Summer 2020 iPad Use and Storage

 

  • ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL KEEP THEIR IPADS FOR SUMMER 2020.
    • Eighth grade students will turn in their iPads and chargers at the end of the summer (no plans have been announced – more information will come from Information Services)
    • Only students withdrawing from APS should turn in their iPad and charger. Students should clear their passcode and SIGN OUT OF iCLOUD before turning in the iPad.
  • AUP REVIEW
    • Please review the Arlington Public Schools Acceptable Use Agreement.  Every student signs the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at the start of each school year and the policy applies to summer.
    • Arlington Public Schools Electronic Technologies Acceptable Use Agreement:
      • I agree to use APS technology carefully, respectfully and responsibly.
      • I will follow school and APS rules.
      • I will follow the APS Acceptable Use Policy (I-9.2.5.1)
      • I will protect my privacy and the privacy of others.
      • I will be safe on the internet.
      • I will be kind to others online.
      • If I do not work safely and responsibly, I may lose my computer privileges and face additional consequences.
  • BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY AND RESPECTFULLY

All students should:

    • Be respectful and appropriate in your comments and in written text while using your device.
    • Follow the APS Acceptable Use Policy.
    • Log into only their student accounts and only use their assigned device.
    • Be sure not to share their personal log-in with anyone else (other than family).
    • Use pictures and videos, whether captured on the device or downloaded, only to benefit learning.
    • Only use lock screen and wallpaper images that are appropriate.
  • BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DEVICE
    • Each device is the property of APS and is intended for use only by the student to whom it is assigned.
    • Students should keep track of their own device and its charging accessories. Students should not leave their devices unattended.
    • Powering down the device when not in use will help to avoid additional battery use.
    • Students should keep their devices protected by not removing the iPad case.
    • Students should not leave the iPad in Do Not Disturb mode for extended periods of time, as it will prevent the device from receiving updates that are critical to proper use.
    • Devices should not be left in visible sight in a vehicle; also, they should not be left in a vehicle for an extended time or overnight.
    • Devices are vulnerable to humidity and extreme temperatures (above 95°F, below 50°F). Keep them away from bathrooms, saunas, or indoor pools where humidity is often high. Devices should be stored in a cool, moisture-free environment (less than 90°F).
    • Do not insert foreign objects (pens, paper clips) into the device.
    • Heavy objects should not be placed on the device.
    • Avoid eating or drinking near the device.
    • Use only the accessories specifically made for your device. Use only Apple certified chargers.
    • Students should report any technical problems as soon as possible to their school’s Instructional Technology Coordinator (ITC) through the student technology help request form on the DHMS website (bit.ly/DHMtechhelp)

Distribution of inappropriate images, videos, & files, whether captured on the device or downloaded, is prohibited. 

 

  • WAYS FAMILIES CAN SUPPORT STUDENTS
    • Review the AUP with your child (http://bit.ly/apsvaAUP)
    • Create a Family Media Plan (http://bit.ly/apsvaDLmediaplan)
    • Read and discuss with your child the Parent Resource section of the Digital Learning webpage (http://bit.ly/apsvaDLresources) that outlines how to be a responsible and respectful user of personal devices
    • Monitor your student’s use of the device when not at school.
    • Ensure the device is properly cared for when the student is away from school.