Laptop Information & Troubleshooting

Laptop Information

The instructional focus at Eastridge is differentiation and a student-centered, collaborative learning environment.  The laptops are used to help promote digitally rich teaching and learning in the classroom.  We use many web-based programs to enhance instruction and strengthen student learning outcomes.

Some of Our Widely Used Programs Include

  • Infinite Campus

    • Students are able to access to their schedules, attendance and grades. Parents can also receive login information to monitor their child’s progress.

  • Office365 – Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Forms, Sway

    • Microsoft suite that allows students to access Word, PowerPoint and Excel. In addition to providing all the Microsoft programs, the Office365 suite allows students to collaborate and share documents with each other.  Students can create presentations and work on them simultaneously with peers.  Office365 also stores all individual student files in the cloud so students can access their documents at anytime and anyplace.

  • Outlook

    • All middle school and high school students have email accounts that can be accessed through Office365 and clicking on outlook.

    • Student emails are


  • OneNote

    • OneNote is a digital notebook that allows teachers to provide notes and resources to students. Students are able to create their own notes and store files. Techers can send notes to students and students can complete assignments that their teacher is able to see and grade.

  • Mastery Connect

    • Mastery Connect allows teachers to provide assessments and grades to students. This is a way for teachers and students to examine data to inform instructional practices and extended learning opportunities.  Students can login in and check their progress on various standards and learning targets for each class.

Other Links That Teachers Use

Teachers also use a wide variety of programs in the classroom to formally and informally assess students and develop lessons according to individual student needs. Many of these programs are also used to provide study material and resources to students as well as immediate feedback on student progress.

Laptop Logistics

Laptop Pick Up

Laptops can be picked up the end of summer at distribution days/times which coordinated with freshman orientation and a food truck rodeo.

Before laptop can be picked up, insurance form must be filled out and any outstanding balances paid. Students also need to watch short videos with questions as part of digital citizenship agreement which will be accessed through Schoology. A letter will be mailed home with instructions.

Care of Laptops

Backpacks are provided to each student and should be used to prevent damage to laptops. Laptops should be treated with utmost respect and kept free of stickers and graffiti.

How to Get Technical Help

Student Helpdesk is located in S17a, students can come with a pass.  If issue is not resolved students will be issued a loaner laptop to use until issue resolved.

Links to More Resources

IT Help Library – This site provides a wide variety of resources to teachers and students to troubleshoot any difficulties with laptops or widely used programs.

Laptop Tutorials