In order for the SVVSD to distribute apps to the iPad assigned to your student, your student will need an Apple ID.
What is an Apple ID?
An Apple ID is the login you use for many things you do with your student iPad, for example:
- Download apps provided by the district from the App Store
- Redeem codes for content purchased on your student’s behalf, such as textbooks
- Take notes in iBooks and syncing those notes between multiple devices, such as a school-owned iPad and a personally-owned iPod touch
How do I sign up for an Apple ID that is not linked to a credit card?
Your or your student who is 13 or over can create an Apple ID account without a credit card by following the these directions from Apple.
For students under the age of 13, information will be sent on creating an account. You can read more here in the Apple ID Parent Guide from Apple.
May my student use their existing Apple ID?
Yes. If a student has an existing Apple ID, they may use that account rather than create a second account. Having a single personal Apple ID account that your student can use for both school and home allows easy access to all school content, notes, and documents, even after the student leaves school.
May my student use an Apple ID that is used by our family?
Yes, though this may require you and your family to consider how to best deal with items that will be synced in an account shared by two users such as notes, contacts, calendar events and more. The Family Share option from Apple also provides options for sharing accounts within a family.
How do I create an Apple ID for a student who is under the age of 13?
The Apple Terms of service state:
To use any of the Services, you must be at least 13 years old (or, for non-U.S. users, such older minimum age as may be required by applicable local law). If you are under the required age, you may still use the Services (subject to applicable local non-U.S. law), but only if the account you are using was created and registered by your parent or legal guardian.
This means that you as the parent or guardian must authorize the account. The parent or guardian will have the ability to change and recover the password for the account or to restrict student access to the account for uses outside of school. The purpose of this requirement is to protect the information of a minor and comply with federal COPPA rules. Instructions on setting up an account for a student under the age of 13 will be sent to you via email during the first week of August..
For more information from Apple about an Apple ID for your student, use this link.
Last updated by bourgeois_michelle on 2015-07-07 10:16:45