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Posted December 23, 2020

In this update, you will find more information about:
  • iPad updates
  • Upcoming WCPS technology maintenance
  • Reminder: do not record virtual classes
  • Happy holidays from WCPS

iPad Updates

If your student uses a WCPS iPad, it may need an update over the winter break. Keeping the iPad updated will help the device and the applications run more efficiently to support your child's learning.

Below you will find step-by-step instructions to assist your child with checking for an update. The images include areas outlined in red and red arrows to assist you with navigating the iPad screens.

Before beginning the update, you must have the iPad:

  • plugged in and connected to power
  • charged with at least 50% battery life
  • connected to the internet

Depending on your internet connection, this update may take several minutes to an hour, or more.

1. Select "Settings" on the home screen.
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2. In Settings, select "General," then tap "Software Update."
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3. Select "Download and Install" if an update is available.
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NOTE: If you see a message stating "Your software is up to date," you are finished!

Upcoming WCPS Technology Maintenance

Over the winter break, the WCPS Technology Department will be updating and enhancing the WCPS network. This will require a full shutdown of the network, which will impact WCPS programs and operating systems.

This work will be completed on Tuesday, December 29 from 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. During this time, users will not have access to programs like ParentVUE/StudentVUE. WCPS school WiFi hot spots will also be unavailable. Students will still be able to access the Google Suite (i.e. Google Classroom) from a home internet connection.

WCPS apologizes in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

Reminder: Do Not Record Virtual Classes

It is important that Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) protect the privacy of both students and staff. WCPS online classes, in any portion, may not be recorded by parents, guardians, or students due to federal and state legal restrictions. It is a violation to record any content that includes the voice, likeness, or other identifying features of students or staff.

Teachers may provide pre-recorded lessons for asynchronous activities that should be maintained in Google Classrooms.

Happy Holidays from WCPS!