Looking ahead to 2017-18 for entering Middle School Students

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Published on: December 13, 2016
Dear Parents:We look forward to your child joining us in the Marcia and Joel Hochberg Middle School next year. The middle school years are an exciting time of exploration and growth. At Posnack School, we take great pride in helping our students develop the important skills necessary for a successful high school career and providing them with opportunities to try many different classes and experiences.

Beginning in Middle School, our students are required to purchase their own personal Tablet-PC for use in all of their classes. The integration of technology provides for differentiated instruction as well as instilling collaborative learning skills, which will be important in future learning.

When selecting a Tablet-PC for our students, we evaluate a computer’s durability, price, functionality, and non-limiting, fully inclusive warranties. As we know this is an investment, we also select a device that will last at least 3-5 years. We will be offering several models next year through the school vendor including an entry level priced Tablet-PC (approximately $850-$950), mid-level priced Tablet-PC (approximately $1100-$1200), as well as the more traditional priced versions (approximately $1450-$1550). All levels will include school specific software, antivirus, and the unconditional accidental protection warranties. Final details on the specifications of each model and ordering information will be available in the spring.

Some families may want to purchase a Tablet-PC from a Posnack School graduate. All machines previously required by Posnack School will always receive full software support; however, please see below the various device warranty status:



Warranty Status

Toshiba Tablet-PC Fujitsu T731, Q702 Tablet-PC All warranties for the Toshiba Tablet-PC and Fujitsu T731/Q702 Tablet-PCs have expired. The school and/or the vendor will be unable to repair these units without a charge.
Fujitsu T725 Still under full warranty for one more year.
Fujitsu T726 Still under full warranty for two more years.


We encourage you to take a look at the FAQs from the 2016-17 school year to find out more about the One-to-One Tablet-PC program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at jshapiro@posnackschool.org.

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