GIPS provides internet jetpacks for students

Published: Apr. 10, 2020 at 5:55 PM CDT
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The lack of internet access, makes it harder for students to complete their online learning assignments but GIPS has a solution.

GIPS Superintendent Dr. Tawana Grover said, "We knew it was up to us to make the necessary decision to provide these resources so our students can stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected."

They will provide 125 Verizon Jetpacks to students that lets them wirelessly connect to the internet on their devices.

"While we aren't counting grades in gradebooks," said Grover. "We are counting on students learning the content we are teaching and being ready to move forward when we start school in the fall."

Principles have identified who needs the jet packs and will arrange a time for families to pick them up.

Teachers said having a connection with their students brings joy during this tough time.

Dr. Toni Palmer GIPS Chief of Leadership and learning said, "It's important for our students to stay connected to their teachers and peers during this time. Not only for continued learning but to maintain connections and support."

If you are a GIPS student and need a jet pack, contact your principal, counselor or social worker.