Community Support
 
We are deeply grateful to the following organizations for their support of the Sturgis Public Schools 1 + 1 Technology Initiative:
 
Sturgis Foundation: Contributed $15,000 to enhance our Wireless Infrastructure
Sturgis Bank and Trust: Contributed $34,000 to purchase iPad cases for our high school students
 

 
 
for answers to your questions
and important information 

Frequently Asked Question's
 
What?
Every student at Sturgis High School will be equipped with an iPad for the 2012-2013 school year.
  • We will give students this tool to function in a technology rich society 
  • We will use the iPads to enhance our current  face to face instruction with technology resources
Why?
  • We are following Mike Flanagan, our State Superintendent's guidelines to have 1:1 access which means that each student has access their own device.  
  • To promote 21st Century learning
  • Access for all students Any Time, Any Place. Any Way, Any Pace
  • Help our students with the 4 C's :Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Critical Thinking

What parents should know

  • Liability
    • Discipline and possible fines will be enforced for willful neglect, as it is for any other school property such as textbooks.

  • Safety
    • Devices will be filtered for content by SPS when at school
    • An option for filtered internet is available for home or anywhere outside the district
    • Protective cases will be provided by the SPS and will be required to be on the iPad at all times

  • Cost
    • This project is possible from reallocating funds in our general budget
      • We will be spending less for textbooks, printing costs and other areas
    • We have received one grant at this time from the Sturgis Area Foundation to assist us in building capacity in our wireless infrastructure at the high school.
  • Details
    • All devices will be managed by SPS but students will use their own iTunes account to download apps
    • Some apps will be provided by SPS 
    • Keyboards will be available for those times when an external keyboard is necessary

  • Student Expectations
    • Bring it to school everyday and use it
    • Take advantage of this great opportunity!

When

  • Now! 

 

All school owned iPads will be managed by our Mobile Device Management System, AirWatch. 
 
 

 
 
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