iPad Distribution – Important Message from the DOE

iPad Distribution

To keep students connected and able to participate in remote learning, the DOE is lending 300,000 internet-enabled iPads to students. Priority will be given to students most in need. All devices are granted on a temporary basis and will later need to be returned. There is a limit of one device per student.

Families that want to request a device should fill out the Remote Learning Device Request.

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Teachers and school staff should use this same form to request devices on behalf of their students.


The DOE is working with Apple and T-Mobile to ensure that in the coming weeks, students who don’t currently have an internet-enabled device will have one for schoolwork at home while schools are closed. 

The week of March 23, 2020 the first shipment of 25,000 iPads will make their way to homes across New York City, beginning with high-need students. 

Around March 30, the DOE expects to receive a second shipment of 50,000 devices and we will prepare those devices for shipment within a week, and deliver them as soon as possible.

iPads will be distributed on a rolling basis until all needs are filled.

Individual Deliveries

The DOE is contracting with FedEx to deliver iPads directly to students. Your iPad will be shipped to the address you entered on the request form. Multiple iPads will be delivered to homeless shelters and foster care centers.

If you have already filled out the request form, you will receive a text message or email making sure you have completed the Student Device Loan Agreement. Please complete the agreement when you request a device as your device cannot be shipped unless you have signed the agreement.

Please make sure someone is at the address to accept the delivery, as FedEx will not leave packages unattended. Also, FedEx carriers will adhere to social distancing rules.

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