As part of the State’s Maine Learning Technology Initiative, your child will be issued an iPad for use during this school year. The purpose of this letter is to answer some of your questions and explain the program. At the end of this letter are forms to be signed by your child and yourself indicating that you have read the paperwork. Please sign this and return it to school as soon as possible.
Each 7th and 8th grade student in a public school in the state of Maine will receive a computer/device. Stratton School has decided to extend this and has include the 5th and 6th grade students in this initiative as well. Students in the Middle grades at Stratton School will all be assigned an iPad.
You and your student are required to attend an informational meeting within the first two weeks of school. The 7th and 8th grade meeting will be held on Thursday, August 29th at 4pm. 5th and 6th graders and their parents are asked to attend the meeting on Thursday, September 5th at 4pm. The meeting will introduce you to the iPad and assist you in the Apple account set up that is unique to Maine students. These meetings are essential to your child’s ability to access the iPads at school and at home. Please call if you are unable to attend this meeting.
Many of the middle school teachers have attended training sessions over the summer to help them integrate this learning tool into the classroom. It is expected that every student will use the iPad as part of their middle school curriculum in each subject area. Teachers will continue to attend training sessions.
The attached pages will answer some of the questions that you may have about the program. If you have questions that are not answered, please feel free to contact the principal Vicki Collins or Paula Stevens.