Directions for Checked out Devices

*Laptop Directions

Laptop/Device Checkout Agreement

1. Parent/Guardian and student will review all aspects of the Prince William County Public School’s Acceptable Use Policy for Computer Systems and Network Usage, Regulation 295-1.

2. Accessing the Internet via the Student Device shall be used for instructional purposes and not for recreational or employment activities.

3. Once the Student Device is returned, data the student may have stored on the device will no longer be accessible.

4. The Student Device and accessories will be surrendered immediately upon request of the instructor or other school official.

5. Parent /Guardian will reimburse Prince William County Public Schools for the cost of a replacement should the Student Device be lost, stolen or damaged. The costs incurred will not exceed the original cost of the device and its accessories. In the case of lost, stolen or damaged equipment, parent/student agrees to contact the school within five business days so that appropriate procedures can be put into action to ensure replacement. If a device is lost or stolen and the replacement cost creates a financial hardship, the parent/guardian must contract the student’s counselor to determine a solution to this difficulty. 

Connect a PC to your wireless network

  1. Select the Network or icon in the notification area.
  2. In the list of networks, choose the network that you want to connect to then select Connect.
  3. Type the security key from your internet provider or if you changed it to your security key (often called the password).
  4. Follow additional instructions if there are any

PWCS Hot Spots

If teachers or students cannot connect to the internet at home, they can go to one of the 5 Wi-Fi parking lot locations nearest them.  These are located at Fitzgerald ES, Forest Park HS, John Jenkins, Parkside MS, Mullen ES.