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Parent Agreement

 In order to agree to the parent agreement, you will need to log into home access center and complete in online registration.

Home Access Center

Purpose

Provide a truly participatory and authentic learning environment that heightens student engagement, advances academic growth, and intensifies the desire to learn.

Inspire students to create, innovate, communicate, collaborate, research, problem-solve, and think critically.

General Information

A student will be issued an iPad during the rollout process at the student’s campus if the student and parent have signed the respective agreements.  The device is on loan to the student for educational purposes and remains the property of Midway ISD.  The right of the student to use the device is limited to and conditional upon the student’s full and complete compliance with the Student Agreement and MISD’s Acceptable Use Policy which is available on the MLINK website.

Parent/Guardian Responsibilities

Parents/Guardians will ensure the student understands how to responsibly use the device, care for the device,  and maintain the device.

Parents/Guardians will ensure the student reports any mechanical or technical issues to the campus lab assistant (grades 7-12) or the homeroom teacher (grades K-6).

Parents/Guardians of students in grades 7-12 are responsible for repair or replacement costs of the district-owned iPad in the instance of damage, loss, theft, or vandalism according to the Repair and Replacement Cost section of the agreement.

Parents/Guardians of students in grades K-6 are responsible for repair or replacement costs of the district-owned iPad in the instance of damage due to negligence according to the Repair and Replacement Cost section of the agreement.

Parents/Guardians of students in grades 7-12 are responsible for filing a police/fire report immediately in the instance of theft/vandalism occurring off campus. The case number and the police department where the report was filed must be given to the campus office within 1 business day  of the theft.

Parents/Guardians agree  to return the district-owned iPad and accessories to the student’s campus when requested or upon expulsion or withdrawal from Midway ISD.

Parents/Guardians agree to allow Midway ISD to create an Apple ID on behalf of the student for educational use (see itunes terms of service agreement for additional details (http://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/us/terms.html).  Additionally, the parent agrees to allow the district to accept possible terms of service agreement changes by Apple Inc. related to an account created by the district on behalf of the student.  All accounts will be created utilizing the student’s district email address.

Parents/Guardians must consent to this agreement when completing the online registration/enrollment form before the student will be issued an iPad.

Student Responsible Use of the Device

Students will use their iPads in a responsible and ethical manner.  Only appropriate media may be saved on the device.   Inappropriate or provocative images including but not limited to pornographic images, guns, weapons, inappropriate language, threatening language, drug, alcohol, or gang related media are not permitted.

The iPad comes equipped with a camera and microphone which can record images and audio.  As with all recording devices, ask permission before recording a teacher, an individual, or group. Students must obtain permission to publish a photograph or video of any school related activity.

iPads will have security software installed.  Deletion of security-related software is prohibited.  Doing so may interfere with the ability to use the iPad and may result in forfeiture of the iPad.

All students should guard their personal information.  While on the Internet, students should not reveal personal information including home address and phone number.  Students should not share another person’s address, phone number, or personal information.  A student’s iPad should not be loaned to another student.  Sharing of passwords or usernames is not permitted.

Students in grades 7-12 are encouraged to take the iPad home every night for class work and recharging. All rules and regulations in effect during the school day extend to the use of the iPad at home.

Students (grades 7-12) are responsible for bringing the iPad, fully charged, to school every day.

Care and Maintenance of the iPad

Never leave an iPad unattended.  When not in a student’s personal possession, the iPad should be in a secure, locked environment.

The iPad comes with a case to protect the device.  The case must remain on the iPad at all times.  The case must remain free of stickers, writing, painting, or any other forms of decoration.

The iPad is an electronic and fragile device.  Care must be exercised when handling the iPad.  The device should never be tossed or thrown.  Never place the iPad in a bag that contains food, liquids, heavy or sharp objects.  Avoid placing weight on the iPad.

Clean the iPad with a microfiber cloth.  Never apply liquids to the device.

Care must be taken when plugging and unplugging accessories.  Student-issued iPad accessories are the responsibility of the student.

Each iPad has a unique inventory sticker on the device.  At no time should this sticker be modified or removed.

If the iPad fails to work, immediately report the problem to the homeroom teacher (grades K-6) or lab assistant (secondary).

Students in grades 7-12 should never leave the iPad in a vehicle for long lengths of time or overnight.  Heat, cold, and moisture can damage the device.  If the device is left in a locked vehicle for a short time, the iPad should not be left exposed to viewing through the windows.  Devices should not be left in student vehicles while students are attending a school event (athletic event, concert, etc.)

Repair and Replacement Costs

For the 2016-2017 school year a usage fee will not be collected; however, the district reserves the right to assess a usage fee in future school years if needed.

If an iPad, case, charger, or cable is damaged, lost, or stolen, the parent/guardian will be responsible as follows:

1st instance of damage/theft/lost:  Parent/guardian will be responsible for 50% of the cost to repair or replace the item

2nd instance of damage/theft/lost:  Parent/guardian will be responsible for 100% of the cost to repair or replace the item

In situations where a  loaner or replacement iPad or accessory will be provided, the items will not be issued until the costs have been paid.

If a device is stolen off campus, the case number and police department where the report was filed must be provided to the school administration within 1 business day of the theft.

Parents are encouraged to purchase their own insurance for the device in case the iPad is damaged, stolen, or lost.  Several companies offer individual policies for a minimal fee and are listed below.  The district does not endorse any company but is simply providing a list of possible options.

Acknowledgement of Agreement

To acknowledgement your agreement to follow the items in the Parent iPad User Agreement, please consent to this agreement when completing the online registration/enrollment form.