Family & Community

Do you have a cell phone? How about a personal email account? Facebook? Most people have jumped into the digital age with personal devices and accounts to communicate socially and work efficiently. This is exciting, but also comes with new management strategies in and out of school. Because of this new age, teaching and learning looks much different than just a couple years ago.

IMG_0174The School District of Beloit is committed to each student’s learning. In order for us to respond uniquely, we must integrate current best teaching practices. This includes creating a learning environment that is custom-made for each student. The name of this current practice is called personalized learning.

Parent Handbook (coming soon)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.  What is an Apple ID used for?
A.  An Apple ID is your user name for everything you do with Apple products.
Q.  Why does my student need an Apple ID?
A.  Starting the 2014-2015 school year students in 7th-12th grade will be using their Apple ID to download educational content and apps to iPads.
 Q.  Why do I need to sign an Apple ID permission slip?
 A.  Apple requires parents to be involved in the process of making Apple IDs for students under 13yrs old.  If your son/daughter is under 13yrs old and in 7th or 8th grade please complete the Apple ID Permission Slip (English) Apple Id Permission Slip (Spanish).  The information on the form will help us create your child’s account.
Q.  Is there insurance that can be purchased to cover the iPad?
A.  Many insurance companies are providing policies for student used technology.  You can check with your insurance company to see if you can add a Student Use Policy to your plan.  Another option is to use the insurance provided by Worth Ave. Group. Worth Ave. Group provides iPad policies for in-school damage at a cost of $22/year.  They also have a more complete package that includes damage and theft for $57.80/year.
Q.  Can my child bring their own device instead of using the school’s?
A.  Personal devices cannot be used because our Wi-Fi does not support non-district devices.