THE SCHOOLS OF MCKEEL ACADEMY
COVID-19 & DISTANCE LEARNING
Distance Learning @ McKeel
Continue reading for information regarding K-4 iPad Distribution, tips on Distance Learning, Canvas & Zoom, and Internt Service options.
K-4 Distance Learning - iPad Distribution
We will distribute iPads to our K-4 families from Tuesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 4 as follows:
Tuesday, March 31, any time from 3pm until 7pm
Students with last names A through G.
Wednesday, April 1, any time from 3pm until 7pm
Students with last names H through N.
Thursday, April 2, any time from 3pm until 7pm
Students with last names O through Z.
Saturday, April 4, any time from 1pm until 5pm
Makeup day for anyone who could not get their iPad on their assigned day.
To guarantee that your child's iPad goes into the correct car, we have generated unique but memorable passwords for each student. When you arrive to a distribution station in carline, we will ask for your child's name and the unique password. Without this password, we cannot give you an iPad.
Please go to mckeeldevices.com, click the green Reserve iPad button, and record the unique password assigned to your child.
Distance Learning tips for our students and families
Please view the included documents for tips geared towards both students & families. Additional information on Canvas & Zoom is also available.
Internet Service Options
Comcast is offering free access to its Xfinity Wi-Fi hot spots for everyone, including non-subscribers, for the next 60 days. It is also providing unlimited data to its customers for no extra charge and is not disconnecting internet service or charging late fees for customers who say they can't pay their bills. The company is also offering 60 days of complimentary Internet Essentials service to qualifying low-income households. The service is normally $9.95/month.
Comcast has two dedicated phone numbers: (855) 846-8376 for English and (855) 765-6995 for Spanish. To view the Comcast "Get Two Months of Internet Free" flyer displayed on the Broward County Schools website, click here. This information is relevant to families throughout Florida.
AT&T is also providing free access to its public Wi-Fi hot spots. Consumer home internet wireline customers and fixed wireless internet customers will also receive unlimited data. AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through the Access from AT&T program.
Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum, is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to families with K-12 students or college students who do not already have a Spectrum subscription. The company is also waiving its installation fees for new subscribers and will open Wi-Fi hotspots across the county for public use. To enroll, call (844) 488-8395.
If none of the above Internet Service Providers is in your area, please email email@example.com for additional support.
The provided information does not serve as an endorsement from The Schools of McKeel Academy, Inc.
Wellness & Self Care
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Lunches from PCPS
FREE FOR ANY CHILD UNDER 18
Please visit the PCPS website to find the nearest serving location to you.LUNCH PICKUP locations