Since your child will be taking the iPad back and forth between home and school, we strongly recommend that you purchase the Apple Care + protection plan which covers accidental damage for two years. We also strongly recommend that you purchase a rugged protective case. See iPad Cases below.
Students will be required to lock the iPad in their locker when it is not in use. Sixth grade cubbies will be equipped with locking doors for this purpose.
Ultimately, though, each child is responsible for his/her own iPad as with other personal items of value.