Your new Surface Pro 6: Returning Students - Wheaton Academy
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Your new Surface Pro 6

Returning Students: What You Need to Do!

You Must . . .

Keep your Surface Pro 6 in the case at all times.  Take care of it: Don’t lean on the Surface Pro 6 when the hinge is fully extended!  The hinge can break.  Don’t leave it in hot (or cold) vehicles, or where it could be stolen.  Don’t charge it where someone could trip on the cable.  See the Policy for details on damage to your Surface Pro.  Never take it out of the case.

Your first login must be on WA’s campus, attached to campus WiFi.  Use the same username and password you had with your Surface 3, firstname.lastname

Sign in to Google Backup and Sync: On the start menu, select the item Backup and Sync from Google.  It takes a few moments to load, then sign in with your account.  Accept default settings by clicking OK and Next.  If you were using Backup and Sync on your Surface 3, within a few minutes your files will start downloading to your new Surface Pro 6.

Sign in to Microsoft Office: Open Word, Excel, or OneNote (If it asks to activate Office, click Next, then Close). Click the username in the upper right-hand corner, and select Switch Account (or Sign In), then Add Account.  (Don’t use the account.)  Sign in with your Personal Microsoft account that you may have created with your address. (If you haven’t made one yet, you can click Create One!  Use your address.  This will be a Personal account, not a Work or School account.)  Use this account also to sign in to Microsoft OneDrive.  It’s like Google Drive, but integrates with programs like OneNote and Word very nicely.

Back up your data! Save your files on Google Drive via Backup and Sync, or Microsoft OneDrive.  If your Surface Pro 6 malfunctions, you could lose all the files on your system unless they are on Google Drive or OneDrive.  You are responsible to back up your files.

Maintain your Surface Pro 6:

  • Fully restart your Surface Pro 6 at least once a week.
  • Apply all updates as soon as possible! (Restarting applies downloaded updates.)
  • Battery care: once a month, let the battery drain below 50% before charging it. Avoid leaving your device plugged in 24/7 to keep your battery at the right temperature.  Avoid complete battery drain.
  • Please DO label your pen and charger (we have a label maker you can use!), but do NOT put stickers or write or draw on the Surface Pro 6, the keyboard, or the case.

Be careful when you install software: you are a local administrator and can install software when you need to, but be careful!  If a dialog box pops open asking “Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device?” THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU CLICK YES.  If you were intentionally installing trustworthy software, click Yes.  Otherwise, click No.  That’s how malicious software can get installed.


You may want to . . . 

Open OneNote and open your Notebooks: Make sure you’ve signed in to Google Drive and Office, or you are unlikely to find your files.  Most of you saved them on Google Drive, or with your personal Microsoft account, but a few of you may have saved them in your Documents folder on your Surface 3.  If so, sign in to OneNote on the Surface 3 with a personal Microsoft account, click File, then Share on Web or Network.  That puts your file on Microsoft OneDrive, which will be available to you on your Surface Pro 6.

Reinstall Drawboard PDF: You’ll need to sign in to the Microsoft Store with the same personal Microsoft account you used on your Surface 3.  If you do, you will be able to download the trial.  If you never downloaded it on your Surface 3, you will have to pay for it to use it.  Consider using OneNote instead!

Sign in to Adobe Creative Cloud:  Open the Adobe Creative Cloud application, Click Sign in with Enterprise ID, and enter your username ( email address) and password.  Never logged in before?  Click Forgot Password, then check your email Inbox for a link to set a password.  You can update your apps or install new ones from that Creative Cloud application.

Set up Windows Hello: That allows you to sign in just by looking at the camera.  Search for Sign-in options and click Set Up under Windows Hello.  Or find it by going to Settings, Accounts, Sign-in Options, Windows Hello.

Come see us in the I.T. department if you have questions or problems! 

If you need to re-join it to the WAstudent WiFi network, the password is Warriors2!


Keep your Surface Pro 6 in the case at all times.  Take care of it: Don’t lean on the Surface Pro 6 when the hinge is fully extended!  The hinge can break.  Don’t leave it in hot (or cold) vehicles, or where it could be stolen.  Don’t charge it where someone could trip on the cable.  See the Policy for details on damage to your Surface Pro.  Never take it out of the case.


If you break your Surface Pro 6 . . .

If it was not in the case, or it has ever been taken out of the case, you will pay the full price for the repair.

If it was in the case, the first repair is $200, the next $300.  After that, you pay the full price for the repair.



One to One Device Policies

Students will be assigned a Microsoft Surface Pro 6 for the school year that they can use for both personal and educational use. They may take their Surface anywhere they like, including off campus. Students enrolled for the following school year may keep the Surface Pro 6 over the summer.  Upon graduation or earlier transfer from school, the assigned devices will be given back to Wheaton Academy.

Surface Accidental Damage, Repair and Replacement Policy

The Surfaces, pens, chargers, and cases are the property of Wheaton Academy. Use of the case is required at all times.  If at any time, an assigned device is found without a case, then the student will immediately waive the 1st and 2nd damage fee and be charged for the full cost of replacement for any damage or repair.    For the first incident of accidental damage incurred while the Surface Pro 6 is in the case, there will be a $200 exchange fee.  For the second incident of accidental damage, there will be a $300 exchange fee.  For the third incident of accidental damage, the fee will be the actual cost of the replacement of the device.  Most accidental damage will result in a full exchange of the assigned device with a new device.  Students should not expect to receive their exact damaged device returned.   Students will always pay the full cost of exchange or replacement for loss, theft, intentional damage, reckless neglect, or any damage incurred while the Surface Pro 6 is not in the case.  Failure to pay for repairs or repeated damage may result in denial of future exchanges and loss of Surface pro 6 privileges. Students must pay the full replacement cost for any loss or damage of the keyboard, pen, charger, and case. There is no insurance provided for the pens, keyboards, chargers, or case. The Surface Pro 6, keyboard, pen, charger, and case must all be returned promptly and in good condition when a student graduates or transfers out of Wheaton Academy.  Failure to return devices may result in withholding of diploma or official transcript.

Bringing Your Own Device

Wheaton Academy assigns all students devices prepared to work in our classrooms and on our network.  Teachers may require the use of the Surface Pro 6 in the classroom and students should always have it available to use. However, students are welcome to bring their own laptops and tablets and use them on the Wheaton Academy network.  The I.T. department does not guarantee the functionality, safety, or privacy of personal devices on Wheaton Academy’s network, and does not offer support for the use of personal devices. Students who bring electronic devices to school (including cell phones, iPads or other devices) are responsible for them. Wheaton Academy is not responsible if they are lost, stolen or damaged. During class time, cell phones, iPads and other electronic devices may only be used with teacher permission.

Privacy is Not Guaranteed

The administration and faculty may review files and monitor all student computer and Internet activity to maintain system integrity and ensure that users are acting responsibly. This includes, but is not limited to, electronic mail. Files stored on school computers have no privacy guarantee. All Internet access is logged, including personal devices connected to Wheaton Academy’s network. When using any device on the school network, Wheaton Academy does not guarantee protection against hostile attack from third parties on the network. There can be no expectation of privacy or safety when using personal or Wheaton Academy devices on the Wheaton Academy network.

Use is a Privilege

Use of the Internet and the school network is a privilege, not a right. Students who violate policies pertaining to rules of conduct, the acceptable use policy or Internet use will be subject to revocation of privileges, potential disciplinary and/ or appropriate legal action. Please note that revocation of privileges may cause failure in classes where network access is necessary.




Wheaton Academy makes no assurances, representations, or warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied, regarding any Internet services provided. Use of any information obtained via the Internet is at the user’s own risk. The school will not be responsible for any damages users suffer, including, but not limited to, loss of data resulting from delays or interruptions in service. The school will not be responsible for the accuracy, nature, or quality of information gathered through school-provided Internet access. Parents should take note that Wheaton Academy does not provide Internet filtering services for the 1:1 device off campus. This is considered the parent’s responsibility. However, Wheaton Academy provides mandatory training sessions for parents that provide resources on how to set up a safe Internet environment at home. These sessions will take place just before summer school and fall.

Parental Responsibility / Social Networking Sites

Ultimately, parents and guardians of students are responsible for setting and conveying the standards that their children should follow when using media and information sources. We encourage parents to monitor student activity on social networking sites, such as Facebook®, Snapchat®, Instagram®, and Twitter®. Students are expected to uphold the Standards of Conduct in their use of social networking sites. Wheaton Academy’s network generally does not allow access to social networking sites.  However, this does not prevent student access to social networking sites via personal devices.

Acceptable Use

The educational value of student Internet access is the joint responsibility of students, teachers, parents, and employees of Wheaton Academy. Use of network resources for noneducational pursuits, or activities inconsistent with the mission of Wheaton Academy are prohibited. All use must be lawful, noncommercial, and consistent with the educational mission and goals of the school. Students are not permitted to try to access information blocked by the school’s filtering software, to attempt to alter, or to otherwise circumvent the network configuration in any way. Wheaton Academy prohibits the use of cell phone “hot spots”, tethering, VPNs, or any other use of a shared personal Internet connection, including nearby Wi-Fi networks, for the purposes of circumventing the network restrictions. Students must respect the privacy of others and may only access resources they are permitted to use. Students must use only their own username and password– using any other person’s account is prohibited. Students must also abide by the Wheaton Academy Human Dignity Policy when using all technological resources, including school provided email accounts, OnCampus and the messaging system provided within. All online interactions with peers, parents, teachers, and staff must abide by the Wheaton Academy Human Dignity Policy. Wheaton Academy students must report illegal or otherwise unacceptable use of computers to the supervising teacher or the I.T. Department Staff. Students may not take advantage of, demonstrate, or otherwise inform other students of security breaches or loopholes.

Students who utilize these items inappropriately during class time will be disciplined appropriately. Use of electronic devices during passing periods, lunch, and/or other free time should be limited. Cell phones should not be used to take or distribute photos or videos of anyone/anything without their consent or prior approval for any reason while on campus. If a class requires video capturing, the students should ensure that appropriate permission is granted before recording anyone or anything. In order to provide the most efficient wireless infrastructure for our teachers and our 1:1 Technology Initiative, cell phones are not permitted to be connected to the Wheaton Academy Wi-Fi network. Additionally, as stated in our search policy the school reserves the right to inspect electronic devices (personal or school-assigned) if a student is suspected of or violates school policy.