|Technology Assistance Program
We know that these times are challenging and there is a digital divide in our nation and city. CPS and Uplift High School has committed to helping our families through this difficult time. If your child is in need of technology, please complete the Remote Learning Technology Request Form. We will have staff on hand beginning on Tuesday, April 14 through Thursday April, 16 from 9:00am until 12:00pm to distribute a device to your student. All students at Uplift have access to tablet, which will become their property, or they can borrow a school issued Chromebook. Please note that a parent or guardian will need to pick up the device and sign the appropriate paperwork. If you have any question you can reach out to our Technology Assistant Edwin Orellana at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several telcom providers are offering free internet access to students and families. Please see this information below.
- AT&T is expanding “Access from AT&T,” our low-cost home internet offering to qualifying households AT&T will continue to offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program.
- Additionally, they are offering new Access from AT&T customers two months of free service.
- All AT&T consumer home internetwireline customers can use unlimited internet data.
- AT&T is redirecting more resources to provide communication services and tools for first responders, health care professionals, educators, and other essential customers. This additional support will help ensure these customers can continue providing critical support to the country and their communities, particularly to first responders using the FirstNet network.
- Spectrum Free Broadband: Spectrum is offering free internet to students in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Starting March 16, 2020, the company will offer free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. To enroll, call 1-844-488-8395.
- Comcast is taking steps to implement the following new policies for the next 60 days, and other important initiatives:
- Comcast has opened their Home Hotspot network for all non-Comcast customers. If you rent router/WiFi equipment from Comcast, you can enable it to help out those around you in this unprecedented time of need. Comcast promotes it as secure and will not impact your own network experience. Please consider turning this option on at the following: https://www.xfinity.com/support/articles/disable-xfinity-wifi-home-hotspot
- Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone: Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internetsubscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
- Pausing Our Data Plan: With so many people working and educating from home, we want our customers to access the internet without thinking about data plans. While the vast majority of our customers do not come close to using 1TB of data in a month, we are pausing our data plans for 60 days giving all customers Unlimited data for no additional charge.
- No Disconnects or Late Fees: We will not disconnect a customer’s internetservice or assess late fees if they contact us and let us know that they can’t pay their bills during this period. Our care teams will be available to offer flexible payment options and can help find other solutions.
- News, Information and Educational Content on X1 and Flex: For those with school-age students at home, we’ve created new educational collections for all grade levels in partnership with Common Sense Media. Just say “education” into your X1 or Flex voice remote. To help keep customers informed, we also have created a collection of the most current news and information on Coronavirus. Just say “Coronavirus” into your X1 or Flex voice remote.
Student Food Assistance
Uplift will no longer serve as a site for student meals during the COVID 19 closures. Please utilize the links below to see where students can access meals during Spring Break and for the rest of the school closures.
Spring Break Map:
Post Spring Break Map: