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 Screen and Care
- Only clean iPad screens with a soft, lint-free cloth like a clean, dry dish towel.
- Never use window cleaners, household chemicals or cleaners, ammonia, alcohol-based products, or other abrasives to clean your iPad. They could remove the special coating and or scratch the screen.
- Never use compressed air to clean ports (the little openings on the edges of the iPad where cords are plugged in).
- Never lean on the screen or stack heavy objects on top of the iPad
- Never place liquids near an iPad including in backpacks and book bags
- Never use sharp objects on the iPad screen including pencils and pens
- Never leave your iPad in heat above 95 F or in cold temperatures below 32 F
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