Dear Wellesley Public Schools Community,
On Friday, March 20th, the district plans to share remote learning resources for parents and students on the Wellesley Public Schools’ website. We will share more details of what this will entail on Thursday, March 19th.
In preparation for remote learning, we are reaching out today to ensure you have Internet connectivity and an Internet connected device to use throughout the school closure period due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
If you need Internet Connectivity, Comcast has offered free resources to help:
Free WiFi Hotspots – If you can see an “xfinitywifi” wireless network, (all lower case) click and join xfinitywifi network. Click for more information
If this does not work, Comcast Internet Essentials now free for 60 days
If you already have Comcast Internet essentials, they are suspending disconnects or late fees and increasing the speed for 60 days.
For all Comcast customers, they are pausing data plans for 60 days.
If you cannot access these free resources or if you need an Internet connected device for your student(s) please fill out our School/Home device connectivity survey so we can help you. We will be collecting this information through 12pm on Thursday, March 19th and will be in touch. Families with demonstrated financial need will be given first priority.
Access to the Internet is very important for your students’ education during this time period. We are committed to supporting our students and will work with you to ensure access to educational resources.
Dr. David Lussier
Superintendent of Schools