This week, the District’s administrative staff and Central Office Leadership Team have been working hard to prepare for next week’s roll out of the District’s 100 percent online instructional program. Obviously this transition requires a lot of planning for logistics and in a short period of time.
We know many students and parents have expressed concerns about access to technology and WiFi in order to participate. We know from a recent survey that we have a significant number of students that do not have internet access at home. As a district, it is our goal to ensure that all our households have everything they need to stay engaged during this very difficult time.
Please be assured of the following:
• Every district household that does not have access to computer will be accommodated. We will have a procedure in place for households to check out Chromebooks in order to participate in the online curriculum. For now, we will be limited to one Chromebook per household to ensure we have enough to accommodate everyone.
• For households that do not have WiFi access, the District will extend the existing WiFi guest access points to include the parking lots at: CFI, Mayfield Elementary and Turrill Elementary. In addition, the Lapeer District Library has extended its WiFi access to the parking lots at the following branches: Lapeer (DeAngeli), Clifford, Columbiaville, Elba, Hadley and Otter Lake. The Ed Tech Center and the North Branch Public Library have also agreed to extend their WiFi access.
Finally, we ask that students and parents be patient as we transition to our online instructional model. Please bear in mind that this is a significant challenge for our staff. We would appreciate your patience as we adapt day-to-day to this new reality.
We will continue to keep you informed throughout this transition. In the meantime, the majority of our online academic resources can be accessed on the main page of the District website at LapeerSchools.org.