Digital access information

Jackson County School System leaders are working to expand Internet access to support distance learning. If the information here does not meet your needs, or you need support for a school-issued device, please contact your child’s teacher for assistance.

  • Hot spots providing Internet access have been added and/or signals boosted at all our schools to facilitate digital access for all our students.
  • Strong signals should be accessible in the parking lots near the main entrances at all our schools, and school-issued devices will log in easily there. If you are using a personal device, please contact your teacher for information about how to log in.

 

In addition, the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce has surveyed local businesses and provided a list of locations where Internet access may be available to students at no charge. Click here for the list and note that a link at the end of the document will display a map of free hot spots provided by Comcast for use by customers and non-customers.

To help with continuing efforts to slow spread of the coronavirus, please remain in your vehicle and maintain appropriate physical distance from others.

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention advises that “a cloth face covering should be worn whenever people are in a community setting, especially in situations where you may be near people … (but they) are not a substitute for social distancing.”

From the CDC recommendations:

It is critical to emphasize that maintaining 6-feet social distancing remains important to slowing the spread of the virus.  CDC is additionally advising the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.

The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators.  Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.

This recommendation complements and does not replace the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America, 30 Days to Slow the Spreadexternal icon, which remains the cornerstone of our national effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.  CDC will make additional recommendations as the evidence regarding appropriate public health measures continues to develop.

Click here for the U.S. Surgeon General’s video on making your own face mask from household materials; click here for the CDC’s FAQs about face-coverings.