1. Plug MacBook into power and Ethernet. There should be an Ethernet cable sticking out from your phone. If not, ask for one from ITC.

  2. Turn on the MacBook and the login screen will appear. Log in with your first initial and last name as the User Name and your employee ID as your password. Your employee ID is the first 2 letters of your last name in CAPS and the last 5 digits of your Social Security number.

  3. A dialog box will appear asking you to Create a Mobile Account. Click Create Now. If it asks for your iTunes credentials, click skip.

  4. Once your desktop is up, go to the System Preferences under the Apple menu. Click on Users and Groups, which is an icon with a silhouette of 2 people.

  5. Click on Mobile Account Preferences. Uncheck the boxes that say Sync on Login and logout. Uncheck all sync items except Desktop, Documents, and Downloads. Check the box that says Show Home Sync icon in menu bar.

  6. While you are in the Users and Groups Preferences, this would be a good time to change your password. If your name is highlighted, you should see a Change Password button.

  7. Find Applications such as Google Chrome, Word, Excel, etc. by going to the LaunchPad or go to the Go Menu and and select Applications. You can drag any of these applications you know you will be using a lot into your dock at the bottom of the screen for easy access.

  8. Launch Chrome. You will be using the district intranet page often, so it is recommended to set it as your Home page. The intranet site is at intranet.centennial.k12.or.us/intranet. In Chrome, the settings are under the 3 dots in the upper right corner. You will find a setting that says On Startup. Select Open a specific page or set of pages. If you are already at the Intranet site, you can choose Use Current Pages. If not, you can type in the above address.

  9. You can access your district email from the intranet site or you can simply go to gmail.com. Put in your email in this format: first_last@csd28j.org. This will take you to a 2nd login where you can use your first initial and last name.

  10. The Intranet site is where you have easy access to email, Google Drive, Synergy, and several other useful links, so it is the best place to start.

  11. You should already be set up to print to a nearby copier. If you don’t see one on your printer list, you can add printers yourself by going to the System Preferences and selecting the Printers and Scanners option. Click on the + sign and you should see some printers to add. Click on Add and the printer you selected should show up in your list.