NSSD COVID-19 Tech Updates

April 13, 2020

Chromebook Distribution

The District distributed over 1,200 Chromebooks last week. We appreciate parents partnering with us in our distance learning efforts.


Updates:


  • If you need technical assistance you can email helpdesk@nsantiam.k12.or.us.
  • If you weren't able to pick up a Chromebook, contact your local school office first and then email the helpdesk if you need further assistance.

SCTC Internet Hotspots

SCTC has installed two long-range hotspots for student use at Mari-Linn and Stayton Intermediate/Middle school. No password is required. Thanks SCTC!


Usernames:


  • Mari-Linn: PTChotspot
  • Stayton: SCTChotspot

WAVE Free Internet

Wave Broadband will offer free internet and WiFi for 60 days to all qualifying low-income households, especially students in low income households who do not already subscribe to their internet service and who enroll in the Internet First program.


The Internet First program is affordable internet designed to help families and students in low-income households to have reliable access to the internet. It will enable them to home school, do homework, and access educational resources and more. Wave Broadband will partner with school districts to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.


The Internet First program includes 25Mbps high-speed internet service at $9.95 per month and is available to all eligible new residential customers who do not currently have Wave service. Installation fees will be waived for eligible students and new customers.


Wave Broadband will not terminate service to any residential or business customer because of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. Customers can reach out to make special arrangements to keep services active, at 1-866-928-3123.


Home Page:

https://residential.wavebroadband.com/internet/


Internet First Overview

https://residential.wavebroadband.com/internet-first/


Apply Online

https://www.internetfirst.com/apply/#gf_1


Apply by Mail

https://www.internetfirst.com/apply/apply-via-mail/


Mail in Form

https://www.internetfirst.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2020/04/InternetFirst_ApplicationForm_1.5.pdf