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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.   

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.


iPad Care
Do not remove the iPad from its case.
Do not attempt to gain access to the internal electronics or repair your iPad. If your iPad fails to work or is damaged, report the problem to the school library as soon as possible. iPad repair/replacement options will be determined by the Technology Staff. 
Never leave an iPad unattended. When not in your personal possession, the iPad should be in a secure, locked environment. Unattended iPads will be collected and stored in the school’s main office or library.
Never expose an iPad to long-term temperature extremes or direct sunlight. An automobile is not a good place to store an iPad.
Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the iPad.
Your iPad comes with a case. No other cases are permitted. The role of the case is to protect the iPad, especially while the iPad is being transported. It is best practice to leave the iPad in its case as much as possible.
Avoid placing weight on the iPad.
Never throw or slide an iPad.
Your iPad comes with ports for charging and other accessories. Care must be exercised when plugging and unplugging accessories. Student-issued iPad accessories are the responsibility of the student.
Each iPad has the ability to be remotely located.  Modifying, disabling or attempting to disable the locator is a violation of the acceptable use policy and grounds for disciplinary action.
Each iPad has a unique identification number and at no time should the numbers or labels be modified or removed.
Do not lend your iPad to another person.  Each iPad is assigned to an individual and the responsibility for the care of the iPad solely rests with that individual.
The iPad is an electronic device and care must be exercised when handling the iPad.  Never throw a book bag that contains an iPad.  Never place an iPad in a book bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects.
The iPad is designed for daily use; therefore, each iPad must be charged and ready for use each school day.  
The iPad and the iPad cover must remain free of stickers, writing, painting, or any other forms of adornment. 
Clean the iPad/laptop screen using a small amount of alcohol on a microfiber cloth or use 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes or Clorox Disinfecting Wipes you may gently wipe the hard, nonporous surface of your iPad.
Don't use bleach.
Keep liquids away from the iPad.
Do not get moisture into any of the openings. 
Learn more on how to clean all Apple products at