Taking Care of the iPad

The student is responsible for the care of the iPad he or she has been issued by the District. iPads that are broken or are not working properly must be reported to a teacher and taken to the school Technology Lab or Learning Center for evaluation of the device. A student should never try to repair the iPad or have someone outside the District work on it, as this could void the warranty and cause the student to be without an iPad for an undetermined length of time.

General Precautions

  • No food or drink is allowed near the iPad.
  • Charger cords/cables/ear buds must be inserted into and removed from the iPad carefully to prevent damage.
  • iPads must remain free of any writing, drawing, etching, stickers, or labels that are not the property of KCSD96.
  • iPads must never be left unsupervised ANYWHERE, including unlocked lockers, vehicles, the cafeteria, the gym, or anywhere on the school grounds.
  • Students are responsible for keeping iPad batteries charged daily for school use.
  • Students must honor and abide by all KCSD96 policies, rules, and guidelines.
  • Do not put the iPad on top of a stack of books or papers, as it can slide off and be damaged.

Carrying the iPad

The protective KCSD96-issued case provides the iPad with sufficient padding to protect it from normal treatment and provide a suitable means for carrying the device within school and to and from school daily.

These guidelines should be followed:

  • NEVER remove the protective KCSD96-issued iPad case. Only KCSD96 cases are allowed on the school-issued iPads.
  • iPads should be placed carefully inside backpacks when carried to and from school. iPads should not be placed under or between books, as this puts too much pressure and weight on the iPad screen.

Screen Care

While made of durable glass, iPad screens can be damaged if subjected to rough treatment. The screens are particularly sensitive to damage from excessive pressure and impact on the display. Please adhere to the following rules:

  • Do not lean on top of the iPad.
  • Do not place anything on or beside the iPad that could put pressure on the screen.
  • Clean the screen with a soft dry cloth or anti-static cloth only. Do not use liquid of any type (including Windex) to clean the screen.
  • Do not "bump" the iPad against lockers, walls, car doors, floors, etc., as it can damage the screen.
  • Use caution: iPad screens can be scratched by rough or sharp objects like keys and rocks.

iPad Identification

Each school-owned iPad is labeled in the manner specified by the school. Labels are NOT to be intentionally removed from the iPads. iPads can be identified in the following ways:

  • Serial number
  • KCSD 96 label

Storing the iPad

When students are not using iPads,the devices should be stored:

  • in a locked room
  • in a secure locker
  • in a teacher's locked classroom, or
  • in a secure designated location at home or school.

iPads should never be left in a vehicle (locked or unlocked). Not only can temperature change cause damage, cars are also popular targets for thieves.

iPads Left in Unsupervised Locations

Under no circumstances should iPads be left in unsupervised areas. Unsupervised areas include:

  • school building and grounds
  • cafeteria
  • hallways
  • Learning Center
  • Gym
  • dressing rooms
  • Technology Labs
  • restrooms
  • any unlocked classroom

Any iPad left unattended is in danger of being stolen. If an iPad is found in an unsupervised area, it must be taken to the Learning Center, Technology Lab, or School Office. The student responsible may be subject to disciplinary action.