- How do I get help with technology?
- What if I don't have internet access?
- Will students continue to receive school meals?
- What is the policy for student grades and class credit?
- What will happen to events that were scheduled for fourth quarter?
- How will continuous learning work?
Students and parents needing help with technology can request assistance from our Help Desk by filling out our online form.
Our help desk will work as quickly as possible to resolve the issue. We appreciate your patience, especially during our initial transition to digital learning.
There are many companies, including cell phone service providers and internet service providers, who are offering free internet access during the school closure period for families who have K-12 students. Below is a list of the providers we are aware of that are offering these services, but we recommend that families check with their specific cell phone and internet providers as well.
- Charter/Spectrum Internet (WiFi access) COVID-19 Offer
- Access from AT&T (WiFi access) COVID-19 Offer
- Sprint (cell phone data and hot spot access) COVID-19 Offer
COVID-19 Offer: Two months of free internet service for households with a PK-12 student who does not already have a Spectrum internet subscription. Installation fees will be waived, and two months worth of credit will be applied to the account. Subscribers need to cancel their plan after the two months to ensure they will not be charged after that. There will be no fee to cancel. If the house/apt. is already wired for Spectrum, they will ship the equipment for the family to set up. If the house/apt. has not been wired yet, they will send a technician to do so. To sign up for this offer, families can call 1-844-488-8395.
COVID-19 Offer: Two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020. After the two months, it will be $5/mo or $10/mo, depending on the speed. Eligibility is based on income and includes (a) households with income 135% or less than federal poverty guidelines, and (b) households participating in the National School Lunch Program (free and reduced lunch). All home internet data overage fees are waived. To sign up for this offer, families can call 855.220.5211.
Yes, children ages birth to eighteen who live in the USD202 boundaries will receive school meals free of charge throughout the school closure.
The student meal delivery service will begin via bus delivery on Tuesday, March 24th. The routes and times can be viewed at this link. Please keep in mind, especially as we launch this service, that the times listed are approximate. Without knowing how much demand there will be, the amount of time we have allowed at each stop could vary significantly.
All children who will be receiving a meal must be present with the parent/guardian when the bus arrives. A lunch and breakfast (for the following morning) will be issued to each child present. There will not be any cost for this service or the meals.
Since there could be a large number of people waiting at each stop, please remember to maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet. When the bus comes to a complete stop, the staff member on the bus will pass out meals in an orderly fashion. Please remember that while these employees are working to provide a much needed service, they are learning this process at the same time. We appreciate you being patient with them. Although tips are not accepted, a smile along with a thank you is certainly appreciated.
Please be aware that if further restrictions are issued by the state/county health departments or government, we may be required to suspend this service with little notice. In this case, at minimum, we hope to continue preparing meals for pickup at school sites.
If you have questions about the routes, you may reach the Transportation Office at 913-288-3700. If you have questions about the meals, you may reach the Food Service Office at 913-288-4141.
Because of the school closure mandate, all school athletics, activities, and events have been cancelled. We will continue to update this page as we have new information about specific events that were scheduled to happen during the fourth quarter.
We recognize that graduation is an important milestone for our seniors. Although our graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will not occur as scheduled, we are exploring our options for still being able to honor and recognize our graduating seniors this year. We will have more details to come on what that will look like.
Our Kindergarten Round-Up will look different this year from previous years. Information regarding opportunities for incoming kindergarteners to enroll and visit their schools will be available in coming weeks.
The continuous learning will look different depending on grade level and course content. Teachers will communicate course expectations to parents and students. For more detailed information, refer to our continuous learning expectations guide.