South Kent School Student iPad User Agreement
South Kent School retains the right to collect and/or inspect the iPad at any time and to alter, add or delete installed software or hardware. The iPad is a gift to the student at the successful completion of the full academic year. The student assumes full financial responsibility for the iPad in the event of damage, loss, theft and any other instance of negligence and/or abuse. The replacement cost for the iPad and accessories may be as much as $500. South Kent School strongly encourages each student to purchase iPad insurance and a protective case.
iTunes and Amazon Account
In order to purchase academic content for the iPad from the iTunes store and Amazon each student is required to have an iTunes and Amazon account. South Kent strongly encourages that all the students open an iTunes account without linking to a credit card to help avoid excessive charges. A link on how to set up the account can be found here.
In the event that the iPad is inoperable, South Kent School has a limited number of spares for use while the iPad is repaired or replaced for the student, with proof of Safeware or other insurance. Those without insurance will be required to place a $500 deposit to receive a spare or purchase a replacement. South Kent School will work with Apple on all technical issues but it remains the responsibility of the student and family to pay any fees associated with any repair outside of the standard warranty.
The Student is permitted to alter or add files and applications (apps) to customize the iPad to their own working styles. South Kent School is not responsible for any data, applications and or personal information stored on the iPad. Routine back-ups (Sync) using Apple’s iTunes is highly recommended.
Damage or Loss of iPad
In the event of an incident, the student must report the issue immediately to the IT department. Every iPad comes with a complimentary one-year limited warranty.
An additional extended warranty (AppleCare) and insurance policy (Safeware) should be purchased by the family*.
With the AppleCare Protection Plan, you can extend your service coverage to two years from the iPad purchase date. You can call Apple's award-winning technical support experts as often as you like and get your questions answered. And if you need repair service, we offer convenient service options.
Safeware provides excellent coverage for many common accidents and can be purchased for 1,2 or even 3 years.
The insurance policy is an additional fee that is paid for by the Parents with a $100 deductible for each claim (within the US, Canada and Puerto Rico). The deductible is also the financial responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian. The insurance covers accidental damage from liquid spills, power surges, drops, falls, collisions, theft, vandalism, flood, fire, smoke, wind, and earthquake, as well as damage to batteries and ac adapters. Insurance does not cover negligence and abuse.
If an iPad is damaged by neglect or abuse, it is the family’s financial responsibility to replace the iPad at a price of approximately $500. If an iPad is damaged, the IT department will work with the student, Apple, and Safeware to determine if it is a warranty or insurance claim incident.
Personal iPad Care
1. Bring the iPad to classes everyday.
2. Adhere to South Kent School's Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) at all times. When in doubt, ask a member of the Faculty or Staff.
3. Back up your data via iTunes daily.
4. Report any problems, damage or theft immediately to a member of the IT department.
5. Be prepared each day with a fully charged battery.
1. Do not do anything to the iPad that will permanently alter it in any way. Both physical and/or electronically (jail breaking)
2. Do not remove any serial numbers or identification placed on the iPad.
3. Keep the equipment clean. For example, do not eat or drink while using the iPad.
4. Please read and follow the iPad Care and Use Guide.
Clean the screen with a soft, dry anti-static cloth or with a screen cleaner designed specifically for LCD type screens only. Items like this can be purchased in the South Kent School Bookstore.
I have read, understand, and agree to follow all responsibilities as outlined in the iPad User Agreement. By completing and signing the Community Handbook acknowledgement form you accept full responsibility for the iPad and accessories that have been distributed to you by South Kent School. You also understand that the replacement cost for the iPad and accessories may be as much as $500.
*Insurance Policy must be purchased within a week of iPad distribution to the student. Please contact the IT Department if interested in purchasing the insurance.