Time for a new iPad
Spring 2015 Tech Dept Update
Class of 2016, 2017, 2019 & Faculty/Staff
We are excited to announce the details for our upcoming iPad update. The two part process includes Roll-In (Return school issued iPad 2/ power brick/ cable) & Roll-Out (Receive iPad Air/ purchase mandatory cover /setup device). Students will select a time after their finals are complete & we anticipate the entire process should take less than one hour for most users. This will impact all students in class of 2016, 2017 & faculty/staff. Class of 2019 will receive iPads during iPad Bootcamp.
All iPads2 MUST be returned by June 17 or a bill for replacement cost of $249 will be issued. The school is bound by the terms of the lease in this matter and there is no flexibility.
What do parents/students need to know ?
Please make sure financial obligations to Spellman are up to date - we cannot provide a new iPad to students who owe tuition, registration fee, tech fee or iPad insurance co-pay. If you have questions, contact the business office at 508-521-1528.
All students in Class of 2016, Class of 2017 and faculty/staff are required to return their school issued device. Failure to return the device will result in a bill for replacement cost of the device. Devices MUST be returned no later than June 17.
The school has a mandatory iPad cover policy. This policy was adopted because of the large number of cracked screens which were an obstacle to learning and a potential danger to the student. The size of the iPad Airs is different and will require a new cover. We are able to sell these covers to students at our educational pricing. The cost for cover is $30 (retail $49.95). Students will purchase covers when they receive their new iPad - please bring cash or check payable to Cardinal Spellman.
If a student is not able to pick up their iPad due to fees owed, you will return your iPad 2/power brick & cable and come back to Spellman for Makeup Roll-Out on July 29@ 9AM or August 5 @ 6pm.
This year, students have the option to bring their iPads home for the summer. When students leave campus, we cannot control filtering of internet content - this responsibility lies with the folks at home. Parents are responsible for how students are using any technology and should put in place technology policies that make sense for their family environment. Start of summer is a great time to review how and where your kids are using technology. Visit Common Sense media ( www.commonsensemedia.org) for resources and tools to guide teens in use of technology and encourage them to balance use of technology with other activities.
Students are responsible for downloading required course materials for the first day of school. Course materials and summer assignments will be posted on the school website in early June. Reminder: during the academic school year the school leased iPad are managed and Apps are restricted. Games are not allowed and all other Apps need to be requested through the technology office. If a student device has non-approved Apps, it will be automatically locked down until student brings device to technology department. Please refer to FAQ link for additional details.
Summer iPads ? Complete the Summer contract
This year, students have the option to bring their iPads home for the summer - simply complete the summer contract and turn it into the main office. When students leave campus, we cannot control filtering of internet content - the responsibility lies with the folks at home. Parents are responsible for how students are using any technology and should put in place technology policies that make sense for their family environment. Start of summer is a great time to review how and where your kids are using technology. Summer is a great time to unplug for a while.
Need a copy of the summer contract? Click here https://goo.gl/hHgRBS
Visit Common Sense media ( www.commonsensemedia.org) for resources and tools to guide our teens in use of technology and encourage them to balance use of technology with other activities ( https://www.commonsensemedia.org/screen-time/age/teens).
Students are responsible for downloading required course materials for the first day of school. Link to MBS Online bookstore for course materials and summer assignments will be posted on the school website in June.
What do students need to know ?
Students may come to fitness center on June 16/17 8AM-1PM after they have completed their last final. The process of Roll-In/Roll-Out should not take more than 1 hour for most people. When you are finished, you will have received a new iPad Air, setup the device and have directions to access books and other content backed up to iCloud.
Check your device, power brick, cable - is it damaged? Go to Tech Dept immediately for repair. You will need insurance co-pay of $25 for broken screen, $20 for power brick and $20 for cable. You may choose to purchase these items may be directly through Apple.
Backup your device to iCloud the evening before Roll-In. Plan ahead because this may take a while. Turn off “Find My iPad" in settings.
Students are eligible to return iPads as soon as they have completed finals and do not need immediate access to notes or books that may be stored on your device.
What if I owe money?
You will return your iPad 2/power brick & cable and come back to Spellman for Makeup Roll-Out on July 29@ 9AM or August 5 @ 6pm.
What about the mandatory cover?
This year there is one approved cover and the Tech Dept purchased them for you using our educational discount. The cost is $30 (retail $49.95). Please bring cash or check payable to Cardinal Spellman. Please see link for more info about the mandatory cover :
How do I back up to iCloud?
Directions for iCloud backup and suggestions for managing storage are below. You may also contact the Tech Dept (firstname.lastname@example.org) for guidance.
Overview of iCloud: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12519?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US
Manage storage: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH12790?locale=en_US
How to backup Device to iCloud: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203977
Video Directions to Backup to iCloud: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2463817,00.asp
Which iPad will I receive ?
The iPad Air you will receive is leased directly through Apple. We have purchased AppleCare insurance for each device. The insurance coverage is more comprehensive and the process for device repair is more efficient than previous insurance. Details are below and there is a maximum of two claims per device. If you exceed the two claims per device, you will be required to pay $249 for replacement cost.