• Can my student download Apps or Music?

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    No, the App store and iTune store are not accessible by the students.  Students have the ability to download approved apps from ELCO Self Service which serves as an internal app store.

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  • Does the District provide any accessories with the iPad?

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    The District provides a case and an Apple charger when a student receives his or her iPad from the District.

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  • Does the iPad belong to us or the school?

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    The iPad is owned by the ELCO School District.

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  • Is Internet access on the iPad filtered?

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    Yes, the iPad will be filtered on and off the School District network.  Filters are not 100% guaranteed, so parental supervision is recommended when the student is using the iPad at home.

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  • What if I do not want my child utilizing technology in school?  Can we "opt" out of it?

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    You may request that your child leave the iPad in school at the end of the day and not take the iPad home with him or her.  However, technology is a school resource, another tool, similar to a textbook and is a beneficial learning tool for students to use.

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  • What if I want to buy my own iPad for my child?

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    You have every right to purchase your own iPad, but the District will require the students to use the District issued iPad for classroom use.

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  • What if my child forgets to bring the device to school?

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    Students will be expected to be prepared for class with a charged iPad.  If the student forgets the iPad, a limited number of iPads will be available for sign out in the Library.

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  • What if we don't have an Internet connection at home?

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    The iPad is most effective when connected to the Internet; however, an Internet connection is not required to use the iPad. Many apps that are suitable for student use do not require an Internet connection.  Apps that require an Internet connection can be used by the student at school.
     
    There will be instructions provided to students on how to download documents, videos, and websites to their iPads prior to leaving school for the day in order to allow them to work on assignments offline.

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  • Who do I contact with any questions?

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    General program questions

    Director of Technology - Robert Boltz - rboltz@elcosd.org, 717-866-7117 x2306

     

    Questions specific to a building or course

    High School Principal - Jen Haas - jhaas@elcosd.org, 717-866-7447
    High School Assistant Principal – Craig Soden – csoden@elcosd.org, 717-866-7447
    Middle School Principal - Dan Marks, dmarks@elcosd.org, 717-866-6591

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