NTI = Non-Traditional Instruction
FCPS is using NTI days for the weeks of April 6-10, April 13-17, April 20-24, and April 27-May 1, May 4-8, May 11-May 15, May 18-22, and May 25-27th. Students should be regularly checking their email as well as any Google Classroom or Canvas classes they are enrolled in for information and updates from their teachers.
For students that prefer to have paper versions of assignments, those will begin to be distributed in the front of WMS on Monday April 6th and will be available on a self-serve basis each day in front of the school through May 22nd. Students only need one or the other – not both a Chromebook and packet.
No student will be penalized in terms of their grades for the inability to access materials during this very difficult time. WMS will create a plan for those students once we return to traditional instructional days.
Please pay special attention to our school Facebook page and website for up to date information and changes as things continue to develop.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we travel together through these troubling and trying times.
Technology Help During School Closure
The district's technology department is setting up a temporary call in helpdesk for families. Parents who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number, 381-4410. Support is available Monday-Friday from 8AM to 8PM.
Winburn NTI Newletters and Announcements
The first Chromebook distribution was held on March 25th and 26th from 9am-12pm.
Chromebooks will also be be distributed Tuesday through Friday (April 7th through April 10th) from 10:00 am until Noon each day. Chromebooks will not be distributed after Friday, April 10th.
Only a parent/guardian may check out a Chromebook for a student – please bring an ID of some sort with you for verification purposes. Chromebooks may not be checked out by students, other relatives, friends of family members, neighbors, etc. due to the need for parents/guardians to sign the Chromebook user agreement.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with k-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
MetroNet Creates Free Wi-Fi Hotspot to Serve Families Without Internet Access
MetroNet has installed unrestricted Wi-Fi hotspots in many of the markets it serves, including at various stores in Indiana and Illinois. The hotspots will operate 24 hours a day for short-term use by anyone in urgent need of internet access. The service is available to anyone, including non-MetroNet customers, by parking near the storefront. Users are advised to following public health guidelines and maintain physical distance from others while using the free internet access.
Lexington, KY – 130 W Tiverton Way in Lexington, KY 40503
The hotspots are powered by the same equipment that powers MetroNet’s WholeHome Wi-Fi service in customer homes. The technology extends Wi-Fi signals in a mesh network to provide consistent signal strength throughout a household.
To access this free Wi-Fi hotspot, users will need to join the MetroNetFree network once they are parked near the storefront. The password is MetroNet.
Free Student Internet
MetroNet is providing 60 days of free internet service to new residential households in which a student resides.
No Installation Fees
MetroNet is providing free installation for new residential customers.