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D. 202 in Plainfield is distributing 6,700 laptops to PreK-3 students for remote learning

Plainfield District 202 will deliver about 6,700 laptops to pre-kindergarten through third grade students this week to use for remote learning.

The district bought the computers earlier this summer as part of its new remote learning program. District 202 started the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 31 with all students in remote learning because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The computers will be distributed Oct. 15 and Oct. 16. Families will get specific details from their home schools.

The district also bought 10,000 laptops earlier this summer students in grades four through 12 to use for remote learning. Both purchases together cost about $7 million.

District 202’s PreK through third grade remote learning curriculum does not require a computer for students to participate, however, families have requested laptops for their younger students as well.

District 202 recently started the process to slowly return students to in-person learning in small, age and need-based groups when it is safe to do so and as conditions allow.

Multi-needs special education students will return on Oct. 26.

Preschool and kindergarten students are scheduled to return the week of Nov. 2, 2020.

Older students will come back between mid-November and mid-January 2021. Each group’s return will depend on the successful return of the prior group.

District officials continue to monitor numerous criteria including health metrics, safety guidelines, the availability of safety and cleaning supplies, regular and substitute staffing
and community input
 
 
 

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