Updates & Reminders for Monday

Virtual Learning Begins Monday, April 13, 2020

Need a Chromebook?

If you have not checked out a Chromebook from school and you need a device to participate in Virtual Learning, use this link. We will contact you with an appointment.

Have a Chromebook Issue?

If you have checked out a Chromebook from school and you are having any kind of issue, let us know using this form. We will contact you with an appointment.

Wi-Fi Needs

As you can imagine, there is a huge increase in Wi-Fi usage all around the world. As we have moved towards Virtual Learning and ensuring all students have access to a device and Wi-Fi. As a district, we have been able to procure many hot spots for those without internet service at home, however, there is a supply chain issue, so we were unable to get as many as we had hoped. As a result, we were not able to provide a hot spot for families who requested one. I want to let you know about a few options:

Xfinity - All of our Chromebooks have been set to look for Xfinity which has increased it's signal and bandwidth. All Chromebooks should automatically look for this service to connect to the internet. This isn't perfect - at my house - the signal is not strong enough and I have to ensure I am on my home Wi-Fi.

Comcast - For students who qualify for Free or Reduced price lunch, you can get Comcast internet for $10 per month which does not require a long-term contract. If you have had Comcast service in the past or a past-due bill, Comcast is still allowing families to utilize this service. You will need to have a copy of your Free or Reduced Lunch Eligibility letter in order to qualify for this service.

Hot Spot - If either of these options absolutely do not work for you, please contact the office at Delaine Eastin.

QR Codes for TK - 2

Our youngest students have QR codes to easily sign into their Chromebook and Clever accounts.

If you have picked up a Chromebook for your child in TK - 2nd Grade, you were given your child's QR code with the Chromebook.

For all other TK - 2nd Grade students who have not picked up a Chromebook, your QR code is being sent in the mail. You may not receive it by Monday. Students can also log into their Google accounts with their email and password. You can contact your child's teacher if you need this information.

School News App

Dear Eastin Community,

We will start to use the School News app by Edlio, an activity feed for consuming alerts, news, and events for participating schools. It’s a simple way to view the school’s news feeds and calendars, and also receive push notifications directly from us.

It’s free to download to your iOS or Android phone and quick to set up:

  1. Go to the App Store or Google Play and search for “School News by Edlio” to install.
  2. Open the app and search for the school; tap “Add School.” If you have kids in other Edlio-powered schools, add them to the app too.
  3. Enable push notification by going to the Alerts tab and tapping “Enable Notifications.”

All of the news and events posted to our website are posted here for easy access. You can also add multiple Edlio-powered schools and/or districts to gather all news, events, and alerts in this one app. We’ll send push notifications out to keep you updated on urgent news.