ES: Laptop purchase requirement for all grade 4 and 5 students


Dear Parents of Future Grade 4 and 5 Students,

SSIS is proud to be recognized as an Apple Distinguished School.  This letter is to remind you of the SSIS requirement that all students above grade 3 must bring a MacBook laptop computer to school each day.

Parents who will purchase a computer for their child, or upgrade a Macintosh laptop they already own, should be aware of our laptop requirements.  

  • Any new MacBook laptop will satisfy SSIS network and classroom requirements. As a convenience to our parents, this document provides information that may help you if you decide to purchase the Macintosh laptop in Vietnam.
  • Any used laptop needs to run the latest operating system (MacOS High Sierra).  Any MacBook purchased after Spring 2015 will be able to support the necessary software requirements for SSIS elementary and middle school students.  

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at



Dan Keller, PhD

Elementary Principal