School Closure – eLearning & Internet Access Update: March 18, 2020
District 7 parents,
I’m hopeful that everyone is safe at home today and that your students have been able to access the assignments that the teachers have provided. I also hope those of you that requested meals were able to pick them up today or that they have been delivered.
I wanted to reassure those middle and high school students and parents who might be struggling with the e-Learning assignments that our staff is committed to helping you! We are particularly aware of parents with multiple students at the middle and high school level who are receiving dozens of emails regarding assignments and that they are difficult to distinguish. We are brainstorming ideas that will hopefully make this simpler moving forward.
If your students are struggling on this first day to complete their assignments or are overwhelmed, please reassure them that their teachers are going to be flexible and will help them through this as we move forward. I also want to continue to reassure students and parents that any assignments completed during the time of school closure WILL NOT negatively affect their grades.
At the end of this email is a list of two local businesses that are offering 60 days of free internet services to help families during the time of school closure. If you know of anyone who might need internet service, please pass this information on to them.
There are many rumors that continue to fly around social media regarding school being closed for a longer period of time than just two weeks. Although this is certainly possible, we have not received any further directives yet. As soon as we have more information, we will pass it along to parents and the community.
Dr. Jason Henderson
Businesses offering free internet
Charter is offering 60 days of free internet access (click link below)
Madison Communications is offering 60 days of free internet access (click link below)