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WIFI COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
WIFI COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
Dr. Chuck Bleyer
Thursday, August 20, 2020

Wabash County CUSD #348
WiFi Community Outreach Program

Wabash County CUSD #348 has developed the following program to assist the community and our students that are struggling with WiFi connectivity.  This program utilizes the capabilities of the District by establishing WiFi Cafes, computer lab accessibility, transportation opportunities, onsite WiFi at the school buildings,  and offsite WiFi hotspots distributed throughout the county.  This program will begin August 24th, 2020.

WiFi Cafes: 

The WiFi Cafes will be established in the Mt. Carmel Grade and High Schools.  These ‘cafes’ will have accommodations for up to forty students at a time.  Students may select from a morning option (9 am - 11am) or the afternoon option (12 pm - 2 pm).  The Cafes are opportunities for students in the grade 3-12.  Students that attend the Cafes will have to bring their own school issued or personal computing devices and any other school work materials.  While at the Cafes, the students will be required to follow all student handbook requirements and any other additional building requirements.  Students will enter the Jr/Sr. High School at the main entrance, and students will enter the Grade School at the gym entrance.  Additionally, students will be required to have a temperature check, wear a face covering, and practice social distancing.  The Cafes will also provide snacks and water along with lunch.  

For WiFi Cafes located at Mount Carmel Jr./Sr.High School and Mount Carmel Grade School please contact Aaron Croft by email : acroft@wabash348.com or Phone: (618)-262-5104.

Transportation:

For those students that need transportation to the Cafes, the District will offer bus transportation to and from the Cafes.  Buses will be available for both AM and PM sections.  If you need bus transportation, you will need to call 618-262-8539 between the hours of 9 am - 2 pm Monday through Friday to make arrangements.  

WiFi Onsite:  WiFi has been made available to students at all three school locations in the district.

  • MCES - Main Parking Lot

  • MCGS - School Bus Parking Lot

  • MCJHS/MCHS - Back Parking Lot by Main Gym

Offsite Hotspots:

Offsite WiFi for students will be available starting Monday, August 24, 2020 at select locations throughout Wabash County by utilizing a mobile hotspot called Kajeet.  Kajeet is not as powerful as school WiFi, but will still allow functionality for our students.  The Kajeet will only be available during school hours for school purposes.  

WiFI Hotspots can be identified by looking for the logo at each of the following locations throughout Wabash County.

  • Gospel Kingdom Church - Mt. Carmel (South West)

  • Roads Church - Mt. Carmel (South)

  • Evangelical United Methodist - Mt. Carmel (Northeast)

  • Lancaster Christian Church - Lancaster

  • Faith Assembly - Patton

  • Belmont United Methodist - Belmont

  • Lick Prairie Christian Church - Belmont (North)

  • Keensburg Christian Church - Keensburg

  • Allendale School - Allendale - Front Parking Lot (password - allendale)

The WiFi password for these devices is currently set as “smartbus”, but may periodically change and can be obtained by contacting the school or by emailing ksmith@wabash348.com, akiser@wabash348.com, or sholt@wabash348.com


Mt. Carmel Elementary School Computer Labs

- For MCES students only:

The MCES computer labs will be open at Mt. Carmel Elementary School.  The computer labs will be open from 9 am - 11 am and 12 pm - 2:00 pm.  The parents will need to call the school (618-263-3876) and reserve a time slot for their children to work. Please remember to bring your child’s codes and any items necessary to complete their work.  The student must be accompanied by an adult and no younger children will be allowed.  Please remember that temperatures will be taken at the door and everyone is required to wear a mask and social distance.  All school rules will apply.