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Computer Distribution: 3/20

 

BCPS Computer Distribution & Free Comcast Internet Information

Westglades Middle School Parents and Community,

Our Nation is going through unprecedented circumstances. Information is evolving rapidly, but we stay committed to ongoing learning opportunities for our children.

Broward County Public Schools wants to ensure every student has access to technology as we move to remote instruction. Governor DeSantis has canceled all standardized testing this year and stated that school will likely be canceled until April 15th. Laptops will be available to students who need a computer at home. Due to a limited supply of laptops, we are asking only those students with a true need to request a laptop for temporary use at home. If you have a computer or device at home, please use that computer or device.

According to the survey we sent to parents, we will have adequate computers for our students. The distribution will be on Friday, March 20th from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. If you come for a laptop, please plan on being at the school for at least 30 minutes to complete the process.

We are asking that 6th grade parents come from 8:00-10:00. 7th grade parents come from 10:00-12:00. 8th grade parents come from 12:00-2:00.

Please have your ID, your student’s school ID number, and single sign-on password which is usually their birth date (Pmm/dd/yyyy). Laptops will be distributed to parents or guardians ONLY. If you are not the parent or guardian, please DO NOT come to the school. Students can not come to retrieve the laptop. We are also asking you to bring your own pen to fill out forms as part of the sign out.

In addition, Band instruments and medication will be available for pick up at this as well.

Please visit the districts website at browardschools.com for the latest information.

In addition, for families needing internet access, Comcast has expanded its Internet Essentials program, which offers free internet services for eligible families for 60 days. Visit internetessentials.com to learn more.