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Beginning of the Year Resources

iPad Student User Agreement 

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As part of the District 196 Dynamic Learning with 1:1 Access, you will be provided with a district-owned device (iPad) to use at home and at school. In order to fully utilize the district-owned device, it is imperative for students and families to commit to the guidelines and expectations listed below and on the back. 
Please note if you do not have wireless internet service at home, your child can still use their iPad offline to access content, student work and apps. Additional information about other options for wireless internet access, such as mobile hotspots and low-cost Wi-Fi options are available at your child’s school.

As a student receiving a district-owned device (iPad)...

Parents must decide on optional iPad Protection Plan

District 196 offers an optional Protection Plan to families for $20 per iPad to cover the cost of potential theft/damage throughout the school year.  The plan is free for families who qualify for the Educational Benefits Program so it is highly recommended to first apply online for that program in order to have the discount applied when purchasing the protection plan.

Available beginning Monday, August 7, ALL families are expected to review and acknowledge the iPad Student User Agreement and either accept or decline the optional Protection Plan by 4:00 pm on Monday, September 18, 2023 via MyPaymentsPlus (click HERE for instructions.)  Until that date/time, the district will cover damages (not loss) allowing families time to complete the review and sign-up process. After that date/time, until the Protection Plan is accepted, the family will be responsible for any costs associated with damage of the iPad as defined HEREPlease note, you can accept the Protection Plan at any time throughout the school year.

Questions to Guide At Home Conversations

Ongoing conversations about digital citizenship guide and empower children on how to make thoughtful and reflective decisions when using technology.  The tabs below provide questions and information to help facilitate these at-home conversations.