PRESS RELEASE- AUGUST 11, 2020
As indicated in the Return to School Plan for the district, the system has established 12 Wi-Fi access points throughout the county for students during the morning and afternoon each day beginning August 17, 2020.
In addition to the 12 Wi-Fi Access points announced yesterday, the district is providing 4 additional Wi-Fi access points between 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. each day at the following locations:
Calvary Baptist Church
4837 Luckey’s Bridge Road - Dearing
Happy Valley Store (rear parking area)
4211 Happy Valley Road
6584 Lincolnton Rd NE
Thomson-McDuffie Government Complex (new court house)**
210 Railroad Street
**Effective September 1, 2020 - This access point will be relocated to
Union Baptist Church
2743 Cedar Rock Road
At these locations, families can use personal devices or system-issued Chromebooks to connect to the system network. Directions on how to change the Wi-Fi settings on Chromebooks are located on the Learn from Home link on the system webpage at www.mcduffie.k12.ga.us.
Up to 60 devices located within 300 feet of the system vehicle may be served at once. Families should remain in their vehicles or homes at these locations to adhere to social distancing guidelines.
Using devices connected to these Wi-Fi locations will enable students to watch teacher-directed videos, to submit assignments, to email teachers, and to reload flash drives by downloading materials from Google Classroom.