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iPad Questions & Answers

  • Are students able to take the iPad home?

    High School, Middle School and 4th grade students: Absolutely.  Not only can students take the iPads home, they are expected to take it home each night.  The iPad will be used for in-class work as well as homework assignments.  Many assignments will be unique to the iPad experience and cannot be replicated on any other device.

     
     
  • Are we allowed to create a collage with our ID on the iPad lock screen?

    High School, Middle School and 4th grade students: Yes. The main requirement it that your student ID needs to be the actual size of you real ID on the iPad screen when the iPad is turned in portrait (vertical) or landscape (horzintal).

     
     
  • Can I charge my iPad at lunch in the Cafeteria?

    High School: No, iPad's can be charged in the HS Library and HS Auditorium. It is best to fully charge your iPad overnight at home.

    Middle School: No, iPad's can be dropped off at the MS Library for an emergency charge.

    4th grade students: No, iPad's can given to your home room teacher for an emergency charge.

     
     
  • Can we charge our iPad in school?

    High School: Yes, but you should charge your iPad at home every night. If you have your AC Adaptor or Lighting to USB Charging Cable you can charge your iPad in the HS Library and the HS Audirotium. In an emergency, you can drop off your iPad at the Library to be charged.

    Middle School: You should charge your iPad at home every night. Do not bring your AC Adaptor or Lighting to USB Charging Cable to school. In an emergency, you can bring your iPad to the Library to be charged.

    4th grade students: You should charge your iPad at home every night. Do not bring your AC Adaptor or Lighting to USB Charging Cable to school. In an emergency, you can bring your iPad to your home room teacher to be charged. 

     
     
  • Can you go on another account and get an app that you have, then go back to the school’s account?

    High School: You can technicially do this, yes. When you're in school, you need to be logged into YOUR school district Apple ID and not any other Apple ID.

    Middle School: Your iPad has a profile that is turned on to access the school district's Bluejay App folder. You can not log out of your school district apple ID

    4th Grade students: Your iPad has a profile that is turned on to access the school district's Bluejay App folder. You can not log out of your school district apple ID

     
     
  • Can you put money into your Apple ID for school?

    High School, Middles school and 4th grade students: Your school district Apple ID is designed for the school district to add Apps, Books and other resources on your academic Apple ID. You should not attempt to put money on your school district Apple ID.

     
     
  • Do I need to have wireless Internet service at home for this device to work?

    Internet access (WiFi) can be used, but you should be able to complete your assignmnets without it. One of the advantages of the iPad is that it has sufficient memory to store materials required to complete academic work, making it unnecessary to have Internet access at home.  Students will be provided time to download necessary materials during the school day.  A WiFi connection at home will enable a student to access the Internet on their iPad. 4th grade students and Middle School student's iPads are filtered for CIPA and COPPA. High School students have more access.

     
     
  • Do we have to read all the District's policies concerning the iPads?

    Yes. You and your Parents or Guardians should read the District's policies concerning the iPad. They are available on every web page under the 'For Students' and/or 'For Parents' web menus. Select, 'Digital Conversion - iPad'. Look for the Student iPad Responsibility Use Policy and Student/Parent Policy web link on the left side of the web page.

     
     
  • How can I add Apps or music to my iPad that cost money?

    High School: you should not add Apps or other content to your iPad that cost money. Your school Apple ID is designed for academic uses. All Apps, Books, or other resources for your iPad will be provided by the school distirct via your Central Columbia Apple ID.

    Middle School and 4th grade students: You cannot add Apps or other content to your iPad that cost money. Your school Apple ID is designed for academic uses. All Apps, Books, or other resources for your iPad will be provided by the school distirct via your Central Columbia Apple ID.

     
     
  • How long does it take to get my iPad fixed if it doesn’t work or gets broken?

    Your iPad is a very reliable hardware and software device. If a problem presents itself, you need to follow the self help procedures posted under the 'For Student', Digital Conversion- iPad web site, to see if you can resolve the issue. If the issue remains after you performed all the troubleshooting steps, then you can submit a 'HelpDesk for Students' Request via the web link under, 'For Students', 'HelpDesk for Students'. If your iPad does not function at all, take it to your building's library and present it to the Librarian. We prioritize all student iPad reported issues.

     
     
  • How much storage space is on our iPad?

    We purchsed iPad Air, 32 GB, Space Gray for all students and staff. The iPad has 32 GigaBytes of total storage capacity. The iOS operating system takes up about 3.7 GBs of this storage and leaves 28.3 GB of storage for the user. That is room for 943 apps, or 7075 songs, or 35.4 hours of video or 8765 word documents or a combination of these.

     
     
  • Is there a content filter on the iPad?

    Yes. The content filter that is in place is consistent with the Acceptable Use Policy (5414), CIPA complied and COPPA complied where appliciable.

     
     
  • What are the expectations for student use of the iPads?

    Always follow proper iPad handling instructions. Use the iPad as an academic device as directed by your teachers. Outside of the classroom, iPads must be carried in their carrying case. iPads must be brought to school fully charged each day. Use only your assigned iPad and keep your password secret. Use the iPad for educational purposes. Always back up all documents to you iCLoud, or Office 365. Students should not share their Apple ID with other students.

     
     
  • What do I do if my iPad needs to be repaired?

    If your iPad screen is broken or your AC Adaptor and/or Lighting to USB Power cable is not working, you need to bring it to your building's Library and turn it into the Librarian ASAP. Work with the Librarian to submit a 'HelpDesk for Students' request with details regarding the issue.

     
     
  • What happens if we lose our iPad?

    Damaged, Lost or Stolen iPads. Users will report any damaged or lost iPads to School Authorities. Users will bring damaged iPads to the Library Media Center, and report details. Submit a HelpDesk technology request for any minor troubleshooting. If the iPad is lost or stolen, the parent/student is required to file a police report as soon as possible in order to receive a replacement iPad. Otherwise, replacement is the financial responsibility of the student/parent. Damaged CCSD iPads that are not in a district issued case will be the financial responsibility of the student/parent. This information is from the 'Student iPad Responsibility Use Policy and Student/Parent Policy 5415'.

     
     
  • What if a sibling breaks or damages our iPad?

    You are responsible for anything that happens to your iPad and other equipment. Only you and/or your parents/guardians should use your iPad.

     
     
  • What kind of cloth can we use for cleaning our screen? Can we use a washcloth?

    You can clean your iPad's screen with a clean soft lint free cloth or any cloth or device that is designed to clean computer screens. Never spray anything on your iPad screen. If you iPad screen needs to be cleaned, spray lens cleaner on a clean soft lint free cloth and then clean your screen. If your iPad is exceptionally dirty or smudged, you can take a Clorox wipe and squeeze (wring) out as much of the Clorox as you can. Then use the wipe to clean the screen and the iPad protective case.

     
     
  • What should we do if something is wrong with our iPad?

    There are a number of things that you can do immediatly if your iPad is acting up or not working properly.

    1. Make sure that your school district Apple ID is logged into your iPad.

    2. Double click the 'Home button' and push up (flick up) all the Apps to close them. 

    3. Reset your iPad by holding down the 'Home Button' and the On/Off button until your iPad restarts.

    4. Make sure that your iPad is connected to the correct WiFi access point name (SSID).

     
     
  • Who should I contact if I have questions about the iPad?

    You should talk to your classrom teacher first regarding anyquestions you have regarding your iPad. If you believe that there is a technical issue with your iPad, you can submit a HelpDesk for Students request by going to any District web page and select, 'For Students', 'HelpDesk for Students' and follow the prompts.

     
     
  • Why is there nothing to hold the stylus in the iPad sleeve?

    The iPad sleeve is desgined to protect your iPad. Any other accessory needs to be carried by another means. Nothing (NOTHING) is to be stored in your iPad sleeve other then your iPad.