Summer iPad Information

Summer 2021

OPS/Student iPads

We are pleased to announce that all students who plan to return to Omaha Public Schools (OPS) next school year may keep their district-provided iPad, with 4G LTE connectivity, through the summer. This will allow students access to valuable summer learning materials, scholastic resources and district-approved learning apps through our 1:1 technology initiative. The following are additional details:


  • If a student keeps their iPad for the summer, they are required to bring back the device and all accessories (charger, headphones) when school resumes on August 16. If a student transfers to a new school within OPS, they will take their device to the new school.


  • If a parent or guardian does not want their child to have a district-provided device over the summer, or if a student plans to leave our district, they must return it to their school office by May 26.


  • If a family leaves our district during the summer, devices must be returned to the TAC building at 3215 Cuming Street.


It is important to note that the Parent/Guardian Technology Use Responsibilities agreement, signed when iPads were distributed, will remain in place through summer 2021 and our Student Code of Conduct must be followed. All students must have a signed agreement on file with their school in order to keep their device for the summer. Additionally, please visit the OPS Common Sense Media page for educational resources on digital citizenship, internet safety, media balance and more.

If a student’s iPad or any accessories (charger, headphones) are broken or misplaced during the summer, please contact the school they attended during the 2020-21 school year to report it. If you have questions during the summer, additional support will be available by emailing summeriPadsupport@ops.org or by calling 531-299-8765.


If you have questions about your student’s device before the end of this school year, please contact Gomez Heritage at 531-299-1520.


We appreciate your continued support.


Gomez Heritage Staff

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iPad FAQs


  • Will all Omaha Public Schools’ students have the option to retain their district-provided iPads during the summer months? All students who plan to return to Omaha Public Schools next school year may keep their district-provided iPad, with LTE connectivity, through the summer. This will allow students access to valuable summer learning materials, scholastic resources and district-approved learning apps through the OPS 1:1 technology initiative.


  • When will students be expected to return their device? If a student keeps their iPad for the summer, they are required to bring back the device and all accessories when school resumes on August 16.


  • What if a student transfers to a new school within Omaha Public Schools for the 2021-22 school year? If a student transfers to a new school within OPS, they will take their device to the new school when school resumes on August 16.


  • What if I don’t want my student to keep their iPad this summer? We understand that not all parents or guardians may want their student to have a district-provided device over the summer. For those who wish to turn in the device at the end of this school year, they must do so by Wednesday (May 26).


  • What if we plan to leave Omaha Public Schools after this school year? If a student plans to leave our district, they must return their device to their school office by May 26.


  • What if we decide to leave the district during the summer, but we still have our student’s device? If a family leaves OPS during the summer, devices must be returned to the TAC building at 3215 Cuming Street.


  • Do the same usage guidelines apply during the summer months? Yes. It is important to note that the Parent/Guardian Technology Use Responsibilities agreement, signed when iPads were distributed, will remain in place through summer 2021 and our Student Code of Conduct must be followed. All students must have a signed agreement on file with their school in order to keep their device for the summer. Additionally, please visit the OPS Common Sense Media page for educational resources on digital citizenship, internet safety, media balance and more.


  • What happens if the iPad is lost or stolen? The Parent/Guardian is responsible for the loss, theft, or damage to the device. OPS has initiated a Voluntary Device Protection Program. Any Parent/Guardian declining to participate in the Voluntary Device Protection Program shall be responsible for the actual cost of replacement or repair of any lost, stolen or damaged device. Participation in the Program is voluntary. More information is in the Parent Student Device Agreement Form.


  • What happens if the iPad is damaged? Each iPad has an Apple Care warranty which will cover two accidental damage claims per year. There is additional coverage available to help offset the cost of additional repairs. More information is in the Parent Student Device Agreement Form.


  • Can a parent or guardian fix an iPad themselves or use a local repair service? No. Please contact your school if your student’s iPad needs repair. Please do not take the iPad to the Apple Store for assistance.


  • Is there extra coverage available for the iPads? There is additional coverage available that can help offset the cost of lost or stolen iPads. More information is in the Parent Student Device Agreement Form.


  • Will tech support be available during the summer months? Yes. If you have questions during the summer months, additional support will be available by emailing summeriPadsupport@ops.org or by calling 531-299-8765.

Technology Use Responsibilities

  • OPS reserves the right to terminate possession of an iPad if a Parent/Guardian and/or student is believed to have violated any part of the Technology Use Responsibilities, the Student Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Guidelines or the Student Code of Conduct.


  • Ownership: The technology device is sole property of Omaha Public Schools. At no time will ownership be transferred to a parent/guardian or student.


  • Condition: The Parent/Guardian agrees to report any loss or damage that may occur to the technology device within 3 days of the occurrence. The Parent/Guardian will notify the teacher via email. The Parent/Guardian is solely liable for any loss or damage that occurs to the technology device.


  • Maintenance and Repair: The Parent/Guardian or student is responsible for requesting maintenance and repair of the technology device while in his or her possession.

Digital Citizenship

Common Sense Education - Family Engagement

Below is additional support from Common Sense Education family engagement articles, videos, and ready-made presentations grouped by grade bands.


Mission & Vision

  • Mission: To support student achievement in a safe, caring environment by building a collaborative environment that facilitates effective and cohesive instruction with equity and fidelity.


  • Vision: To empower a community of students to be goal-setters, equipping them with skills to meet academic and social successes.
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