From the Desk of Mr. Drouhard
I hope everyone is doing well and enjoyed the weather this weekend! We were working hard this week at Amity in preparation for mailing more work home this week. Many of the details of our second round of work was detailed earlier this week in an Amity update. I’ve linked to this update below. I appreciate all of your help in keeping your student engaged academically. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with questions or concerns. We are here to help!
Second Round Work Details
Amity Messages from Teachers
Many Amity teachers have recorded messages for students over the last week. We have published the first two on our YouTube channel. You can check out those videos at the links below. We'll have more messages coming over the next week!
Amity Message from Teachers - April 2
Amity Message from Teachers - April 3
Instructions for picking up computers
Chromebook pick up at Amity will be Wednesday, April 8th from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. This is for families that shared that they’d like a device to help with distance learning. If you have a device at home, there is no need to come to this pick up. Chromebook pick up will occur at the gym entrance to the back parking lot (pictured below). Please stay in your car and one of our computer technicians will deliver the Chromebook directly to your car. If you are walking to pick-up the device, please remember to follow social distancing norms of staying six feet apart. If you are unable to pick up the device at this time, please contact Mr. Drouhard (firstname.lastname@example.org) to make other arrangements.
Digital Instructions for uploading work
We will be digitally submitting work from the first and second rounds of packets. Instructions on how to do that will be included in the packets, but we have included digital copies of the instructions in the links below. Our teachers will be working this week to send you emails and dojo messages with links to your student’s google folder. Please don’t panic if you haven’t received this link yet, as it is on this week's list of things to get done.
Instructions to Upload Student Work to a Google Drive
Instructions to Upload Work to Drive Using Class Dojo
Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Information Page
A page on the Deer Park website has been created which is dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date information on all things affecting Deer Park Schools. It includes several quick links to local, state, and national health organizations, along with a frequently asked questions section. Please visit the page to stay up to date with all COVID-19 information.
Click here to stay up to date with all COVID-19 information
Wifi at Amity
Amity Elementary’s wifi internet is available to students that need access to the internet. Students will need to have the school’s Chromebook to access this internet, as it will connect automatically when the Chromebook comes within the wifi range. Please feel free to drive up to Amity and sit in the parking lot, or your student can walk up and sit close to the building. Please remind your student that they need to maintain six feet from other students who take up this option.
Providers Offering Free Internet for Students
We understand that not all families have access to wifi at home. If you need the internet at home, many telecom providers are offering enhanced services or free service. Please view a pair of options below.
Charter-Spectrum's Free WiFi Deal
Charter-Spectrum is offering free access to broadband and WiFi services to households with students who do not already have the services. The WiFi access will be available for 60 days to households with students from kindergarten to college who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll in the service you can call 1-844-488-8395 or click the link above to learn more.
Charter-Spectrum Free WiFi
Comcast "Internet Essentials" Program
Comcast says applicants who qualify will get a 25 Mbps connection for free for two months. All new customers in this program will receive a free self-install kit that includes a cable modem and WiFi router. There is no term contract. Click the link below to learn more.
Comcast Internet Essentials Program
Breakfast/Lunch Distribution at Amity
Deer Park Schools continues to distribute breakfast and lunch to students in need during all three weeks of the extended break.
Lunch and breakfast packs will be distributed each day from the back cafeteria entrance of Amity Elementary on Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m.-noon and will contain lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day.