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March 30, 2020 update from the EGUSD

The EGUSD sent out this email today

March 30, 2020

Dear Elk Grove Unified Parents and Families,

As we prepare for providing instruction remotely and online, students will need a computer type device and an Internet connection for online access to the EGUSD Distance Learning platform. Devices you currently have at home that connect to the internet should be sufficient for student work. For example, your devices can be a Windows PC, Mac, Chromebook, Linux PC, or an iPad. Starting April 1, 2020 through April 9, 2020, EGUSD staff will check-out Chromebooks to students that need a device for distance learning. We are asking families to only check out EGUSD Chromebooks if you really need one. The Chromebooks that you check out will require Internet connectivity to work.


CHROMEBOOK CHECKOUT DISTRIBUTION PLAN

What you must bring to Check-out a Chromebook:

  • Student must be present in the car to receive the device – 1 per student maximum
  • Student ID Card for each student
    • If you do not have a student ID card, please make sure you know the student ID number and name of teacher(s)

DATES OF DEPLOYMENT

  • APRIL 1, 2020 – APRIL 9, 2020

CHECKOUT PROCESS

To comply with County and State guidelines, we will use a drive-thru style check-out system based on the first letter of your child’s last name. The check-out process of Chromebooks will be done in two phases: one for Grades 7-12 and one for Grades 1-6. Chromebook check-out service will be at each comprehensive High School (See below). Please go to your regional High School if you need to check out a Chromebook at the proper time.

LOCATIONS (REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS)

Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove High School, Florin High School, Franklin High School, Laguna Creek High School, Monterey Trail High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Sheldon High School and Valley High School.  

Alternative Education students may report to the following locations according to the Secondary schedule:

  • William Daylor High School: Check-out at Florin High School
  • Calvine High School: Check-out at Monterey Trail High School
  • Las Flores & Rio Cazadero High School: Check-out at Valley High School

TIMES & DATES FOR CHECKING-OUT A CHROMEBOOK:

Secondary Students (grade 7-12) Schedule


GradesLast Name Start A – LLast Name Start M-Z
April 112 & 119:00am – 1:00pm1:30pm – 6:00pm
April 210 & 99:00am – 1:00pm1:30pm – 6:00pm
April 38 & 79:00am – 1:00pm1:30pm – 6:00pm

This is only for secondary students. If you have multiple students in secondary, please come at your oldest child’s time slot. If you have a child in Secondary and Elementary, you will need to pick up Secondary during the above time, and then come again at the Elementary time slot. 

Elementary Students (grade 1-6) Schedule


GradesLast Name Start A – LLast Name Start M-Z
April 76 & 59:00am – 1:00pm1:30pm – 6:00pm
April 84 & 39:00am – 1:00pm1:30pm – 6:00pm
April 92 & 19:00am – 1:00pm1:30pm – 6:00pm

This is only for Elementary students. If you have multiple students in Elementary, please come at your oldest child’s time slot.

*Jessie Baker and Elk Grove Charter students will follow their school’s process for accessing devices.

INTERNET CONNECTIVITY

If you do not have Internet connectivity at home, EGUSD is working with T-Mobile to acquire hot spots for families that need it. These hotspots will only work with EGUSD Chromebooks. Obtaining hot spots during this pandemic is extremely difficult in the quantity we need. More information will be coming soon on this part.

Here is a list of suppliers offering discounted Internet services for qualifying families:

Other area providers:


Thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times. In Elk Grove Unified, we want to see every student in every Google Classroom, learning in every subject, every day. Our goals for high-quality instruction, monitoring and assessing student progress, student and staff wellness and family and community engagement continue as does our promise to close the achievement gap. We will get through this together.

Thank you,
EGUSD Leadership – We will get through this.

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