Laptop Devices, Requirements & Software

CUSD Bundles

All CUSD Bundles purchased through www.laptopschools.com come with at least a 3-year warranty which includes Accidental Damage Protection. These machines may be serviced through the CUSD Technology Service Center at 1670 David E. Cook Way, where loaners are normally available while your machine is being repaired.

Requirements & Recommendations

Minimum Computer Requirements
To be used in the AAAL program, a laptop must meet the following minimum requirements:

Please note that these are the “Minimum Requirements” for inclusion and do not represent the specifications for the new “Recommended Bundle” from Lenovo and LaptopSchools.com.   Please review these specifications carefully if you are not planning on buying a “Recommended Bundle” from LaptopSchools.com
 
Minimum Specifications for Recommended Devices: 
  • Microsoft Office (2013 or higher) already installed. CUSD students can download the latest version of Microsoft Office for free: Download Microsoft Office for FREE (for CUSD students only)
  • At least 4GB RAM
    802.11 a/g/n/ac or Wireless Network Adapter (ac recommended)—preferably not an external card, as internal wireless is preferred
  • Carrying case which accommodates the computer only or a protective enclosure for tablets
Recommended Devices: 
  • Windows 10 Laptops
  • Apple Computers with OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” or better. (will not be able to print on our network)
  • Windows 10 Tablets with keyboard
  • Chromebooks (will not be able to print on our network)


Allowed, but NOT Recommended:

  •  iPads (allowed, but not recommended; may not be able to access all sites and programs used in class and will not be able to print on our network)

Equipment that DOES NOT meet requirements - please do not purchase for program:

  • Kindle, Nook, Android tablets, iPods, etc. do not meet the requirements of the program.


Internet at Home:

  • We highly recommend that students have access to internet at home in order to continue their learning experience after school hours
  • Low cost internet may be available for families who qualify: 


Anti-Virus Information 
It is very important that you have anti-virus protection on your computer.
If you have Windows 10: Your laptop came pre-installed with Windows Defender.

Device Helpful Hints

Steps to Follow If You Choose to Purchase an AAAL Bundle:
Step #1 – Review the information provided on this page.
Step #2 – Purchase an AAAL Bundle from www.LaptopSchools.com
Step #3 – Register for Laptop Summer Camp (optional)
Step #4 – Laptop Pickup and Orientation
Step #5 – Attend Laptop Camp
Step #6 – Wait for your teacher to tell you to bring your laptop to class
 
If using a district provided device
Step #1 – Review the information provided on this page.
Step #2 – Register for Laptop Summer Camp (optional)
Step #3 – Attend Laptop Camp
Step #4 – Wait for your teacher to provide instructions for using a district-owned laptop.
 
If a Purchasing a Non-Bundled Laptop:
Step #1 – Review the information provided on this page.
Step #2 – Check the specks of your computer to be sure your computer meets the minimum requirements
Step #3 – Register for Laptop Summer Camp (optional)
Step #4 – Attend Laptop Camp
Step #5 – Wait for your teacher to tell you to bring your laptop to class

Free Microsoft Office

Free Microsoft Office

FREE copies of the latest version of the Microsoft Office suite are available to current CUSD students! To help provide students with the tools they need to be successful, Clovis Unified is offering the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Outlook, and more) to all students, free of charge.

To begin installation, go to portal.office.com and login using your account (the username you use to login to a school computer, followed by @clovisusd.k12.ca.us). Your password will be the same one that you use to login to school computers. Once logged in, follow the instructions to download and install the software. Once you have accepted the License Agreement, your software will become active.

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