Repeated occurrences will be subject to school disciplinary procedures.
Students are responsible for making sure they charge their devices nightly. Students may have their own small portable charging device or a backup charger with them at school. Repeated occurrences will be subject to school disciplinary procedures.
Students in grades 5-8 have Google Classroom and students in grades 9-12 have CANVAS (Learning Management System) accounts provided by TCSD.
LOST OR STOLEN:
1st Incident: $70.00
1st Incident: $70.00
2nd Incident: $90.00
2nd Incident: $100.00
3rd Incident: $100.00
3rd Incident: $200.00
4th Damage Occurrence:
4th Damage Occurrence:
All users of district provided laptops, tablets, or other personal computing devices will comply at all times with the Tishomingo County School District (TCSD) School Board policies. Any failure to comply may result in termination of user rights of possession effective immediately and the District may repossess the device. Any lost, stolen and damaged devices must be reported to school authorities immediately. In addition, annual fees and damage fees that go unpaid will follow the student each year until Paid in Full. Seniors must clear all records and pay all fees before they shall be allowed to participate in commencement exercises.
Logitech worked with Apple to design the Rugged Combo to be incredibly durable and protect iPad while bringing a secure keyboard connection that’s approved for testing, so teachers and students can focus on expanding what’s possible inside the classroom and beyond.
The Rugged Case’s frame is lined with soft polymer ribs that flex on impact to protect iPad from drops as high as six feet onto surfaces as hard as concrete. The kick-back stand has sturdy mechanical hinges that move freely within a 40-degree range, while staying firmly in place, without collapsing, even with aggressive tapping.
The keyboard physically connects to iPad using Logitech’s proprietary connector, making it a secure solution for student testing and exams. The keyboard also sources power directly from iPad, so teachers or students never have to charge the keyboard. The keyboard’s design leverages Logitech’s extensive expertise to provide laptop-like, comfortable typing to minimize mistakes.
How do I properly Handle and Care for the iPad?
- Keep the device in the district-issued approved case. Do not remove the device for any reason—device screens can be easily broken if forced out of the cases incorrectly.
- Keep the device and case free of any writing, drawing, or labels that are not applied or approved by TCSD.
- Use the device on a flat, stable surface.
- Do not pick the device up by the keyboard.
- Keep the keyboard on the device for the extra layer of protection.
- Do not place books on the device.
- Do not have food or drinks around the device.
- Wipe surfaces with a clean, dry soft cloth.
- Avoid touching the screen with pens or pencils.
- Do not leave the device exposed to direct sunlight or near any heat or moisture sources for extended periods of time. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR DEVICE IN A VEHICLE.
- Do not leave the device unattended.
How do I properly Transport the iPad?
- Transport the device in its protective case with the keyboard attached.
- Do not leave the device in a vehicle for extended periods of time or overnight.
- Do not leave the device in visible sight if left in a vehicle.
What about Power Management for the device?
- It is the user’s responsibility to recharge the device’s battery so it is fully charged by the start of each school day.
- Charging devices in the classroom will be allowed at the teacher’s discretion.
- All class work missed because of uncharged batteries must be made up on a student’s own time if allowed by the teacher.
- Students may also bring a teacher-approved small portable charging device to assist with charging during school hours.
- Students may purchase additional charging devices at the school store.
What about Monitoring and Supervision of the Device?
- Do not leave the device unattended in an unlocked classroom or during an extracurricular activity.
- Do not lend the device to a classmate, friend, or family member. If any person damages the device, it will be the user’s (parent/guardian in the case of a student) responsibility and the damage cost policy will be in effect.
- Any attempt to “jailbreak” or remove the TCSD profile could result in disciplinary action, including suspension.
- Students are responsible for the safety and security of the device and any activity on the device.
What if I need Help and/or Support?
Each school will have a designated technology support person. Teachers and staff will be the only individuals to submit TCSD technology work orders or call the TCSD Technology Help Desk. Students will contact their teachers as a first level of support. If the student needs additional assistance, they will visit the designated technology support person at their school. An authorized individual will contact the technology department for additional assistance as needed.
Is there a Fee Payment Plan if I cannot pay the initial $35.00 fee at one time?
Full Fee Payment: $35.00 (Or full amount of discounted fee for current school year)
Fee Payment Plan
$10.00 (1st of 3 payments – due at registration)
Balance to be divided and paid by October 1 and December 1
Is there a Fee Payment Plan if I cannot pay the cost at one time for DAMAGES?
$25 must be paid on the first day of each month, until the amount of the cost is paid in full. (Example: If the first occurrence is in February, the deductible is $70, therefore, the parent will be responsible for paying $25 on March 1st, $25 on April 1st and $20 on May 1st.)
Will students be allowed to download additional programs/apps at certain times?
Students will be allowed to download from the App Portal of approved programs/apps provided. Students will not have access to the App Store.
Will additional programs/apps be locked by the district?
If a student does not comply with classroom requirements, instructions, iPad guidelines, etc, the student can lose the privilege of utilizing the additional access to “fun” apps.
What if I fail to return the device my final day of school?
This can result in criminal prosecution, holding transcripts, denying graduation participation, denying school provided scholarship award letters, etc.