Family Technology Information: Devices

Returning Student Technology

All students who are not returning to SFUSD for the 2021-2022 school year must return their borrowed Chromebooks, Hotspots, and charging cables before leaving. Unreturned devices will be deactivated and will be a lost resource for your school.

Students who are returning to SFUSD for the 2021-2022 school year should hold onto their borrowed Chromebooks and Hotspots over the summer for use next year, unless your school provides different instructions.

How to return your student technology:

  • Each school will host their own year-end collection events. Look for announcements from your school.
  • If you cannot make it to your site’s collection events, you can leave your items (with charging cables) in the drop box at 555 Franklin St. Accessible inside lobby, Mon-Fri 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 


Need a Device?

Updated 4/13/2021

Since the pandemic began, SFUSD distributed more than 32,000 devices to students in grades PK-12th to support distance learning. Students who already have a district device should continue using it this year while SFUSD is in distance learning. Students who already have an available device at home should keep using that device.

Technology distribution prioritizes students who NEED technology, NOT every student.

To request a device, families will need to complete the Online Technology Request Form available in ParentVUE to submit their request for a new device or an exchange. To do so, families must have an active Family Portal (ParentVUE) account. 

  • If you haven’t activated yet, please contact your school site for an activation key and follow the steps. You can activate your ParentVUE account at
  • Login to your ParentVUE account at, and click on “Online Forms.”
  • You can find step-by-step instructions for completing the Online Technology Request Form and a recorded video example at

All students and families who borrow SFUSD technology for distance learning must abide by the Technology User Agreement. Violations of the agreement may result in disciplinary action or a discontinuation of technology access.

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