Chromebook Information 2023-2024

Chromebook Information
Posted on 07/28/2023

Factory Shoals Middle School

Chromebook Distribution for 2023-2024

This document contains important information regarding our plans to distribute Chromebooks to students for the 2023-2024 school year.  Updates to this plan will be posted on our school website at

Do I have to check out a school Chromebook or can I use a personal laptop?

You do not have to check out a school device, however we do strongly suggest checking out a school issued device. Everything your student needs for school is preloaded and set up on the school device. Personal devices do not always connect easily to the school wi-fi. If you DO NOT wish to check out a school device , please complete the Opt Out form by clicking the link below.


Is there a “User Agreement”?

PART 1:  This form MUST be completed to get a device.

The Douglas County School System provides a user agreement for digital devices. Please click the following link, DCSS Tech Initiative, to view the DCSS user agreement. Once you have read the User Agreement, please add your digital signature to the form in this link (FSMS Learning Device Agreement)This must be completed in order for your student to receive a school Chromebook.

FSMS Learning Device Agreement

Is there a fee for the school device?

PART 2:  Pay online here.

Per the district, there is a $25 Student Technology Fee per device to cover the cost of possible damage and replacement as well as annual device refurbishment. The fee may be paid at the school using cash or check or you may click the link below to pay online.

Online Chromebook Payment

When will students be able to get a school Chromebook?

Student’s will be given a school Chromebook by the end of the first full week of school once the User Agreement has been completed and the Student Technology fee paid.

Is there a deadline for getting a school device?

We ask that you complete the User Agreement and pay the Student Technology Fee by August 4th.

How do Flex and Flex Live students acquire a school device?

Flex and Flex Live students, whose base school is FSMS, complete the FSMS Learning Device Agreement and pay at Online Chromebook Payment. The device can also be paid for in cash at FSMS. You must have exact change. Once required forms have been completed, you will need to schedule a time to pick up the device. Preferably between the hours of 2-3:00 pm. This can be done by:

  • Emailing the Media Specialist, Katrina Barnett, or calling 770-651-5815.

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