Goochland County Public Schools provides a computing device to every student in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade. This initiative is founded in our belief that computers are bicycles for the mind and empower students to amplify their efforts toward deeper learning. Here is more information about the 1:1 Computing at GCPS.
1:1 iPad Program at GMS
Before students were given an iPad they needed to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) Form signed & the Insurance Fee Paid.
- Parents will sign the: Acceptable Computer System Use Agreement, Technology Loan, and Computer Account Form (English) (Spanish)
- This is summarized in the Technology Use Guidelines (English) (Spanish)
- Here is information on the iPad Insurance Program.
- Insurance Fee can be paid using Online School Payments or by bring cash or check to school.
Students were then given a presentation to explain the Acceptable Use Policy.
Why doesn’t my child’s iPad have the App Store? GCPS controls the Apps on the iPad to ensure that your child has appropriate and educational apps.
How can I conserve our internet bandwith/data plan at home? Have your child turn it to “Airplane Mode” whenever possible. Students can access documents in their Google Drive by marking them for “Offline Mode.”
How can I view what is on my child’s iPad? Ask your child to unlock the iPad. We have instructed them to let you make a “Touch ID” or to give you the passcode so that you may have access to it.