A new year is quickly approaching, and as back to school shopping is in full swing, I wanted to reach out to the community concerning student devices (computers).
For a few years now, students in grades 7-12 are expected to provide their own devices for school. We have loaned a few students a device the past years, but these devices are getting older and are not being replaced.
While we do not specify what kind of device your child chooses, we do highly recommend that the device has a proper keyboard. Some students have taken to writing essays on their phones, and while they get the words down, the formatting and overall quality often leaves much to be desired. Furthermore, come diploma exam time, students must use a chromebook, laptop or desktop with a traditional keyboard, and those who do not regularly do this will be at a significant disadvantage.
Wishing you all the best for the last days of summer vacation,
Kevin Van Lagen