Wi-Fi and Technology Tips for Students
Online learning will be of the utmost importance as we begin the 2020-2021 school year learning from home using non-traditional instruction. Our district is committed to making this as successful as possible for all of our students. Here are some steps we’ve taken to assure a great start to the school year:
- Chromebooks are being provided for 2nd-12th grade students across the district.
- Mobile hotspots are going to be available for students who cannot get the internet at home due to accessibility or financial reasons. The application process for the hotspots ends Friday (8/28). Your school’s family resource coordinator will notify successful applicants regarding the disbursement process.
- Due to high demand, there will be a limited supply of hotspots disbursed and they will not be available until closer to Labor Day. Students who cannot access the internet should seek a temporary internet access solution or contact their school for an alternative plan (workbooks for primary grade students and flash drives for middle and high school students).
- Meals will be delivered to designated locations across the county for students. You must register to receive a meal. Registration Form
Ways to get Wi-Fi:
- Check with your phone and tv provider to see if wi-fi is available to purchase at your residence. Companies have been offering discounted rates during the pandemic.
- Apply for a mobile hotspot through the district (supplies are limited and will be available around Labor Day).
- Check to see if your mobile phone is able to be a mobile hotspot for other devices.
- Use our school internet by visiting one of our campuses and accessing the internet while sitting in your vehicle in the parking lot.
- Visit the public library.
- Check with local churches. Many in our area are offering ways for students to use their internet service.
- Many fast food restaurants offer free internet access. This may be handy for a quick temporary solution.
Ways to Maximize Your Online Experience:
- Run an internet speed test to see if your service provider is providing you with what they’ve promised.
- Try to limit streaming video sites, music and playing online video games while working on online schoolwork.
- Limit the number of devices using your home wi-fi. Only connect the device you are using for online learning. Cell phones, smart tv’s, tablets, computers, etc. are always on and using wi-fi. Disconnect these devices for a better online experience.
*List of churches/business offering on site internet access to students:
- Green River Pentecostal Church- parking lot access (Guest Network, Password- Romans828)
- Calvary Hill Baptist Church- students may enter the facility to use the internet but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
- Stanford Baptist Church- parking lot access from 8 am to 8 pm daily internet access for students
- Mckinney Baptist Church- tutoring 6-8pm on Tuesday nights
- Kentucky Farm Bureau- parking lot access from 7 am to 10 pm (KFB Free WiFi)