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Have an iPad Question or Problem?

Once students have their iPads, Ms. Gonnella and our LAUSD support team will be our Mobile Device Manager. Ms. Gonnella should be your first contact if you have issues regarding your child's iPad.

You can phone Ms. Gonnella at school or click the envelope icon below to send her a message.

Mobile Device Manager
Contact Kathy Gonnella  Kathy Gonnella Assistant Principal

iPad General Information

Each Palms student is issued an iPad tablet computer, for which they are responsible.

Teachers make iPads active components of learning. Palms has acquired or makes use of subject-specific software and resources matching a teacher's curriculum. Some teachers use the StudySync digital literacy curriculum, the Nearpod digital citizenship curriculum, or interactive content from IXL.

iPads are usually distributed to Palms students in September. Students bring them to school each day and take them home each night, using them for classwork and homework and learning how to use them and take care of them responsibly.

Palms also offers guidelines for parents. See the Digital Citizenship page.

Answers to Your iPad Questions

See our iPad FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page for the following:

  • General questions and answers
  • Questions and answers about iPad safety
  • Questions and answers about Apple IDs

If your question isn't answered there, contact Palms and we'll get you an answer.

History of iPads at Palms

See iPad History.

iPads in a classroom

Required Forms for Parents

Before students are issued iPads, parents have two forms to read, sign, and return. Once the forms are on file, Apple and LAUSD can issue an iPad and an Apple ID to the student, for use of Apple services. Whether or not the student can take his or her iPad home depends on their parent's decision to "opt-in" or "opt-out".

Parents who want their child to be able to take their iPad home with them (the recommended choice):

Fill out and return the Parent and Student Notification Form and the Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement (Devices Go Home) Form. Return them to Ms. Powers in the Main office.

Download these 2 forms

When teachers give students homework that uses iPads, your child will bring his or her iPad home.

Parents who do not want their child to be able to take their iPad home with them:

Fill out and return the Parent and Student Notification Form and the Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement (Devices Stay at School) Form. Return them to Ms. Powers in the Main office.

Download these 2 forms

When teachers give students homework that uses iPads, your child will be given printed homework materials in lieu of using their iPad at home. This is your choice, but be aware that many parents who are initially reluctant to let their student use an iPad at home have subsequently changed their minds. That's why we encourage parents to "opt-in" rather than "opt-out".

If you don't return the forms, your child will not be able to use an iPad at school or at home.

Note: The Apple form named Parent Privacy Disclosure and Consent Form is no longer required, but you can still read the Apple ID For Students Parent Privacy Disclosure in English and Spanish.

If you have questions about these forms, please read our iPad FAQ page and/or ask our Mobile Device Manager (see left column).