By: Andy Klotz—
Muncie, Ind. – We’re a week away from the first day of school for students in Muncie Community Schools (MCS). Nearly 800 students have enrolled in the district’s new virtual learning program, and those without a computer, laptop or tablet can acquire one from the school system beginning tomorrow.
MCS will assign one device – iPads for K-2 students, Chromebooks for students in grades 3-12 – to the parent or guardian of each student who has already registered for the program. Distribution will take place at the MCS Administration Building at 4301 S. Cowan Rd. over the next three days. Times are as follows:
Wednesday, Aug. 5: 9 – 11 a.m. and 1 – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 6: 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 3 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 7: 9 – 11 a.m., 1 – 3 p.m. and 4 – 6 p.m.
MCS will also supply a portable hot spot to students without a reliable internet connection. Parents or guardians are asked to wear a face covering when entering the building to sign out the equipment and must provide valid identification.
Students enrolled in the district’s traditional, in-school program will also receive devices and hot spots. Those will be distributed on the first day of school, August 11.
For more information on each program or to enroll a student, please visit EnrollinMCS.org/.
About Muncie Community Schools
Serving the local community since 1855, Muncie Community Schools (MCS) educates more than 5,000 students at six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school while also managing several other educational facilities. Through its unique partnership with Ball State University, MCS strives to maximize each student’s potential so he or she can be a positive, productive member of society. Find out more about MCS or Director of Public Education and CEO Lee Ann Kwiatkowski at muncieschools.org.