Students will be held responsible for maintaining their individual iPads and keeping them in good working order.
Parents should not contact children at school via email. Email will be used for educational collaboration. We ask that parents continue to contact the school directly if they need to get a message to their child. Likewise, children will not be emailing parents during the school day. Currently, the student school email is configured to send and receive emails only within the @shrewsbury domain and select outside systems required for educational purposes.
iPads need to be fully charged at home each night, so that students have full functionality at school each day. Parents may want to consider charging the iPad in their room overnight, so students will not have access to it during the late evening hours.
The screen on the iPad is glass. Please use a soft cloth to clean the screen.
It is important to discuss your family’s values as they relate to technology use with your child on a regular basis. Review the “Guiding Principles” document with your child on a regular basis.
The student school email is configured to send and receive emails only within the @shrewsbury domain and select outside systems required for educational purposes.
We encourage parents to set guidelines for their child’s iPad use at home. Parents are invited to review the work on their child’s iPad regularly. Some homework assignments will require students to use their iPads, but this does not mean that students need constant access to their iPads. Parents are encouraged to use their own judgment regarding the amount of time students spent using their iPads at home.
Students in grade 5 should typically spend no more than 50 minutes on daily homework. Students in grade 6 should typically spend no more than 90 minutes on daily homework. If you find that your child is spending more time than this, it might be a good idea to monitor your student during homework time to ensure that (s)he is focusing on the work.
Remember that the iPad is a learning tool and should only be used for educational purposes.
Internet access for student devices is filtered while at school. Internet access outside of school is filtered by SPS for students in grades 5-9, but not for students in grades 10-12.
Parents should ask their child for his/her school Google username and password and his/her Apple ID username and password.
Instructions for backing up the iPad are located on the SPS website at http://schools.shrewsburyma.gov/it/backup-instructions
Email Shawna Powers, Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services