How LBUSD students can get access to Chromebooks, internet and meals

The Long Beach Unified School District’s campuses are closed until at least May 3, but the district’s more than 70,000 students still have access to online instruction and vital services including free meals. Here’s how families can access these resources.

Home learning opportunities

While the district’s campuses are closed, students will get instruction via the LBUSD’s “Home Learning Opportunities” hub. Click here to visit the website.

Once on the hub, navigate to your school, then find your teachers for instructions on how to access Google Classroom for instruction and assignments.

According to LBUSD deputy superintendent Jill Baker, this schoolwork will be “relevant and standards-based,” but will not be graded.

Special-education students can find additional resources on the Home Learning Opportunities hub, and on their school pages.

Chromebooks

Students who have access to a computer at home are asked to use that computer, but students who need one can check out a Chromebook to use at home for the duration of the closures.

They’ll be distributed at Cabrillo High School, Hughes Middle School, Jordan High School, Lakewood High School, Millikan High School and Poly High School.

Any student who needs a Chromebook can show up at those campuses between 8 and 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 25 through Friday March 27.

A student ID is required to check out a Chromebook.

Home internet

Those who need internet at home will have the ability to get either a home-internet hotspot from the district or a low-cost internet plan through a provider. More information on both options will be provided at the distribution sites when picking up Chromebooks.

Meals

Free meal service will be provided through the duration of the shutdown. All children ages 1 to 18, regardless of whether they’re a student or not, can pick up meals from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on weekdays. Meals will be grab-and-go style lunches, as well as a breakfast to eat the following morning.

Meals will be serviced at every LBUSD campus except Beach/Reid, Browning, CAMS, Lowell, Millikan, Naples, PAAL, Renaissance, Sato and Stanford.

LBUSD spokesman Chris Eftychiou said the district distributed 39,767 meals last week.

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