Upper School Laptops
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 4th or 7th , 2017 - 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 an optional "Parents Only" meeting during the laptop orientations on August 4th.
Student meetings will be held on the second floor of the Upper School, room 206
Parent meetings will be held on the second floor of the Upper School in the room next to room 206
Dates and times (choose one):
August 4th – Open Box Event – 9am-11am - Mac
August 4th – Open Box Event – 1pm-3pm - ThinkPad/Mac
August 7th – Open Box Event – 1pm-3pm - Mac
***Make up session August 16th at noon***
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 2017-2018 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.
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:
- 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
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 MacBook Air - 13 inch and extended warranty through Apple http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-air. Select the second model for $1,199.00. Upgrade to a 2.2GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7. Add your AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Air - Auto-enroll [Add $249.00].
Option B - Purchase the MacBook Pro - 13 inch and extended warranty through Apple http://store.apple.com/us/buy-mac/macbook-pro. Select the first model for $1,299.00. Upgrade to a 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i7 and upgrade to 256GB PCIe-based SSD. Scroll down and choose the radio button next to: AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll [Add $269.00].
Please have laptops shipped to you. You will need to bring the laptop, within the week, to school on Drop off/Pick up days (Tuesday and Thursday) 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) The school’s telephone number is 254-1361.