The number of requests for electronic devices has greatly exceeded the number of devices that the District currently has readily available to lend to families. This is because we have very limited access to our buildings and all devices need to be catalogued before we can lend them out.
Therefore, we are prioritizing device loans to families with a child in grades 6 to 8, who have no devices in their homes. High school students are asked to share their District-issued laptops with their siblings. Families with children in kindergarten through 5th grade can pick up paper packets from their schools. We plan to extend the device loans to elementary families in coming weeks, as we are able to access and prepare additional devices. No child will be penalized for an inability to complete assignments due to the lack of access to a device or the internet at this time.
Please note: the District cannot supply printers.
Guidance counselors have been reaching out to families who have asked for devices to prioritize the requests. If your family has qualified to receive a device at this time, you will receive a phone call with instructions about how to get the device later in the week. We hope to distribute the first round of devices to qualified families on Friday, March 20, 2020.
Finally, as a reminder, if you do not have internet access, we are suggesting that you sign up for two months of free access to Comcast Internet Essentials. You can call Comcast to apply for this program by calling 1-855-8-INTERNET or by visiting InternetEssentials.com.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to provide our students with the tools they need during this challenging time.