If you are struggling with WIFI at your home for remote learning, please contact the district. Additionally, the state has made some WIFI drive up spots available. Many students may be left behind this fall as school districts find themselves navigating fully remote or blended learning platforms, like we are! All students are on a full remote schedule from August 31 until September 25. Beginning September 28, we begin our blended schedule of Green, Gold, and White groups (our school colors!). Access to broadband internet varies widely across the state; such access often is necessary to engage in teaching and learning through these platforms. Several state agencies, including the Illinois Board of Higher Education, Illinois Office of Broadband, ICCB, the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology, ISBE, and the Illinois State Library, launched an interactive map in the spring to combat this problem by providing displaced students and their familieies with detailed information on free drive-up WI-FI hotspots at schools, colleges, libraries, and other locations across the state. The tool also provides detailed guest log-in instructions for each hotspot and will be updated in real-time. The tool is available in both interactive map in English and interactive map in Spanish.
Erin Rae is the Curriculum Coordinator at Lockport 91.