Distribution of laptops extended to primary and secondary school students in Kalamazoo
KALAMAZOO, MI – Public schools in Kalamazoo will now provide laptops on loan to all students in the district during the coronavirus shutdown.
The district announced an extension of Chromebook loans to middle and elementary school students this week after distribute laptops to high school students first, according to a press release from the district.
Distribution for younger students begins Friday, April 24, the district said.
Laptops are needed to help students complete their online classes and connect with their teachers virtually after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer closed schools across the state. to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Students who require a device and have not already received a laptop donated in a previous distribution must sign a “loan agreement” and agree to return the laptop in the same condition as they received it, the district said.
To remove Chromebooks, students or their parents must bring the student’s ID and an ink pen to sign the loan agreement. Copies of the document are also available on the district website in English, Spanish, Arabic and French.
The times and places of distribution are indicated below:
CORONAVIRUS PREVENTION TIPS
In addition to washing your hands regularly and not touching your face, officials recommend practicing social distancing, assuming anyone can carry the virus.
Health officials say you should stay at least 6 feet from others and work from home, if possible.
Take hand sanitizer with you, and uses disinfectant wipes Where disinfectant spray cleaners on frequently touched surfaces in your home (doorknobs, faucets, counters) and when you go to places like stores.
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