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.
All currently enrolled students at Minnehaha Academy receive an iPad to take home. Parents or guardians of an enrolled Minnehaha Academy student ("You") hereby assume full responsibility for the risk of loss, property damage, or theft of the iPad. You acknowledge that You will be responsible to pay for the cost to repair or, at Minnehaha’s determination, replace the iPad if it is damaged, stolen, lost, or otherwise rendered incapable of proper and full use. Our current replacement cost for an iPad is $299, our current cost of repair is $99, our current cost of replacement of power-related accessories is $19, and our current replacement cost for cases used in grades K–2 is $18 while grades 3–12 are $120–$150. Costs may change depending on future price and product changes. These terms shall apply until the iPad and accessories issued are returned.
You hereby voluntarily waive any and all claims, both present and future, arising from Your child(ren) taking home or using the iPad, including but not limited to, negligence, property damage, and personal injury. You agree to release from liability Minnehaha Academy, its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty, staff and any of their agents (together, “Releasees”) jointly and separately from any claims, loss, liability, damage, or cost You may incur due to Your child(ren)’s taking home or using the iPad. You expressly agree that this Agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by laws of the State of Minnesota, and that if any portion thereof is held invalid, it is agreed that the balance shall notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect. By enrolling your student at Minnehaha Academy you agree to participate in the iPad Program and its Lease Agreement.
- Why does Minnehaha Academy use 1-to-1 iPads?
- You used to offer 1:1 iPads only to the upper grades. Why have you expanded it to K-2 students as well?
- Can I supply my own device instead of using an MA-issued device?
- Should my student be bringing home their iPad on a daily basis?
- What happens if an MA iPad needs repair?
- What happens if my student loses their MA iPad?
- What happens if my student forgets their iPad?
- What is the cost of the iPad program?
- What sort of filters and restrictions are on the iPads?
- Can we use a different case or other accessories with the MA iPad?
- Does Minnehaha Academy offer insurance for the MA iPads?
- How do students save their work?
- Do students use an iPad in all of their classes?
- Is cheating a problem with technology?
- How can parents support safe iPad use at home?
Care and Maintenance
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.
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.
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.
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 offered for students in grades 3–12 so that they can backup and sync their data across platforms. Each iPad may have a unique identification number and at no time should the numbers or labels be modified or removed.