Using your Chromebook

  • ① Connect to a network. Chromebooks need the Internet to function.

    Turn on your District 65 issued Chromebook, and look for the Wi-Fi icon Wi-fi in the bottom right corner of the screen.

    Click on that icon and then click where it says “No network”. This opens a new window that allows you to choose your home wi-fi network or the hot spot that was loaned to your family.

    Network not available

    Click “select a network” and choose the name of your home Wi-Fi or the hotspot. It will ask you to enter the password.

    Join Wi-Fi network

    NOTE:  If there is a big window in the center of the screen telling you “Network not available”. Instead of clicking on the Wi-Fi icon in the bottom corner, you can use that big window to choose your Wi-Fi network. Click the down triangle (▼) to choose your home Wi-Fi or hotspot. Click on the name of the Wi-Fi network, and it will ask you to type in the password.

    ② Log in with your District 65 account.

    Only District 65 student accounts will be able to log in to this Chromebook. Regular Gmail accounts will not work.

    Type in your entire school email address (EX:  Click the blue “Next” button.


    Type in your 8-digit password carefully and click the blue “Next” button again. Passwords must be typed exactly right to work.


    ③ Only use your Chromebook for school work.

    Your borrowed Chromebook belongs to the district, so it has the same limits at your home as it does at school. Searches are filtered and some websites may be blocked.

    If you need help with this technology, please call the District 65 Helpline

    English: (847) 859-8101

    Spanish: (847) 859-8102