This page will assist our students and parents with the district issued technology - specifically during remote learning.
- BuckeyeBroadband- Buckeye Broadband is currently working with local schools to provide Internet service to students in need. This service is being offered to low income families, or families that require government assistance, and do not currently have internet in the home. If you received service through this program this past spring, you are eligible again, but you MUST RE-APPLY. Buckeye Broadband will provide an internet connection at a one time cost of $50 (that will be charged to your OCS Powerschool account) and then there will be no additional monthly charge for the service. By completing this form, you are ensuring that you meet these qualifications. Once this has been verified, you will receive more information on how to proceed. The parent or guardian in the household (must be 18 years or older) must be the point of contact for this process.
- Spectrum- Visit this article for information on assistance with obtaining Internet access for families in need - https://www.spectrum.net/support/spectrum-internet-assist/. You can also call 877-772-2253 for assistance.
- NOTE - Spectrum is currently only available in Jerusalem Township and select nearby locations closely bordering Jerusalem Township.
- AT&T - consumer home internet wireline & Fixed Wireless - unlimited internet data & will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.
- Parking Lots At Our Buildings
- Chances are good that if you are in our parking lots (in close proximity to the building) students should be able to connect to our district WiFi.
- Turning Your Cell Phone Into a WiFi access point
CONNECTING TO WIFI AND LOGGING INTO CHROMEBOOK DEVICES AT HOME:
- We want to assist with connecting to your WiFi at home as well as getting your students logged in to their Chromebooks.
- Since all students were working from home last spring, we don't expect much problem with logging in from home, however we have 10-12 students who used a MacBook last year that now have a Chromebook, so there may be a slight unfamiliarity to the process.
- Please refer to the document below for instructions.
CLEANING YOUR DEVICES:
- We also have some cleaning recommendations for technology devices.
- This is beneficial for ALL students and parents to read.
- For our 7-12 students - the device that comes home has been that students' device all year.
- Do know that the device that is coming home with the K-6 student is used primarily, if not exclusively, by YOUR student, but you may wish to give it a cleaning when it comes home.
- Please refer to the document below for these recommendations.
Cleaning Recommendations for Chromebooks and other devices
- If your student experiences any difficulties using the device or has any physical damage at any time - please email [email protected].
- If the question is related to lessons, activities, assessments, grades, or anything else related to their courses or curriculum, the student (or the parent - if a K-6 student) should email their teacher directly.