Learn from Home buses to serve as Wi-fi hotspots
Crook County School District leaders and principals convened recently to plan for the extended school closure through April 28. The Oregon Department of Education (ODE), has provided specific guidelines to school districts about the extended school closures through April 28, and serving students through the closure.
This includes offering online educational resources, continuing meal programs, and working with all staff on creative ways to keep the district running and students engaged while they're at home.
On April 1, the Crook County School District's "Learning from Home" program will launch for all CCSD students. As part of the CCSD Learning from Home program, teachers and staff will provide educational materials, instruction, and support using online, telephone, and hard copy deliverables. More specific details regarding how students will access the CCSD "Learning From Home" program will be provided in the coming days.
The student meal program will continue throughout the closure with an expansion of drop-offs and grab-and-go meals.
Childcare for first responders, emergency workers, health care professionals, and other individuals, will be provided, consistent with guidance requirements from ODE. Details for accessing the childcare program will be provided in the coming days.
Educational support will be provided for students on IEPs, 504s, and English Language Learners.
CCSD is also setting up Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Crook County to ensure every student has free access to the internet.
Additional times and locations will be finalized by April 1, but students can obtain Wi-Fi when parked next to any Crook County school. The devices will automatically connect to the school Wi-Fi. Details will be posted to the Crook County School District webpage as well.
All Learning @ Home links are web-based and can be accessed from any device with an Internet connection.
Michelle Jonas indicated on Monday that they will have more information on Wednesday, April 1 on graduation requirements. She added that they are waiting for information from Oregon Department of Education, and they will be in contact with parents.
During the closure WiFi Hotspots will be available at the following locations, Monday through Friday at the times listed below.
POWELL BUTTE STORE 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
HOV STAGING AREA 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
RICHI'S PLACE 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
JUNIPER CANYON BAPTIST CHURCH 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
WETLANDS PARKING LOT 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
PIONEER BLDG PARKING LOT 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
All CCSD Schools 24 Hours a Day
Families can access the WiFi hotspots simply by parking their car within range of the WiFi school bus and then logging in to a Crook County School District Chromebook device. The WiFi ID and password will also be posted inside the school bus window.
In addition to the Bus WiFi Hotspot routes, families can also obtain WiFi when parked in close proximity to any Crook County School District School. Student's CCSD devices will automatically connect to the school WiFi.
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