INFORMATION FOR INCOMING 6th GRADERS
APPLE APP STORE
LISD believes it is important for students to take ownership in being positive digital citizens. To help students grow and learn digital responsibility, beginning in middle school, students have the ability to download apps on their district-issued iPad from the Apple App Store.
While the district is unable to block the installation of an app from the Apple App Store, LISD has the ability to hide and disable unapproved apps on district-issued iPads. Please know LISD continually monitors apps available in the Apple App Store that may be inappropriate for students. See the district’s list of unapproved apps here. For specific concerns about an app, complete and submit this form.
To ensure student safety, families are encouraged to partner with the district by monitoring the apps installed on their child’s device.
LISD encourages families to be informed about their child’s technology use, as you have ultimate control of your child’s device. One of the best ways to do this is to get involved in setting up parental controls on your child’s district-issued iPad. Learn how to set up parental controls on your child’s district-issued iPad here.
We also encourage families to set up Touch ID on their child’s district-issued iPad to help ensure they always have access to the device if needed. Click here for more information on setting up Touch ID on an iPad.
During the middle school years, students begin to establish themselves socially, which can include technology use. It is important for students to know their technology use creates a “digital footprint” that may follow them throughout their academic and future careers. LISD teaches Digital Citizenship lessons for students to ensure they know how to handle themselves safely and positively in the digital world. Learn more about the district’s commitment to digital citizenship for all students here.