Dear Parent(s), We are excited that your child is coming to Suffield Academy! An Apple laptop computer is an essential and required tool for each student at Suffield Academy. This letter explains your options for providing this tool for your child’s education, and provides general information about technology at Suffield. Please find some key pieces of information below:
» The school makes several software packages available to students via a one-time technology fee ($50). This includes software for word-processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and other specialized software used in certain courses. We recommend self-instructional software for students who would like to improve their typing ability. Please note that the Academy does not offer a typing course.
» All students receive services and support that includes: unlimited email messaging, full Internet access, limited network file storage, network printing (no need to bring your own printer), repair depot service, and training.
» Boarding and day students have access to network services via wireless connection in all campus buildings and dormitories. Additonally, boarding students have wired connections in their dorm rooms. Day students may also use their home Internet connection to access Suffield’s network services (such as email) from home during the evening or on weekends.