•  If you missed our morning email, you can visit www.forneyisd.net/virtual to view.  We are also sending out calls as we send out emails.  So if you receive a call from the district, please check your voicemail before calling the main line back.

    To reach a teacher, please call 469-762-5155 and enter their extension.

    Resource Hotline 469-762-4500 (weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.) or email resources@edu.forneyisd.net

    Counselor Hotline 469-762-4501 (weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

    Student Technology Help Line 469-762-4503 (weekdays 8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

    Grab & Go Meal Times Extended - Now 7-11 a.m.
    Grab & Go meals were a hit this morning, so we’re expanding the time - 7-11 a.m. every weekday during virtual learning at Lewis, Rhea and Smith.  Food Services has provided an updated menu on their website. 

    Tech Hubs at Smith & Rhea
    In addition to the Grab & Go Meals, we also have Tech Hubs setup at Rhea and Smith.  If you need a Chromebook, need a repair, or had a Chromebook in the depot over the break, you can drive through and stop at the Tech Hub.  If you forgot your Chromebook on your home campus, that will be handled by that campus. (See info below.)

    Community Resources
    Our administration team met with our community churches and partners today, who are already collecting and working to support our families.  We are so grateful for them, and amazed that we may have additional community resources in our Grab & Go lines very soon. We’ll also be listing community resources on our virtual hub website.

    Virtual Learning: K-2 virtual vs. 3-12 Chromebook
    Virtual learning looks different at every level, but your teachers began reaching out via phone and email today to start guiding you through the process.

    For K-2, teachers will be working individually with students this week to assess what they have access to at home.  They’re going to be sharing online resources and encourage reading at home for week 1. Learning activities will be shared with students and families on a weekly basis.

    At the 3rd-12th grade level, student learning activities will be sent through Canvas.  If your 3rd grade student doesn’t have access to a device at home or a sibling’s device, you may pick-up a Chromebook from the Tech Hub at Rhea or Smith, 7-11 a.m., March 18-20.  For 3rd grade students needing a password, that information will be sent through your teacher.

    Instructions for logging into Skyward
    Instructions for logging into Canvas

    Dual Credit & AP Testing
    Eastfield College and our postsecondary advisors will communicate directly with students regarding dual credit classes.  The College Board has shared they are finalizing AP Exam options that would allow students to test at home, depending on the situation in May.  Additional resources, including online lessons and review sessions, will be made available.”  College Board will communicate details by March 20.


    Wi-Fi
    Free Wi-Fi is available from several providers during this time. Please check with a local provider.
    FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
    Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
    Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
    AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families
    Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
    Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
    T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.

    Also, families may drive through the bus lane to the back of Smith Intermediate or Rhea Intermediate School, where Wi-Fi will be accessible under the awning at the back of the school. The student will not need to exit the car. Once there, the student can access the WiFi and upload the work to their Chromebook to work offline at home.

    Campus item pick-up
    If your student left an item on campus, you can contact your campus via email or call and share with your student name, the item left and location on campus. We’ll do the best we can to locate the item, and email you back with pick-up date/time, March 18-20, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.  Please know it may take some time to locate, so emailing us is the best option. 

    Information on instrument pick-up will be emailed to you from your band director this evening.

    When you come to campus to pick-up, please do not get out of your car.  Call the campus, and we will bring the item to your car.