The Canajoharie Central School district will have the capacity to fully implement the 1 to 1 initiative beginning in September 2020. Through Smart Schools Bond purchases, all students in grade K through 12 will have access to their own dedicated computing (Chromebook) device for in person, blended and/or remote learning initiatives.
The Canajoharie Central School District has deployed a districtwide connectivity survey to all student families and staff. The results of that survey will drive the following steps for students who lack appropriate connectivity.
- Working with local partners to provide remote access areas throughout the community (if possible).
- Deployment of mobile hotspot devices (Verizon).
- Installation of outdoor wireless network at Canajoharie High School, Middle School and East Hill Elementary School. Wireless network access will be available in the parking area outside of the main entrance of each respective school building.
- Establishing on site location for students who cannot connect from their home
- Exploring options for remote learning for students who cannot attend in-person
- Establishing and staffing a ‘connectivity’ lab at Canajoharie High School for students who cannot access the internet through any other means.
- The following steps have also been taken to assist in teacher, parent, student connectivity:
- Establishment of firstname.lastname@example.org email for parents/students
- Creation of Technology FAQ page on district website
- Creation of video tutorials for staff, students and parents to help with access with frequently used programs, platforms and/org websites.