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Distance Learning Update - April 13, 2020
Posted 4/13/20

Monday, April 13, 2020

Dear Griffin Families,

We will be checking out Chrome Books to families this week on Wednesday, April 15.  Times are 9:00 – 12:00 for 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and 1:00 – 3:00 for Kinder through fifth grades. These are our own school laptops and were not purchased by the district. We will be strictly enforcing the one Chrome Book per family rule.  If your family has a computer at home, we ask that you not check out a device.  Also, if you checked out a chrome book from AHA for your high school student, that is the one chrome book per family so you would not be eligible for another one. You will be signing a liability form for returning the Chrome Book at the end of May in good shape.  We expect that you guard these devices carefully at home. 

Instructions for Chrome Book Check Out:

  • This will occur in the Bus Loop
  • The parent or guardian of the student must be present to receive the chrome book. The parent needs to bring their Driver’s License and be on Parent Vue.
  • One Chrome Book is issued per family/address/car.
  • Bring your own pen. We will not be sharing pens.
  • Bring Student ID so we can verify the student.
  • You will be asked to have Parent Vue open on your phone to show us your child’s information so we can verify student and parent identity.
  • You will stay in the vehicle at all times and have your window up ¾ of the way for your safety.

If you do not have Internet, the Chrome Books will not work without it. Here are two resources for you. To help connect more low-income families during Coronavirus Pandemic, Comcast is offering any new Internet Essentials customer two free months of Internet serviceExternal link , effective immediately. For complete details sign up online or call 1-855-846-8376. Spanish-only speakers can call 1-855-765-6995.

On Thursday, April 9, Mayor Keller announced "WiFi on Wheels"External link  to provide drive-up mobile WiFi units at a number of APS schools and area public libraries. Users can drive up to within 100 feet of the mobile units and stay in their cars to promote social distancing while accessing a free WiFi connection. The City of  Albuquerque has a map of free public WiFi Access Points onlineExternal link .

Last chance for K-5 families to pick up the student packets prepared by the teachers! Your last chance to pick up your child’s work packet and supplies for completing the work is Wednesday, April 15, from 11:00 – 1:00. This will be over at the Parent Drop Off Lane by the gym.

 

Sincerely,

 

Sara Ormson Carrillo

Principal

George I. Sánchez K-8 Collaborative Community School