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UPDATED Perkins School Closure Digital Device Distribution

Good Afternoon Perkins Families,

This continues to be a time of uncertainty for many of us as we continue to support our families and one another. As we make the transition to digital learning, I want each of you to know that the safety and learning of your child is of the utmost importance. While our school building may be closed, learning will continue.

Online, class specific lessons will begin on March 30th.  If your child has not already accessed their class in Teams (through Clever), please make sure that they do so today.  We are reaching out to each student individually if we have not been able to "see" them online.

I also want to make sure you know that our school is no longer distributing digital devices for students and families, however there are ways that we can assist you, if you are in need.  There are 5 distributions sites that are open on Friday, 3/27 and Monday, 3/30.  They will be open 8-10am and 2-4pm.  In order to receive a device, you must be preregistered.  Please email kranzell@pcsb.org with your student's name and contact phone number.  You will receive a reply to confirm the registration and location address. 

If you are experiencing any symptoms of Corona Virus / COVID-19 or are not feeling well, please send someone on your behalf.  We will be following all CDC protocols, including social distancing. We ask that you do the same.

Any existing device that can access Clever and the Internet will work. If you already have such a device, visit our district webpage, www.pcsb.org, for next steps (Digital Learning Students and Families webpage).

**A few of the most frequently asked questions are: 

What is my r2d2 number?  Your child may know this as their Clever Username, or how you get into Clever.  If not, email kranzell@pcsb.org.

My student does not know their password, how can it be reset?  See the website linked above or email kranzell@pcsb.org

How do I get to Clever?  If you do not have the app on your device, go to clever.com

Where is MS Teams?  In Clever, it is the button with what looks like purple people.

MS Teams is asking for an email, what do I use?  The email is your child's R2D2@pcsb.org

I hope this helps!

If you have any concerns or special needs, please email kranzell@pcsb.org. We want to ensure all families have the necessary technology and Internet access to engage in online learning while school is closed. Again, see our website for more information or contact the school via telephone at 893-2117, making sure that you leave a message. I will continue to keep our families updated. Thank you for your patience and flexibility. We are a strong community and I know we will continue to support each other as we move forward.

Sincerely,

Ms. Kranzel