Student Tech Bytes

May 18, 2021

Accessing the AP Exam on Chromebooks

Due to a glitch on the Chromebooks, the Secure Browser for AP Exams isn't showing up immediately. Please watch this VIDEO on how to access the Secure Browser.

If you do not see the AP Exam Browser after following these steps, please contact your Site Testing Coordinator IMMEDIATELY with your Chromebook Service Tag Number.

Returning Assigned PUSD Instructional Materials

The last day of the 2020-2021 school year is June 3, 2021 and we want to let you know about the process for students to return PUSD devices, textbooks, and other materials.

PUSD students were assigned various instructional materials such as; district-owned Chromebooks/devices, chargers, and textbooks, hotspots, musical instruments, library books, athletic equipment and other materials. Depending on the grade level of your student certain items will need to be turned in on or before June 3rd. Each school will send you specific information about dates and times to return devices and materials.

Students Returning to PUSD in Fall 2021

  • May keep their PUSD Chromebooks/devices/hotspots over the summer

  • Students return assigned textbooks, library books, classroom library materials, musical instruments to their campus by the date specified by each school.

  • Please review the Student Checklist and gather the materials together. Materials will need to be labeled using the Student Label

Students Leaving PUSD at the end of this School Year (including 12th graders):

  • Return PUSD Chromebooks, devices, chargers, hotspots, headsets

  • Return all assigned textbooks, library books, classroom library materials, musical instruments & Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots. Please review the Student Checklist and gather the materials together. Materials must be labeled using the Student Label

If you have any questions, please contact the PUSD Instructional Services office at 626.396.3600 x88216

Are you leaving PUSD?

If you are graduating or moving, please check out this information for how to take your files and data with you.

Join the Google Change the Game Design Challenge!

The Change The Game Design Challenge is Google Play’s initiative to build a more inclusive future through gaming and education. Gaming has the potential to inspire creativity, connect people, build communities, and serve as a gateway to new worlds, passions, and professions. We aim to inspire more teens as players and empower them as creators to drive meaningful change in the industry.

Participants will score an online game dev workshop with other Game Changers. Complete the entire course to earn a certificate of completion and a new Chromebook!

Learn more HERE

Paper Tutoring

As we wrap up the school year, remember that Paper Tutoring is available for students who need help with writing reports, essays, homework help, and more. Log on to Paper via Clever, through the app on your smartphone or tablet, or by navigating to

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Parent Resources

Check grades in Aeries

Thanks to students from SIerra Madre Middle for helping create this video!

It is recommended for students in grades 4-12 to change their password periodically to keep their account secure. Follow the steps in the above video to change your password.