IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 9th or 12th , 2013 - Laptop Orientation for Students and Parents - All students purchasing ThinkPad or Apple laptops will join us with their laptops for some preliminary training. We will also have a special "Parents Only" meeting during the laptop orientation event in August.
Student meetings will be held on the second floor of the Upper School, room 206
Parent meetings will be held in the Karen Ulack Auditorium in the Library.
Dates and times (choose one):
August 9th – Open Box Event – 9am-11am - Mac
August 9th – Open Box Event – 1pm-3pm - ThinkPad
August 12th – Open Box Event – 1pm-3pm - Mac
While there is no RSVP required for attending the meeting, please contact Alegra Feldman, US Laptop Coordinator, if you cannot attend the meeting and would like to schedule a meeting for the laptop training.
For the 2013-2014 school year, the families of all incoming 9th graders and all other new Upper School students, are required to purchase one of the Lenovo or Apple laptops selected by the school.
Why purchase the school model? Having a consistent laptop environment in the classroom expedites the learning process. Members of the school's technology department have worked hard to choose laptop computers that will be robust enough to last through four years of high school. We have selected models that are lightweight, but tough, to withstand constant use. Included with each laptop bundle is all required academic software. Moreover, each laptop is protected by three years of hardware warranty and 3 years accidental damage insurance. These are terrific machines!
As part of the laptop program, students and families benefit from the following services provided by the technology department:
How do I purchase the Lenovo ThinkPad?
- configuring the school laptop to work on our network
- servicing the laptop if it has technical problems
- sending the laptop away for repair if necessary, and tracking the process from beginning to end
- providing a loaner laptop while a student's laptop is being serviced
You may place your order online with LaptopSchools.com by following the link on the "Ordering a ThinkPad" page of our school website. If you prefer not to place an online order you may print an order form and fax or mail it; orders by telephone are also accepted. If you have any questions about ordering your Thinkpad, Laptopschools.com is always available at 1-888-662-6924.
How do I purchase the Apple MacBook? Detailed instructions for ordering the MacBook can be found on the "Ordering an Apple" page of our website. The process for ordering your Apple is two-fold:
Option A - Purchase the Apple laptop and extended warranty through Apple http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro . Select the first model for $1,199.00. Scroll down and choose the radio button next to: AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll [Add $249.00]. Purchase Microsoft Office 2011 on your own and use your home owners insurance as accidental coverage for your laptop. See the video
Option B - Purchase the Apple laptop and extended warranty through Applehttp://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/shop_mac/family/macbook_pro. Select the first model for $1,199.00. Scroll down and choose the radio button next to: AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll [Add $249.00], and Microsoft Office 2011 software [Add $139.95]. Purchase Accidental Damage Insurance from Laptopschools.com either online or by telephone, 1-888-662-6924. You may follow the link to their website or orders may be telephoned in, faxed, or mailed. See the video
Please have laptops shipped to you. You will need to bring the laptop, within the week, to school to have it imaged by the Tech Department. Please be sure to keep the laptop in the box. Do not set up your account or customize your laptop. If you do customize the laptop before the imaging process we will charge a $150.00 fee for a hand configuration.
Who do I contact for more information? If you have further questions about the program please contact one of the following people: Alegra Feldman, Laptop Coordinator (email@example.com) or Dawn Jenkins Klus, Director of Technology for the school (firstname.lastname@example.org). The school’s telephone number is 254-1361.