PRMS Tablet Information

PRMS iPad Air2 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. 

Parent Information

The Lex 2 Next video below explains how the iPads will be used and the optional insurance policy that is available.

Introducing Lex 2 Next 

Lex2Next 2017/-18.mp4

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. 

Student Information

Tablet Tips

Wifi & Internet at Home
Click the Filter Login shortcut to iBoss on your tablet homescreen to use the Internet at home. This opens up Safari with the login for the district Internet filter. Login there using your school computer username and password. 
Watch the Accessing WiFi Off Campus video further down this page for more information.

Important note
Many school apps need you to be logged in to your school Gmail account for them to work. Just open your browser (Safari or Chrome) and sign in to gmail using your school computer username with at the end, and then your school password. 

App or wifi problems? 
  • Try restarting by holding the power button down until you see a slider to power off. Then restart by holding the power button down until the apple appears. 
  • You may also need to clear history and cookies in Safari if you are not able to access the Internet after adding wifi. Then try the filter login again. 
  • If you get error messages saying you do not have access to something try clearing history, then log in to your school Gmail account and try to open it again. 

PowerSchool App
You will need the district code for this. It is HBDX. Then enter your computer login (without, and the first four digits of your password (capitalized).

iPad Set Up (11 min)

Steps to connect to the Internet at home
In order to use the Internet on the tablets outside of school follow the below steps. (They are shown in the below video.)
1. Click the shortcut on the tablet named 'Filter Login'. 
2. The district Internet filter blue login box pops up . Enter your school computer username and password then hit the login button.

You may need to login like this every once in a while or if you have cleared history and cookies.

Accessing WiFi Off Campus (2 min 42 sec)

Is my download legal? 
Students need to remember the tablet is an educational tool, not their personal device. They should not download music or videos, especially since such downloads may be illegal. In addition, if the device memory fills up it will stop working and need to be wiped so they will lose files they have on it. 

Guidelines for downloading 
1. Look for an About page on a website. There should be information regarding how the site pays for it material. 
2. Is the material free, or are you paying a fee? Keep in mind all artists need to be paid for their work. Sometimes they may offer free downloads, but this is rare. If they do, you do not have the right to share it legally. 
3. Does the material belong to you or a friend? If you purchased something, and the package specifically says you may put a copy on a personal device you are probably legal but you can not share it. If it belongs to a friend, they probably can not share it legally. 

For more information see this article from Stanford University, 'Evaluating Sources of Online Media: Is Your Source Legal'. 

Interested in more? See this article from the Recording Industry Association of America, 'The Law - Unauthorized Copying is Against the Law'. 

Find out about one student who shared 30 songs. See 'Appeals court approves $675,000 fine for student who illegally downloaded 30 songs'. 
Debra Arvay,
Jan 9, 2015, 9:32 AM
Debra Arvay,
Jan 9, 2015, 9:32 AM