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Wireless Hotspots @ Home

Wifi and Hot spots at Home
Get FREE Wi-Fi at home with Beekmantown Central School District's Home HotSpot program designed for students enrolled in any of our four schools. The district is offering a limited number of free wireless hotspot devices to students who do not have Internet access at home. The program enables students to “check out” Internet service for up to two weeks at a time—absolutely free. Both the device and monthly service fees are fully paid by the Beekmantown Central School District via the Extended Learning Time (ELT) grant. The program is intended to help BCSD students access online resources at home to help bridge the digital divide and ensure educational equity. To ensure peace of mind, these devices are filtered in addition to the district's off-site content filtering service and are scheduled so that they cannot be used between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The borrowing limit is one device per household, but these devices may be signed out repeatedly throughout the year.
 
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1. SIGN UP
Students who are enrolled at Beekmantown CSD can reserve a Kajeet Home HotSpot Device by completing the electronic form at the bottom of this web page. Students also need to return a signed parental consent form, available on this page as well as from your building's Technology Integration Specialist.
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2. CHECK OUT
Check out a Kajeet Home HotSpot device from your school's Technology Integration Specialist - (MS/HS - Mr. Yonteff, CHES -Mrs. Bishop, or BES - Ms. Mandeville) You can keep it for up to two weeks at a time.
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3. LOG ON
Bring the device home and connect your phone, tablet, or PC to access free Wi-Fi.
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Who is eligible to participate?
 

The program is open to families:

  • with at least one student enrolled in a school within the Beekmantown Central School District.
  • with at least one student who is part of the ongoing Digital Literacy Initiative.
  • with no household Internet access at the time of sign-up
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How long can I keep the device?
 
The device and service can be borrowed for up to two weeks at a time, depending on need.

 
 
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How much will it cost?

It is absolutely FREE. There are no fees for the device or service. If the device is lost, damaged or not returned, a fee of $60, will be charged to the parent.