an ipad for every spps student

an ipad for every spps student
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
AN IPAD FOR EVERY SPPS STUDENT:
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
A HANDBOOK FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
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INTRODUCTION
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PICTURES, CONTENT AND DATA
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What is Personalized Learning?
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Cameras and microphones
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Why provide an iPad for every student?
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Lock screen and background photos
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Sound, music and games
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Can I put my own music and games on
the iPad?
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IPAD BASICS
What makes an iPad go?
Cables and cords
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Does the iPad come with a case?
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How do I care for the screen?
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What do I do with the iPad when I’m
not using it?
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How do I transport the iPad when the
weather is bad?
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EXPECTATIONS FOR USING THE IPAD
For students
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Responsible uses
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Unacceptable behavior and uses
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For parents and guardians
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Set expectations
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Monitor and limit screen time
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Is the iPad safe at school?
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Manage access
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Is the information on the iPad safe?
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Montior student progress
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KEEPING THE IPAD SAFE
USING THE IPAD AT SCHOOL
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DAMAGED, LOST OR STOLEN IPADS AND
ACCESSORIES
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Is the battery full?
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Can I print from the iPad?
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Apple Care+
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What if the iPad is being repaired?
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I have my own device. Do I have to use
the school’s iPad?
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Damaged devices and technical
problems
Lost or stolen iPads and accessories
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iPads and field trips
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USING THE IPAD AT HOME
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CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE
BEHAVIOR INVOLVING IPADS
APPS ON THE IPAD
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Consequences for lost, stolen, or
intentional damage to an iPad
What apps can I put on my iPad?
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The SPPS app store: how are apps
selected for student use?
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Software and operating system updates
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iPad content is not private
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Unauthorized modifications to the
operating system; hacked iPads
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
CONTENTS
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Consequences for not returning an iPad, 16
iPad accessories, or returning damaged
items
SAINT PAUL PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENT
TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT
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OTHER RESOURCES
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District policies about technology
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Sources consulted
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
INTRODUCTION
We are excited to provide an iPad for every Saint Paul Public
Schools (SPPS) student. We believe having their own iPads
will help our students learn in new and exciting ways. At the
same time, students will be sharpening the technology skills
that are now essential in nearly every aspect of life.
Your student’s iPad will open a new world of learning
possibilities.
It will also give your student -- and you -- important new
responsibilities.
In the pages that follow, we introduce you to your student’s
new iPad, explain how to care for it, answer some questions
you and your student may have, and list the most important
rules for using it safely.
RECEIVING THE IPAD
The iPads are the property of Saint Paul Public Schools,
and students will use them during the school year. Students
and parents or guardians need to complete and submit all
required paperwork before an iPad is assigned to a student.
RETURNING THE IPAD
Students who graduate early, withdraw, or unenroll from
Saint Paul Public Schools for any other reason must return
the district iPad, case, power adapter, and cable in working
condition on or before the date of withdrawal.
OPTING OUT
Parents/guardians have the right to ask that their child does
not use an iPad or other technology resources provided
by Saint Paul Public Schools. You should be aware that
the decision to limit or eliminate access to technology
resources will significantly affect your child’s ability to work
collaboratively on projects and assignments, and will hamper
the development of skills necessary to live and work in an
increasingly digital world. For information on how to restrict
technology use by your child, please contact your child’s
school or visit http://it.spps.org/policies online.
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WHAT IS PERSONALIZED
LEARNING?
Personalized learning is a process of
discovering how each student learns
best. Some students need to hear
a lesson more than once. Others
need to see the lesson. One student
may be ready for an advanced
lesson while another in the same
grade needs to practice the basics.
A lesson that features a student’s
race, culture or language can make
learning more meaningful.
WHY PROVIDE AN IPAD
FOR EVERY STUDENT?
An iPad is a powerful technology
device. When each student has an
iPad just for his or her own use, the
device can be personalized to meet
individual interests and learning
styles.
iPads include a camera, wireless
internet, a word processor, and
access to all sorts of easy-to-use
software applications (known as
“apps”). iPads also come with
built-in features that make learning
easy and enjoyable for everyone.
Internet access at home is not
required. Everything a student
needs to use an iPad after school
can be downloaded during the
school day. iPads are easy to carry
and their batteries last a long
time, so learning can take place
anywhere.
The iPad is a small computer with a glass screen. iPads are useful and sturdy -- when cared for properly. We
have a lot to tell you about using and taking care of the iPad. Please read the pages that follow and be sure to
contact your school with any questions you might have.
WHAT MAKES AN IPAD GO?
The iPad runs on an internal battery that can be recharged. Use only
the Apple wall charger provided with your iPad to charge the device.
Students who have iPad take home privileges are responsible for taking
care of their chargers and cords. They must return them along with the
iPad at the end of the year or when they leave the school district.
DOES THE IPAD COME WITH A CASE?
Yes. Your iPad comes with a case designed to protect the device during
normal daily use. Please keep the iPad in the district-issued case at all
times. Don’t remove any district-provided stickers or labels on your iPad
or its case. Also, don’t add any writing, drawings, labels, stickers, or other
artwork to your iPad or its case.
When the iPad is not being used, keep the case closed to preserve
battery life and protect the screen.
HOW DO I CARE FOR THE SCREEN?
Be gentle with your iPad, and especially the screen. Do not:
s lean on the screen.
s stack books or other heavy objects on
top of the iPad.
s hit the iPad against walls, doors,
people, or other objects.
s place liquids in a book bag or backpack
containing an iPad.
CABLES
AND CORDS
s Please be careful
when you plug a cable
or cord into your iPad.
This will prevent
damage to the device.
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
IPAD BASICS
s Don’t force a cable or
plug into an iPad.
s Use only the districtprovided Apple power
adapter to charge the
iPad.
s Label your cable and
power adapter with
tape that can be easily
removed.
s Do not write on or
make any permanent
marks on the cables or
power adapter.
s use sharp objects on the screen -- it will
scratch.
s use pens or pencils on the screen.
s place anything in the iPad case except
the iPad.
To protect the screen while you are moving through the halls at school, carry the iPad in front of your body and
avoid bumping into other students.
To clean the screen use a soft, lint-free cloth -- like a clean, dry dish towel -- to wipe off the iPad. Never use
window cleaners, household chemicals or cleaners, ammonia, alcohol or alcohol-based products, or other
abrasives to clean your iPad. They could remove the special coating and/or scratch the screen. Also, do not use
compressed air to clean ports (the little openings on the edges of the iPad where cords are plugged in).
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IPAD BASICS
WHAT DO I DO WITH THE IPAD WHEN I’M NOT USING IT?
Students in grades PreK-5 will store iPads in their classroom carts. For students in
grades 6-12, iPads should be stored in a locked locker at school when not in use.
Do not place anything on top of the iPad when it is stored in the locker. If your
locker’s lock is broken, report it immediately to the main office at school.
Students who are allowed to take their iPads home
(generally students in grades 6-12) must take the
iPad home with them after school every day.
Any electronic device (iPads, cell phones, etc.)
can be a distraction and disrupt the sleep cycle if
used right before bedtime. To discourage late-night,
unmonitored use of the iPad, experts suggest that
families store it and other electronic devices in a
common room of the home. Identify a central location
in your home where students should store and/or
charge their device.
HOW DO I TRANSPORT THE IPAD
WHEN THE WEATHER IS BAD?
Protect your iPad from the weather. Avoid exposing
your iPad to extreme temperatures by keeping it in
its case at all times. Always carry it in a backpack or
book bag when outside. Also:
s Do not leave your iPad in heat above 95 F.
s Do not leave your iPad in cold temperatures
below 32 F.
s Keep the iPad away from water and extreme
humidity.
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An iPad is a valuable device and could be the target of theft. To make sure this doesn’t happen:
s NEVER LEAVE THE IPAD UNATTENDED.
s Do not leave or store the iPad in a vehicle.
s Do not lend the iPad to another person. You are solely responsible for the care and security of your iPad.
s Do not use the iPad or allow it to be visible when waiting at a bus stop or train station; riding public
transportation, such as a Metro Transit bus or light rail train; or when walking in the community.
s Carry the iPad to and from school in a school bag or backpack so that it is not visible.
s A passcode will be required to prevent unauthorized access to your personal information on the iPad. Do
not share your passcode with anyone else.
s Each iPad has a unique identification number and district property control tag. Do not remove the tags or
modify the numbers.
IS THE IPAD SAFE AT SCHOOL?
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
KEEPING YOUR IPAD SAFE
To prevent theft, never leave an iPad in an unsupervised area at school.
Unsupervised areas include unlocked classrooms, locker rooms,
computer labs, the library/media center, lunchroom, restrooms, hallways,
or anywhere on the school grounds, including athletic fields and
playgrounds.
Don’t leave an iPad on the floor or ground, even if it is in a bag or
backpack. It could be stepped on and damaged.
Students in grades 6-12: if you don’t need your iPad for a class, or if
your teacher has told you not to bring the iPad to class, store it in your
locked locker. Do not leave the iPad in an unattended bag or backpack.
Anytime your iPad is away from you and not at home or in a locked
locker, it is at risk of being stolen.
IS THE INFORMATION ON MY IPAD SAFE?
Digital identifications, which include Apple IDs, email addresses,
and the usernames and passwords for online systems and
accounts, are for the student’s use only and should remain
confidential. Add a passcode to your iPad to prevent unauthorized
access to your device and data. Never share your username and
password with others and do not use another person’s username
and password.
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
USING THE IPAD AT SCHOOL
Your assigned iPad is intended for school use and must be brought to school every day with a fully charged
battery. Students must bring their iPad to all classes, unless a teacher specifically instructs them not to do so.
Students are responsible for completing all course work, even if they leave their assigned iPad at home.
IS THE BATTERY FULL?
Students who take iPads home must bring the device to school every day
with a fully charged battery. If you don’t charge the battery, you may not be
able to participate in classroom learning activities.
CAN I PRINT FROM THE IPAD?
While it is possible to print from an iPad, students are encouraged to use SPPS Apps/Google Drive to share
documents and files with their teachers whenever possible. This supports college/career readiness for students
and will help schools save paper.
WHAT IF THE IPAD IS BEING REPAIRED?
Students will receive a replacement iPad when their
assigned device is being repaired. If there is a delay in
assigning a replacement device, the teacher will allow
the student to complete required coursework without an
iPad.
I HAVE MY OWN DEVICE. DO I HAVE TO
USE THE SCHOOL’S IPAD?
Yes. Students are required to use a school-issued iPad
because of the instructional materials that will be loaded
on the devices for classroom learning.
IPADS AND FIELD TRIPS
Students may bring SPPS iPads with them on field trips
in the Metro area, with a teacher’s permission. Students
are restricted from bringing iPads on longer trips unless
special permission has been granted. In such cases,
students are responsible for the security and safe return
of their devices.
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Students in grades 6-12 will be able to bring their iPads home for learning purposes. All use of the
district-owned device must comply with the Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Technology by Students.
The Guidelines are available at http://it.spps.org/policies/guidelines-for-acceptable-use.
Students can connect to wireless networks using their district iPad, but all use must comply with
district policies.
APPS ON THE IPAD
WHAT APPS CAN I PUT ON MY IPAD?
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
USING THE IPAD AT HOME
All installed apps must follow the Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Technology by Students, as well as other
district policies. Students are able to install apps from the custom SPPS App Store by using the Self Service
app on the iPad. Students are not allowed to download and install apps from other websites or app stores.
Saint Paul Public Schools reserves the right to remove an inappropriate app and/or student apps that may be
using valuable space needed for educational activities.
Students who download apps from sources other than the SPPS App Store will receive behavior consequences
in accordance with the Rights and Responsibilities Student Behavior Handbook.
THE SPPS APP STORE: HOW ARE APPS SELECTED FOR STUDENT USE?
SPPS has provided access to hundreds of apps through our custom app store, Self Service. Approved apps:
s Provide a rich, engaging learning experience.
s Are appropriate for a PreK-12 school environment.
s Have controls and navigation that are user-friendly.
s Have limited advertising
s Are supportive of SPPS racial equity practices.
s Have data privacy policies that restrict the use of student information.
A list of District approved apps and websites and their data privacy policies are posted online at
spps.org/personalizedlearning. For questions about these apps and websites contact the Office of Teaching and
Learning otl@spps.org.
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
APPS ON THE IPAD
SOFTWARE AND OPERATING SYSTEM UPDATES
Occasionally, apps and the operating system require updates to keep the iPad and apps functioning properly
and securely. Students are expected to follow district directions on installing any app and operating system
updates.
IPAD CONTENT IS NOT PRIVATE
iPads are district property. SPPS staff members can access the internet history, photos, and other information
on the iPad at any time. Students are required to unlock the iPad upon request of district staff. If you don’t
unlock the iPad when asked, you may receive behavior consequences in accordance with the Rights and
Responsibilities Student Behavior Handbook.
UNAUTHORIZED MODIFICATIONS TO THE
OPERATING SYSTEM; HACKED IPADS
All SPPS iPads are scanned remotely on
a regular basis to ensure that security
settings have not been changed or
deleted. If a student has accessed the
internal parts of the iPad, installed an
app that changes device settings,or
manually changed the settings, he or she
will be assigned behavior consequences
in accordance with this document and
the Rights and Responsibilities Student
Behavior Handbook.
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CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES
The iPad has cameras on the front and back and a built-in microphone, so students can take pictures and
record audio and video. All recordings and pictures created with the iPad are subject to SPPS policies as well
as state and federal laws. Only take photographs or record audio or video during the school day if a teacher or
administrator tells you to do it for schoolwork. Never photograph, record video, or create an audio recording of
another person without that person’s knowledge or permission.
s Use of electronic devices and cameras are strictly prohibited in locker rooms and bathrooms.
s Do not use the camera to take inappropriate or sexually explicit photos or videos.
s Do not use the camera to take pictures or share the personal information of yourself or another individual.
s Do not use the camera or microphones to embarrass, bully, or harass anyone in any way, including
students, staff or other individuals.
s Do not email, post to the internet, or electronically send images, video, or audio recordings of other
individuals without their written permission.
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
PICTURES, CONTENT AND DATA
LOCK SCREEN AND BACKGROUND PHOTOS
All content, photos, and data on the iPad must be in compliance with the Guidelines for Acceptable Use of
Technology by Students and other district policies. If you upload photos for the lock screen or home screen
that are pornographic or gang-related, or that contain inappropriate language or references to guns, other
weapons, alcohol, drugs, or gambling, you will receive disciplinary action in accordance with the Rights and
Responsibilities Student Behavior Handbook.
SOUND, MUSIC AND GAMES
The sound on your iPad must be muted at all times unless
your teacher tells you it is okay to turn the sound on for a class
activity. Your teacher might also give you permission to use
earbuds or earphones. If this happens, be sure the volume is
low enough that the iPad cannot be heard by anyone nearby.
CAN I PUT MY OWN MUSIC AND GAMES ON
THE IPAD?
Music is allowed on the iPad, as long as it is properly licensed
and complies with all district policies. Because of limited
storage space on the iPad, please don’t load your entire music
library on the iPad.
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
EXPECTATIONS FOR USING THE IPAD
iPads can be a wonderful educational tool. SPPS is proud
to be able to provide each student an iPad for use at school.
Responsibilities come with the privilege of iPad use, and
some uses are not allowed.
FOR STUDENTS - RESPONSIBLE USES
Students may use district technology resources to create files
and projects for school-related work, research, and college
and career planning.
Students will:
s Follow all district and classroom policies, procedures and
guidelines when using technology.
s Keep usernames and passwords private.
s Treat others with respect and use appropriate language in
all electronic interactions with others.
s Immediately tell a teacher or other adult staff member
if they receive an electronic comment or communication
that makes them feel uncomfortable, or if they
accidentally access inappropriate materials, pictures,
video, or websites.
s Respect the work and intellectual property rights of
others, and will not intentionally copy, damage, or
delete another user’s work. Students will properly cite
their sources when they use someone’s information,
pictures, media, or other work in their own projects and
assignments.
s Respect the privacy of others. Students will limit all
in-school photography, video and audio recording to
educational use.
FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
In accordance with the SPPS Acceptable Use of Technology
Agreement for students, parents and guardians are
responsible for monitoring their child’s use of the Internet
and access to district technology resources including the
iPad, district-issued email account, online learning spaces,
collaboration tools, and educational resources. Parents and
guardians need to set clear expectations on appropriate use
of electronic devices and limit access to the device in nonschool hours. If your child is not following your rules, you
have the right to limit access to the device while at home.
The information included below is meant to assist you in
setting expectations and monitoring your child’s use of the
device.
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UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR AND
USES
Students may not use district
technology resources to:
s Find, create, or send information
to spread lies or misinformation;
or harass, harm, or bully others.
s Gain unauthorized or
inappropriate access to district
technology resources.
s Use, retrieve, store, or send
improper language, pictures, or
other digital content.
s Cheat, including getting or giving
answers to tests; searching
for and/or copying answers or
information on the internet
or other electronic resources;
copying and submitting someone
else’s information or assignment
as their own; or conducting
other similar forms of electronic
cheating.
s Violate copyright or licensing
agreements.
s Access inappropriate or blocked
resources in any manner while
on district property during school
hours.
s Share or post any personallyidentifiable information about
themselves or others that could
help someone locate or contact
them. This includes such things
as e-mail address, full name,
home or school address, phone
number, parent or guardian
names, or school name.
s Modify the operating system,
add restrictions, remove security
profiles, or vandalize district
technology resources.
s Install any apps other than those
authorized by Saint Paul Public
Schools
FOR PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
SET EXPECTATIONS
Set and communicate clear expectations for your
child’s use of the iPad. The Common Sense Media
Family Agreement provides an age-appropriate
checklist that can be used to guide conversations
with your child about responsible use of media and
technology. This is available at http://goo.gl/Q9Ysbu.
MONITOR AND LIMIT SCREEN TIME
The iPad is a great tool for learning, but it also has
the potential to be a distraction. Adult supervision
and clear expectations for appropriate use are critical.
s Have your child use the device in a central
location in your home, such as the kitchen or
living room, so that you can easily monitor and
supervise their use.
s Set expectations that your child is to complete
assignments and tasks before they use the
device to access the internet, play games, or
listen to music.
MANAGE ACCESS
When the device is at school on the district network,
internet access is managed with industry standard
content filtering tools in as required by the Children’s
Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Content filtering
tools cannot guarantee that all undesirable content
is blocked. Teachers and staff make every effort to
monitor online activity during school hours.
When the device is used at home or on a public
WiFi network, students have unrestricted access to
the Internet, including inappropriate websites and
content. Parents with a home wireless network can
filter it by installing special filtering software. Some
software, such as OpenDNS Home and OpenDNS
Family Shield, are free; others such as SafeEyes
and NetNanny may need to be purchased. Many
cell phone and cable providers also offer filtering
solutions. Simply do a Google search with your
internet provider’s name and the terms “Parental
Controls,” such as “Xfinity Parental Controls,” to
learn more.
OpenDNS Home: Free home filtering solution with
flexible and customizable parental controls. Filter
internet connections for every device on your home
network, including iPads, computers, and gaming
devices.
Learn more at bit.ly/open-dns-home
OpenDNS Family Shield: Free, pre-configured home
filtering solution that blocks access to adult content.
Learn more at bit.ly/dns-shield
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.
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
EXPECTATIONS FOR USING THE IPAD
Infinite Campus Mobile App and Schoology App
are available to parents for monitoring student
assignments and grades. Please check with your
child’s school for more information about using them.
Email Communications
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.
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
DAMAGED, LOST OR STOLEN IPADS
AND ACCESSORIES
APPLECARE+
If you have questions about using your iPad and iCloud, connecting to wireless
networks, or about using Apple-branded apps like Keynote, Numbers, or Pages,
contact the AppleCare phone number located on the name card on the back of
your iPad. AppleCare support is available Monday - Friday 6 a.m.- 8 p.m. and 8
a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday/Sunday.
DAMAGED DEVICES AND TECHNICAL PROBLEMS
Do not attempt to gain access to internal electronics or repair your
iPad. If the iPad fails to work or is damaged, contact your teacher
or school staff to report the problem to the Service Desk as soon as
possible. iPad repair/replacement options will be determined by the
Service Desk staff. If the iPad is experiencing technical difficulties
outside of school hours, you will need to wait until you return to school
to report it.
LOST OR STOLEN IPADS AND ACCESSORIES
If the iPad is lost or stolen, report it to the main office of your school
as soon as possible. School staff will assist you with submitting a
report to the Service Desk.
Students who graduate early, withdraw, are expelled, or who terminate
enrollment in Saint Paul Public Schools for any reason must return
the district iPad, case, power adapter, and cable in working condition
to the main office of their school on or before the date of withdrawal.
Failure to return district property or pay for lost, stolen, or damaged
equipment may result in legal action per 506.02 Compensation for
Lost and Damaged School Property.
If the iPad, case, charger, and/or cord are lost, students and families
may be held responsible for providing an Apple brand replacement or
paying the replacement cost.
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The SPPS Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook provides guidelines for interventions and
consequences when students behave inappropriately. These guidelines also apply to incidents involving iPads.
All students have the opportunity to use an iPad in support of personalized learning during school hours.
Students may have the privilege to take an iPad home, depending on their age and learning needs. Students
who use their iPads in ways that are counter to SPPS guidelines will have their iPad privileges restricted and
may face other consequences relevant to the situation, including additional instruction in appropriate iPad
use.
According to the Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, the unacceptable use of the district
technology resources, including e-mail and the Internet, may result in one or more of the following
consequences: suspension or cancellation of take home privileges, discipline under applicable district policies
and procedures, or civil or criminal liability under applicable laws.
Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE
BEHAVIOR INVOLVING IPADS
Level 1 Violations
Level 1 intervention will generally be addressed by school staff members when a student has minimal or
no prior violations. The staff’s response teaches correct, alternative behavior so students can learn and
demonstrate safe and respectful behavior.
Examples of level 1 iPad violations include:
s being off-task, using apps other than what the learning activity requires;
s treating iPads carelessly;
s using the camera to take another’s picture without their permission;
s airdropping material without permission; or
s cheating or plagiarizing by using the work of others accessed digitally.
Level 2 Violations
Level 2 violations will generally result in interventions or disciplinary responses that involve the school
administration. These actions aim to correct behavior by stressing the seriousness of the behavior while
keeping the student in school. Note: A severe occurrence or repeated instances of a violation may be treated
as a violation at a higher level.
Examples of level 2 iPad violations include:
s repeated violation following a previous intervention;
s sending or posting inappropriate or harmful text or images;
s making unauthorized modifications to the iPad operating system.
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE
BEHAVIOR INVOLVING IPADS
Level 3 Violations
Level 3 violations may result in a dismissal from school for part of a day or an entire school day. Note: A
severe occurrence or repeated instances of a violation may be treated as a violation at a higher level.
Examples of level 3 iPad violations include:
s intentional damage to an iPad;
s repeatedly using an iPad to bully, cheating; or
s other actions which violate the district technology acceptable use policy.
Level 4 Violations
Level 4 violations will result in the suspension of a student and possible notification of the police. A
suspension is a removal from school for more than one day. Note: A severe occurrence or repeated instances
of a violation may be treated as a violation at a higher level. An example of a level 4 iPad violation is willful
access and damage to district technology system or records.
CONSEQUENCES FOR LOST, STOLEN, OR INTENTIONAL DAMAGE TO AN IPAD
When a student’s iPad is lost, stolen, or willfully damaged, the consequences include loss of the privilege to
take home an iPad, additional instruction in appropriate iPad use, or other restitution based on the Student
Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. These consequences will be applied in cases of broken screens caused
by intentionally throwing or dropping the device; swinging a bag or backpack with a device inside; stepping
on the device; intentionally spilling a liquid on the device; hitting another person or object with the device;
damage caused to a device that was not in the district-issued case; tampering with the internal components of
the iPad; or making unauthorized modifications to the operating system, known as hacking the device. It also
includes the loss or damage to the Lightning-to-USB cable, 12W power adapter, and case.
CONSEQUENCES FOR NOT RETURNING AN IPAD, IPAD ACCESSORIES, OR
RETURNING DAMAGED ITEMS
If a student fails to return the iPad at the end of the school year, or upon withdrawal, the student’s family may
be held liable for the replacement cost of the iPad in accordance with Procedure 506.02 -- Compensation for
Lost and Damaged District Property. You must return the district-provided power adapter and Lightning-to-USB
cable when you return your iPad. If you do not return the iPad, case, cord, and/or charger, or return any of
these items in a damaged condition, you may be requested to contribute to the replacement costs. Please work
with your child’s school for replacement amounts or other appropriate consequences.
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Saint Paul Public Schools provides students with access to District technology resources for educational purposes.
Students must adhere to all District policies, accompanying procedures, and guidelines in order to maintain access
to those resources. Relevant policies and guidelines include but are not limited to the following: Technology Usage
and Safety (520.00), Anti-Harassment and Violence (415.00), Bullying Prohibition (505.00), Hazing Prohibition
(501.00), Student Discipline (506.00), Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Technology by Students, the Student
Rights and Responsibilities Handbook, and the Student and Families iPad Handbook. These documents are linked
at spps.org/personalizedlearning, Resources for Families. Failure to comply with these policies, procedures, and
guidelines may result in the loss of privileges, including the ability to take home an iPad.
STUDENT AGREEMENT
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I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE
s I will keep my iPad in the District-issued case, not placing anything between the case and display.
s I will carry my iPad carefully and keep it on top of other items.
s I will keep my iPad and case clean and free of stickers, writing, and other damage. I will leave District labels
in place.
s I will protect my iPad. I will keep it away from food, beverages and other liquids, using only a dry, soft cloth to
clean it, and storing it in places where the temperature is between 32 and 95°F.
s I will only use the apps approved by the school District and school-appropriate web sites.
s I will use only the District device operating systems and security profiles and will only install apps authorized
by Saint Paul Public Schools. I will not use technology to gain unauthorized or inappropriate access to District
technology resources.
s I will not use District technology resources or my personal electronic device to get or give answers to tests;
search for and/or copy answers or information on the internet or other electronic resources contained on or in
any technology resource or device; copy and submit someone else’s information or assignment as my own; or
conduct other similar forms of electronic cheating.
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STUDENT TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT
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I WILL BE SAFE
s I will always supervise my iPad, and when I am not using it in school, it will be stored in the required
classroom location or in my locked locker.
s If I can take my iPad home, I will keep my iPad in my school bag or backpack when traveling to and from
school, while at the bus stop or train station, or on the Metro Transit bus or light rail train.
s I will protect my personal information, including username and passwords, and will not share personal
information about myself or others in online spaces.
s I will immediately tell a teacher or other adult staff if I receive an electronic communication that makes me
feel uncomfortable, or if I accidentally access inappropriate materials, pictures, video, or websites.
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s I will always make sure my iPad battery is charged.
s I will use my iPad and other technology to do my own work. I will not intentionally copy, damage, or delete
another user’s work. I will properly cite my sources when I use someone’s information, pictures, media, or
other work in my own projects and assignments.
s I will always have enough storage on my iPad to download, access, and create any educational applications or
files required by my teachers.
I WILL BE RESPECTFUL
s I will treat others with respect and use appropriate language in all of my electronic interactions.
s I will not use my iPad or other technology to bully, harass, harm, or spread lies or misinformation about
others.
s I will use my iPad to access, submit, post, publish or display only material that is legal, true, non-threatening,
free of racial- or gender-offensive content, and does not hurt someone’s reputation.
s I will not use the camera in a bathroom or locker room or use, retrieve, store, or send improper language,
pictures, or other digital content.
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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS
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APPLICATIONS AND WEB-BASED SERVICES
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) uses applications (apps) and web-based services operated by third parties to
provide students with access to online communication and collaboration and other instructional tools and materials.
The District contracts with specific companies for software that helps manage student information. This information
is owned by SPPS and stored/managed within a contracted third party server.
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SPPS uses additional iPad apps and websites to support a variety of instructional goals. Some of these tools require
log-ins so that students can return to the same files or resources over time. The personal information collected by
these sites is limited to the log-in name and password, and any student work on the site.
A list of District approved apps and websites and their data privacy policies is available online at spps.org/
personalizedlearning. Questions and concerns about these apps and websites can be sent to: otl@spps.org or
651.767.8139.
INTERNET FILTERING
The District provides students with access to educational resources through the internet. The District uses content
filtering technology in compliance with the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) while students are on District
property to prevent against unacceptable web content.
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STUDENT TECHNOLOGY USE AGREEMENT
Outside of school, parents/guardians bear responsibility for providing guidance on internet use, just as they do
with other information sources such as television, radio, movies, and other potentially offensive media. Parents/
guardians are responsible for monitoring their child’s use of the internet and access to District technology resources.
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PARENT AND GUARDIAN RIGHTS
Parents/guardians have the right at any time to review the contents of their child’s electronic and e-mail files. In the
event that a parent/guardian has a serious concern regarding their child’s safety and wishes to review their child’s
electronic files, they must submit their request in writing to the school principal. The request must include the
student’s name, identification number, school name, and a list of files or accounts. The building principal will work
with the Office of Technology Services to provide the files.
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Parents/guardians also have the right to request termination of their child’s technology and account access. Parents/
guardians should be aware that their decision to limit or eliminate access to technology resources will significantly
affect their child’s ability to work collaboratively on projects and assignments, and will hamper the development
of skills necessary to live and work in an increasingly digital world. Parents/guardians who wish to terminate their
child’s access to specific District technology resources must complete the PK-12 Technology Opt-Out Form, and
submit the form to the main office of their child’s school. A separate form must be completed for each child and
must be submitted each school year. To get a copy of the PK-12 Technology Opt-Out Form, contact the school or
find it online at it.spps.org/policies/guidelines-for-acceptable-use.
SIGNATURES
STUDENTS: By signing below, I acknowledge that I agree to the conditions for iPad and other technology use.
Student Name: ___________________________________________________ Student ID#:___________________
Student Signature: ________________________________________________________ Date:__________________
PARENT / GUARDIAN: By signing below, I acknowledge that I have reviewed this information, and I give permission for
my child to receive an iPad, use District technology resources, and access the Internet.
Parent / Guardian Signature: ________________________________________________ Date:__________________
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DISTRICT POLICIES ABOUT TECHNOLOGY
Saint Paul Public Schools provides access to district technology resources for educational purposes. This
access may be taken away at any time for abusive or inappropriate conduct related to the use of district
technology resources.
Failure to comply with the policies or guidelines in this document for care and use of the iPad may result in
the loss of iPad privileges. All use must comply with the following policies:
s Policy 501 Hazing Prohibition
s Policy 505 Bullying Prohibition
s Policy 520 Technology Usage and Safety
s Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Technology by Students
s Policy 506 Student Behavior
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OTHER RESOURCES
s Rights and Responsibilities Handbook
All policies may be viewed in their entirety at http://boe.spps.org/SECTION_V_STUDENTS2.
The iPad is the property of Saint Paul Public Schools and as a result may be seized and reviewed at any time.
SOURCES CONSULTED
During the creation of this handbook, Saint Paul Public Schools consulted websites, handbooks, and staff
from the following districts:
Becker Public Schools
Farmington Area Public Schools
Hopkins Schools
Minneapolis Public Schools
Minnetonka Public Schools
South Washington County Schools
Spring Lake Park Schools
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Your Student Has a New iPad: What You Need to Know
360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102 | personalizedlearning.spps.org
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Student and Family iPad Handbook - English
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