Upper School Laptops
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
August 2nd or 5th , 2019 - Laptop Orientation for Students - All students purchasing ThinkPad or Apple laptops will join us with their laptops for some preliminary training.
Student meetings will be held on the first floor of the Upper School, room 105
Dates and times (choose one):
August 2nd – Open Box Event – 9am-11am - MAC
August 2nd – Open Box Event – 1pm-3pm - PC
August 5th – Open Box Event – 9am-11am - MAC
August 5th – Open Box Event – 1pm-3pm - MAC
***Make up session August 14th 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 2019-2020 school year, the families of all incoming 9th graders and all other new Upper School students, are required to purchase one of the Apple orLenovo laptops selected by the school. The Upper School is primarily a Mac environment, most teachers and students have chosen to use Apple models.
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 $1,399.00. 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 second model for $1,499.00. Add your 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) The school’s telephone number is 254-1361.