Read our latest Community Update: Spring Reflection & Looking Ahead to 2020-2021. This update includes our summer operating schedule, as well as reminders and resources for families as we begin the summer break and prepare for the upcoming school year.
On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, Melissa ISD will begin delivering Chromebooks and/or iPads to households with students in need of an internet-connected device during the remote instructional support period. This will be an ongoing process.
Some devices are new and some used, but all are in working condition. One (1) device will be delivered for every two (2) students in the household of need; Kindergarten and Pre-K students will receive an iPad.
Prior to delivery, all devices will be inspected and disinfected by a Melissa ISD technician.
Upon delivery, the household will be given a technology acceptance agreement – no signature is required. The household will then borrow the device for the duration of the remote instructional support period, through April 24, 2020 and until further notice. If no one is available to receive the delivery, the district will try another day.
Parents and guardians who have requested a device should have received this message in an email from the district on Monday, March 23, 2020. If a student in your household needs a device for remote learning and you have not yet communicated this need to the district, please click here to fill out our Technology Needs Form.
Melissa ISD is working on a solution to support families who do not have an internet connection at home by providing wifi hotspots. However, as of March 23, 2020, there will be a 2-3 week delay on delivery of the wifi hotspots.
We have compiled a list of internet service providers offering internet for free or at a reduced price during the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to access this list. Please review this list and see if you can set up an internet connection through one of these providers.
If you are unable to set up an internet connection, please contact the district using one of the methods below, so that the school can put together a paper assignment packet for your student.
Maddie Coe, Director of Communications