You can now select your son/daughter’s iPad option for the upcoming school year through our PowerSchool Parent Portal. You can access the Parental Portal via this link: https://wellesley.powerschool.com/public/
Buy From Us (Purchase)
iPad (2019 iPad 9.7 32 GB) comes with the app suite, an iPad keyboard case, and Accidental with Theft Insurance for 3 years.
This year’s cost: $479.00 plus tax
Bring Your Own (BYOD – Bring Your Own Device)
The iPad needs to be an iPad Air 2 WiFi 32 GB or better. We also require a case and we recommend a sleeve. It will be wiped and our management software and apps suite will be added. There is a fee of $50.00 plus tax for Software and Management Fees.
Note: Families with the class of ’23 students that are interested in using the iPad Air 2 64GB with incoming 6th-grade students (class of ’26) – This is accepted as a BYOD. But note that this iPad may not last the full 3 years of middle school due to Apple discontinuing iOS updates. If Apple stops supporting the iPad model the family will need to get a newer model or select a different option.
School Use Option (District Owned)
Students will pick up and drop off the iPad each day in the technology office. Permission can be given by teachers to take the iPad home when homework and/or studying is necessary on the iPad. It is expected that you have another device at home that can be used as many activities and tools are in the cloud. Here is blog post the talks about accessing school work without an iPad “At Home Alternatives to the iPad.”
Financial Assistance (District Owned)
If families qualify, an iPad will be provided for use during the year (including taking it home at night). The iPad will need to be returned in June and can be re-issued to your child in September for the new school year upon qualifying again. Applications for financial assistance can be found here – Financial Assistance Information Link.