1:1 iPad Program
"1:1" refers to one device for each student. Roseville Area School students in grades 6-12 are a part of the 1:1 iPad Program and are each issued an iPad for use during the school year. By providing equitable access to educational technology, we have already noted many benefits including the following: increased organization, flexible submission of work, more frequent communication between teachers, students, and families, access to current resources, seamless collaboration, differentiated learning experiences, and more.
While some of the following information may be helpful to all families, the information is intended for families with students in grades 6-12. For families with students in the CID program in PreK - 5th grade, questions about 1:1 iPads should be directed to their student's teachers, visit www.isd623.org/familytechresources or email email@example.com.
iPads will be issued to all 6th through 12th grade students in the fall.
Families in grades 6-12 must complete the following 2 steps at the beginning of school each year:
Review the 1:1 iPad Program Family & Student Guide with your student.
Sign up for iPad insurance each year through our SmartSchoolK12 (link is external) system (optional).
- Families who qualify for educational benefits are automatically enrolled and covered by iPad Insurance. No action is needed. Apply for educational benefits here.
- To purchase insurance you will create an account in SmartSchoolK12(link is external).
- You will need your student’s Student ID/District ID to register; this is the student number found on a report card or in ParentVue/StudentVue, or request it by contacting your school building. Access ParentVue here.
BY NOT PURCHASING IPAD INSURANCE, YOUR FAMILY IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COST OF ANY REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENT OF THE IPAD.*
*Families with students in the CID program in grades PreK-5 do not need iPad insurance.
Students who leave Roseville Area Schools during the school year must return the iPad and all district-issued accessories to the media center or office before leaving or the family will be charged for the full replacement value of anything that is not returned. If the iPad is not returned and the value is not paid within two weeks of leaving school, formal charges will be filed. All other students will return their iPads upon graduation.
- iPad Agreement
- iPad Insurance
- Student Expectations
- Parental Guidance & Using iPads Outside of School
- Technology Behavior Guide
- Digital Citizenship
By accepting the school issued iPad, you and your student are agreeing to follow the district’s expectations for student iPad use as found in the 1:1 iPad Program Family & Student Guide. Please review the 1:1 iPad Program Family & Student Guide with your student. This document includes expectations as well as helpful information about how to manage the iPad at home, the goals of the iPad Program, restriction options, and more. If a student does not follow district expectations for student iPad use, they may be issued iPad restrictions and school consequences.
- Insurance is offered to every family in the 1:1 program. The iPad insurance is $30 annually and this will cover the first incident or breakage of the iPad. If a second incident or breakage occurs, there will be a fee of $50. If a third incident or breakage occurs, there will be a fee of $75. If you would like to sign up for voluntary iPad insurance, you can purchase insurance through SmartSchoolK12(link is external).
- Students who qualify for educational benefits will automatically be enrolled for insurance at no cost. However, the fees will still apply to 2nd and 3rd breakages.
- If your family chooses not to purchase insurance, please be aware that your family will be responsible for the full cost of any needed repairs or replacement.
- Cases and chargers are not included in the insurance coverage.
You will need your student's ID# to register. This number can be found in ParentVue/StudentVue, on a report card, or by contacting your child's school.
The following issues ARE covered under iPad insurance
- Accidental damage
- Cracked screen
- Fire or flood
- Spills or submersions
- Power surge
- Theft or vandalism (a police report is necessary)
The following issues are NOT covered under iPad insurance
- Intentional damage
- Cosmetic damage including normal wear and tear
- Theft from an unlocked vehicle
- Damage resulting from dishonest acts or inappropriate behavior. For example, throwing, playing around, or removing the district-issued case.
Cost of replacement purchases
- iPad - $375
- iPad case - $20
- Apple charger - $40 (cable only - $20, block only - $20)
Taking care of your iPad and accessories
- Keep your iPad away from food, beverage, sharp or heavy objects, extreme temperatures, or other circumstances that could potentially damage your iPad.
- Keep your iPad in your district-issued case at all times.
- Keep your iPad in a safe place at all times. Never leave it unattended while not locked up, and do not allow others to use your iPad.
- Be sure you have your passcode set at all times or as directed by the teacher.
- To clean your iPad, you may use the following approaches: Screen protector and case - use a slightly damp cloth. Glass screen under the screen protector - use only a dry, microfiber cloth.
- Do not wrap the charging cord around your charger block or iPad as it will result in a crimped cord and will no longer charge your iPad.
- Bring your charged iPad to classes every day. Note: 6th grade students will leave their iPads in the classroom to charge over night.
- Protect your passwords.
- Turn off distracting alerts and notifications.
- Be sure iCloud backup and Find my iPad are on at all times.
- Keep all digital interactions relevant and respectful.
- Give your full attention to others when they are speaking.
- Create a positive digital footprint.
- Always keep your iPad in a safe place. This includes avoiding extreme temperatures, sharp or heavy objects, moisture, or food and beverages. If you put the iPad in your locker, be sure your locker is securely closed with the lock locked.
- Never lend your iPad to someone else, including siblings.
- Keep a passcode (for example, your student ID number) on your iPad at all times. .
- Follow the District Acceptable Use Policy(link is external). Failure to follow school policies related to the iPad will result in consequences such as not being allowed to bring the device home or being issued a restricted device.
- Pictures and recordings on the iPad should be taken only for academic purposes. They may not be shared or published without permission. Photos or recordings taken or shared without permission will be reported and may result in consequences such as a disabled camera.
- Your iPad comes with a district-issued case. It must stay in this protective case, and the screen protector must remain on at all times.
- If your iPad gets damaged or lost, report it to your teacher (6th grade) the media center (7th - 12th) immediately. Failure to do so may result in replacement being the responsibility of the family.
Despite all of the amazing benefits technology can offer, we recognize that the addition of 1:1 devices can also be a difficult thing to manage at home. Therefore, we would like to provide a few suggestions and tips that may help alleviate confusion or stress with this new device in your home.
Suggested Guidelines for iPad Use at Home
- Monitor what your child is doing while using technology.
- Install a filter on your home wireless network if you have one. There are many free options available.
- Check in frequently with your child to ensure that they understand your expectations for technology use.
- Passcodes are to be shared with parents & guardians.
- Help your child balance the amount of screen time that they have with other activities.
- Ask your child to do their work on digital devices in an area that is open and supervised. For example, not in the bedroom by themselves.
- Check that your child has completed their academic work before allowing free time.
- Require your child to keep the iPad somewhere other than their bedroom at night.
- If you find your child spending too much time on the iPad, you have the right to take it away at any time. Please allow them to bring it to school the next day or contact school to make a plan.
- If you find it difficult to monitor work on the iPad, most of their accounts can also be accessed from a desktop computer at home, if you have one.
- Click here for more options to help monitor and set limits with your child and his or her school device, and for parental controls
Reminders and Guidelines for Use Outside of School
- 7th-12th grade students are encouraged to take their iPads home every day after school, regardless of whether or not they are needed. 6th grade students will leave their iPads at school for the majority of the school year.
- If a student does not have a secure place to store the iPad at home, please contact the building principal to arrange for storage at school.
- Avoid using the iPad in public places where theft is a risk, like parks, restaurants, or public transportation.
- If there are technical problems with the iPad outside of school hours, students should report the problem as soon as they return to school.
- Understand that students’ use of technology like iPads or phones gives them the ability to connect to unfiltered public wireless networks such as in a library or coffee shop. Discuss your expectations frequently with your child and, if necessary, check the iPad to see what your child is accessing.
- The iPad is property of Roseville Area Schools. If at any time you don’t agree with the way your child is using the iPad, you are welcome to take it away at any point; however, please make sure your child brings it to school each day. While at home, you are free to enforce your own iPad expectations for your child.
Expectation reminder: iPads are intended for school-related activities only
Technology can clearly enhance student learning and engagement, but also has the potential to be distracting. Although different behaviors may develop with the use of iPads, many already have a “traditional” equivalent and can be dealt with in a similar manner. Below you will find information comparing technology behaviors to traditional behaviors, as well as how unwanted behaviors will be addressed.
|Technology Behavior||Traditional Behavior|
|Email or messaging||
|Damaging or defacing device/cover||
|Inappropriate pictures or language on binder, notebook, locker, etc.|
|Sending/forwarding assignments with intent to cheat or copying/pasting without citing sources||Cheating, copying, plagiarism|
District Restrictions on the iPad
When students receive their district-issued iPads, there will already be many existing restrictions in place. Some of these include the removal of the App store, inability to download social media apps and other personal apps, the disabling of Facetime, iMessage, Game Center, Airdrop, and more.
Access to technology in the Roseville Area School District is a privilege, not a right, and has been established for educational purposes. District technology must be used in support of the educational program of the district. This access may be revoked at any time for inappropriate conduct. The following are district policies that apply. All district polices are available here.
If students do not follow iPad expectations, we are able to place them on a more restricted profile, which only allows the use of preselected academic websites.
- If a student downloads an app that is not allowed, their iPad will lock. They will need to bring it to the media center help desk, and it will be restricted based on the timelines above.
- Additional restrictions may also be placed on a student iPad if the behavior warrants specific adjustments, ie. disabling the camera, or removing music apps.
Consequences for Acceptable Use Violations, restrictions will be placed on an iPad as follows:*
- 1st Violation - One month on a restricted profile
- 2nd Violation - Three months on a restricted profile
- 3rd Violation - Remainder of school year on a restricted profile
- *An alternative plan may be made for elementary students to ensure student success.
Local Restrictions on the iPad
In addition to these school restrictions, you are also able to set local restrictions on the iPad at home if you’d like to do so. Instructions for setting local restrictions while at home as well as how to remove them when your child goes to school change with iPad iOS updates. Please talk to the Media Technology Staff for the most up-to-date instructions.
Students will receive digital citizenship training throughout the year to encourage responsible use of technology and respectful online interactions. The curriculum used includes lessons from Common Sense Media shown below. The following are the core topics that will be covered:
- Preparing for iPad Setup and Use
- iPad Expectations and Behavior Guide
- Acceptable Use Policy
- Safe and Ethical Use
- Passwords and Privacy
- Finding Balance in Your Digital Life
- Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
- Building a Community of Digital Citizens
Digital Citizenship Resources for Families
If the iPad does not seem to be working properly, please attempt the following basic troubleshooting ideas before coming to the Media Center for help:
- Close the app that you’re in and reopen to try again. You can double-tap and swipe up to close apps.
- Restart your iPad by holding down the home and power buttons until it shuts down. Then hold down the power button to turn it back on.
- Check your Wifi connection under Settings > Wi-Fi. It should be connected to ISD623 while at school.
- Ask a friend or teacher for help.
- If you are still not able to get your iPad to work properly, please bring it to the media center helpdesk for assistance.
Most services in the district use the same account. Students are encouraged to change their password once they've logged in successfully. You can find the link to change your password under the Students menu on the district website; note that this feature is only available when you're using a computer or device at school.
Username: first 6 letters of your last name + first 5 letters of your first name
Default Password: student ID + birth month + birth day
Example: Student ID 12345, birthdate September 26th, new password is:
Commonly Used Apps
Students do not have access to the Apple App Store. All apps available to students can be found in the Self-Service app on the iPad.
Schoology is the online classroom where teachers make assignments available. Login using your Roseville Network Login, and search for and choose your school. Schoology can be accessed from the app as well as from the school website under the Students menu.
Notability is a digital notebook where students complete assignments. Assignments are found in Schoology, completed in Notability, and submitted back to Schoology. Be sure to enable Notability backups to Google Drive.
Synergy, which includes the StudentVue and ParentVue apps, are where official grades are posted. StudentVue uses your Roseville Network Login. Parent accounts can be created with an activation code provided by your building.
Google Drive is used to collaborate, create documents, slides, and more. This is an education account and includes security that typical Google accounts do not have.
Username: First 6 letters of your last name + first 5 letters of your first name + @apps.isd623.org Example: firstname.lastname@example.org
iCloud is used to backup the iPad. Please confirm the iPad backup frequently. You will need to periodically delete videos and photos so that your iPad has space available for the backup. Note that this is not your actual email address, it's just in that format as required by Apple.
Username: First 6 letters of your last name + first 5 letters of your first name + @appleid.isd623.org
- The damaged iPad must be brought to the school media center. A police report must be filed if a theft occurred.
- Every effort will be made to immediately replace the iPad with the same model of the damaged or stolen one. If the same model is not available, the student may receive an older model iPad.