Horry County Schools offers parking for internet, 7 a.m to 7 p.m. and other updates

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  • Internet Availability: During the extended school closure, internet access is available in the parking lots of any HCS school building. Parking for internet access is allowed in these areas between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • PowerSchool Parent Portal Access: Due to the extended school closure, Quarter 3 will not end on Friday, March 20th, as previously scheduled. Because of the flexibility built into our eLearning plan, the parent portal will be offline until further notice.
  • HCS Technology Fair which was scheduled for April 8, 2020, has been cancelled. As additional decisions are made regarding other events, cancellations will be announced here.
  • Reminder…Free Meals for Students: HCS will be serving grab-and-go breakfast and lunch Monday-Thursday, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., beginning Monday, March 16th to students 18 years old and younger. Learn more here.

CONWAY, SC (WBTW) – Horry County Schools will give students the option to take home a digital learning device during school closures due to the coronavirus website.

All students in grades 3-12 will have the option of taking home a “personalized digital learning device” during the closure, according to the district’s website. Elementary students who choose this option will take home an iPad, middle schools students will take home a Chromebook and high students will take home a laptop.

Parents or guardians must present their driver’s license or another form of identifications. Outside of device pick-up, all district buildings are closed to the public.

For a full list of pick-up locations and times, visit the district’s website here.

Parents/guardians will have the option to pay a $12 technology fee. The district says this fee is optional, but “if the parent doesn’t pay the $12 technology fee, he/she will assume all responsibility for a device that is damaged while at home.” Students don’t have to present for parents/guardians to pick devices up.

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