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Remote Learning at Home during COVID-19

No Internet at Home? 

UPDATE: Charter is extending their programs through June 30. Here is their official announcement for more details.

Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. See more information HERE.

WiFi Access Points are now live at 5 school sites

Our Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are ready to be accessed by students and staff using district-issued devices at five school sites. Details, including social distance guidelines, are here.

Dream Bus WiFi Access

The Dream Bus bookmobile is now operating as a mobile WiFi hotspot. It will be parked at the following locations Monday through Thursday. Observe the same social distancing guidelines required for our school site WiFi access points. 

1-3pm: Allied Drive Learning Center at 2237 Allied Dr. 

Online Enrichment Resources

Click here for a list of resources that learners may access during this time of school closure. These resources have been curated to support at-home enrichment. All resources offer high-quality and free content.

Read Digitally!

Since your physical school library and possibly your local public libraries are closed, try eBooks or audiobooks!

  • Sora (from Madison Metropolitan School District): app or website
  • Libby (from Wisconsin public libraries): app or website
  • SYNC Audiobooks for Teens (2 free-to-keep audiobook downloads every Thursday): add to your Sora account

Other Free Educational Subscriptions during Closures

In addition to the resources that have been provided, please find an open resource (http://bit.ly/EducationCompaniesfreesources)* of education companies that are providing free subscriptions during this time of closing.

*Please note that this document is not curated or vetted by MMSD; it is solely provided as a resource.

NEWSPAPERS
The Wisconsin State Journal's digital edition is available to schools during the closures.

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