Published weekly since August 2017 and now daily during the Coronavirus school shutdown
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
On Tuesday, while more than 500 chromebooks were being distributed for students in grades 3-8 to use at home, Gov. Lamont was saying in a radio interview that schools are unlikely to reopen until next fall. Ugh. But chins up! Chromebook distribution will continue today (at Illing, not Bennet as originally planned!) and we have that covered below. We also have this link for those who want to subscribe to this newsletter.
All Hands On Tech!
Illing was hopping Tuesday as chromebook distribution began. School staff wore gloves and parents (thankfully very patient during a crowded morning stretch) didn't even have to get out of their cars -- although they did need to know or show their child's student ID.
The Journal Inquirer and Hartford Courant both have regular town news coverage but monthly free-read limits -- although the Courant has removed the paywall from its main daily Coronavirus story. You'll also find stories in Manchester Patch.
Ah, old school! Every student pictured here is holding a pen or pencil but things will change come Thursday when many kids enter their Google classrooms. We have many more photos of kids learning from home on the district FB page.
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