Dear Mercy Parents,
We are eagerly anticipating the rollout of our 1:1 Program for Grades 9-12 beginning in the fall of 2016. We thank you for your support in helping us make this happen for your daughter. We believe that the Microsoft Surface Pro is the most effective and user-friendly device to support our instructional program, and we will begin distribution of this device in the Summer of 2016.
The Microsoft Surface Pro:
You have a choice of two options to obtain a Microsoft Surface Pro for your daughter.
Option 1 is to become a part of OLM Surface Pro Lease Program. The cost of this lease program is $260/year or $26/month as part of the 10 month payment plan (The $385 technology fee listed on your enrollment contract includes the $260 leasing fee plus the $125 technology fee), with an additional option to buy out the remainder of the lease when your daughter graduates. Each Surface Pro, under the OLM leasing and warranty program, will be covered for the duration of their enrollment at Mercy. We will supply each device with Windows 10 Enterprise, Management software, Anti-Theft software, and Microsoft Office Pro Plus. We have gone to extensive lengths to ensure the value of this lease, which includes every requirement that our students will need at a minimal additional cost to you.
Option 2 is to make your own private purchase of a Microsoft Surface Pro from a supplier of your choosing. If purchased independently, you will also have to secure your laptop with your own warranty arrangement with Microsoft in case of damage. In so doing, you need to understand that for the duration of your daughter’s enrollment, the Surface Pro you purchase independently will still be treated as if it were a part of OLM’s technology inventory. You will be required to turn the device over to Mercy to be prepared for use with the 1:1 program. This prep involves completely erasing and reloading the Surface with programs compliant with Mercy’s 1:1 program. Doing this will allow Mercy to provide the best possible control over your daughter’s 1:1 experience both in the classroom and at home. Upon graduation or transfer, the purchased laptop will be reset to a near out-of-box state and returned to you for future use.
Deadline for Decision on either Option 1 or Option 2: Please let us know us know by April 29th, 2016 of your decision to either join in the OLM Surface Pro Lease Program or to purchase the device yourself.
Option 2: Purchase Intent Form: http://goo.gl/forms/eJMkxDZG0yIf we do not receive your electronic form indicating your choice by April 29th, we will enroll your daughter(s) into Option 1: Leasing through OLM.