As Sulphur Springs ISD continues its online school programing during the COVID-19 school closure, district administrators report the availability of four options for SSISD students who do not have internet at home
SSISD reports at Suddenlink/Altice, Sprint Mobile, T-Mobile, Verizon and SatPro Wireless Entertainment all offer reduced rates, special plans or free or additional options to help families during COVID-19 pandemic.
The District is checking out Kajeet Hot Spots to students who need and can use them. SSISD has ordered extra devices have been ordered and will be distributed as they become available. Families in need should let their child’s teacher know if this could be an option for their student.
The District is also using WiFi equipped buses as hubs for student use. Bus Hub WiFi will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Gerald Prim Stadium west parking lot, located at 1000 Houston St. Students must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times, all visitors must exercise sound social distancing protocols (recommended to remain in vehicle). All SSISD Student Code of Conduct rules apply. To access Bus Hub Wifi, the student can connect to “smart_bus” using the password “wildcats123”.
Student devices can access SSISD building WiFi from some parking locations in the district. Parking lot hub WiFi will also be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day at certain parking areas at most SSISD campuses. Students must be supervised by a parent/guardian at all times, all Hub visitors must exercise social distancing protocols (remain in your vehicle while using SSISD WiFi), and all SSISD Student Code of Conduct rules apply. This wireless internet connection will only connect to SSISD issued iPads and student laptops.
Check out the Sulphur Springs ISD website or Facebook link for a map of facility parking lot WiFi hubs and more information related to distance learning, the meal program for kids 1-18 and other services available to students and their families during the COVID-19 school closures.