Seattle Public Schools

SPS Student Devices

Summary: Seattle Public Schools provides student devices to support classroom instruction.

SPS Student iPads and Laptops

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) student devices and accessories will be provided at your school at the beginning of the school year. 

Update for Fall 2023

No $25 Student Technology Fee:  For the 2023-24 school year, SPS will NOT collect a $25 fee for repairs at the start of the school year.

SPS devices will be issued to all students and will require the completion of the Packets (below) for iPad (PreK – 2nd grade) or Laptop (3rd through 12th grade).

Students who need a SPS device and accessories will:

  • Agree to return the device at the end of the school year or when the student is no longer enrolled in Seattle Public Schools.
  • Understand that a fine will be charged for any lost or stolen device (if a completed police report is filed, a fine will not be assessed for a stolen device)
  • Complete a signed parent and student agreement. For iPads, parents or guardians will need to sign the Network Use Agreement. 

Affordable Internet Access

Please note:  Families and students seeking assistance in obtaining Internet access may apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.  For further information, please visit the USAC Affordable Connectivity Program website.


Fines for Devices not Returned at the End of the School Year

A fine will be applied to the student account if the device or accessory is not returned. If your school did not issue any of the accessories listed below, the student/family will not be charged.

Understand that a fine will be charged for any lost or stolen device (if a completed police report is filed, a fine will not be assessed for a stolen device)

Devices and accessories fines

  • Laptops $350 fine
  • Laptop bag $10.50 fine
  • Laptop charger $48 fine
  • iPads $250 fine
  • iPad case $49 fine
  • iPad charger $40 fine

How to pay fines

Parents or guardians will be able to pay their student’s fine(s) online through their Source Account.

The lost or stolen device fines can be paid at your student’s school. Please check with the school office about how to pay student fines at school.

If you have questions, please contact the Student Techline at laptops@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0100


SPS Device FAQs and Resources

Laptop

iPad Packet

Find additional technology set up instructions on our Tech Support for Families webpage.

Our family needs Internet access, what do we do?

For Internet Access for Online learning – Seattle Public Schools is highly recommending that families and students seeking assistance in obtaining Internet access apply for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.  For further information, please visit the Affordable Connectivity Program.

My student needs help with a lost or stolen device, who can we contact?

If your device has been stolen, please file a police report within 5 days of the theft of your device.  To report a lost or stolen device to SPS, please contact your school. 

I have a fine and want to pay now, how do I do this?

You can pay your student’s fine at their assigned school or online through your Source Account.

I have questions that are not answered here, what do I do?

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Student Techline at laptops@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0100.

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