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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.

Download Loaner iPad Application


  • Who is required to get an iPad?

    All students must have their own iPad beginning with the 2017-18 school year.

  • 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.

  • Which iPad should my student purchase?

    It is recommended that you purchase at least the 8th Generation iPad with a minimum of 64 GB of memory.   Currently, iPadOS 14 is the recommended minimum.

    It is also recommended that your iPad have a hard case to protect it from damage.

  • 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.

    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?

    Students are required to bring an iPad. Our program is tailored to using texts and applications that are most effective on iPads.

    Students may bring laptops to school, however laptops and personal smart phones will not be allowed on the Fenwick Wi-Fi network.

  • 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?

    Student iPads will be configured to access the Fenwick WiFi network once we receive information about their iPads.  Directions will be emailed before June 30th.

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

    During Freshman Orientation, while the student is setting up their iPads for the Fenwick Wi-Fi, a class will be given about using Fenwick approved apps as well as Schoology. 

  • 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 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, the Tech Department might be able to find it if it is still in the building and the device is on.

    All iPads should have "Find My iPad" enabled.

    If you are still unable to find the lost iPad, you will need to file a claim with your iPad insurance provider.

  • 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 lose, 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.

  • What happens if my student forgets to charge their iPad?

    Maintaining the iPad and charging the iPad is the responsibility of the student. Failure to come to school with a charged iPad may result in an inability to participate in classroom activities. Consequences will vary from class to class.

  • Is there a way to charge iPads at school?

    Students should be sure that their iPads are fully charged each day when they come to school. There are electrical plugs in the entryway and throughout the school if needed.

  • Will students be able to back up information on the network? Is their data protected?

    There are several cloud storage apps which students may use to back up their documents, e.g. iCloud, Google Docs, skydrive.

  • To what extent will my student be able to customize his/her device?

    Since iPads are personal property, students can customize their desktop experience and application folder environment. It is suggested that students customize their device to suit both their home and school needs (i.e. folders for subjects, page for personal use, etc.)