Hot Spot Program

Last Updated: 7/8/2021 3:38 AM

In the Graves County Schools, we realize that as students choose to learn virtually during the CoVID-19 pandemic, some students may not have the ability to internet access.  We are striving to address this problem by offering students in need the ability to temporarily use a Verizon hot spot furnished to them by the district.  

These hot spots are designed to give the GCS student internet access wherever a Verizon cellular network is found so that he/she may complete his/her assignments using either a district issues device through the Power On Digital Program or his/her personally owned device.   Both the hot spots connected to district-provided devices and those connected to personally owned devices will be subject to content filtering measures put into place by the district.  

How do I request a hot spot?

Please reach out to your student's school for assistance in requesting a hot spot for your child.  Your school will submit a request on your behalf and a district committee will evaluate the application and notify the student's school if the application is approved.  

Obtaining the hot spot

Once approved, the student will schedule a time to meet with district personnel so that the device used can be configured to connect to the hot spot.  At this time, both the student and guardian will be required to fill out the corresponding agreement below.

GCS Hot Spot Device Care Agreement (District Chromebooks)
GCS Hot Spot Device Care Agreement (Personal Device)

How to connect to the hot spot

To learn how to connect your device up to the provided hot spot, please refer to the document linked below.

District Chromebooks -- Hot Spot FAQs
Personal Computers -- Hot Spot FAQs

 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) / Troubleshooting

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions and also a few troubleshooting tips into the document below.  Please refer to this document before reaching out for support.

District Chromebooks -- Hot Spot FAQs
Personal Computers -- Hot Spot FAQs

Current hot spot repair pricing

Below are the prices for Hot Spot repairs.  

AC Adapter -- $30.00
Total Replacement / Lost -- $199.99