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Receiving District Core Apps on Your iPad
The directions linked here will walk you through the process to receive district core apps on your iPad. Please complete this process as soon as you receive the invite on your iPad.





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Your Apple ID
An Apple ID is a username that allows access to all of Apple's services. The School District of Waukesha provides you with a managed AppleID that provides students with 200G of data storage in iCloud. This is your "professional Apple ID" (similar to your school district gmail account) and will be with you your entire career in the School District of Waukesha. The managed AppleID follows the format of username###@a.waukesha.k12.wi.us. The School District has the ability to reset the password for these accounts. If you experience issues with your AppleID, please contact the HelpDesk at (-1073) or your building's iPad support person.

Students should share their username and password for their Apple ID account with their parents but should NEVER share this information with anyone else. Although your parents and teachers will help you understand the appropriate use of your iPads and your Apple ID account, it is ultimately your responsibility as students to manage your account and your ipad according to the iPad Pledge.


Using iCloud to Secure Data on Your iPad
Safeguard your important data with an iCloud Backup
In a self-manage model, such as the School District of Waukesha uses with its 1:1 deployment of iPads, students need to actively protect their important academic data stored on the iPad.  This is easily done using iCloud.  As always, we encourage students and parents/guardians to set this service up together to ensure that the data is properly protected.  In the event of hardware failure or damage, actively backing up academic data on the iPad will become a critical lifeline for students to avoid losing school related work and resources.

Tutorial: Backing Up Data Using iCloud - https://youtu.be/go5AVjRQpcw
In this video students will learn how to back up data using iCloud.  In addition, they will learn how to back up Notability data from the iPad.



Follow these instructions to set up your school gmail on your iPad.  

In order to print from an iPad the printer must be AirPrint compatible. Your home printer may be AirPrint compatible, you can check the list here at Apple. At school follow these directions.

Internet Safety is critical knowledge that will help our students to be safer online in an increasingly connected, Internet-reliant world.  These tutorials are a great conversation starter for more deeply exploring what it means to be safe online.

Google Apps accounts are provided for all students in the School District of Waukesha.  Students in Grades 2-12 have Google accounts assigned to them automatically.  Google is becoming an increasingly important tool for students as more teachers are adopting the tool set and as more work is being done from the student device.  Here you will find both written and video tutorials on your Google Suite of Apps (docs, mail, calendar, forms, sites, etc).


Blackboard is the primary Learning Management System in the School District of Waukesha.  While not all staff members utilize Blackboard, many do to provide 24/7 access to electronic learning resources, course lessons, etc.  This is a resource for students to better understand how to get the most out of Blackboard.