RIDE asks districts to prepare students for possibility of remote learning

No decision has been made from the Governor's office about a remote learning plan.
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – The Rhode Island Department of Education is asking all districts across the state to prepare for the possibility of remote learning, by sending students home for break with laptops and other resources.

In part, the statement from Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green ‘While we have not made any decision to go to distance learning in the new year, we want to make sure every student is prepped and ready to succeed if necessary.’

No decision has been made from the Governor’s office about the possibility of a remote learning plan.

In response, Pawtucket School District sent an email to parents and guardians on Tuesday night- stating that Chromebooks would be sent home with students on Wednesday.

Barrington’s superintendent, Michael Messore, sent parents a similar email on Wednesday.

“We are sending students home with laptops today. If your child was not in school today, or if they did not receive a laptop, devices will be available for distribution on January 3, if needed. Some elementary students may not have received a charger. If the state moves to online learning we will address the need on January 3” said Messore.

However, he did note that the school department is fully prepared to return on January 3.

This is a developing story, please check back for details.

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