Student and Family iPad Handbook and Technology Use Agreement
The Student and Family iPad Handbook (pdf) is a guide for families and students about iPad care and responsibilities.
Students and their families have the option to review the handbook and iPad orientation materials online at One Stop, Campus iUpdate. All students and parents are requested to sign the Technology Use Agreement. Signing the agreement is required in order to take an iPad home.
From the Handbook
Monitor Student Progress SPPS encourages parents and guardians to use the iPad to monitor their child’s academic progress and communicate electronically with their child’s teacher(s). Ask your students to show you what they have learned and created with the iPad, and discuss how they use the device in school.
Campus Mobile Portal and Schoology Mobile Apps
Parents and guardians can use the Campus Mobile Portal or Schoology app installed on the iPad to view their child’s grades, attendance, and upcoming assignments. This year SPPS is transitioning to using Schoology as a tool to house course materials, support communication, and record grades. Grade information may not be available to parents of elementary school children through these apps.
Parents may also use the Safari browser app to log in to their personal email account to send emails to their child’s teacher(s). Parents and guardians should not add a personal email account to the iPad’s built-in Mail app because personal emails may be visible to anyone who accesses the device.
Basic iPad Tips
The Department of Personalized Learning has some tips on how to use the iPad.
iPad Care and Proper Use
- Always keep the iPad in the case.
- Keep keyboard attached to case unless necessary for photographing or similar activity.
- Close keyboard cover and carry with two hands- clutched to chest, carry like a book, or zip securely into a backpack.
- Walk with your iPad and do not carry iPad inside folder or trapper keeper.
- Keep away from water or a heat source and do not leave in a cold or hot car.
- Keep food and beverages away from your iPad.
- Make sure keyboard cover is closed and put in sleep mode.
- Lock in your locker if not in use for a class, on the top shelf or on top of the books--do not put books on top of it.
Damaged, Lost, Stolen iPads
- Call the AppleCare number found on the name tag in the back of your iPad case.
- At school, report your problem to a teacher, who will help you submit a service ticket.
- For some secondary school, check with your school's student Genius Squad.
Call this number immediately to report lost or stolen iPads:
District Technology Service Desk: 651-603-4357