Chromebooks

Chromebook News/Updates

The School District of Philadelphia will loan a Chromebook to every District K-12 student who needs one, to ensure all students have access to digital learning opportunities while schools remain closed long-term due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) response efforts. It will also make digital content available to help students retain, learn and apply skills and strategies with the support of a teacher. The loaner program is free however all devices must be returned once schools reopen.

Starting the week of August 10, Technology Support Centers will be open 5 days/week for families to obtain new Chromebooks, or get help with theirs.

  • Still need to pick up a Chromebook? You can pick one up at one of the two Parent & Family Technology Support Centers listed below. HOURS ARE CHANGING FOR FALL – please note new schedules as listed below.
  • If you need help getting started or getting familiar with your Chromebook, see the list of helpful How-To documents in the Resources section below.
  • If your District-issued Chromebook computer is in need of repair or service, you can drop it off at one of the two Parent & Family Technology Support Centers listed below.
  • Please note: Only PreK-12 students who are currently enrolled in a District-led school are eligible for this loaner program. Charter School families should contact their charter school for details about how/if their school is making devices available.
  • Wondering if you have to return your Chromebook, and how? The answers vary, depending if you are a graduating senior, changing schools, and other factors. Visit our FAQ’s for more information. You can also review information sent to:

Parent & Family Technology Support Centers

  • Currently, both centers are operating two days a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays only, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Starting the week of August 10, Technology Support Centers will be open 5 days/week for families to obtain new Chromebooks, or get help with theirs.

Education Center, Philadelphia School District
440 N. Broad Street, 1st Floor Lobby, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Fitzpatrick Annex Building
(rear of Fitzpatrick Elementary School) 4101 Chalfont Drive, Philadelphia PA 19154

Help
We also now offer a dedicated telephone support line (215-400-4444) and email (FamilyTechSupport@philasd.org) exclusively for parents and students to help you get your District-issued devices up and running, and to address more basic technical issues with broken or malfunctioning computers.

Internet
Information about no-cost or low-cost internet access is available HERE.

Languages

This information available in your language:

SHQIP | عربي | 汉语 | ខ្មែរ  | Français
Português | Русский | Español | Việt

Contact Support

General District COVID-19 Information Hotline  (Support for 10 Main Languages)

T: 215-400-5300
E: COVID19Info@philasd.org

215-400-8480 – Albanian
215-400-8481 – Arabic
215-400-8482 – Chinese
215-400-8483 – French
215-400-8484 – Khmer
215-400-8474 – Portuguese
215-400-8485 – Russian
215-400-8489 – Spanish
215-400-8486 – Vietnamese

Parent & Family Technology Support Hotline for those who still need a Chromebooks, Chromebook repairs/troubleshooting, and getting set up/connected
T: 215-400-4444
F: 215-400-4445
E: FamilyTechSupport@philasd.org

Work directly with their school’s teachers and counselors for support with Google G-Suite and Classroom,
on-line tools, assignments, password resets, Parent & Family Portal, etc.

Teaching & Learning COVID-19 Questions  (Classroom Instructional Support)
E: COVID19Learning@philasd.org

Employee Technology Support Hotline
T: 215-400-5555
F: 215-400-5556
E: HelpDesk@philasd.org

Employee Technology Support Hotline
T: 215-400-5555
F: 215-400-5556
E: HelpDesk@philasd.org

Stay Connected

Now more than ever it’s critical to get updates as they happen. If you don’t already have a Parent Portal account, sign up HERE.