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Accessing the Internet on a school-issued iPad while away from school

When students use their iPads in school an Internet content filter blocks access to websites deemed unsuitable for school. Effective March 13, 2017 the content filter will be applied to all iPads issued to the Class of 2020 when accessing the Internet from any location: in school, at home, and on a public Wi-Fi network.

You will need to log in to the iBoss filter to access the Internet with your school-assigned iPad. This applies to any browser or app that needs the Internet: web browsers like Chrome, email apps, and other apps including Schoology and Infinite Campus.

Here are the steps to follow to access the Internet when away from school with your school-assigned iPad.

  1. Open up a new tab in your internet browser, such as Safari or Chrome. The iBoss login screen will appear.  If it does not appear, restart your iPad and try it again.
  2. Sign into the iBoss login using your school username and password. Example below:

Username: lastname+4digits

Password: 6 Digit ID#

Some helpful tips

  • You will need to sign in every time you connect to the Internet in a new place for the first time.
  • You may need to sign in to use the Internet multiple times in the same place depending on the Internet provider at that location.
  • The filter resets every eight hours. You will need to sign in to the filter each time you connect to a new Wi-Fi location and/or every eight hours on a known Wi-Fi network when you want to connect to the Internet outside of school.

Please seek assistance from the school Technology Department (currently in Room 8A of FHS) if you are having trouble connecting your school-assigned iPad to the Internet.