Get Started with Tech at RCS (LS Students)

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SummaryGuide to get started with tech as a RCS LS student
AuthorMaintained by Sammy Castro
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StatusUp-to-date for the 2023-2024 school year.

Pre-K - Kindergarten

Students in Pre-K and Kindergarten will not receive devices to take home for school use for the 23-24 school year.

Grade 1 - Grade 2


All Grade 1 and Grade 2 Homebase classes have iPad carts stored in their classrooms; students will be assigned a device at the beginning of the year for classroom use. During the first few weeks of school, Students will receive a technology orientation (how to login, proper use, overview of applications students will use, and digital intelligence). Students will use a Clever badge, in conjunction with the Clever app to log into various apps.

Students Logging in to Clever

Students will use the Clever app and badge to gain access to all of the learning platforms they will use throughout the school year. This badge can be used by your child to login to our systems without having to remember or type a username and passphrase. All students will be provided with a printed version of their Badge to be kept in their homebase.

Grades 3 - 5


All 3rd to 5th Grade Homebase classes have a cart of Chromebooks stored in their classrooms; students will be assigned a device at the beginning of the year for classroom use. Students will receive a technology orientation and login credentials to access their device during the first few weeks of school. Only 5th Grade students will have an additional device, which will be sent home during the first weeks of school to facilitate completion of assignments at home, if needed.

Logging in with Google Credentials

All 3rd to 5th grade students will use their Riverdale credentials to login to their Chromebooks. Student logins consist of their first initial of their first name, their last name, and the graduation year E.g.

Device Replacement and Repair Policy

(Pertinent only to 5th graders)

If a device is lost, stolen or destroyed/damaged beyond repair while off-campus (including at home and during transit to/from school), the family will be responsible for the full replacement cost of:

  • $430 for a Chromebook.

We purchase accidental damage coverage and most broken screens and other minor issues will be covered under those policies. If the damage is beyond the scope of those policies we will at our discretion and best judgment ask families to pay for the repair or a device replacement.

Families are responsible for replacing broken chargers with the equivalent OEM (Lenovo) product (contact us for details if you find yourself in that situation). If there is a manufacturing defect or other non-user issue, we will investigate and determine the best course of action.

Care for your Lower School child's Chromebook

For more information about how to care and maintain your device working properly please review our detailed help article.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us at


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