Bring Your Own Device
For the 2019/2020 school year, Detroit Country Day School provides computing devices for students in grades PK3-6. For students grades 7-12, students can continue to use their school issued device or bring their own device (BYOD). View the breakdown of program.
Recommended Devices for BYOD
The school requires the device supports 5GHz Wifi, has at least a 7" screen and includes a keyboard (either touch screen or physical). Examples of acceptable devices are Microsoft Windows based laptops, Apple laptops and Chromebooks.
If you already have a compatible computing device, setup is very simple.
Most of the applications we use are web based. The list of sites that we use are located on our apps portal page at:
Students can login to this site with their DCDS username and password.
Some applications require a Client to be installed on Windows, MacOS, Android and Apple iOS. Here is the link to the download page for the VMware Horizon Client:
As always, Detroit Country Day School's IT Support is happy to provide assistance.
For Technical Support for all systems, including computers, phones, educational technology, network outages, senior systems and My BackPack, please contact us at:
To Reach us by Phone, please call: (248) 430-3744
We are staffed from 7:30am to 4:00pm workdays. If you leave a voicemail message, a service ticket will be generated.
- If a student already owns a device, do they need a new one?
- What kind of devices can I use?
- Do I need to purchase any software?
- Can I access the system outside of school?
- Are students still bound by the Acceptable Use Policy if they bring their own device to school?
- Are smart phones considered personal computing devices?
- Will any personal information on my personal computing device be accessed by the school or others?
- As these are personal devices, what would prevent a student from sharing inappropriate content contained on their personal devices?
- What should I do if my device is not functioning correctly?
- How will students be kept from engaging in inappropriate use of personal computing devices?