Middle School Laptop Programme

Students entering Grade 6
Students entering Grade 6 will be provided with a school-owned Chromebook that they will use for the year. Additionally an annual Software Subscriptions & Digital Licenses fee of $100 will be charged to your account in November. This fee goes directly towards supporting the Chromebook device, the various academic software licenses and the many research tool subscriptions that your son or daughter will be using throughout the year. 

Students entering Grades 7 & 8
Students entering Grades 7 & 8 are required to purchase the exciting Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga. This hybrid laptop/tablet PC is integrated throughout the curriculum and is an important part of the Middle School learning tool kit. 
 
The Lenovo Yoga must be purchased through our reseller by July 15, 2016. Grade 7 students will be receving their laptops during class time in the first week of school. For Grade 8 students, the computers will be ready for pick up during the Grade 8 - 12 'Open the Box' event on September 1, 2016 at 1:00pm.

Additionally an annual Software Subscriptions & Digital Licenses fee of $100 will be charged to your account in November. This fee goes directly towards supporting various academic software licenses and the many research tool subscriptions that your son or daughter will be using throughout the year.

For detailed answers to common questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Kathleen Peak at kpeak@yorkschool.com.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Must my child use the school selected Lenovo Laptop?
Yes, your child must use the school selected Lenovo laptop.  In order to maintain consistency across the curriculum, the York School has spent countless hours curating a very specific software toolkit that our faculty and students are comfortable and familiar with.  In order to effectively distribute that software, the IT Department has determined that support of a singular model of laptop is paramount.  To that end, the York School selects the chosen model carefully and reevaluates the options annually.

My child has a York School laptop. Can he/she continue to use it next year?
Most likely, your child's laptop is less than 3 years old and can be used again for the 2016 - 2017 school year.  

It is strongly recommended that students with Lenovo laptops that are more than three years old purchase a new laptop.

All Lenovo laptops must be purchased from our reseller, Miad Systems.  Please click the following link to place your order: http://www.miad.com/theyorkschool

What is the deadline for ordering laptops?
All orders should be placed no later than July 15, 2016. This will guarantee that your child's computer is ready for September.

When can my child's laptop be imaged?

For the first time in many years, we will not be imaging laptops over the summer.  However, if your son or daughter would like to have his or her laptop imaged, the IT Office will be open all summer.

When will my child receive his/her laptop?

Grade 6 students will receive their Chromebooks in October.  

Grade 7 students will be receving their laptops during class time in the first week of school.
 
Grade 8- 12 students will receive their laptops on September 1st at our "Open the Box" event. At this event students will be trained on how to handle and take care of their laptop and introduced to all the academic software.

Where should I buy the laptop?
All Lenovo laptops must be purchased from our reseller, Miad Systems.  Please click the following link to place your order: http://www.miad.com/theyorkschool

Why does this Lenovo laptop cost more than other available models?
The Lenovo Yoga and T460 Ultrabook are business class models. The price includes not only a manufacturer warranty, but also the Lenovo 3 year Accidental Damage Protection Plan that covers all forms of accidental damage.  All hardware repairs are done by a certified Lenovo technician and your child is issued a loaner computer for the duration of the repair.  Repairs are typically completed within 3 business days.  The Information Technology department supports all software issues and there is never any need to take the laptop to any other service depot.

Lenovo also guarantees that parts will be available for a minimum of 3 years, meaning that there is no need to upgrade the machine for at least three years.

Your child's laptop also comes fully loaded with a specially selected software toolkit that is your available until your child leaves the school.