What if a student doesn’t have access to the internet at home?
iPads and Chromebooks have the ability to work offline. If a student does not have internet access at home, they can still access apps (Docs, Spreadsheets, Slides) by enabling offline mode.
Apply for Internet Essentials low-cost internet access through Comcast Xfinity for information call 1-855-846-8376 or visit their website, linked here.
Apple for the Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB) program. This FCC program was created to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more. Qualifying individuals will receive up to $50 per month for internet costs, paid directly to their internet provider by the EBB program.
Blue Ridge’s Learn from Home Program, for information call 717-938-6501
For a listing of providers by zip code, please visit their website at: https://www.everyoneon.org
Lastly, the District does have a limited supply of internet hotspot devices that are designed to work with District-issued iPads and Chromebooks. If you are interested in an internet hotspot please fill out the form, linked here.