Read the Educational Technology Plan that was approved by the Board of Education on July 14.
This school year, every K-12 student will receive an iPad to support learning in person and online. Students will receive and use their iPads regardless of the learning model.
By providing the same device to all students, Lakeville Area Schools reduces the disparity in type, quality and capability of the devices students have access to, both in their classrooms and at home. Additionally, providing a device for each student ensures that we will be able to meet the CDC recommendations for returning to school buildings, which indicate that electronic devices should not be shared.
In hybrid or in-person learning, K-12 students will bring their iPad with them to school and back home every day.
To keep our students safe online, the same stringent content filtering is applied on the school-issued iPad regardless of how or where the student connects to the Internet.
What do I need to do before my student can get their iPad?
Before your student can receive their iPad from their school, families must complete three easy steps.
- Read the Acceptable Use Policy
- Read the iPad Loan Agreement
- Sign your school’s Family/Student Agreement for iPad Use form, confirming you have read and accepted your responsibilities. Please complete one form per student by September 7.
When will my student get their iPad?
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, the shipping of the district-issued iPads has been delayed. We still expect that they will arrive near the start of the school year. Teachers will plan for assignments and lessons accordingly if school starts before iPads arrive. More details will be provided soon directly from your student’s school about when you can pick up your student’s iPad.
iPad Family Handbook
Everything you need to know about your iPad in one handbook. Read the iPad Family Handbook to learn more about taking care of your iPad, using it, what to do if it’s accidentally lost or stolen and more. Click the Handbook cover picture or the buttons below it to access the handbook.
A reliable Internet connection is needed (minimally around 3 mbps) for a student to effectively engage in distance learning.
Lakeville Area Schools has a limited number of wif-fi hotspots which will be provided for free and prioritized for families who qualify for educational benefits. If you need a reliable internet connection and you qualify for educational benefits (free and reduced price meals) please fill out this form.
Families who do not qualify for free internet through the district can still receive assistance in applying for low-cost Internet solutions through Internet Service Providers.