St. Johns Country Day School

Care & Maintenance

iPad care

Carefully transport your iPad to school every day. Do not place your iPad in your backpack. Students are encouraged to have a bag specifically for their iPad. Most breakage happens when the iPad is placed in a backpack. Avoid placing weight on the iPad. Never throw or slide an iPad. Never expose an iPad to long-term temperature extremes or direct sunlight. An automobile is not a good place to store an iPad. If the iPad is damaged, bring it to the iPad Tech Store to arrange for repair and to get a loaner.


If a student has been issued a school iPad, the parents of that student are responsible for all repair or replacement costs in the event the iPad is damaged, lost, or stolen.

If the iPad is lost or stolen, it must be reported to the iPad Tech Store as soon as possible. It is possible to discover the location of a misplaced iPad using a pre installed feature.

If the iPad is damaged or not working properly, do not attempt to gain access to the internal electronics or try to repair your iPad. Instead, bring your iPad to the iPad Tech Store as soon as possible. iPad repair/replacement options are available at the store. You may be issued a temporary iPad or other materials until your iPad is working properly or replaced. If the iPad is experiencing technical difficulties outside of school hours, you will need to wait until you return to school to fix it.

iPad screen

The iPad is an electronic device; handle it with care. Never throw a bag that contains an iPad. Never place an iPad in a bag that contains food, liquids, heavy, or sharp objects. While the iPad is scratch resistant, it is not scratch proof. Avoid using any sharp object(s) on the iPad. The iPad screen is glass and is vulnerable to cracking. Never place heavy objects on top of the iPad and never drop your iPad. Careful placement in your backpack is important.

iPads do not respond well to liquids. Avoid applying liquids to the iPad. The iPad can be cleaned with a soft, slightly water- dampened, lint-free cloth. Avoid getting moisture in the openings. If immersed in a liquid, immediately turn off the iPad. Do not turn the device back on. Bring it to the iPad Tech Store as soon as possible. Do not use window cleaners, household cleaners, aerosol sprays, solvents, alcohol, ammonia, or abrasives to clean the iPad. Use of unapproved cleaners may remove the protective film covering the face of the iPad.

iPad cameras & microphone

The iPad comes equipped with audio and video recording capabilities through a built-in microphone and front and rear-facing cameras. All electronic recordings created with the device must comply with School policies and State and Federal laws. School policy prohibits the use of electronic recording devices in a manner that compromises the privacy interests of other individuals. School policy also prohibits harassment and bullying. Users of the iPad device are required to use the device in a manner that complies with these and other School policies. Use of the iPad in a manner that violates School policy may result in revocation of the device and may result in further disciplinary action.

Use of the iPad and any other devices with audio and video recording capabilities during instructional time is at the discretion of the teacher and the student must obtain prior approval to use the device for such purposes. Any electronic recordings obtained with the recording device are for instructional/educational purposes and individual use. Therefore, electronic recordings obtained with the iPad may not be shared, published or rebroadcasted for any reason by the student without permission. Furthermore, users of the iPad should be aware that State and Federal laws in many instances prohibit secret or surreptitious recording undertaken without the knowledge and consent of the person or persons being recorded. Violations of State and Federal recording laws may be reported to the proper authorities and may result in criminal prosecution.

iPad case

Students are required to have a protective case on their iPad. Please see the iPad Purchasing Guide to get suggestions.

iPad battery

The iPad should be charged, using the provided wall charger, and brought to school ready to use each day. Fully charged iPad batteries will typically last 12 – 15 hours. It is the student’s responsibility to charge the iPad at home and ensure it is ready for school each day. Failure to do so may result in the student’s inability to participate in classroom learning activities. If a student has a low battery they may pick up a loaner iPad to use while their iPad is charging. A small fee may be charged.

Acceptable Use Policy