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Beach Middle School

1-1 iPads grades 6-8

BMS Families,

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, Beach Middle School will be providing your student with an Apple device so they can personalize their learning experience. We are very excited to continue our 1-1 learning environment at BMS. To access all the great content available in the App Store, iBooks Store, and iTunes U, as well as materials teachers they themselves create, your student will need an Apple ID. With an Apple ID and iCloud, students can also access their notes, calendars, and documents from any device.

Chelsea School district will be setting up student Apple IDs using their Google Apps email addresses. (Same process as current/this will be new to 5th graders)

Your student will have a school-authorized account with Apple, called an Apple ID, which provides easy access to school materials, including documents, textbooks, and courses. With an Apple ID, your student can:

  • Receive app licenses and redeem codes for textbooks purchased on the student’s behalf.
  • Take notes in iBooks and access them on all their iOS devices and Mac.
  • Enroll in iTunes U courses.
  • Download education content again, if needed for the next school year.
  • Add personal content to a school-owned iOS device, if permitted by school policies.

An Apple ID will also let your students use iCloud so they can access content on multiple devices and stay up to date from anywhere. iCloud allows your student to:

  • Keep iWork documents up to date between home and school devices.
  • Keep personal content, such as contacts, calendars, documents, and photos up to date on their iOS devices and Mac.
  • Back up iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch automatically.
  • Use Find My iPhone to locate a lost or stolen iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac.

For students under 13, Apple IDs will be requested from Apple by the Chelsea School District.

*You will be asked to sign an acceptance of this Apple ID when you and your student receives the iPad device at the beginning of the school year.

Apple IDs for students under 13 include the following features:

  • Account settings, such as email address and date of birth, cannot be changed.
  • No credit card is attached to the account at setup.
  • Limit Ad Tracking is turned on for the account to ensure the student does not receive targeted advertising from Apple.
  • Students can’t opt-in to receive marketing materials.
  • Once your student reaches age 13, the Apple ID converts to a full account with full rights and privileges.
  • Students can continue to access any class work, notes, books, or apps associated with their Apple IDs.