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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are at least four ways that a student can receive help:
Marist School HelpDesk: Students can email email@example.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.
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.
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.
Additional Training: Tutorial sessions for students are scheduled throughout the year.
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Rajesh Jose
Chief Technology Officer
Mrs. Kathleen Smith
Assistant to the Director of Technology
Mrs. Abby Cohen
Technology Integration Specialist
Mrs. Erika Rollen
Technology Integration Specialist
Mr. Chris Staples
Manager of Information Systems
Mr. Ignatius Odero
Mr. Martin Torres
Mr. Scott Watson
Fr. Francis Kissel, S.M.
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