2019-20 School Year is Around the Corner.

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Published on: March 20, 2018
March 2019
Dear Parents and Students

We look forward to your child joining us at Hochberg Middle School next year. The middle school years are an exciting time of exploration and growth for your child. We take great pride in helping our students develop the important skills necessary for a successful high school career and providing them with the opportunity to try many different classes and experiences.

Hochberg Middle School students use tablet computers in all of their classes. In order to facilitate their transition to our Middle School, your children have been using one-to-one technology in the classroom. Next year, they will be required to purchase their own personal tablet-pc. 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 not be short-lived but 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 as well the more traditionally priced versions. All models will include school-specific software, antivirus, and unconditional accidental protection warranties. Final details on the specifications of each model and ordering information will be sent out in late spring.

Families may want to purchase a tablet-pc currently being used by a Posnack School graduate. All machines previously required by Posnack School will always receive full software support; however, please see below for the various device warranty status:

Device Warranty Status
Fujitsu T731, Q702 Tablet-PC, T725 (purchased 2015),T726 (purchased 2016) All warranties for the Toshiba Tablet-PC and Fujitsu T731/Q702/T725 (Class of 2021) Tablet-PCs have expired. The school and/or the vendor will be unable to repair these units without a charge.
Fujitsu T726/P727 (purchased in 2017 Still under full warranty for one more year
Fujitsu P728 (purchased in 2018) Still under full warranty for two more years. Entry level purchase warranty expiring

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