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Scottsdale Unified to distribute tech devices for eLearning

SUSD Tech Device Distribution
Posted at 6:38 AM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 09:39:25-04

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Students in the Scottsdale Unified School District that need computers for school work can begin picking them up tomorrow.

The district's eLearning program is scheduled to begin Monday, March 23.

SUSD released the following statement:

Today’s daily briefing comes to you with some breaking news: Governor Doug Ducey and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced at 3:05 p.m. this afternoon a two-week extension of school closures through Friday, April 10, 2020.

This breaking news does not change our plan to begin online instruction for all SUSD students, including Kindergarten, beginning Monday, March 23.

With this announcement, it is more important than ever to continue to deliver high-quality instruction online and provide nutritious meals to students in support of today’s extension of the closure.

Enclosed with this update is a variety of resources to help you and your student make the transition to online learning.

Teachers are reaching out to students electronically with more specific details. If you haven't received it already, you will be contacted by your student’s teacher(s) about expectations for virtual learning.

SUSD Technology Device Checkout and Connectivity Activity: Phase II Distribution Families that need devices and Internet access can check them out on Monday, March 23 at two sites in the district.

We want to ensure we have enough devices for families, so this event is intended for families that do not have any devices or access to the Internet.

Devices can be picked up on Monday, March 23 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at:
Navajo Elementary: 7501 E. Oak St., Scottsdale
Chaparral High School: 6935 E. Gold Dust Ave

Scottsdale Students or parent/guardians will be requested to present the student's Scottsdale Unified school-issued ID for 5th through 12th grade students and a Government-issued ID, as well as their child's Student ID Number before receiving technology items.

For students in Kindergarten through 4th grade, a parent/guardian government identification is sufficient.

Once again, this initial checkout day is for families that do not have any devices in the household.

Students will not be required to be online for great lengths of time.

Multiple siblings can share a device.

Online Instruction Begins Monday, March 23

SUSD is supporting two learning platforms that teachers may use for online learning, Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams.

Your teacher will share which platform will be used and some will use both as they each have unique online learning features.

You will be receiving information from teachers on the use of such platforms for delivery of instruction.