1:1 FAQ

1:1 FAQs

List of 19 items.

  • Why 1:1?

    One of the objectives of Marist School is to prepare our students for success in college and beyond by producing independent, life-long learners. To achieve this goal, Marist School believes that it is essential to provide digital access for all students. This access facilitates the collaboration, teamwork and interdisciplinary learning that is so critical to academic and professional success. 
  • What are the device specifications?

    Each student at Marist is issued a Lenovo X13 convertible tablet.  Each tablet is equipped with touch screen, stylus, power cord, and fingerprint reader. Additionally, the integrated camera, microphone and speakers provide complete multimedia capability. In terms of software, the device has the Windows 11 operating system, Microsoft Office Professional, and other software as required by the curriculum.
  • What does the student have to do prior to receiving the laptop?

    In the weeks before the beginning of school, incoming Marist students receive initial training in software used at Marist as well as basic care and maintenance of the computer. During this session the student is also introduced to the Marist School Acceptable Use Policy and relevant Technology Department procedures and policies. 

    The Marist School Acceptable Use Policy is contained in the Student Handbook and may be reviewed there.
  • What kind of warranty does the convertible tablet have?

    The tablet has a 3-year warranty which covers all parts and labor for defective laptops. The battery is covered for one year. It is the responsibility of the individual student’s family to pay for any batteries purchased after the one-year warranty expires.
  • What happens if a student damages a computer?

    When a computer has been damaged, it is the responsibility of the student to bring the computer to the Technology Center for repair. Many problems can be fixed while the student waits. If the computer must be kept overnight (or longer), the student is issued a loaner computer. Students are charged a deductible for damaged computers, with the amount charged dependent upon the severity of the damage. In cases of negligence, intentional damage, or vandalism, the case is referred to the Dean of Students for appropriate disciplinary consequences, as outlined in the Acceptable Use Policy.
  • What happens if a student damages a loaner computer?

    Loaner computers are not warrantied or insured. A student who damages a loaner computer is charged for all damages.
  • May a student bring a different laptop to school, rather than the school-issued computer?

    Students must use the school-issued laptops at school. A primary motivation for Marist’s 1:1 program is equity. By providing identical machines to each student, Marist ensures equal access to technology for all students.

    In addition to the obvious individual productivity advantages, the program is designed to provide enhanced communication and collaboration opportunities. In order to maximize its effectiveness, it is crucial that all students and teachers have the same hardware and software, and our software license agreements do not permit us to install software on student-owned machines. Standardizing the technology also allows our IT staff to more effectively and efficiently troubleshoot problems, helping to control costs. Students must use the school-issued laptops at school.
  • Is there training for parents?

    Parents receive updates through communications from the Principal as well as information posted on the website. Additionally, the Technology Department offers Parent Information Sessions during the Fall Term.
  • Can the students keep the computers over the summer?

    It is the preference of the Technology Department that students keep their computers over the summer. However, based on software requirements for the following year and required updates, the Technology Department determines whether or not students may keep their computers for the summer. Any computer that is damaged or requires re-imaging at the end of the academic year must be turned in to the Technology Department for repair over the summer. Students are responsible for backing up any data or student-installed programs prior to turning in the tablet for repair/reimaging.
  • Are students issued the same device each year?

  • Does the school provide a case for the laptop?

    The school does not provide a case. The student may purchase a case of his or her choosing. 
  • What happens when students graduate?

    The machines are leased by Marist School, not owned. As such, Marist does not have the ability to sell individual machines to students. Please note that the software is licensed to the school, not to the student. All graduating students turn in their computer prior to graduation and are charged for any damages to their computer and missing or damaged accessories.
  • Is there a technology fee?

    The Technology Fee for the school year is $550. This fee represents a significant discount from the combined retail cost of the laptop, software, warranty, insurance, and support provided by the school.
  • What happens if there is a technical problem with the computer or the student needs help with hardware or software?

    There are at least four ways that a student can receive help:
      1. Marist School HelpDesk: Students can email helpdesk@marist.com with hardware or software questions or problems. Requests are prioritized but all requests should receive an email answer within 24 hours. In cases where the problem cannot be resolved via email, the student is asked to bring the tablet to the Technology Center.
      2. Technology Center: This area is located in Wooldridge 311 and is staffed from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. During those hours, students may drop in for assistance.
      3. Knowledge Base: Students can refer to tech tips created by our student interns on the student resource board. These address common problems that can be resolved by the user.
      4. Additional Training: Tutorial sessions for students are scheduled throughout the year.
  • What happens if a student’s laptop is lost, stolen or damaged?

    Marist School provides an accidental damage and theft protection policy. A student claiming accidental damage or theft must report the incident in writing to the Technology Department.  Our insurance carrier requires that theft claims also be reported to the local police department. Cases of deliberate damage or vandalism are also reported to the Dean’s Office. Additionally intentional destruction or vandalism will not be covered by accident protection and it is the responsibility of the parent to replace or repair the device. Students whose computers are damaged are charged a deductible amount depending upon the severity of the damage.
  • Whom can I contact if I have additional questions about the laptop program?

    For technical questions:                                 
    Mr. Raj Jose, Director of Technology, joser@marist.com

    For instructional/curriculum/software questions: 
    Mrs. Abby Cohen, Technology Integration Specialist, cohena@marist.com
  • What happens if a student forgets to bring the laptop to school?

    Students who come to school without their computers face consequences as dictated by individual teachers. There are no loaners issued to those students who forget their computers.
  • What does the school do to keep students from inappropriate websites?

    Marist School has filters in place to block inappropriate sites. The Technology Department constantly monitors the sites and the filtering software to ensure that this is up-to-date. No filter, however, is perfect, and students who violate the Acceptable Use Policy face disciplinary consequences.
  • What happens if an accessory is lost or stolen?

    Marist has purchased the accessories separately from the leased machines. These accessories are not covered by the accidental theft or damage policy and students must pay for replacement accessories, which may be ordered directly from the Marist website. 

List of 9 members.

  • Photo of Rajesh Jose

    Mr. Rajesh Jose 

    Chief Technology Officer
  • Photo of Kathleen Smith

    Mrs. Kathleen Smith 

    Assistant to the Director of Technology
  • Photo of Abby Cohen

    Mrs. Abby Cohen 

    Technology Integration Specialist
  • Photo of Erika Rollen

    Mrs. Erika Rollen 

    Technology Integration Specialist
  • Photo of Chris Staples

    Mr. Chris Staples 

    Manager of Information Systems
  • Photo of Ignatius Odero

    Mr. Ignatius Odero 

    Technology Specialist
  • Photo of Martin Torres

    Mr. Martin Torres 

    Technology Specialist
  • Photo of Scott Watson

    Mr. Scott Watson 

    Technology Specialist
  • Photo of Francis Kissel, S.M.

    Fr. Francis Kissel, S.M.  

    Educational Technologist

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