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Internet

We know that internet capability during this closure is critical. Local providers are working with us and we THANK THEM for stepping forward.

If you have internet needs, please call your local provider and tell them you have a student at home. They will assist you!

 

IMPORTANT INFO!

ADDITIONAL AREAS OF CLAIRFICATION Online Instruction vs. Online Course: Instructional staff used to deliver instruction in an in-person format do not need to recreate their entire course for the semester in an on-line format. Resources can be focused on those curricular areas that remained in the semester and delivering them through an online or distance learning format.

The Idaho Digital Learning Academy in collaboration with some of our virtual schools and the Department of Education have resources available to help teachers convert the course content.

Link to IDLA resources: //docs.google.com/document/d/1aOgT4bGUXmCAxZTcsOaOkijKN1xRqRaCllr5UBJtkE/edit# Additional Technology Resources: The Federal

Communications Commission has released an agreement stating providers will waive late fees, not cut off service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots. •

Comcast - Comcast is offering an internet essentials package for free. To sign up for a free internet essentials package for 60 days, applicants can simply visit www.internetessentials.com. The accessible website also includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. There are also two dedicated phone numbers 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

• Spectrum - Spectrum is offering free internet access for students. Beginning March 16, Spectrum is offering free internet for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who don’t already have a Spectrum subscription. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.

• Charter - Charter is offering free internet for 2 months.

• AT&T - AT&T COVID-19 response. AT&T will offer open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

• Verizon - Verizon does have special offers, but is following the FCC agreement.

• Sprint - Sprint is following the FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

• T-Mobile - T-Mobile is following the FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.