Devices, Internet Access, and the First Day of School

Devices, Internet Access, and the First Day of School

Tomorrow, 8/31/2020 is the first day of school for district students, and as a friendly reminder school will begin in distance learning. Del Norte Unified School District has distributed over 2200 student devices throughout the county and has had up to 1000 devices on order since the spring, but we are still 400 devices short for our students. As student devices continue to arrive they will be set up by our IT department and distributed by school sites immediately.

 

DNUSD Parent Tech Hotline: (707) 464-7005

Parent Tech Support Email - parenthelp@dnusd.org

 

We understand that not all students will have access to a device, or even the internet. If you are one of those affected families, here is some information that may be helpful:

 

-If you have no device or internet access and need a paper packet, please contact your school site principal

 

-Not all students will have school-issued devices on the first day of school, but any device in a child’s home may be used temporarily to attend class (computer, Chromebook, tablet, phone, landline phone)

 

-Free and reduced-cost internet, along with deals on devices provided from various vendors can be found at dnusd.org/families (DNUSD.org/families is in the process of being revamped today, and may appear under construction throughout the day 8/30/2020, check back by 6 PM)

 

-If a household does not have a device, but they have access to a phone, they can call into their child’s class zoom session, contact your school site for more information

 

-The Zoom app can be downloaded on a smartphone to be used during synchronous learning sessions

 

Additional Information 

-Devices have been on order since March and April

-We have 1000 devices currently on order

-2200 devices have been distributed to students

-Wireless access points for school parking lots where families can connect for internet access are on order and will be available soon.

-We hoped to be able to meet student device needs by pushing school back a week, but we will still be short 400 student devices on the first day of school. As we get more devices they will be distributed to students.

 

 

If you have any questions or concerns please email communications@dnusd.org