Technology Support

Financial Assistance

FCC Affordable Connectivity program

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

We are pleased to announce that our families who applied and qualified for free or reduced-cost school meals in the last 12 months can now also receive free or reduced-cost internet access. The new federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides eligible households up to $30/month toward their internet bills and even includes a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet through a qualifying provider. 

Meeting any of the following criteria could also make your family eligible for this benefit: 


Families can check their eligibility, sign up, and find fully covered plans at (mobile-accessible and available in Spanish) or by calling 877-384-2575 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET any day of the week.

Eligible households can also enroll through a participating broadband provider or by (1) going to to submit an online application or print a mail-in application and (2) contacting their preferred participating broadband provider and selecting a plan.  Additional information about the Emergency Broadband Benefit is available at, or by calling 877-384-2575 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET any day of the week.

Emergency Broadband Benefit  (Spanish)

Spectrum Internet Assist

The Spectrum Internet Assist program provides reliable, high-speed internet access at an affordable price for those who qualify.

Eligible low-income households can receive discounted 30 Mbps high-speed internet, along with Security Suite and an internet modem, at no additional charge.

Spectrum Internet Assist requires no contracts, and as always, there are no data caps or hidden fees.

Google Help for Students & Families

Resources from NPCSD

2023 update Google Presentation for Parents

How to use your Google Calendar for Classroom (for Students)

Using your Google Calendar for Classroom

Responding to assignments in Google Classroom (for Students)

Tips for students responding to assignments in Google Classroom

Have questions about how to use various G Suite Apps like Google Drive, Google Docs, or Google Classroom?  

Visit the site above for helpful resources and step-by-step guides.

Resources from Google

Parental Controls and filters

The majority of internet service providers have parental control options that allow you to pause internet access for specific devices, etc built in to your account. Please contact your service provider for additional details and assistance. 

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Technology Department using our  Help Ticket form. 

Additional Parent Control Options
(Thank you to Alex M. for creating these videos to help support our NPCSD parents/guardians)

Setting up Parental Controls on Mac and Windows Computers      Setting up OpenDNS on your home network


New Paltz Central School District students receive a district-owned Chromebook (Grades 6-12) for use in their schoolwork. It is important that you take care of your device at all times. Following these simple rules will ensure that you have a working device to use at home and at school.


Digital Citizenship and Internet Safety

We've put together a site of valuable resources to help keep our students and staff safe online. There is also a section for parents to help you discuss digital citizenship and internet safety with your children. Similar to this tech support site, this site will be continuously updated.