Technology Pick Up - Parent Update

Technology Pick Up - Parent Update
Posted on 03/20/2020
Technology Pick Up - Parent Update

KISD Parents,


We will be providing many technology applications/websites for our students to utilize at home to support their learning in grades 2-12.  Today we are working to update and prepare computers for check out to families (one computer per family) on Monday. Parents will need to be present to check computers out, on behalf of their children.  Computers will be available for curb-side pick up and check out on Monday at the KISD Administrative Offices, utilizing the staggered schedule noted below.


9:00 - 10:30 - Grades 11th and 12th

10:30 - 12:00 - Grades 9th and 10th

1:00 - 2:30 - Grades 6th, 7th, 8th

2:30 - 4:00 - Grades 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

4:00 - 6:00 - Anyone who has not yet picked theirs up may come during this time.


For families who do not have internet access at home, the immediate solution is to utilize your mobile hotspot from your cell phone.  Directions to do this are in our Home Technology Guidance Document that will be posted on our website and you will receive one on Monday with the computer.  Another option is to drive to the school and connect to our WiFi from the parking lot. KISD issued Chromebooks will automatically connect to the network when in range near the secondary school.  Please do not congregate together if you do this, as we still need to maintain 6ft or more distance between one another, as a precautionary measure. Also, be aware of and maintain space from the construction areas/barriers around the district.


We are investigating ways to provide internet access for students throughout the school closure who do not have internet access at home. We will advise parents as more information becomes available.  We did find out that households with SNAP participants are eligible for low cost high speed internet access from AT&T and other broadband providers at a very low rate. I cannot stress how important it is to take exceptional care of technology we check out to students.  When we start the year, we will need to use those devices for regular instruction.  


Reminder::

Monday - Friday:  Meals are available for pickup from 10:30 - 1:00 at the front of the KHS. 


Anyone who does not have transportation to pick up meals needs to call our office at 

(830) 583-4100 to let us know who needs meals and where they live.  


We thank you and appreciate your patience and support during this time.  We all wish we were back in school, with your kids and each other. We ARE Kenedy Strong!


Dr. Diana Barrera Ugarte


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