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PRMS iPad Air 2 Information

PRMS is excited to be offering our students one-to-one access to technology with our new iPad Air2 tablets. This page contains general information about the tablets, their use, and district policies.
 
Watch the Lex 2 Next video to learn how the iPads will be used and the optional insurance policy that is available.
 
Tablet Protection Plan
An optional $25 insurance policy against damage is being offered to parents. Information and the application are available in the school office. Note that insurance does not cover loss, theft or deliberate damage. 
 
Tablet Repair Charges
If tablet insurance is not purchased, the student will be responsible for the full cost of repair or replacement. 
Typical repair cost estimates: 
  • Full iPad- $430
  • iPad case - $40
  • Total cost for lost iPad and case - $470
  • Damaged glass screen - $150
  • Charger set - $24
  • Charger brick - $12
  • Charger cable - $12   
 
GOLD Tablet Care Tips 
General tips for taking care of the tablets
  • Students will need be sure the iPad is fully charged each day for school use. 
  • Do not crimp the charge cable or try to force the cable into the tablet port. 
  • Turn off the tablet when not in use.
  • Keep food and liquids away from the tablet.
  • Always have the cover on when carrying the tablet or when it is in your backpack. 
  • Do not put pressure on the screen by putting things between the cover and the screen. Do not drop or step on your backpack if the tablet is inside. 
  • Keep the cover clean. Do not write on the cover or put stickers on it. The tablets are school property.
  • Do not leave the tablet in a car or in a public place. 
 
Tips for saving battery life
  • Keep screen brightness as low as possible.
  • Close out apps that you are not using. 
  • Do not play games or videos while at school.
 
District Technology Policy 
All Lexington School District Two and Pine Ridge Middle School discipline rules apply to the tablets. Copies of the district policy are linked here. 

 

 

PRMS Information


Parent Portal (from PowerSchool)

Parent Portal allows parents and students to login to the student records system at school and see grades, attendance and teacher comments. A username and password are required for access. This is usually given to parents and students at the beginning of the school year. It can also be requested from the school office but can not be given out over the telephone. 

 

ACORN Parent Portal Fee Payment System

Parent Portal also has a fee payment system called ACORN that is available once you login using your parent login. Look for the link to pay fees on the main Parent Portal page. You can use debit or charge cards; to use cash, checks or money orders pay in the main office. Note that school fees will be prioritized for payment automatically by the system. If you wish to pay a specific fee you may need to come to the school office. 

 

Parent Portal Family Account

The Power School parent login system allows parents with more than one student enrolled in Lexington Two to have only one login for all their children. A parent account can register multiple students and access their information under that account. Students will use their individual logins to the portal.

 

PowerSchool Registration & Student Records

Need school updates? Keep your student's contact information up to date. PRMS uses an automated calling system to send out important information or alert parents if there is an emergency. In order for this to work we need correct contact information in our record system. If you have changed addresses or phone numbers you can login to our new PowerSchool Registration system with your Snapcode which is given out at the beginning of the year with schedule information. (Note this is also called InfoSnap.)

 

L.E.A.D.S. Program

The L.E.A.D.S. program is designed for the students who display a strong interest in building 21st century leadership skills for the application and analysis of science, technology, engineering, and math, to include use of creative arts and the design process. L.E.A.D.S. will serve students with personal characteristics including persistence, thirst for knowledge, an eagerness to explore new areas of scientific information and a willingness to engage in minds-on activities related to STEM education. 

The L.E.A.D.S. cohort opened in 2014-2015 with twenty-four 6th graders. Applications for the next school year are in May. 

 

School Lunches

Visit the PayPAMS website to make payments on your child's school lunch 

account. https://paypams.com/HomePage.aspx

 

Cafeteria Debt Policy

Per district policy, students with cafeteria debts of $25 or more will be served an alternate meal.  See details on the Lexington 2 Meal Service Procedure flyer. (Spanish version Lex 2 Meal Service Procedure)

 

Lex 2 and Community Information

 

Lexington Two Academic Scholars

Lexington Two is proud of our academic scholars and committed to offering students and parents opportunities  to learn about scholarships and Advanced Placement course offerings in high school. The PRMS Guidance and Careers department offer student workshops and informational meetings for parents during the year.  See the below links for more information.  

PSAT Information

South Carolina Junior Scholars

Duke TIPs

Myrdis Walker Scholars

 

Low Cost Home Internet

See the attachments at the bottom of the page for information about a low cost home Internet program called Access available from AT&T. The flyers are in both Spanish and English. 

 

Earthquake Information

One of the many safety drills practiced at PRMS is for earthquake safety. For more information see this SC Earthquake Guide from the SC Emergency Management Division and an Earthquake Drill Safety poster

 

Lexington County Sheriff's Office 

See the Civilian Safety Awareness webpage at to learn more about this free program -  http://www.lex-co.com/sheriff/

 

Rise Above It Lexington Two Community Coalition

Learn about the Rise Above It Coalition and our community's commitment to creating a safe and drug free environment.

 

MEBA Parent Resource Guide - a guide to helpful resources for Lexington Two students and families is available at the bottom of the page.    

 

Strengthening Families Program

Interested in a free evidence-based parent and family strengthening program for any family with a child between 6 and 11 years old? See the flyer at the bottom of the page for information. 

 

Good Samaritan Clinic 

The Good Samaritan Clinic is a faith-based 501(c)3 organization offering free health care for the Hispanic community in three Midlands locations. Click the link to see more about this community service.