iPad - Mobile Device Program
Griffith Public Schools is excited to offer iPads to each student in grades K-12. Students will be given their devices in the first weeks of school. The iPad is to be used by the student for school and educational related work. The iPad is to be turned in at the end of the school year. If a student transfers out of Griffith Public Schools before the end of the school year, the iPad must be returned to the office.
Student/Parent iPad Expectations
Listed below are the expectations the district has in using school provided iPads. Students and parents who have questions about whether a particular activity is prohibited are encouraged to contact a building administrator.
Student Use of the iPad
The iPad is the property of the Griffith Public Schools and as a result may be seized and reviewed at any time. The student should have NO expectation of privacy of materials found on an iPad or a school supplied or supported email service.
The Griffith Public Schools iPad is the only approved personal computer allowed for use within the district. All other computers are not allowed and subject to seizure.
The iPad comes equipped with both a front and rear-facing camera and video capacities. As with all recording devices, it is best practice and common courtesy to ask permission before recording an individual or group. All Griffith Public Schools are closed campuses with the Griffith Public Schools retaining the rights concerning any recording and/or publishing of any student or staff member’s work or image. Students must obtain school permission to publish a photograph or video of any school related activity.
Students are responsible for bringing their iPad to school every day unless otherwise directed by a staff member. Failure to bring an iPad or any other class material(s) does not release the student from their responsibility for class work. If a student repeatedly fails to bring materials to class, including an iPad, the student will be subject to disciplinary action.
The student shall bring their iPad to school fully charged. A student's repeated failure to charge his/her iPad may result in disciplinary action.
Inappropriate or provocative images, including but not limited to, pornographic images, guns, weapons, inappropriate language, threatening language, drug, alcohol, or gang related images are not permitted and subject to disciplinary action.
The adding or deleting of an “app” is by staff permission only. Failure to comply may result in restricted access to the iPad.
Games, music, videos, and sound use will be at the discretion of the classroom teacher and/or building administrator.
The Griffith Public Schools iPad is designed as a tool for school work. Any uses of the iPad should be limited to school activities.
All students should recognize and guard their personal and private information. While on the Internet, students shall not reveal personal information, including a home address or phone number, or the address or phone numbers of other students.
Griffith Public Schools encourages students to take their iPad home at night for class work and recharging. All the rules and regulations that are in effect during the school day extend to the use of the iPad at home.
Griffith Public Schools makes no guarantee, written or implied, that materials on the iPad, including student work, will be safe from deletion or corruption, accidental or otherwise.
Should an iPad be damaged, lost, or stolen the student and parent/guardian should immediately notify the school administration. The filing of a police report by the parent/ guardian may be advised at that time.
In the event that an iPad is damaged and not covered under AppleCare, please refer to Exhibit A of the Mobile Device Agreement.
In the event of a lost or stolen iPad and once a police report is filed, the Griffith Public Schools will enter the iPad into Lost Mode and the iPad will not be able to be used, even if attempts to wipe it clean are made. The device will no longer be usable.
Students who leave Griffith Public Schools during the school year must return the iPad, along with any other accessories, at the time they leave the corporation. The iPad and all accessories should be returned to the school office.