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Computers: Requirements & Policy

List of 3 items.

  • Upper School

    Students in grades 7 through 9 are required to bring their own laptops to school for use during the academic day. All laptops must be registered with the Technology Department in order to connect to the campus network and to ensure laptops are correctly configured for classes. Visit the TECH WELCOME CENTER on Tuesday, September 5, to register your computers and get help with any technology questions!

    Fay School fully supports the use of Windows and Apple computers. The recommendated minimum requirements are:
    • Computer: Intel Core i5 | 150 GB Hard Drive | 8 GB RAM
    • Operating System: Windows 8 or the latest version of OS X 
    • Warranty: 3-year onsite warranty with accidental coverage or equivalent AppleCare
    • Accessories: 1TB External USB storage drive
    For Windows laptops, Fay School has partnered with GovConnection and Lenovo to create a customized Premium Program for Fay families to purchase the recommended laptop package at a discounted price. Other benefits of the Premium Program include:
    • Computer support - the Fay School Technology Team internally supports systems similar to the recommended Lenovo T460s and would be able to extend the same support to students who purchase that model;
    • Warranty support - where needed, the Fay School Technology Team will work with Lenovo to provide further hardware support under the recommended warranty;
    • Data Backup - the recommended 1 TB external hard drive can be used to back up student data during repairs, as needed;
    • Lenovo Advantage - Lenovo computers are known for their durability and ability to sustain tough conditions. Thinkpad laptops pass Mil-Spec durability and more.
    Fay School hopes to create a similar program for purchasing Apple computers in the near future. For now, students who prefer to use a Mac may purchase one at an Apple store or online. A MacBook or MacBook laptop with Intel Core i5 processor and above would be sufficient for Fay. The MacBook model with Intel Core m3 or m5 processor would also work; however, the limited number of ports available on that model means that students may need addidiontal adapters in order to connect external devices to the MacBook.
  • Lower School

    Students in grades 3 through 6 are not required to bring their own laptops to school. Technology in the classroom is provided and supported by the School.
  • Acceptable Use Policy

    Students are responsible for looking after their personal technology. Use of the School’s technology, including computers, email, and tablets, must adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy as written in the Parent and Student Handbook. School owned resources are to be used for educational purposes only. 

    Cell phones may not be used during the school day.

    Please contact Director of Technology, Joe Adu (jadu@fayschool.org), with any questions regarding technology use at Fay School.

Supply Lists

List of 3 items.

  • Upper School

    Students should bring the following supplies:

    • A sturdy book bag or backpack, marked with the student’s name (the bag must fit into lockers that are 23” high, 17” wide, and 10” deep)
    • TI-84 Silver Edition calculator (grades 8 and 9 only)  
    • A sturdy 1½ inch D-ring binder with 3-hole punched inserts
    • 3-hole punched loose leaf paper
    • Small pencil case
    • Erasable pens and pencils
    • Colored pencils  
    • Thin pens in black, blue, red, and green
    • Erasers
    • Markers
  • Lower School

    Students should bring the following supplies:

    • A sturdy book bag or backpack that is clearly labeled with the child’s name (bags will be kept in students' cubbies during the day and rolling backpacks are not allowed)
    • Grade 3: students should bring plenty of #2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)
    • Grades 4 - 6: students should bring #2 pencils AND mechanical pencils with extra lead.
    Trappers will be provided to each student.
  • Fay School Store

    The Fay School Store sells binders, paper, pens, pencils and other school supplies, but it does not sell calculators. Students can visit the store Monday-Friday during the school day and purchases will be billed to their SmartTuition account.