iPad Program

The goals of the 1:1 program are to enhance and accelerate learning, leverage technology for individualizing instruction, provide teachers with a consistent and reliable platform for instructional delivery, promote collaboration, increase student engagement, and strengthen the skills necessary for future student success.  These goals can be accomplished regardless of student learning location or individual ability to purchase technology.

Students must comply with the school’s Acceptable Use Policy and Expectations for Technology Use guidelines or risk losing the privilege to take the iPad home or use it at school. The iPad is the property of Minnehaha Academy 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.

Care and Maintenance

iPad Care

Carefully transport your iPad to school every day. Avoid placing weight on the iPad. Never throw or slide an iPad. Never expose an iPad to long-term temperature extremes or direct sunlight. An automobile is not a good place to store an iPad.

iPad Case

Your iPad comes with a school-issued case. The purpose of the case is to protect the iPad, especially while the iPad is being transported. When not in use, closing the iPad case will save battery life and protect the screen. The iPad must remain in a protective case at all times, as good or better than the school issued case. Students should not alter or decorate their school-issued iPad case in any way.

iPad Battery

The iPad should be charged using the provided wall charger. It is your responsibility to charge the iPad and ensure it is ready for use in school each day. Failure to do so may result in your inability to participate in classroom learning activities.

iPad Screen

The iPad is an electronic device; handle it with care. 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. While the iPad is scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the iPad. The iPad screen is glass and vulnerable to cracking. Never place heavy objects on top of the iPad and never drop your iPad. Careful placement in your backpack is important.

iPads do not respond well to liquids. Avoid applying liquids to the iPad. The iPad can be cleaned with a soft, slightly water-dampened, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in the openings. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the iPad. Use of unapproved cleaners may remove the protective film covering the face of the iPad.


Each student is assigned an iPad, and is solely responsible for the care of that iPad until they turn it in to our technology team. Students should NOT lend their iPad to another person.  Students should add a passcode to their iPad to help secure their personal information on the iPad. Never leave an iPad unattended. When not in your personal possession, the iPad should be in a secure environment. We will collect and store unattended iPads in the school’s main office. An Apple ID is required for setup of an iPad. Each iPad may have a unique identification number and at no time should the numbers or labels be modified or removed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

2020–2021 iPad Return Process (Family Instructions)

Student iPads are being collected before the start of summer. Please read through these instructions to complete the process. 

Listed below are the dates of iPad collection. On these dates, students should bring the iPad and case they were given at the start of the year (along with a keyboard if applicable), the power supply, and charging cable.  If your student has a damaged iPad, is missing one of the accessories, or have any additional questions please have them visit the tech office. We will be sending reminders to parents, students, and teachers about the process as each date approaches.

Grades Return Date Collection Process
Grades K–5 May 27–28 Collected during the day
Grades 6–8 June 2 Collected at end of day
Grades 9–12 June 2–4 Students will leave with their teacher after their last class
Grade 12 May 28 Students leave with their teacher after their last final
Distance Learners June 2–4 Parents can drop off at front desk


As outlined in the iPad Lease Agreement, signed at the beginning of the year, the leased iPad (along with power supply/cable) must be returned by June 4, 2021.  Families may be charged until the leased iPad and accessories are returned to Minnehaha Academy.