FISD At-Home Learning
During school closure, students will continue schoolwork via distance education, using a combination of Google Classroom (for grades 3-12) and packets of work provided to students in primary grades. Families without internet access will also be provided paper work packets. The campus sites linked above will provide more specific details.
Please note: Google Classroom will work on PS4 and X-Box One browsers, as well as on computers, tablets, or phones connected to the internet.
Internet Options: There are a few local options for accessing WiFi:
Spectrum has a 60 day free option with installation fees waived at https://corporate.charter.com/newsroom/charter-to-offer-free-access-to-spectrum-broadband-and-wifi-for-60-days-for-new-K12-and-college-student-households-and-more
They also have a Spectrum Internet Assist for qualified low income families at https://www.spectrum.com/browse/content/spectrum-internet-assist
WIFI is available near all of the campuses (you should be able to access it from the parking lot)
Farmersville Chamber of Commerce reports that Jim Foy's office (111 Farmersville Parkway) is set up for public Wifi. The signal should be available from the street, so you can park in front and use it from your car. Or you can use the table or benches on the porch if you maintain an acceptable distance from others.
Educational Television: Announcement from KERA, 3/27/2020:
KERA, the public media service for North Texas, is revamping its weekday television schedule starting Monday to serve pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students who are learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
The programs will air on KERA-Channel 13 and will stream on KERA.org/Learn. The website includes a number of resources that — along with such TV shows as Cyberchase, History Detectives and American Experience — are aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards.
The weekday television lineup is segmented by target grades:
6-8 a.m. - Programs for kids in pre-K to 3rd grade.
8 a.m.-2 p.m. - 4th through 8th-graders.
2-6 p.m. - 9th through 12th graders.