Many times iPads freeze because of having too many apps still open or having apps open that conflict with each other. Usually rebooting the iPad by holding down the sleep/wake button at the top of the iPad and the home button at the bottom will do the trick. Keep holding those buttons until the Apple logo appears. If it keeps freezing you might try deleting the offending app or making sure to close out of all the apps that aren't currently in use. If all else fails and it keeps freezing, then bring it in to Mr. Perfors and he'll take a look at it.
i have too many passwords. how do i REMEMBER them all?
Most of your passwords at Columbine will use some combination of your birthday and initials. Generally speaking, your password should be your initials (capitalized), the @ symbol and then your six digit birthday. For example, Joe Schmo born on October 8, 2009 would be JS@100809. It would also be a good idea to keep a document with your passwords on your iPad. Be sure to lock the document so that if anybody else gets ahold of your iPad they can't access your passwords.
My ipad screen rotation is locked. how do i fix this?
If your screen won't rotate there are multiple things that might be happening. First of all, not all apps let the screen rotate so it could be the app you're in. Second, try opening the control center by swiping up from the bottom of the screen. On the control panel locate the lock rotation button. It looks like a circular arrow around a lock. Tap it to turn rotation lock on or off. Close the control center. You can also check the switch on the side of your iPad next to the volume buttons. Slide the switch and see if that solves the problem.
why can't i get to the apps store on my ipad?
Your iPad is for educational use only. You can find all teacher approved apps in the Student app. The App Store itself has been disabled to encourage you to use the iPad only for educational purposes. If you wish to play games, Instagram or watch Hulu you are encouraged to use your own device.
i can't REMEMBER my google apps password. what should i do?
Your username should be your email@example.com..org and your password should be your initials (capitalized), the @ symbol and then your six digit birthday. For example, Joe Schmo born on October 8, 2009 would be JS@100809. If this does not work, please come see Mr. Perfors and he can reset your login info.
what is the district campus portal access code and how do i sign in to check my grades?
To login you will need your student number and your password should be your initials (capitalized), the @ symbol and then your six digit birthday. For example, Joe Schmo born on October 8, 2009 would be JS@100809.
what do i do if my ipad screen broke?
If your iPad screen broke you'll need to bring your broken iPad in to Mr. Perfors. He'll send it off to be repaired, which usually takes about one week. Your $30 tech fee pays for an insurance policy which means that the first break costs you $50, the next one costs $150 and the third one costs full price (about $200).
my ipad is currently out being fixed. can i get a loaner ipad?
Columbine has a limited supply of loaner iPads available in the event your iPad is out for an extended period of time. We usually recommend that for a normal repair you have your teachers modify your work so that it can be done without needing an iPad. However, if your iPad will be out long-term or if you need the iPad sooner for whatever reason, Mr. Perfors can check you out a loaner on a short-term basis.
how much does it cost to repair an ipad?
Part of your $30 tech fee goes towards having insurance on your iPad. This insurance means that your first repair is only $50. A second repair costs $150 and a third repair you are responsible for the full price of the repair (usually around $200).
what do i do if i need to replace my charger or case?
You can purchase a new charger from CMS for $20 or a new case for $30.
is it ok for me to get my own apple id?
Students at Columbine are NOT allowed to have their own Apple ID's.
how do i find the google classroom and zoom codes for all my teachers?
Call Michelle or Shawn at the CMS front office to get this information. If they do not have it, you'll need to get ahold of each individual teacher via email. Students were given all of that information in class during the first week of school and the Zoom links and codes are also posted in each Google Classroom (once you are able to get into there).