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Hello Holmes Families,


We are excited as we prepare to distribute the VILS iPads to the families that have completed the requirements. By the end of the month, we will complete the transition to iPads and all students will need to have an iPad for school-use. Any student that currently has a school-issued Chromebook and/or hotspot will need to return the devices in exchange for an iPad. The iPads we are distributing are the 7th generation, 32GB with 30GB of LTE internet service each month with a wired keyboard.

All students will need to have access to an iPad to complete assignments that are done through iPads and to have access to specific apps used on the iPads. If you are unsure if you need an iPad, complete this questionnaire: Do You Need an iPad Questionnaire? If you don’t need one, please email me to let me know so I can take you off the list.


If you need an iPad, you can access the online forms, Parent Digital Citizenship course and Student Digital Citizenship course, go to https://sites.google.com/lausd.net/holmesms-students/home. This site also includes Rollout information and slide deck presentations for iPad use.


Here are the required items:

1. LAUSD Online Device form https://device.lausd.net (access code: lausd2020) To receive an iPad, select “YES” to the question: Does the student need a District-issued computing device at home? *

2. Digital Promise /Verizon Forms Click here to access the online form for #2a-c
    • __ a: Digital Promise Media Release
    • __ b: Verizon Media Release
    • __ c: Digital Promise User Agreement CLICK HERE for this form #2c only.
#3 and #4 are online videos through EdPuzzle. You can have your child log in for you using their LAUSD MyMail account. Parents must complete the parent video and each child will need to complete the student video.
3. Parent Digital Citizenship Online Course (One per family - Please email me if you have
         multiple children so I can give them credit.) CLICK HERE 
4. Student Digital Citizenship Online Course (Each Student) CLICK HERE


To determine which items need completion, email holmes.ipadinfo@gmail.com. When you have completed all of these forms and video courses, email Ms. Cao to schedule your Rollout date.


With gratitude,

Ms. Chau Cao

VILS Instructional Technology Coach

Holmes Middle School and Humanities Magnet


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