Chromebooks loaned to LBUSD students to aid online studies

Hundreds lined up outside of Jordan High School, Wednesday, March 25, to collect Chromebook laptops the district are loaning to Long Beach Unified students so they may continue their studies from home as schools remain closed until May 3, at least.

The laptops, which were handed out at Jordan High School and five other schools in the district, were given to students who needed working computers to access the district’s new online learning program, “Home Learning Opportunities,” that launched Monday, March 23.

Despite parent’s relief to have the laptops and new online support, parents and students are still faced with more questions than answers as to how the rest of the school year will play out and how the changes will affect their grades and credits.

“I’m going to have to make up the months I’ve missed of school, so that might affect my attendance at Long Beach City College,” Nathan Ruiz, a senior at Jordan High School said. “I might have to wait to go until next year.”

Signs were posted all along the fences that guided queues to maintain proper social distances while Jordan High staff walked up and down the lines to ensure people stood at least six feet from each other.

Long Beach Unified will continue to loan out the Chromebooks from 8 to 11 a.m. until Friday, March 27. Students are required to bring a valid student ID to checkout the laptops.

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Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.
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