May 25 / 2018

Our Important Dates for 2018/2019 are in the YorkNet Calendar. If you'd like to download a PDF for convenience, please click here.


2018/2019 LAPTOP INFORMATION

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MIDDLE SCHOOL LAPTOPS:
Students Entering Grade 7 - Laptop Ordering

For current Grade 6 students entering Grade 7 next year they are formally entering our student owned laptop programme.  Parents have the choice of purchasing a school selected Lenovo PC laptop or a Macbook for their child. Here are the laptop options:

Purchase a Lenovo through our partner reseller (the laptop will be shipped directly to the York School IT department for set-up and your student will receive their laptop in the first week of school).

Purchase a MacBook through the Apple Store or any certified Apple vendor and bring it into the school by July 16th for set-up. The laptop will be distributed to the students in the first week of school.

Bring in your own MacBook from home that meets minimum specs by July 16th for set-up (Age: 3 years old or less -  RAM: Min 8 GB, 16 GB recommended Storage: Min 250 GB. SSD Recommended. The laptop will be distributed to the students in the first week of school.

Students Entering Grade 8 - Laptop Software Refresh
Students transitioning from Grade 7 and entering Grade 8 must bring their laptop to the IT department to be updated with the latest software, patches and drivers. We are now ready to refresh laptops for next year so students are encouraged to bring their laptops to IT as soon as possible. It takes only a few hours to refresh a laptop so we encourage all students to do this while they are in school (we can provide loaner laptops) so they don’t have to come in over the summer. Students are responsible for backing up all their data to Google Drive using Google Cloud Sync.

Computers can be dropped off at the IT dept. during the following summer hours:

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

** IT is located on at the 1320 Yonge campus on the 3rd floor

SENIOR SCHOOL LAPTOPS:
Yearly Laptop Software Refresh - Grade 8 - 11 Students

Returning students (Grade 8-9-10-11)  who are not purchasing a new laptop must bring their laptop to the IT department to be updated and refreshed with the latest software, drivers and patches. We are now ready to refresh laptops for next year so students are encouraged to bring their laptops to IT as soon as possible. It takes only a few hours to refresh a laptop so we encourage all students to do this while they are in school (we can provide loaner laptops) so they don’t have to come in over the summer. This can be done at any time from now until the start of the next academic year. Students are responsible for backing up all their data to Google Drive using Google Cloud Sync.

Summer Hours:
Computers can be dropped off during the following times:

Mon - Thurs: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fridays: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

** IT is located on at the 1320 Yonge campus on the 3rd floor

Grade 8 - 11 students ordering a NEW LAPTOP
Students wishing to upgrade their laptop for next year now have the following options:

Purchase a Lenovo through our partner reseller (your laptop will be shipped directly to the York School IT department for set-up)

Purchase a MacBook through the Apple Store or any certified Apple vendor and bring it into the school by July 16th for set-up.

Bring in your own MacBook from home that meets minimum specs by July 16th for set-up (Age: 3 years old or less -  RAM: Min 8 GB, 16 GB recommended Storage: Min 250 GB. SSD Recommended.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are purchasing a new laptop, the old one must also be brought to IT to have our software removed.

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Textbook Exchange Dates:
Grade 12 Intake Day is May 31st @ 3 p.m. - This is our grad rehearsal day; therefore the students can arrive just before rehearsal to return any textbooks.

Middle & Senior School Exchange Date June 14th @ 8:30 am to 4:00 pm - MS and SS Exam Return day. Students will have completed exams and this would be a perfect opportunity to drop off textbooks.

 Jenn Law, Isaac, Kate, Mimi, Harry and Paul Rose

Jenn Law, Isaac, Kate, Mimi, Harry and Paul Rose

What do you love most about The York School?
One of the things we love the most about The York School is the art and design programmes. While our boys may not pursue those things professionally later in life, we feel that it’s important for them to learn to think creatively and to see the connections between things. Integration between arts and sciences is key—to learn how to think like an inventor in any field and draw on creative problem-solving strategies. We feel that our kids have benefitted greatly in this regard from these programmes.

What inspired you to make your first donation to The York School?
We see education as a privilege and an investment in our children. We give because we see how certain programmes - and teachers - can elevate and inspire our kids. This year, we chose to show our gratitude by donating a piece of equipment that supports the STEM programme and can benefit all the students in the short and the longer term. It is nice to know that our donation is going somewhere where it’s specifically needed. There are all sorts of levels of giving that can be impactful in different ways.

What’s the best part of being a donor?
It is important for us to give back to the community and be involved in our children’s education, while seeing the immediate impact our donation has had on specific programmes. It is possible to donate to the school in ways that are meaningful for your family, and even smaller gifts can make a big difference.

In what other capacities do you support The York School?
I (Jennifer) have come to talk to Grade 11 visual arts students about my experience as an arts professional, and it’s been wonderful to have the opportunity to interact with students and speak to them about what they’re working on. When our kids were in the Junior School, I also did a printmaking project with the kindergarten classes. As parents, we are grateful to make personal connections and share our professional knowledge and experiences with the community.



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