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NKSD Distance Learning Family Information & Resources - Summer 2020

The North Kingstown School Department will continue to follow RI Department of Education and RI Department of Health guidance in the development of our reopening plans.  Details of our reopening will be available on this page once they are complete.

 

 

Phil Auger

NKSD Superintendent

District Communications 
 
To keep up to date with district communications please download the NKSD app.
You can download the app for free on both Google Play or the Apple App Store. 
 
Download for Android: http://bit.ly/2P9Wzd5 
Download for iPhone: https://apple.co/2P5nHtr 
 
 
Internet Access
 
For families who receive free or reduced lunch - Cox is offering the first two months free of Connect2Compete service, $9.95/month thereafter.  https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete/covid-19-response.html
 
For families who do not receive free or reduced lunch - Cox is offering an emergency response offer of one month of free service and $19.99 a month thereafter https://www.cox.com/residential/internet.html?campcode=tnt_c2c_home_page_modal_sip_20200319  

 

For families who have a smartphone available in the home -  Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint are now allowing families to turn on hotspots with no activation, usage or overage fees.
Technical Assistance
 
If you need technical assistance during the Summer please contact the school your child attends and if necessary, they will make arrangements for you to drop the device off at the school and notify you once a replacement device is available to be picked up.
 
 
** Please check the FAQ section to see if there is a resolution to your problem. **
 
On April 20th the Governor also announced the Highlander Institute is also setting up a Distance Learning Hotline - Teachers, parents, and guardians can call the Helpline at 904-414-4927 or fill out the online form at http://highlanderinstitute.org/distance-learning-helpline/ to get their distance learning questions answered.

I'm a parent and new to Google Classroom, how do I use it?

The Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

 

Our wifi is too slow for all this remote learning/working, what can we do?

Consider doing a cable modem/router reboot every week or even every few days; many consumer-grade wifi routers have inherent software bugs that cause them to degrade over time and rebooting is the only way to restore them to full capacity.  Be sure to reboot the Chromebook after rebooting the modem/router.

**Also, be mindful that much of the country/world is working/learning remotely which puts a high demand  on many web-based platforms**

 

My child's Chromebook is frozen, what do I do?  Try holding the power button down for 10 seconds to completely shut down the Chromebook. Then restart.

 

Can my child use another computer in the house instead of their Chromebook? Yes, if they are having trouble with their Chromebook, they can use any other computer with access to the internet. They just need to log in to their Google account.

 

We don't have wifi. Are there any public hotspots we can use?  Yes, Cox has public hot spots in several locations around town.  Here is the map with instructions for connecting. 

 

My login screen is asking for a QR code, but I do not have one. What do I do?

 

 Clever Badge Login

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My camera isn't working when I use Google Meet.

Fix camer and microphone