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Student Agreement

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.

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.  Personal Wi-Fi hotspots are also prohibited from use while on district property. The use of virtual private network applications are prohibited from use on the school issued iPad as well. Violating any of these terms 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 2015-2016 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 has been 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.

Best Practices

Saving a picture of yourself as the background and lock screen picture will allow the iPad to be easily identified if your iPad is misplaced and recovered by another student or staff member.

Management of documents, videos, audio recordings, and apps is necessary due to the limited storage space on the iPad.  As with all electronic documents, the best practice is to backup or duplicate important files to an alternative storage space.  Students may need to email documents to their school or a personal e-mail account to be opened and stored on an alternative device.  Students are responsible for backing up their files to ensure work is not lost due to mechanical failure, deletion, or reimaging of the device.

Acknowledgement of Agreement

Acknowledgement of your agreement to follow the items in the Student iPad User Agreement will be completed at the campus before the device is issued.