iPad Resource Hub

iPad Usage and Technology Questions?

Contact the Technology Services department at techsupport@district16.org 
or 763-600-5555.

Where do students go to receive an iPad?

Click on the accordion below to learn where students 9th grade students and students new to the district will receive their iPad for the 2021-2022 school year.

What if my iPad is broken, lost or stolen?

If an iPad is broken, lost, or stolen then a fee will be assessed on a sliding scale by incident per school year and put into Campus Parent Portal to pay. iPad repair fees can be paid through the Campus Parent Portal with a credit/debit card or paid at the District Services Center. Note, full time PSEO students are excluded from receiving an iPad from the district.

iPad Repair and Fees FAQ

How do I set up my iPad?

To follow these instructions, you will need your Network Login, MyPanthers Account login and your Managed Apple ID login. If you don't know your Network Login, contact Technology Services at techsupport@district16.org.

How do I back up my iPad?

Set up your iPad for backup in iCloud. Photos and videos, along with documents you have in Pages, Keynote, iMovie and Notability will be backed up. Students are expected to save their work to Google Drive, while iCloud is used to back up the entire iPad in case of loss or damage.

How do I update my iPad?

Keep your iPad up-to-date with the latest software, iPadOS, and stay up-to-date with the latest apps and app updates.

How do I turn in my iPad if I'm leaving Spring Lake Park Schools?

Before completing the steps to prepare your iPad to be turned in, make sure you have backed up your iPad. 

iPads should be turned in on a designated turn-in day or any time to our District Services Center, 1415 81st Ave NE, Spring Lake Park, MN 55432.

What do I need to know about managed Apple IDs?

Managed Apple IDs are an Apple ID that is owned by Spring Lake Park Schools and allows students to quickly and easily backup their iPads, use iCloud storage, and more. Read our FAQs below on using your Managed Apple ID.

How can I set controls and restrictions on my student's iPad?

The iPad has Screen Time built-in where you can set time limits and certain restrictions for your student.

What do I need to know about using my iPad at home?

School-issued iPads may be used at home following family rules and guidelines for home use.

What are the expectations around using my iPad?

Each student is issued an iPad to support engagement, personalization of student learning, as well as equitable technology access for all students. Providing each student with a technology device supports student learning and helps students be ready for career, college and life. 

What should I know about unauthorized and restricted iPad apps?

As part of our commitment for keeping students safe while on the Internet, the district enforces an age-restricted apps policy for content available for download in the Apple iTunes App Store.

If a student downloads an unauthorized or restricted app (For example, Facebook, for students under the age of 13) the student will get a notification message on their iPad that the app is unauthorized and the student would need to remove the app before they can continue to use the device.

How does Web Filtering work?

Spring Lake Park Schools uses a web filter, Lightspeed Relay, to monitor Internet browsing and protect students from unwanted and malicious websites on our district iPads. Web filters monitor any web browsing on our district iPads both at school and at home. This filtering is provided on a one-to-one basis, so each student has different levels of filtering based on grade level.

Web filtering FAQ:

Students and teachers working on their iPads and smiling