BYOD - Bring Your Own Device
As a school, we do not have the capacity to supply 1-to-1 computer technology to students. We are asking those parents, who are able, to provide a Chromebook for the year. For those families who are unable to supply one, we will do our best to provide one from the school.
For a device, we recommend a Chromebook. They are relatively inexpensive and work seamlessly with the Google environment used by all St. Albert Public Schools. Purchasing a new Chromebook gives you a device that should last through to the conclusion of high school. Mac/Windows laptops are acceptable but are expensive and have increased security risks. Tablets are not robust enough for our educational purposes. There are a number of options and brands available for Chromebooks such as Acer, Asus and Lenovo to name a few.
The following is a list of general supplies you will need. You may be asked to bring additional items after you have met your different subject teachers. All paper, pens and pencil supplies should be replenished as needed.
- 1 Pack of lose leaf paper
- 1 Package of dividers (labelled for Math, Science, Social & LA)
- 2 x 1 1/2 inch binder or one large binder
- 1 x Calculator (basic functions for Grade 7 & 8, scientific calculator for Grade 9)
- 1 x Ruler
- 2 x Blue or black pens
- Some HP or Mechanical pencils
- 1 x Eraser
- 1 x Package of pencil crayons
- 1 x Package of whiteboard markers
- 1 x Whiteboard eraser
- 1 x Package of index cards
- 1 x Combination lock
Be sure to label all your supplies with your name so they can be identified.
Physical Education classes will require appropriate t-shirts, shorts, clean athletic socks, running shoes and sweat suits or jackets for cold weather. If you will be purchasing new footwear, shoes and runners with non-marking soles are suggested. We suggest having a small/medium bag.