Yes. Please be sure to have, at the very least, a protective sleeve or laptop bag for your student’s device. Since many of the laptops may be of the same make and model, please have some form of identifying label for you student’s device.
No. While mobile devices such as phones and tablets are great devices for quick communications and fast research, they lack the computing power, software compatibility, large screen, and full keyboard that a laptop offers.
The laptop’s security and safety are in the hands of the student. Each student is responsible for his or her device. Please be sure to have a protective sleeve at the very least. Parents are strongly encouraged to purchase a third-party insurance policy or warranty.
Yes. Students will be allowed to keep personal files and applications on their devices as long as they do not pose a threat to the campus network nor violate the Acceptable Use Policy. Any usage of the personal device while on Bishop Ireton’s campus and network must adhere to the school’s BYOD policies and Acceptable Use Policy.
Students will be able to browse the internet at school using Bishop Ireton’s Wi-Fi network. The network does have a content filter and firewall to ensure the safety of the student. Students should not use any cellular tethering while on campus as this does not use our network and therefore does not use our content filter or firewall.
Students will have access to both Microsoft 365 and Google Drive for cloud storage of all files. The computers that are found in the school’s computer labs and library natively use Microsoft’s 365 for student file storage, so we recommend students to do the same on their personal devices. New students will have training on how to save to the cloud during their Computer Science classes, freshmen year.