and I look forward to seeing you next year.

Mr. Lilla

WUHS 1:1 Coordinator

262-534-3189 ext. 1112

* Keep Chromebooks Charged above 5%
* Do not use window cleaner or water to wash
(Bring in anytime you would like a free cleaning)
* Keep inside a protective case
(insurance only covers the device if it is protected)
* Do not leave in excessive Cold or Heat
* Please allow room in backpacks
(should not have to JAM them in)

* Do not put heavy objects on top of Chromebook

* Make sure there is nothing on keyboard when closing
Chromebook care hours for Mr. Lilla.

Student Gmail Directions

Every student at Waterford Union High School has an email address. This email address is the only approved address for many services here at school. Please log in and check it frequently. It is also important that your school email address only be used for school use. Messages sent to or from this address are archived and can be searched later by administration when warranted.

Your email address can be found in the form of

Usually you can check what this address is by logging in to one of the school Windows based computers. In Windows 7 click Start and then the yellow flower icon to see your email address. In Windows 10 it will welcome you with each logon by showing you your email address. This is your full not abbreviated name as entered in PowerSchool during registration each fall. It does not contain nicknames. Either Guidance or the Library can also help you with this.

Your password will be the same as your password for Windows, and is set when you change your password for Windows*. The first time you want to use this account, visit and type in your email address and password. You will be asked to accept the Google terms of service. You can now use this email address on most every Google service, including to log in on school owned Chromebooks. This includes YouTube, Calendars, Hangouts and Classroom.

If you are having problems

• If Gmail tells you “your password was changed xx days ago” – log in to a school Windows computer and then press CTL-ALT-DEL. Choose “change password” from the menu. You can put the same password on all three lines, but you must change your password to get Gmail to synchronize your account. This helps protect your password, since we don’t write it down anywhere.

• If Gmail tells you that your password is incorrect, and it is the same password you are using to log in to Windows, double check you have spelled your email address and password correctly. If you have, there may be a problem with your password. Google requires passwords between 8 and 14 characters long. They cannot contain 3 or more consecutive digits of your first, last or ID number. They must contain an upper case, lower case and number. They cannot be passwords on the 250 or so “most common” password lists, including words like “baseball” “password” or “12345”. Follow the directions above to reset your password to something new that follows these guidelines.

• If Google challenges you and asks what city you normally log in from, enter “Union Grove” – this is because our connection to the Internet happens to report that way.