Clinton Public School

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  • Who will be receiving an iPad?

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    iPads will be assigned to all students in 7th and 8th grade.

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  • CPS Sports: Can students leave the iPad locked in their school locker during game?

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    Yes, and students will have access to their lockers if needed when they return from the game.

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  • Will the students be able to take the iPads home?

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    Yes, any student who enrolls into the CPS insurance plan will be able to take the iPad home.

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  • How much does the insurance plan cost?

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    We have not had, nor do we expect many iPads to be damaged.  We have purchased one of the most protective cases we can to ensure that the iPad is safe, but in the event that damage does occur, CPS offers an insurance plan.  The insurance plan has a one-time cost of $50 to enroll.  

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  • What does the insurance plan cover?

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    The insurance plan covers any accidental damage to the iPad with a $50/incident cost for up to 2 incidents/year.  For example, if a student accidentally breaks the screen, you will be asked to pay a $50 incident cost and the cost of the repair will be covered.  If the student breaks the screen a second time, you will be asked to pay a $50 incident cost again and the repair will be covered.  If there is damage a 3rd time, you will be responsible for the total cost of the repair.

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  • Is there anything NOT covered by the insurance plan?

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    The iPad case, charger, and sync cable are not covered by the insurance plan.  You will be responsible for the full cost of any damage to any of these accessories not due to normal wear and tear. Intentional damage to the iPad is not covered.  Loss of the iPad and/or theft of the iPad is not covered.

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  • What if I choose not to enroll in the insurance program?

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    If you choose not to enroll in the insurance program, your child will not be permitted to take the iPad home.  He/she will be responsible for picking it up in the morning and returning it at the end of the day.  He/she will still be responsible for the homework assigned to the class.  He/she may need to work with the teacher to discuss accommodations to the assignment.
     
    Some students have tried this with some level of difficulty, depending on the assignment and/or the apps used.  For example, if an assignment involves a Google document, that would not be difficult to use your personal iPad or computer at home to work on the assignment. If the assignment involves the Keynote app, you would need to purchase a copy of that app for your personal iPad (or a copy for your Mac computer), and your child would need to email the file back and forth to a personal email account.  This might be easy for some students and more difficult for others.  If you did not have an iPad or a Mac, your child would need to use a different program, since there is no Keynote for a PC or Android tablet.  Some apps do not have the ability to move data off one iPad and onto another, so those assignments would be more difficult.
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  • Are there cost accommodations for the Insurance program made for students on free/reduced lunch?

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    Yes, if your child has free or reduced lunch, you may speak with the Superintendent or Vice Principal about adjustments to the cost of the insurance program.
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  • Will students be able to keep their iPad over break?

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    If you enroll in the insurance program, the student will be able to keep them in their possession until the end of the school year.  That includes over winter and spring break.  They will be returned to the school before summer break.

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  • Can I purchase a keyboard for my child to use on the iPad?

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    You are welcome to provide your own keyboard to use with the school iPads.  We use iPads with a lightning connector (if you plan on using a wired keyboard) or you can use a bluetooth wireless keyboard if you prefer.
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  • Can I use a different case for the iPad?

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    No, the iPads are to remain in the school issued protective cases at all times.

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  • Will the information on the iPad be backed up?

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    There is no backup strategy set up for the iPad, however, certain apps are based in the cloud.  For example, anything created in Evernote, or any of the Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, and anything in Google Drive) are all stored in the internet, so they are backed up.  Other apps are not internet-based and would not be backed up. Some of these apps might allow you to manually back up the information to someplace like Google Drive.  For example, documents in Notability are stored locally and not backed up but you can set up Notability to backup to Google Drive.

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  • Can the Otterbox case be covered under their warranty?

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    At their discretion, Otterbox MAY agree to send you replacement parts for the damaged case at no cost other than shipping.  We would suggest that you fill out a warranty claim on their website (https://www.otterbox.com/en-us/warranty-claim) to see if they will send you a replacement part for the damaged case.  Any student whose lid does not securely attach to the case needs to see Mr. Reilly for a temporary lid until the replacement that you ordered comes in.

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