Materials Distribution: Student Technology & Instructional Materials
Distribution of student technology and instructional materials at the beginning of the school year is foundational to provide students with access to the resources they will need to successfully engage in distance learning. This year, the distribution of needed technology and instructional materials provides an access point for connection, a way for school staff to check in with families and welcome them “back to school.”
We will support teachers and staff in connecting with students, help clarify expectations and set the stage for distance learning. SFUSD will provide schools with the resources, protocols, and tools to assess and meet the needs of students for technology (device and internet connectivity) and instructional materials. Schools will use consistent systems and protocols to track and manage access to technology and instructional materials to help ensure that students have access to the resources they need to engage in distance learning. The Department of Technology (DoT) and the Curriculum & Instruction department (C&I) will partner with sites in this effort.
Technology access for PK-2 is now part of the district’s Distance Learning Plan. Preparation is underway to develop supports to onboard teachers and families to digital distance learning in the lower grades. The DoT will provide schools with devices and Internet hotspots to distribute to families who need them for all grade levels, PK-12.