P7 pupils will be handing in their iPads this week as they prepare to head to High school in August. P6 and other individuals with school devices are allowed to keep their machines over the summer holidays with the following conditions:
The iPad agreement signed by parents and carers and children are still in effect and the purpose of having the iPads is to enable children to access learning over the next 6 weeks.
Families should take every reasonable precaution to look after the device and not take it out of the home.
iPads should not be updated (ios14 is due out soon) until we return to school. If iPads are updated, the apps will not function without an update.
Staff are not available to support home devices during the school holidays and are not expected to answer IT queries during these upcoming weeks.
Work will not be uploaded by staff during the holidays for children to complete. iPads can be used to complete previous learning tasks and to access learning apps such as Sumdog. Work should not be uploaded to Learning journals for staff to correct and feedback on.
In August we will systematically update all the machines and redistribute wiped P7 devices to other stages in the school.
If, for any reason, you do not wish to keep your device over the summer, please hand it into the school office before Friday along with the charger, plug and a note of your child’s name and class.