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A Vagabond Renaissance Man who is living proof that God has a sense of humor.

Dell Deals

Dell has offered some deals for the MDS family – faculty, staff, students, families.

Promotional offer is only available online at

www.dell.com/mpp/MtDesalesAcademy

Dell’s Student offer is live now! Receive an extra $100 off when you purchase select PCs and up to 25% off select monitors. Discount will be instantly applied to models on the site before adding to cart!

iPad Turnin – Summer Schedule

Watch for emails and texts from the MDS Administration regarding when late fees for iPad turnin will begin to accrue.

Beginning Tuesday May 26 MDS will be on Summer operating hours:
Monday – Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

iPads [and textbooks and sports uniforms] may be turned in during operating hours in the Main Office in Sheridan hall.

CLICK HERE for details on what to do before arriving.

Before turning in your iPad: A checklist

Things to do before gathering up the parts:

Missing either? DO NOT go out and buy one. We’ll send you a bill, which will be cheaper than you buying it. ESPECIALLY do not go to the convenience store or Ollie’s and pick a cheapie. They pose a serious risk to the iPad due to cheap components that can fry your iPad. Seriously.

Things to bring to your turnin session:

  • Your iPad
  • Cable
  • Charger Block
  • Tape a note to your iPad [SAVE TIME!]
    • Your name
    • Grade just completed
    • MDS number
    • Make a note if the screen is cracked, or if anything is missing

Questions Answered:

What if my cable or charger ore missing?

We’ll send you a bill. See above paragraph.

What if my cable or charger are damaged?

Turn them in. You’ll be in the clear. Send an email to The iPad Guy if you’d like to know the thinking here.

When and where do I turn in my stuff?

Check your email. That schedule has or will be sent out. iPad turnin will happen in the ARC.

What might I be charged for?

Typically we charge for

  • Missing parts [cable, charger block]
  • A case that is damaged beyond reasonable wear and tear. [Yes, we have stories…..]
  • Cracked screen [Note that sometimes we don’t catch the cracked screen until later, as we are organizing the iPads. In that case we will contact you.]
  • An iPad that shows obvious mistreatment [For example, a bent iPad. Yes, it has happened. yes, it was weird.]