MMS Auxiliary Gym, MMS Cafeteria, and MMS Main Gym (Memorial Middle School)
We encourage our families to enroll and take advantage of our district’s Technology Protection Plan (TPP) that can help protect you and your student from costly repairs to their iPad due to unforeseen damage. For only $25 per year, this agreement covers the iPad loaned to the student for the 2018-2019 school year against incidental damage or loss over $50. Accessories (charger and case) and damages valued at less than $50 are NOT covered and are the sole responsibility of the student. Coverage is 24 hours per day. The Technology Protection Plan will only cover two incidents per school year. NEGLECT IS NOT COVERED.
You can enroll now by bringing a check, made out to Hilliard City Schools, to the main office.
The Technology Protection Plan will release the parent/guardian from having to pay for loss or damage for the following reasons:
- Damages resulting from normal use and accidents.
- Loss or damages resulting from theft. An official copy of a police report is required.
- Loss or damages resulting from a fire. An official fire report from the investigating authority is required.
- Loss or damages resulting from a natural disaster.
- Damages resulting from a power surge.
- Damages resulting from vandalism by another individual. If found guilty, the vandal will be liable to pay for damages.
Exclusions (parent/guardian will be liable for entire replacement cost of the device):
- Intentional damages.
- Lying on any damage report.
- Not carrying the iPad in a district-provided protective case.
- Negligence (including loss from carelessness).
- Loss or damages resulting from fraudulent, intentional, or criminal acts.
Apple has announced that iOS12 (the latest operating system for the iPad) will release to the public on Monday, September 17. We will be blocking the update for the next few weeks on district-owned devices. Students and staff will not be able to run the update on district devices at school or at home.
The purpose for blocking the update is several fold. Some apps will not have updates out or will have significant issues with the new OS. We would like to test our major apps such as AirServer, Canvas, Notability, Google Apps, etc. so that we know that they work. This will reduce issues students and staff have with essential applications.
Secondly, ODE has not approved iOS12 for state testing yet. Since all of our students take state tests including the ELL screener, we want to make sure that students will not have technology issues when taking those tests.
In addition, we will block iOS12 updates on the school Wi-Fi for the next week or so while users run those updates on their personal devices like iPhones to preserve bandwidth for school work.
Thanks for your patience. As soon as we have worked through these evaluations, we will begin to open updates for iOS12.
Hilliard City Schools is committed to partnering with parents in order to fulfill our mission of preparing our students to be Ready for Tomorrow. We know it can be difficult to learn about all the different academic and extracurricular opportunities available so we are launching a Parent University web page. The goal of our Parent University is to provide an easy way for you to find all of the parent and student programs the District offers. We hope you bookmark this page and check back often for all of the great programming we offer.