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Digital Learning Initiative

Digital learning enhances student critical thinking and problem solving capabilities, as well as supports self-directed learning. This program will teach our students how to engage responsibly in a digital environment and strengthen their 21st century skills such as understanding the ethical use of technology, accountability, social responsibility and personal productivity. It supports creativity and innovation, communication and information skills, as well as global awareness and civic literacy. Acquiring this knowledge and developing these skills will better position our students for their future college years and beyond.

Using iPads will allow us to replace some of the textbooks with iBooks and e-books, lightening the load students must carry with them every day. Additionally, it will reduce the cost spent on textbooks, which may offset the cost of the iPad over the course of four years of high school. Students will be able to access original documents, videos and other curriculum materials at anytime from anywhere inside the school and outside, too, which facilitates anywhere–anytime learning. These iPads provide a way for students and teachers to engage in an interactive, student-centered learning environment.

All freshmen, sophomores and juniors are required to have their own iPads.


iPAD Lease To Own Program

  • Who is eligible?

    The Lease to Own program is available for students who receive tuition assistance and any other student determined to be eligible by the Principal.

  • How the Program Works?

    Fenwick will obtain from a third party leasing company iPads which will in turn be leased to families for a period of one or two years. The Lease to Own program includes insurance that will cover damage, lost or stolen iPads.

     

    A parent of a child who qualifies will agree to pay to Fenwick High School twenty monthly payments of $40.00 for a period of two years or 10 monthly payments of $80.00 for one year. At the end of the payment plan, Fenwick will turn over ownership of the iPad to the respective parent for a payment of $1.00. If a student leaves Fenwick before the end of the lease program, the parents have the option of buying out the lease or returning the iPad to Fenwick.

    The Lease to Own Application can be obtained from the Technology Office or download following the link below. In order to insure that the school can secure iPads for this program, please notify us as soon as possible by submitting the Lease to Own Application.

  • Who owns the iPad?

    Until the parent/guardian buy out the lease from the school, the iPad is the property of Fenwick High School.

    Lease to Own Application

Lease to Own Application


Insurance

Your iPad like a mobile phone is an expensive electronic item and should not be left unattended.

Purchase Insurance or be sure that it is covered on your homeowner's policy. Fenwick is working with Worth Avenue Group to provide insurance for iPads at a very reasonable cost. If a student leaves their iPad in their locker, they must be sure to lock the locker. 

You may purchase insurance online or by mailing in a check with the Insurance Application. 

Online Insurance Purchase - Worth Avenue Group

Claims Process

Worth Avenue Group Claim Form

Insurance Plan Description

Printable Insurance Application

Applecare+ is an extended warranty that covers only two instances of damage. It does not cover lost or stolen iPads.


Loaner Program

If your iPad has been lost, stolen or damaged, you can request a loaner iPad from the Technology Office. Please follow the following steps:

Obtain a Loaner iPad Application form from the Technology Office or from the link below.

Fill out all the requested information. Both the student and a parent/guardian must sign the form.

Bring the completed form to the Technology Office along with $35 (cash or a check made payable to Fenwick High School) for the use of a loaner iPad for a maximum of three weeks.

When you receive your new or replaced iPad, return the loaner iPad to the Technology Office as soon as possible.

Loaner iPad Application


FAQ's

  • Who is required to get an iPad?

    All freshman, sophomores and juniors must have or purchase an iPad at the beginning of the 2016–17 school year.

  • What does this mean for freshmen?

    All students in the class of 2020 will be using iPads in their classes for the 2016–2017 school year. Students and teachers will use the iPads as tools for learning (books, note-taking, document sharing, etc.) over the course of their four years at Fenwick.

  • What if we cannot afford to purchase an iPad?

    Fenwick will be offering a purchasing plan for families who receive tuition assistance and who are interested in purchasing their iPads on an installment basis over a one- or two-year period. A financing cost and insurance requirement will be associated with this option. Please see the Purchasing Plan on the website.

  • What does this mean for seniors?

    Seniors are not required to have an iPad. They may use an iPad in their classes if the book(s) can be purchased as an iBook or eBook version. Teachers will decide in these classes if the iPads can be used for other classroom activities.

  • How will the iPad be used in the classroom?

    Classroom use will vary by subject. We anticipate the iPad replacing many textbooks in the classroom, serving as a simulation platform for science classes and acting as a student’s primary interface to email and web activity.

  • When will everyone in the school be required to have iPads?

    We will roll out iPads each year to the incoming freshmen class. Over the course of four years all students will have their own iPad for use in school. 

  • Which iPad should my student purchase?

    It is recommended that you purchase an iPad 3 or later with a minimum of 32 GB of memory. 

  • What accessories come with the iPad? What additional accessories are required? What are recommended?

    All iPads come with a power adapter and a Dock Connector to USB Cable. Magnetic covers are available, however a more industrial strength cover is recommended (e.g., Otterbox, NewTrent). Additionally, students may want to purchase a keyboard for easier typing.

  • Can I bring a device other than an iPad into school?

    No, students are required to bring an iPad. Our program is tailored to using texts and applications that are most effective on iPads.

  • Can I share my iPad with a sibling or another?

    No, the iPads will be required throughout the school day and sharing will significantly limit effectiveness of the program. However, books and apps may be purchased on an iTunes account that shares content across devices.

  • How do I connect my iPad to the Fenwick Wi-Fi?

    Over the summer, all freshmen will be required to attend one session in which the Fenwick Technology staff will help students connect to our building’s Wi-Fi, setup their Fenwick email and other appropriate apps and discuss iBook or eBook options. Seniors intending to use iPads may also attend a session as well. We will hold several sessions over the course of the summer. Dates for these sessions will be posted on the website.

  • How will my student learn how to use the iPad?

    During the summer, while the student is setting up their iPads for the Fenwick Wi-Fi, sessions will be available for those students who need assistance in learning how to use the iPad. Webinars are available on the website.

  • How do I get the needed apps and/or iBook’s on my iPad?

    Apps are available for purchase through the App Store, which comes standard as part of the Apple environment. Students will be given a list of apps that they must load on their iPad. Fenwick will have a list of required apps per subject, which will vary in price. Many of the apps we intend to use are available at no cost, e.g., calculators.

  • Will all books be electronic?

    No. However, Fenwick is working hard to move to electronic books in all areas. This rollout will take several years and is dependent on teachers, availability of e-texts etc.

  • Will students still have to or be able to use hardcover textbooks?

    Students may use hardcover books if they prefer. However, the iPad will be required for other classroom activities (e.g., simulations, web access, etc.)

  • Will my student need to purchase a calculator?

    Yes, calculators are required for math and science. Familiarity with a calculator is paramount to ACT/SAT performance and math and science testing.

  • What can I do to prevent loss/theft/damage to my iPad?

    The iPad like their cell phone are expensive electronic items and should not be left unattended. If a student leaves their iPad in their locker, they must be sure to lock the locker.

    Purchase Insurance or be sure that it is covered on your homeowner's policy.  Fenwick is working with Worth Avenue Group to provide insurance for iPads at a very reasonable cost. See the website at https://my.worthavegroup.com/fenwickfriarsil for more information. 

    Applecare is an extended warranty that covers only two instances of damage. It does not cover lost or stolen iPads.

    Also, make sure to download the app, “Locate my iPad” and install it on the iPad. If the iPad is ever lost or stolen, this application allows messages to be sent to the device, an alarm to sound, and a map to show the location of the device.  (See Screencast for additional directions and information.)

    To prevent damage, students should be mindful of how they carry and store the device. Also, a case of the student’s choice is recommended.

  • What should I do if the iPad is damaged, lost or stolen?

    If your iPad is damaged, lost or stolen be sure to follow the procedure outlined in the hand out found on the website.

  • If my iPad is in for repair or if it is lost, what can I do until I get a new iPad?

    Fenwick provides loaner iPads at a cost of $35 for a maximum of three weeks for students that loose, damage or have their iPad stolen. If students are in a situation where a loaner iPad should be issued, both parents and the student are to sign the loaner agreement found on the website.

  • Can I print directly from my iPad to the school printers?

    Printing to school printers from an iPad is available. Students should check their Fenwick email for instructions on printing from their iPad.

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