Welcome to a New School Year: Are you connected?

On behalf of the Board of Education and our entire staff, I want to welcome students and parents to a bright new school year. I’ll be writing a number of updates once school gets underway to let you know what’s new in your child’s school and how our district is moving forward to providing him or her with a 21st century education.

Most of you know our district is a leader in using technology tools in the classroom. In particular, all of our students in grades 6 through 12 have access to a digital device that they will use in the classroom throughout the year. Many parents have concerns that their child does not have that same high-speed Internet access at home.  Sometimes that impacts a student’s ability to complete school work or projects on time.

Internet access providers have joined together to offer a variety of low-cost internet access options for families who might not be able to afford it otherwise. If you do not have high-speed, broadband access to the internet at home, take some time to check out what’s available at http://everyoneon.org/.  You begin by typing in our 49509 zip code (or the text code provided) and on the next page, check all of the situations that may apply to your family. There is a tab for a Spanish-language version, as well.

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If you do not have internet access, you may come into the school and ask to use one of our computers to complete this process (let the office know you read this on the Superintendent’s blog).

Our KSSN offices at each school building can also assist you with this, if needed. There should be no reason every family can’t be connected.

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About David Britten

Retired U.S. Army Officer, former elementary, middle and high school principal, currently serving as a public school superintendent.
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