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Computer and Device Distribution

Parents,

On Monday, March 30, at each of our schools, parents will have an opportunity to pick up a device so their student can get online next Tuesday and continue their education through Distance Learning.

The program is designed for parents and students who do not have access to a computer or tablet at home. We already know that we do not have enough devices for all students to check-out. So, we have to do our best to put the devices in the hands of students who truly need them.

There are some families that have a device at home, but they might have 2 or 3 children. So, we are recommending that if you have multiple children, we are happy to provide 1 device for every 2 children to start. Remember our primary goal is to get devices to families who do not have access to a computer at home.

If, after Monday, we have devices remaining we would be happy to provide additional devices to your family. But first we need to get them in the hands of those families who don’t have any computers at home.

Click here to watch a video of Superintendent Browning talking about the device distribution plan.

So, how will the Device check-out plan work?

  • It will take place on Monday, March 30, at all our schools. Go to the school where your student is currently enrolled.
  • Grades 6 through 12 will have check-out from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Grades kindergarten through 5th will have check-out from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Each school will contact parents and communicate the process that will be used to check-out a device. Most schools will be using a scheduling system to avoid large groups of people congregating on campus at any given time.
  • Please only send one family member to the school to pick up the device. We need to practice safe social distancing as much as possible.
  • Elementary and Middle school students will need a listed parent/guardian to check-out a device. High school students will be permitted to check-out a device on their own.
  • When you pick up a device, we will provide a one-page Quick Start Guide to get you started with distance learning.

We have a robust plan in place and with your help we’ll make it work.

For more information on the Device Distribution – including information on what you can do if you don’t have access to the Internet – go to the coronavirus website and click on Distance Learning.

Keep an eye out for a communication from your school, so you can schedule a time to come by next Monday, and so you know exactly where to go on campus for the device distribution.

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