We are excited that your student will be using an iPad as a part of your school’s program. We know that as a parent or guardian, you want the best learning environment for your student—one that makes learning personal for each student and allows for creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking.
Please read this email carefully as it contains important information and instructions.
Apple ID for Students
As part of this program, your student will have an Apple ID—an account with Apple that provides easy access to school materials, like documents and textbooks. An Apple ID also gives students access to iCloud, so they can access content on multiple devices and stay up to date from anywhere.
For students under the age of 13, we must obtain your verifiable parental consent before we can create an Apple ID for your student. This is in compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). You will provide your parental consent by agreeing to the Parent Privacy Disclosure and Consent online.
For students under 13, the following features will apply:
No credit card is required to set up the account.
Limit Ad Tracking is turned on for the account to ensure the student does not receive targeted advertising from Apple.
The accounts are unable to opt in to receive marketing materials from Apple.
Parents and guardians are notified of material changes to the service or issues with the account.
For more information on Apple IDs For Students, please see the Parent Guide.
Creating an Apple ID
An iPad can give your student access to a wealth of information. However, there may be times when you want to limit your student’s access to certain types of content or resources. On your student’s iPad, you can set restrictions, such as preventing in-app purchases and designating allowable content. Please refer to the Parent Guide to learn more about setting device restrictions. We strongly encourage you to set device restrictions promptly after creating your student’s Apple ID.
Once your student has an Apple ID, he or she can begin using the iPad with all the apps, books, and educational content that your district has chosen. It is important that all students have an Apple ID so they are prepared with all the right materials for the classroom.
For more information about Apple’s education programs, please see apple.com/education.