GPS iPad Initiative
The one-to-one computing plan for Glastonbury Public Schools was developed to align with our strategic plan's goal of building a 21st century learning environment. Providing individual student access to the Internet and its vast resources has been a game changer in how and what students learn in our district.
The iPad initiative provides our students with mobile access to creative resources that engage them and accommodate their different learning styles and abilities. The devices support our district's shift in instructional emphasis from memorizing facts and rote recall of information to the 21st century skills of validating and organizing information, communicating, collaborating and problem solving.
Attention: Incoming Grade 7 Students
Distribution of iPads for all grade 7 students takes place shortly after the beginning of the school year. Parents and guardians are invited to an evening information session. Students receive the iPads during the school day.
Attention: Students New to Glastonbury Public Schools
If you are a new student attending Smith Middle School or Glastonbury High School, you will need to make an appointment to set up your iPad. Both the student and a parent must be present to receive the iPad. It will take approximately a half hour for the initial iPad set up. Please plan accordingly. Kindly email the appropriate person below to make an appointment. (Note: Grade 7 students who start school at the beginning of the year will receive their iPads with the rest of their grade soon after the school year starts. No need for an appointment.)
New Glastonbury High School students please email LewkowiczJ@Glastonburyus.org
New Smith Middle School students please email SeurattanK@Glastonburyus.org
Students receive their iPads and are responsible for their use from home to school. The iPads are used throughout the school day for educational purposes.
Classrooms are equipped with a class set of iPads. Each student is assigned a specific iPad to use during the school day. These iPads will be stored in the classroom and will not go home with students.
iPad Insurance Renewals
- Renewals occur May 1- June 30 for the next school year (students currently in grades 7-11)
- Please see the "Insurance" link in the sidebar under "iPad Set-Up" for more information.