Chromebooks & Internet Access

As we prepare to launch distance learning for the 2020-21 school year, it is our goal to ensure all of our students have access to a device and to the internet. Below is information to assist families whose students may need a device or internet access.

CHROMEBOOK CHECK OUT

Each of our traditional schools will be hosting a time for students to come check out a Chromebook. If you are enrolled in the fully online Monroe Virtual Learning Academy and need to check out a Chromebook, please plan on checking out a Chromebook at the home school your child was previously attending at the times below:

Chain Lake Elementary: Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00-6:00 

Frank Wagner Elementary: Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00-6:00 

Fryelands Elementary: Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00-6:00 

Hidden River Middle School: Tuesday, September 8 from 9:00-3:00

  • 6th grade: 9:00-11:00
  • 7th grade: 11:30-1:00
  • 8th grade: 1:30-3:00

Maltby Elementary: Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

Monroe High School: Tuesday, September 8 from 9:00-3:00 p.m., by grade & last name:

  • 9:00-10:00 - 9th grade students with last names A-K and their siblings
  • 10:00-11:00 - 9th grade students with last names L-Z and their siblings
  • 11:00-12:00 - Students with last names A-H in grades 10-12
  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. - Students with last names I-P in grades 10-12
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. - Students with last names Q-Z in grades 10-12


Park Place Middle School: Tuesday, September 8 from 3:30-6:30 p.m, by last name:

  • 3:30-4:30 last names A-F
  • 4:30-5:30 last names G-O 
  • 5:30-6:30 last names P-Z

Salem Woods Elementary: Wednesday, September 9 from 12:00-6:00 p.m.

If you are unable to make it to the scheduled check-out time at your child’s school, please contact the school’s main office to make other arrangements.


INTERNET OPTIONS

Many of the internet options require proof of low-income status, such as acceptance into the Free and Reduced Price Meal program. To see if your family qualifies for Free or Reduced Price Meals ro to fill out an application, please visit our website: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/departments/food-service/free-and-reduced-priced-meals

COMCAST

Comcast is offering its Internet Essentials program free to new, qualified customers for 60 days. All new customers will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. To sign up, applicants can visit the Internet Essentials website (www.internetessentials.com), which includes the option to video chat with customer service agents in American Sign Language. Or call 1-855-846-8376 for English and 1-855-765-6995 for Spanish.

XFINITY

Xfinity has opened up hot spots to the public for free. WiFi hotspots in out-of-home locations are available for free to anyone who needs them, including non-Xfinity Internet customers, to keep communities connected with their friends and family. Learn more on the Xfinity website (www.xfinity.com/support/articles/open-xfinity-wifi-hotspots

WAVE

Wave is offering affordable internet access to qualifying low income households with no contract, no credit check and no installation fees. The first 60 days are free to qualifying households. Learn more on their Internet First website (www.internetfirst.com). 

ZIPLY

Ziply is offering affordable internet access to qualifying low income households who currently receive benefits from one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), VA Veterans Pension (Supplemental Income for Wartime Veterans), or VA Survivors Pension. Learn more on the Washington Lifeline Discount Program website (https://ziplyfiber.com/resources/discountprograms/lifelineprogram/washington)

If your family’s financial circumstances make it difficult for you to obtain internet access through the providers listed above, please let us know by filling out this internet access request form or by calling Kim Kirschenmann in our Student Support Department at (360) 804-2573.