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We are continuing with our investigations as to whether it is possible to restore previous data onto the iPads. We will forward the information to you as soon as possible. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding with this matter.
If you have had your child's iPad connected to the school network through ZuluDesk and are having difficulty reconnecting and setting it up for home, please DO NOT reconfigure it or restore it to the previous settings as it will wipe the school's set up and it will need to be done again. The first thing to check is that the iPad has connectivity to the home network through wifi. Once this has been re-established ( you may need to give it a little time to do a check and reload any apps that are missing), look for the app store. I understand that it can be found in a folder on the last screen of the iPad, so either do a search for it or swipe through to the last dot (at the bottom of the screen) and open up the folder there and see if it is there. Once that is located, you will be able to sign in with your Apple ID and then reload all of the home apps back onto the device. Please note that if you live very close to the school, you may find that the device will change when ZuluDesk is activated during the week. This will due to the iPad being able to connect to the school's network. Hopefully this will solve any problems however if you continue to experience difficulties, please contact Cath Parry and I will provide further assistance.
The new school year has begun with a new lease of iPads for both students and staff. Each class has a set of 5 iPads which have already begun being used by the students. Obviously our big project for 2019 is the Bring Your Own Device roll out which is set to commence this term.
An information sheet will be sent out with this week’s newsletter about the process of backing up your child’s iPad before it comes to school. Please see below. It is also important that the iPad comes to school without a passcode and an Apple ID attached to it. This will allow our technician to to install the program needed for the iPad to be used at school. All iPads must come to school with a cover and with the associated permission forms filled in. The forms will be sent out next week.
The BYOD roll out will begin on TUESDAY 26th FEBRUARY (week 4) for the Pre-Primaries in EC1. On that day, students in that class can bring in their iPad from home to be used during school. The iPads will be stored in a locked box while not in use and at break times.
We will continue to roll out the program throughout the school during term one however, no set dates have been confirmed for the other classes. Please keep an eye out for further information regarding the roll out and when it is your child’s turn to bring their iPad to school.
If you have any further questions, please email or come and see Cath Parry at the front office.