Technology Use Information

Information to Help With Using Technology at Home

 
 
This page will assist our students and parents with the district issued technology - specifically during remote learning.  
 
 
WiFi INFORMATION:
  • 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. 
  • BuckeyeBroadband - Buckeye Broadband is currently working with local schools to provide a lifeline internet speed to students who are now homebound and unable to receive classroom lessons.  This service is being offered to low income families, or families that require government assistance, and do not currently have internet in the home. In this case, Buckeye Broadband will provide an internet connection at no charge. 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.
    • CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE FORM TO REQUEST THIS SERVICE
    • We are currently not accepting submissions on this form.  We are awaiting Buckeye Broadband's notification on wether or not they will be offering this service for this upcoming school year.  We are hopeful to hear back from them very soon.  Please check back to this page again at a later date for an updated message. 
  • Spectrum -  Charter (parent company to Spectrum) is offering free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi for 60 days for new K-12 and college student households and more.
  • 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
    • CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT HOW TO TURN ON YOUR HOTSPOT IF YOU HAVE AN iPHONE
    • IF YOU HAVE AN ANDROID PHONE
      • The steps depend on the manufacturer of your phone, version of Android, and your carrier.  You will want to check online for instructions specific to these things.
    • NOTE - Data rates apply.  If you are not on unlimited data, please check with your carrier to inquire how this may affect you.

       
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 Those students in grades 7 & 8 (with Chromebooks) and 9-12 (with MacBooks) have been taking their devices home all year, so we don't expect there to be many questions about logging in and using the device at home.
  • Please refer to the document below for instructions.

Connecting to WiFi and Logging Into Your Chromebook - for K-12 students and parents

 
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 

 
GETTING HELP:
  • 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.
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