Seattle Public Schools

SPS Student Devices

Summary: Seattle Public Schools provides student devices during the school year to support classroom instruction.

SPS Student iPads and Laptops

Seattle Public Schools (SPS) student devices and accessories are provided at the beginning of the school year and then returned at your student’s school at the end of the school year. 

Returning SPS Student iPads and Laptops

Spring and summer collections are starting! Seattle Public Schools student devices will need to be returned to your school at the end of the school year. 

For further details on your specific return dates, please visit your school’s website or contact your school directly. 

All students need to return their SPS device and accessories, this includes:

  • Students who will not be enrolled in SPS in the fall.
  • Students who are attending Seattle Public School’s summer academic programs at an SPS location will return their current device and another device will be available for the SPS summer academic programs. The SPS summer academic programs include Extended School Year (ESY), Recovery Services, K-8 Summer Staircase, or High School Credit Retrieval. 
  • Students who receive special education services and have a device that was issued as part of their Individualized Education Program (IEP). This includes:  
    • 1:1 student device issued as part of their IEP Accommodation (i.e.: special education assistive technology typically tagged with a bright green contact sticker).  
    • The student’s case manager may request to keep the existing device over the summer. 
  • If a student is enrolled in an at-home remote learning program, (e.g., High School Credit Retrieval), the school administration will communicate your ability to delay return of your device until the end of this summer program.  

Devices and accessories to be returned

  • Laptops, laptop bag, laptop charger
  • iPads, iPad case, iPad charger, iPad keyboard
  • WiFi hotspots and charger

Fines for devices not returned at the end of the school year

As announced at the beginning 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.

  • Laptops $350 fine
  • Laptop bag $10.50 fine
  • Laptop charger $48 fine
  • iPads $250 fine
  • iPad case $49 fine
  • iPad charger $40 fine
  • WiFi hotspot $50 fine
How to pay fines for devices not returned

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

Fines can also be paid at your school. Please check with the school front office about how to pay student fines at school. 

If you have questions, please contact the Student Techline at or call 206-252-0100

SPS Device FAQs and Resources


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 or call 206-252-0100.

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