Renewed Computer Technology Program

Dear parents/guardians, 

As part of a partnership between YRDSB and Renewed Computer Technology (RCT), families with children enrolled in our Board have the opportunity to purchase quality refurbished computers at a reduced cost. Applicants must live in Ontario, have a student enrolled at the school and either receive government assistance payments or qualify as a limited income earner under the limited income cut-off standards*.

Below is a limited income grid for your reference.

Family sizeAnnual income*
2 people$30,286
3 people$37,234
4 people$45,206
5 people$51,272
6 people$57,286
7 people +$64,381

This year, there are multiple purchasing options for laptops and desktop computers. There are desktop computers available for between $150 – $300 and laptops are available for between $150 – $350. Please note that there are two options for delivery. If you would like for the computer to be delivered directly to your home, there is a $40 charge for laptops and a $50 charge for desktops. Families who choose this delivery option will have their order shipped when it is ready. If you would like the device shipped to Bakersfield, there is no charge, however, you will need to wait to receive your computer until after the application period closes and it will be delivered to the school.  

Parents and legal guardians may apply for one computer per student, with a limit of two per household. Please see below for a full list of device specifications.

DESKTOP PACKAGES: 

  • Basic Desktop Package ($60) – Duo Core, with 6 GB RAM and 250 GB HD 
  • Basic Desktop Package Bundle ($175) – Duo Core, with 6 GB RAM and 250 GB HD, comes with webcam, and WIFI card 
  • Upgraded Desktop Package Bundle ($250) -i5, with 8 GB RAM and 500 GB HD, comes with webcam, and WIFI card 

**Desktop packages come with Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, and Sound Card. 

LAPTOP PACKAGES: 

  • Basic Laptop Package Bundle ($200) – i3, with 6 GB RAM and 250 GB HD, comes with webcam 
  • Upgraded Laptop Package ($300) – i5, with 8 GB RAM and 500 GB HD 

**Please note that all computer packages are based on the inventory RCT has received from donations, and while specific requests can be made, they cannot always be fulfilled.

If you are interested in applying, please complete an online application at https://form.jotform.com/210054491659255 using the group code on the attached program flyer. The application period is from October 18, 2021 – November 19, 2021 with delivery to schools taking place prior to the winter break.

Please note – There are sections in the RCT Online Application that are no longer applicable:

·         Requirement of Proof or Documentation of Income

·         Requirement to participate in training prior to receiving your computer/laptop 

The Section on Course of Study can pertain to elementary or secondary. If you do not have access to a computer or the Internet, please contact Brett or Krysten at Bakersfield.

For inquiries related to the RCT application process, devices and delivery, please contact Alexander Oliver (Aoliver@rcto.ca) and for inquiries related to support from YRDSB, please contact Yvonne Kelly (yvonne.kelly@yrdsb.ca

For more information, including complete application and payment instructions, please refer to the attached program flyer and checklist. 

Revised Covid-19 Screening Tool

Effective Monday, October 18th, 2021, York Region Public Health will require students, parents and guardians to use the provincial COVID-19 school and child care screening tool, in replacement of the York Region Public Health tool currently in use.

As a reminder, anyone experiencing symptoms, including mild symptoms not included on the provincial screening tool (e.g., runny nose, sore throat, etc.) should NOT attend school or child care. If your child has mild symptoms not listed on the screening tool, they can return to school or child care once their symptoms have improved for 24 hours. If your child does have symptoms listed on the screening tool, or their symptoms get worse, they are required to have a PCR COVID-19 test or stay home for 10 days.