MacBook Readiness

This page is designed to guide students with setting up their new macbook.

Student / Parent Prerequisites:

Students are expected to bring their laptops to school fully charged and in excellent working condition.  Parents - please ensure that you help your child set up the following 5 items prior to bringing their laptop on campus:

  1. Update operating system to the latest version.
  2. Administrative Access
  3. Apple ID & Password Setup
  4. Installed learning applications from the app store:
    • Garage Band
    • IMovie
    • Pages
    • Numbers
    • Keynote
  5. Check for Application Updates in App Store

If you have any issues completing the above, please see the ICT office in the basement of the high school building or contact ictsupport at ssis.edu.vn.


Homeroom Teacher Instructions:

For Elementary School homeroom teachers walking Grade 4 and 5 students through the initial Macbook setup process, please ensure you have the list of "old passwords" for all students enrolled in your class.  This is for resetting the students SSIS Login Password.  The list of old passwords is provided by the Elementary School Instructional Coach for Technology.

It is important that students reset their SSIS Login Password before logging into the school wifi.  SSIS provides an open wifi network during the first week of school for students to use when resetting their SSIS Login Password.  If the open wifi network is unavailable, the student should reset their password using a borrowed computer already connected to the school wifi.

  1. Connect to Open Wi-Fi Network
  2. Reset SSIS Login Password
  3. Connect to SSIS Wi-Fi
  4. Printer Setup
  5. Chrome Installation and Setup
    1. Chrome Installation
    2. Launching Chrome for the First Time 
    3. Chrome User Account Setup
  6. Check for Application Updates in App Store
  7. Setup Online Learning Platforms Appropriate for Your Grade Level
    1. Khan Academy
    2.  Typing Club
  8. Additional Information for Students
    1. Hapara
    2. Organizing Google Drive
    3. PowerSchool Learning
    4. PowerSchool Student and Parent
    5. Citrus Distraction Blocker

Contributors to this page: thnguyen , dcurran , dperkin and mschlafly .
Page last modified on Thursday March 4, 2021 15:30:27 +07 by thnguyen.