Carefully transport your iPad to school every day. Avoid placing weight on the iPad. Never throw or slide an iPad. Never expose an iPad to long-term temperature extremes or direct sunlight. An automobile is not a good place to store an iPad. Keep the iPad away from liquids.
Students will need to provide their own "earbud" headphones to use with their iPad. Headphones can only be used when permission has been granted by a teacher. Students are not permitted to bring "Over the Ear" headphones to school. School approved "earbud" headphones will be sold in the Middle School Store for $3.00
The iPad comes with a school issued case. The purpose of the case is to protect the iPad, especially while the iPad is being transported. When not in use, closing the iPad case will save battery life and protect the screen. The iPad must remain in its school issued protective case at all times. No stickers or any other items should be attached to the iPad itself unless placed there by school staff.
iPad Battery & Charger
The iPad should be charged, using ONLY the provided wall charger, and brought to school ready to use each day. The iPad Charger should stay at home. Families are encouraged to setup a safe iPad charging space in their home for their child to charge the iPad after school. Fully charged iPad batteries will typically last ten hours of use. Waiting to charge the iPad until the charge is low (less than 20% life or red indicator light) will extend the battery life. It is the student’s responsibility to charge the iPad at home and ensure it is ready for use in school each day. Failure to do so may result in the student’s inability to participate in classroom learning activities. If there seems to be a problem with the charger at home, first try moving the charger to a different wall outlet. If the iPad still will not charge, bring the charger and cable to school to the iPad Support room (B214). Phone chargers and non-Apple tablet chargers may not provide the correct voltage to the iPad, and over time will degrade the iPad's performance.
The iPad is an electronic device; handle it with care. Never throw a book bag that contains an iPad. Never place an iPad in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects. While the iPad is scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the iPad. The iPad screen is glass and is vulnerable to cracking. Never place heavy objects on top of the iPad and never drop your iPad. Careful placement in your backpack is important. Students that prefer to use a stylus can use their own "iPad approved" stylus to interact with the screen. iPad styli will be sold in the Middle School Store for $0.75 and $1.00.
iPads do not respond well to liquids. Avoid applying liquids to the iPad. The iPad can be cleaned with a soft, dry, lint-free cloth or dry microfiber cloth. Avoid getting moisture in the openings. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the iPad. A dry microfiber cleaning cloth is recommended. iPad screen cleaner cloths will be sold in the Middle School Store for $3.00.