Looking Ahead to Middle School - iPad Information

  • We are already looking forward to next year when your 6th-grade student will join us at Middle School! One of our tools at VCMS is the iPad and we are excited for the learning that happens with each student using one. We are communicating with you early to be sure that you are aware of our iPad purchasing policy which requires all students to have an iPad starting in 7th Grade. We highly encourage you to purchase the iPad through the school. If you would prefer to bring your own recent model iPad (within three years) you may do so for a $50 setup fee

    We realize that some families like to plan ahead by purchasing the iPad as a Christmas, birthday or graduation gift for their child. We are willing to order your iPad at any time in this school year. All you need to do is fill out the order form (www.vcschools.org/ipadorder) and we will contact you when your iPad is ready for pickup.  

    We encourage you to visit our website at www.vcschools.org/ipads for the most up to date information on our iPad program.

    Your family will appreciate many benefits provided through the VCS iPad Program:

    • AppleCare+ for Schools extends your iPad, Apple Pencil, and Apple-branded iPad keyboard coverage to two, three or four years from your purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage.  In addition, you’ll get 24/7 priority access to Apple experts via chat or phone.  As a comparison, a 3-year AppleCare+ for Schools option is the same cost as two years though retail channels.  In addition, if you purchase the VCS Bundle, the service fee (normally $50) is waived for up to two accidental damage incidents per year.  More coverage, more benefits, less cost to you.

    • Educational discounts for many iPad models (only applies to iPads purchased through VCS).
    • Students are not able to disable the wifi content filtering, ensuring safer web browsing no matter where they are located.

    • Comprehensive technical support from VCS and Apple, including an expedited repair process.

    • Enhanced classroom experience with better student-to-teacher device interaction.

    • Assurance that your child's iPad will meet all program needs and requirements.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time with questions regarding our iPad program or your iPad order by emailing ipadsupport@vcschools.org. We look forward to partnering with you.

Last Modified on July 10, 2020