Please direct any questions to Mark Batik, Jesuit's educational technologist, at 972-387-8700 x462 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course materials include: e-books viewable on the ipad, paperbacks, hardbacks, and some form of compendium. Whenever possible Jesuit will bulk purchase digital texts for students and distribute them at no cost to the student.
The booklist will be available in July when schedules are mailed. Please do not purchase books before the official booklist is released.
- When will my son receive his iPad?
- Can my son use his personal iPad?
- Can my son use a device other than an iPad?
- How will my son learn how to use his iPad? Who will be training him, and when?
- Will Jesuit be purchasing apps or will my son be responsible for purchasing his own apps?
- Which formats will be used for course material?
- How will my son obtain materials for his classes next year?
- To what extent will my son be able to modify his device?
- What happens if the iPad is broken?
- What happens if the iPad is lost or stolen?
- What happens if my son forgets to bring his iPad to school?
- What happens if my son forgets to charge his iPad?
- Will my son need to purchase a calculator?
- Will my son be able to keep his iPad over the summer?
- Senior iPad Information
Transfer students and members of the class of 2022 enrolled in summer school for 2018 will receive their iPad prior to summer school. Transfer students and members of the class of 2022 not enrolled in summer school will receive their iPad in August prior to the start of school. Please see iPad Distribution Nights (below) for more information.
Yes. Jesuit is prepared to offer an iPad to every new student; however, a student may choose to decline the Jesuit iPad in favor of using a personal iPad, providing it is in good working condition and runs all Jesuit issued/required apps. Students using personal iPads must abide by Jesuit’s iPad Acceptable Use Policy (below) and attend both an iPad Distribution night and iPad training. Students may elect to Opt Out of receiving an iPad when registering for Jesuit. There is no financial incentive to opting out of receiving a Jesuit iPad.
It is our experience that students are very adept at learning technology and we anticipate students will teach themselves and one another. Jesuit will, however, provide students with mandatory Technology Training for students enrolled in summer school on June 12, the first day of summer school. Students not enrolled in summer school will receive iPad training on Vos Parates Day. Course specific iPad instruction will take place during class. Ongoing technology training will be integrated into the freshman guidance curriculum. Optional training and help sessions will be available for students through the Office of Educational Technology and additional information will be available through Moodle on the Student iPad Resources page.
Once schedules have been mailed, families should visit the 2017-18 Textbooks page for a listing of course materials. Because texts will be obtained through a variety of mediums, it is very important to read course notes carefully to ensure the resources are in the correct format. Whenever possible Jesuit will work with individual publishers to purchase e-books in bulk and distribute them to students at no additional cost. If Jesuit provides your son with a digital text, he may choose to supplement it with a hard copy of the text.
Jesuit understands that over time the device will be personalized by the student user. Students may personalize their home screen, apps, music, case, etc. as long as it is in compliance with Jesuit’s Acceptable Use Policy. Students may not customize their lock screen and may not delete school purchased and required applications. Lock screens must display the Student ID Screen at all times. Note the iPad Acceptable Use Policy (below) prohibits students from jailbreaking their device.
Damage to Jesuit issued iPads must be reported to the Office of Educational Technology within 24 hours or the first school day after incident. Jesuit will handle the repair of all Jesuit issued iPads. Provided that the iPad was in a Jesuit issued case, the financial responsibility of the first repair will be shared by the family and Jesuit, the family will be responsible for 75% and Jesuit will cover 25%. All subsequent breaks will be 100% the student’s responsibility. Note, if an iPad is damaged beyond repair and needs to be replaced, the family is 100% responsible for the replacement cost.
It is the expectation that students will charge their iPads on a nightly basis. Jesuit understands there will be instances where the student’s iPad may run out of charge before the end of the school day. To ensure a student is prepared for such situations, it is recommended that students take one or both of the following measures:
- Keep a charger in their backpacks. There are several locations on campus a student can charge his iPad, including Hughes Hall and the Information Commons. It is important to note that a student should not leave his iPad unattended while it is charging.
- Purchase an external battery pack/charger.
It is ultimately the goal of Jesuit to eliminate the need for purchase of TI-83 or TI-84 calculators in favor of utilizing calculator apps on the iPad. Currently iPads are not permitted on standardized tests. To ensure that students are properly trained and comfortable with the use of TI’s products, Jesuit will continue to require the purchase of either a TI-83 or TI-84.
STUDENTS WHO ELECTED TO RETURN THEIR IPADS MUST TURN IN THEIR IPAD AT THE TIME DESIGNATED BELOW. RETURNED IPADS WILL BE INSPECTED FOR DAMAGE AND FUNCTIONALITY. IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT IF AN IPAD FAILS INSPECTION, IT WILL BE RETURNED TO THE STUDENT AND THE FAMILY WILL BE CHARGED $150.
iPad Collection Dates:
For seniors not taking exams: May 11-13 before 4 p.m. in room B108
For seniors taking finals or AP exams: May 16-19, 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. in room B108
Failure to return the iPad by 1 p.m. on May 19 will result in a charge of $150 on you FACTS account on May 23.
Jesuit has assumed that students who did not indicate their preference for purchasing or returning their iPad before May 19 would like to purchase their iPad. In this case, $150 will be added to your FACTS account and debited on May 23.
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Please contact Mark Batik, email@example.com if you have questions or for further information.
For more information regarding Senior protocol, as it relates to Graduation, click here.