Personalized Learning Initiative Updates

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October 2019

Global Protect/Home WiFi Issues

In order to connect to home WiFi networks, students must set up their devices correctly at school.  All students must log into the Hub and the Global Protect apps at Jefferson.  If they do not, their iPads will not work on non-APS networks.  At home, students should see the letters VPN at the top of their screens.  They do not see these letters while connected at school.  Here are set-up and troubleshooting tips:

iPad Setup Instruction Sheet

Connecting to Home WiFi

Middle School Student Technology Handbook

September 2019

September 19 -Grade 6 iPads will be deployed to all students who have signed and returned the APS Acceptable Use Policy on September 20.  If students have any iPad related questions, they should ask their TA teachers for help.

Grade 6 student passwords will be reset Friday, September 13.  TA teachers will inform students of these new passwords Monday, September 14.  Jefferson is currently waiting on the arrival of 30 iPads.  Once these devices arrive, all grade six students will receive them on the same day.  Parents will be updated with new information as soon as it becomes available.  Devices have also been requested for all grade 7 and grade 8 students new to APS this school year.  Please be patient as we try to fulfill this specific need.  Thank you.

May 2019

Grade eight students will return iPads AND chargers on June 5 after the SOL test to their TA teachers.  Both the device and the cables should be turned in to avoid being charged.  If you do not have the original charger, you must turn in an Apple certified replacement.