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SPS Student Devices

Summary: All students have the opportunity to receive a SPS device and accessories at the beginning of the school year.

SPS Student Device and Accessories

Affordable Internet Access

Please note:  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 2022-2023 school year and beyond.  For further information, please visit the USAC Affordable Connectivity Program website.

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. 

Students who need a SPS device and accessories will:

Complete a signed Parent/Student Agreement. For iPads, Parents/Guardians will need to sign the Network Use Agreement.

Provide a $25 upfront fee to cover all repairs. Parents or guardians will be able to pay their $25 upfront fee online through their Source Account using ‘School Pay.’ The $25 upfront fee can also be paid at your student’s school.

  • Please note that there is a $1.95 transaction fee when you use your credit card for payment using School Pay. This fee is for credit card processing using School Pay only.
  • Payment by check or cash at your student’s school is not subject to this transaction fee.

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)

  • 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. Parents or guardians will be able to pay their student’s fine(s) online through their Source Account.
  • Laptops ($350 fine) and laptop charger ($48 fine)
  • iPads ($250 fine) and iPad charger ($40 fine)

Read the letter to families about Technology fees.

Additional Documentation for your Devices

Laptop

iPad Packet

Start of School Device FAQs

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 2022-2023 school year and beyond.  For further information, please visit the Affordable Connectivity Program.

Our family cannot afford the $25 upfront fee, what do we do?

Please contact your school to make arrangements for any waiver of the $25 upfront fee.

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. 

My student’s device or charger is damaged, what do I do?

The $25 upfront fee that your family paid at the beginning of the school year covers all repairs and/or damage to your device or charger.  Please still turn in the damaged device or charger to your student’s 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 their 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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