Q: "What kind of a case is best for my child?"
A: It doesn't matter which case you choose, as long as it is a protective case which covers all sides and back.
Q: "If I don't have a case, will my child still use an iPad?"
A: The short answer is yes. We want all students to be able to utilize the iPads. They will be able to use them in class, but not take them home until the insurance deposit is paid and the case is in the classroom.
Q: "How much is insurance?"
A: Under advisement from Apple, we have decided to take a "self-insured" approach. Each student will be asked to pay $20 per year toward insurance. This will cover repairs and breakage should it occur. Whatever is not used from insurance will be placed in a fund to replace the iPads when the life cycle of the current devices is over.
The iPad will follow your student with them through their time at St. Mary. Each student, Pre-K to 8, will be utilizing it. Some of the younger grades will not take them home. This will be a decision between the teacher and the principal.
Q: "Can my child put games on their iPad?"
A: Yes, they can. They can customize it to their liking, but it must be school-age appropriate. If there is a question on what can be put on the iPad, please email Mrs. Stager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4th grade students can take their iPads home as soon as they bring a case in and give their $20 insurance to Ms. Nichols.
More information will come home before Christmas break. iPads will be handed out in January near the end of the 2nd Marking Period.