St. Lucy’s Priory High School iPad 1:1 Program
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- What is a 1:1 iPad program?
A 1:1 program simply means that every student and teacher have direct access to the same type of personal computing device .
- What is the cost of the technology program?
The cost of the program is $395 per year per student. This technology fee is due with your July tuition payment, prior to student orientation when iPads are issued to students. The annual tech fee covers: iPad lease, iPad management, network infrastructure & internet access, some apps, on campus tech support and student training.
Apple has recommended that the iPads be turned in and upgraded every two years, ensuring that students have access to the most current and relevant technology.
- What type of iPad will students receive?
Your daughter will receive an iPad Air 2. System specifications are as follows: ● iPad Air 2 • Space Grey • 128GB of storage
- My student already has an iPad. Will they be able to use that one?
Students are not allowed to bring their own iPads, laptops or mobile devices to campus. This is due to the specific configurations, the impracticality of management of non-school owned devices and support issues.
- May students opt out of using the iPad altogether?
Requiring every St. Lucy’s student to use this school-issued iPad assures continuity in the classroom and a successful 1:1 Learning Initiative. St. Lucy’s will utilize a Mobile Device Management (MDM) suite installed on each iPad. The MDM, JAMF Casper Suite, allows us to register each device on our server, where we can control the configuration of the device, and remotely lock/wipe, send out over the air software updates and other functions to manage all our mobile devices.
- Do students only use eBooks, or will they also use traditional textbooks?
St. Lucy’s is working to provide parents and students with the most cost effective options for school textbooks. ESCO, our current book company will carry all of the digital and paper books required. We are committed to adopting electronic textbooks when available and appropriate to decrease traditional textbook costs.
- When will students receive their iPads? Will there be any training for students on how to use the iPads?
In July students will be scheduled in groups of 50 to attend a two hour iPad session. Students will receive their iPads at this time and we will walk students through iPad setup and digital citizenship. Additional training will be provided when school starts and will continue throughout the year.
- Can my daughter use her existing Apple ID?
Yes, all students must use their own Apple ID. If they don’t have one they will need to create one. All purchases made using a student’s Apple ID then belong to that Apple ID.
- Will there be technical support for student iPads on campus?
Yes. An IT support staff member will be available to assist with technical issues.
- Can students charge iPads at school?
The iPad is required to be at school every day fully charged. Charging stations are not provided at SLPHS. A fully charged iPad should last the entire school day. One option is to carry your own small battery backup in case one forgets to charge it the night before.
- Is the information on the iPad backed up?
There are a variety of backup options for iPads. We recommend students use iCloud, as it backs up automatically when the iPad is plugged into power and connected to the Internet.
- Does my student own the iPad?
The iPad is leased from Apple and is the property of St. Lucy’s Priory High School. The school retains the right to require immediate return of any iPad at any time, and for any reason.
- Is the iPad restricted solely for school purposes?
Students are encouraged to integrate their iPad into their everyday life. All content must be appropriate and not violate any school policies. The iPads will be pre-loaded with some apps, but we do want students to be able to load or purchase their own for educational purposes.
- Do students get to take them home at night and during vacations?
The full benefits of the program can only be realized if students can use these devices both at school and at home. Students will be responsible for all software updates that Apple may require from time to time.
- How do I connect my student’s iPad to my home network?
You will need to have a wireless access point/router at home to access internet or email. iPads will still function in some capacity without this connection. Apple’s directions are here. Because of numerous possible configurations, it is advisable to contact your service provider for further assistance.
- How do I connect my student’s iPad to my home printer?
There are some newer wireless enabled printers that are compatible with iPads. If you have this type of printer your iPad should find it without any configuration on the iPad.
- What accessories will be needed with the iPad?
All students need to supply their own cover. We suggest that the cover should protect the corners of the iPad as this is the easiest place to break. We also recommend a glass screen protector ( $10 from Anker ) and a portable battery for emergency charging at school. For students who prefer to type their notes, we suggest purchasing a Bluetooth keyboard that will pair with their iPad. Here is our favorite products list.
- What do we do if the iPad is broken, lost or stolen?
If your iPad is broken: Students will need to drop off the broken iPad and pick up a loaner iPad from the Tech Department. A $100 fee will be charged for the first incident. A $300 fee will be charged for a second incident. You may not have the iPad repaired outside of St. Lucy’s or Apple as we are leasing the iPads from Apple and any non-Apple repairs will void the contract.
If your iPad is lost or stolen: Sign in to icloud.com from any web browser on a Mac or PC and use the Find My iPhone app. If the iPad cannot be recovered, parents will be charged a $650 fee.
- Does St. Lucy’s supply loss/theft insurance?
St. Lucy’s Priory High School does not supply loss/theft insurance for iPads. Check with your insurance carrier to see if they cover it. Replacements must be purchased through St. Lucy’s Priory School IT Department in order to remain in compliance with Apple for Education and our Mobile Device Management System.
- Are the students able to access inappropriate content at St. Lucy’s Priory High School?
School’s web filtering prevents inappropriate and/or malicious web content while students are connected at school. When connected to WiFi in other places, students have to use the internet responsibly. Parents are responsible for monitoring their daughter’s use of the iPad off campus.
- What happens when my student graduates, do they get to keep the iPad?
When a student graduates they will have the option of purchasing the iPad. This cost varies.
- Where can I learn about the iPad?
You can learn about the iPad directly from Apple.