Empower Manual - iPad Procedures and Guidelines

Empower Manual - iPad Procedures and Guidelines
DPISD iPad Procedures and Guidelines Manual
Mission Statement
The mission of the Deer Park Independent School District is to maximize educational opportunities for
all students so they may perform at their highest potentials and be successful in meeting the
challenges of the future. In doing so, our district will excel in fulfilling the expectations of our
stakeholders – students, parents, staff, and taxpayers.
Parents/Guardians and Students
This manual is intended to provide parents/guardians and students with essential information about the
use of iPads in the EMPOWER Technology Initiative of Deer Park Independent School District. Every
student enrolled in the 7th grade of a DPISD junior high school will receive the District supplied iPad.
Students learn differently today from a few years ago as today’s students live in a digital world where:
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basic concepts presented with video and other digital content are more easily learned,
the vast resources available digitally enrich traditional lessons in unlimited ways,
and computer-based versions of common textbooks, network communications, and interactive
websites create a rich learning environment geared toward the unique learning styles of today's
students.
Please read the following guidelines in this manual.
It is important that every parent/guardian and student understand and abide by the policies set forth
in this manual. The agreement form on page 11 of this manual is what a parent/guardian and student
must sign in order for the student to receive his/her iPad and peripherals.
To receive an iPad, and peripherals the following steps must be completed:
1. The iPad agreement form must be signed by the student and the parent/guardian and
returned to the junior high campus principal or designee.
2. An annual non-refundable $50 service and use fee must be paid by the distribution deadline.
3. The student must sign the iPad receipt upon issuance.
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Table of Contents
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Terms of iPad Loan
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Student Responsibilities – Issue of Device
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Student Responsibilities – Care of Device
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Student Responsibilities – Use of Device
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Parent Responsibilities
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General iPad Guidelines/Care of iPad
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Internet Access
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Fees, Fines and Repair Costs
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Financial Hardship Statement
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Responsible Use Principles for Students
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Disclaimer
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Texas Penal Code 33.02 Breach of Computer Security
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Student/Parent iPad Agreement
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Terms of iPad Loan
Terms:
The student will pay a non-refundable school-year use and maintenance fee of $50 on or before taking
possession of the property. The student will comply at all times with the DPISD Parent/Student iPad
Procedures and Guidelines, incorporated herein by reference and made a part hereof for all purposes.
Any failure to comply may terminate the student’s rights of possession effective immediately and the
District may repossess the property.
The student must be enrolled, follow all guidelines, and be in regular attendance to maintain possession
of the iPad and its peripherals.
Students must return the iPads, clear all records and pay all fees before the end of each school year.
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Legal title to the property is in the District and shall at all times remain in the District. The student’s
rights of possession and use are limited to and conditioned upon his/her full and complete compliance
with this agreement and the DPISD Parent/Student iPad Procedures and Guidelines.
Loss or Damage:
If the property is damaged, lost or stolen, the student is responsible for the reasonable cost of repair or
the fair market value on the date of loss. Loss or theft of the property must be reported to the District
by the next school day after the occurrence and a police report must be filed. A table of estimated
pricing for a variety of repairs is included in this manual to which reference is hereby made.
Repossession:
If the student does not timely and fully comply with all terms of this agreement and the DPISD
Parent/Student iPad Procedures and Guidelines, including the timely return of the property, the District
shall be entitled to declare the student in default and come to his/her place of residence, or other
location of the District property, to take possession.
Term of Agreement:
The student’s right to use and possession of the property terminate not later than the last day of the
school year unless earlier terminated by the District or upon withdrawal from the District.
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Policies, Responsibilities, Regulations
The student is responsible at all times for his/her iPad, whether at home or school. Misuse of the iPad
will result in discipline. The student must be enrolled, follow all guidelines, and be in regular attendance
at a DPISD junior high school to maintain possession of the iPad and its peripherals.
Student Responsibilities – Issue of Device
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When first issued the iPad, the student will check and report any damages within 7 days of issuance –
including glass lifting at the corners, touch screen issues, LCD color distortion or flickering, iPad
crashes, inability to connect to WiFi, and issues with home button, power button or volume button.
The possibility of replacement due to cosmetic dents and scratches through normal wear and tear
will not be considered.
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Upon returning the iPad, the student will follow the defined procedures to erase all content and
settings and sign out of his/her Apple ID.
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The student should not disassemble any part of the iPad or attempt any repairs. All problems or
damage to the iPad must be reported immediately to the Onsite Technology Personnel or Front
Office Personnel.
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If the student leaves the campus where the device was assigned, he/she shall return the iPad
and all peripherals prior to being withdrawn from the campus. If he/she goes to another
campus within the District, a new device will be issued to him/her. No additional fees will be
charged for that school year.
Student Responsibilities – Care of Device
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Never leave the iPad unattended.
The student is responsible for bringing his/her charged iPad to class every day.
The student may not remove the protective shield from the iPad.
The student will keep the iPad protected with a case at all times.
Do not decorate the cover of the iPad with stickers or pictures.
Do not place food and/or liquids near the iPad.
Do not stack heavy objects on the iPad.
Properly store the iPad when not in use, such as when walking from class to class.
The student may not loan the iPad and/or peripherals to other students/persons for any
reason. The student who does so is responsible for any damages or loss of peripherals or for
any fees or fines that result from the loan.
The student is responsible for charging the iPad daily.
Do not expose the iPad to direct sunlight, extreme temperature, such as leaving it locked in a
hot car, or exposed to ultraviolet light for extended periods of time.
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Do not leave the iPad in any vehicle at any time.
Keep the iPad and other storage media, such as flash drives, away from electromagnetic
fields.
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Do not attempt to repair the iPad or any of the peripherals. Any problems with the iPad must
be reported to the onsite technology support, front office personnel, and/or teacher
immediately.
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Student Responsibilities – Use of Device
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The student will honor his/her family values when using the iPad.
All use of the Internet must comply with District guidelines. Log files are maintained with a
detailed history of all sites accessed. These files will be reviewed periodically.
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The student may only log in under his/her assigned username. The student may not share
his/her password with other students.
The student may not modify the iOS operating system or “jailbreak” the iPad.
The student may not change the internal “name” of the iPad.
The student may not reset the iPad back to factory settings while the iPad is issued to the student.
The student will update Apps and maintain them at all times.
The student will perform regular backups of the iPad to protect against the loss of data.
Sound will be muted at all times unless teacher permission is obtained.
The student should not delete any Apps or files that he/she did not download or create. Deletion
of certain files will result in a device failure and will interfere with the student’s ability to
complete class work which may affect the student’s grades.
All Apps loaded on the system must be approved by the District.
The student has access to a drive in the cloud on which to store data. It is the responsibility of
the student to back up critical files regularly on the cloud.
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The student may not use the District-issued iPad for non-academic purposes during the
regular school day.
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Regulations have been addressed in the Student Code of Conduct to emphasize that obscene
language and/or materials, including music, screensavers, backgrounds, and/or pictures are
prohibited. If such items are found, the student should understand that his/her iPad will be
immediately erased (re-imaged), which will incur a $25 re-imaging fee. In addition, the
student will face disciplinary actions.
Parent/Guardian Responsibilities
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The parent/guardian is responsible for reviewing the DPISD Parent/Student iPad
Procedures with his/her child(ren)/student(s).
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The parent/guardian is asked to monitor Internet activities of the student on a regular basis.
Remember, the parent/guardian is responsible for overseeing use of the Internet of the student
at home.
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Fraudulent reporting of theft will be turned over to the police for prosecution.
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Internet Access
The student is responsible for connecting to the Internet outside of school. In order to access the
Internet from home:
1. The students must have an Internet Service Provider.
2. The iPad can join the student’s wireless network, if he/she has an existing wireless access
point.
The parent/guardian is responsible for monitoring the student’s use of the Internet outside of the
school network. Internet content is not monitored and filtered by the District while the student is using
his/her assigned iPad at home.
Free WiFi Hotspots are available at:
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Deer Park and Pasadena public libraries
McDonald’s
Starbucks
Fees, Fines & Repair Costs
Each student will pay a usage fee of $50 for each school year.
The student is expected to keep the District iPad and peripherals in good condition. Any problems with
the District iPad must be reported to the onsite technology support, front office personnel, and/or
teacher immediately.
In the event of an accidental damage claim of the District iPad, the cost for replacement will be priced
accordingly:
1st accidental damage claim – no charge
2nd accidental damage claim - $50
Additional damage claims will be priced according to the actual cost of repair plus the cost of parts
and labor.
Deliberate damage to the District iPad and peripherals will be priced according to the actual cost of
repair including the cost of parts and labor.
Item
Approximate Replacement Cost
iPad
$599.00
Power Cable and Brick
$35.00
iPad Case
$49.95
Re-imaging Fee
Replacement
Costs/Repair Costs
$25.00
As determined by Apple
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In the event that the District iPad is lost, the student and parent/guardian are responsible for 50% of
the cost of the device and 100% of the cost of the case and power. In the event that the student loses
additional District iPads, the student and parent/guardian are responsible for 100% of the cost of the
device and 100% of the cost of the case and power.
In the event that the District iPad is stolen, the student and parent/guardian must file a police report.
Upon submitting a copy of the police report to the school, the student and parent/guardian are
responsible for 30% of the cost of the device and 100% of the cost of the case and power. In the event
that additional District iPads are stolen from the student, the student and parent/guardian are
responsible for 100% of the cost of the device and 100% of the cost of the case and power.
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All student costs, if applicable, must be paid before the District iPad will be returned/reissued.
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If a student’s District iPad is damaged, it will be repaired as quickly as possible. If available, a
loaner iPad may be issued temporarily.
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Only components that need to be repaired will be turned in to the repair centers. The student is
responsible for keeping the remaining peripherals.
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Any loss or theft of the iPad or peripherals must be reported to the District by the next
school day. In case of theft, a police report must be filed and a copy provided to the
technology department. Fraudulent reporting of theft will be turned over to the police for
prosecution.
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Spot checks of iPads may occur at any time. Any student who fails to report damage or abuse
will be subject to fines and/or disciplinary action.
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After the third repair, the student may be responsible for the full cost of the repair, including
parts and labor. In addition, the student may face disciplinary action.
Financial Hardship Statement
Based on TEC 11.158 the school district may require payment of a reasonable fee, not to exceed the
actual annual maintenance cost for the use of musical instrument, [technology] and uniforms owned or
rented by the district.
If the fee creates a financial hardship on the student or parent/guardian, please contact the campus
administration about payment options.
Upon proof of financial hardship, the following occur:
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The administration may elect to create a payment plan for the student to pay fees.
Student is placed on the “Not-Clear” list for unpaid fees.
Student will have restricted home usage until the school year usage fee is paid in full.
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DPISD Responsible Use Principles for Students
At Deer Park ISD, we use technology as one way of enhancing the mission to teach the skills, knowledge,
and behaviors students will need to succeed in the global community. These technologies may include,
but are not limited to, district-provided equipment as well as personal devices (computers, tablets, cell
phones, iPads, netbooks, e-readers, and more).
We recognize that there are guidelines for students to use new technologies in a meaningful, safe, and
responsible way. But with these new opportunities come new responsibilities. We want students to
embrace the following principles so they may become responsible, digital citizens.
In accepting the DPISD Responsible Use Principles agreement, students acknowledge the following rules
and conditions:
Technology will be used in a meaningful, safe, and responsible way.
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The DPISD student represents the school district in all online activities. The student understands
that what he or she does on social networking websites should not reflect negatively on fellow
students, teachers, or on the District.
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The DPISD student will use technology resources productively and appropriately for schoolrelated purposes. He/she will avoid using any technology resource in such a way that would
disrupt the activities of other users.
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The DPISD student will use email and other means of communications (e.g. blogs, wikis,
podcasting, chat, instant-messaging, discussion boards, virtual learning environments, etc.)
responsibly.
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The DPISD student understands that the school network and the school account are property of
DPISD and anything that he/she does can be monitored.
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The DPISD student understands that District administrators will deem what conduct is
inappropriate use if such conduct is not specified in this agreement.
Technology will be used in accordance with the laws of the United States and the State of Texas:
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Criminal acts – These include, but are not limited to, “hacking” or attempting to access
computer systems without authorization, harassing email, cyberbullying, cyberstalking, child
pornography, vandalism, and/or unauthorized tampering with computer systems.
Libel laws - Publicly defaming people through the published material on the Internet, email, etc.
Copyright violations - Copying, selling or distributing copyrighted material without the express
written permission of the author or publisher (users should assume that all materials available
on the Internet are protected by copyright), engaging in plagiarism (using other's words or ideas
as your own).
The DPISD student understands and will abide by the above Responsible Use Principles. Should the
student commit a violation, he/she understands that consequences of his/her actions could include
suspension of computer privileges, disciplinary action, and/or referral to law enforcement.
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Disclaimer
The District’s system is provided on an “as is, as available” basis. The District does not make any
warranties, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, those of merchantability and
fitness for a particular purpose with respect to any services provided by the system and any information
or software contained therein. The District does not warrant that the functions or services performed
by, or that the information or software contained on, the system will meet the system user’s
requirements, that the system will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that defects will be corrected.
Opinions, advice, services, and all other information expressed by system users, information providers,
service providers, or other third-party individuals in the system are those of the providers and not the
District.
The District will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation concerning or
relating to misuse of the District’s electronic communications system.
Texas Penal Code 33
33.02. Breach of Computer Security
(a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly accesses a computer, computer network, or
computer system without the effective consent of the owner.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person intentionally or knowingly gives a password, identifying
code, personal identification number, debit card number, bank account number, or other confidential
information about a computer security system to another person without the effective consent of the
person employing the computer security system to restrict access to a computer, computer network,
computer system, or data.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor unless the actor's intent is to obtain a benefit
or defraud or harm another, in which event the offense is:
(1) a state jail felony if the value of the benefit or the amount of the loss or harm is less than
$20,000; or
(2) a felony of the third degree if the value of the benefit or the amount of the loss or harm is
$20,000 or more.
(d) A person who is subject to prosecution under this section and any other section of this code may be
prosecuted under either or both sections.
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Student/Parent iPad Agreement
By signing below, the student and parent/guardian acknowledges the selection of the following security and use agreement as
detailed in the DPISD Parent/Student iPad Procedures and Guidelines. A copy of the iPad procedures manual is available on the junior
high campus websites under Resources/Technology Resource Documents. A paper copy is available from the school office upon
request.
Terms:
The student will pay a nonrefundable use and maintenance fee of $50 for the school year on or before taking possession of the
property. The student will comply at all time with the DPISD Parent/Student iPad Procedures, incorporated herein by reference and
made a part hereof for all purposes. Any failure to comply may terminate the student’s rights of possession, effective immediately
and the District may repossess the property.
Title:
Legal title to the property is in the District and shall at all times remain in the District. The student’s rights of possession and use is
limited to and conditioned upon his/her full and complete compliance with this Agreement and the DPISD Parent/Student iPad
Procedures and Guidelines.
Loss or Damage:
If the District property is damaged, lost or stolen, the student is responsible for the reasonable cost of repair or its fair market value
on the date of loss. Loss or theft of the District property must be reported to the District by the next school day after the occurrence.
A table of estimated pricing for a variety of repairs and possible fees is included in the manual, to which reference is hereby made.
Students must return the iPad, clear all records, and pay all fees before the end of each school year and upon withdrawal from the
campus.
Repossession:
The student must be enrolled, follow all guidelines, and be in regular attendance to maintain possession of the District iPad and
peripherals. If the student does not timely and fully comply with all terms of this Agreement and the DPISD Parent/Student iPad
Procedures and Guidelines, including the timely return of the property, the District shall be entitled to declare the student in default
and come to the student’s place of residence, or other location of the property, to take possession of the District property.
Term of Agreement:
The student’s rights to use and possession of the property terminate not later than the last day of the school year unless earlier
terminated by the District or upon the student’s withdrawal from the District.
Student Information
Last Name:
First Name:
Student ID:
Grade Level:
Student Apple ID:
Parent/Guardian Information
Last Name:
First Name:
Home Phone:
Work or Cell Phone:
Relationship to Student:
Parent Email Address:
Parent Signature:
Date:
Student Signature:
Date:
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