Lee County orders 3,000 additional hotspots for students learning from home

School District of Lee County seal. Photo via WINK News.
School District of Lee County seal. Credit: WINK News.

As schools transition to online learning, many students do not have internet access, and that makes it hard to learn— so Lee County is working to change that.

The district ordered 3,000 more hot spots and they expect to get them in any day now.

If your child needs one — the process to get it is pretty easy.

The hotspots can be picked up at whatever school they attend. All you need to do is fill out a form and get approved first.

Here’s how you do that:

-Call your child’s school.
They can fill out the form for you or you can do it on your phone if you’re able.
-The form asks some very basic questions like their name, grade level, student id.
-Once approved the hotspot will get delivered to your child’s school.
-The school will then make an appointment for you to pick it up.

It’s important to know the hot spots are first come first serve so it’s best if you give them a call soon.

Plus — you don’t want your kid to get further behind on school work.

If they weren’t able to do their work last week—the district says that’s fine.

Students won’t be penalized and will have time to make it up.

The district said the homework assignments can be done on any device — a laptop, a tablet, even a cell phone — but what if a student doesn’t have access to any of those?

Students will need to pick up a homework packet from their school every three weeks.

The work in the packet will be graded on completion.

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