MNPS curbside laptop and hotspot pickup underway for virtual learning

Posted at 3:59 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-30 06:52:13-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Students at Hunters Lane High School picked up their hotspots and laptops for virtual learning.

Tenth grader Elijah Taylor doesn’t mind that classes are online due to the pandemic. “It’s very simple.” Taylor got a Dell laptop and T-mobile internet hotspot. “I’m gonna be taking health class.”

Some parents and guardians believe virtual learning is the best way to keep everyone safe. Principal Susan Kessler said by allocating time slots for pickup, they didn’t have long wait times. “We’re getting good at the whole drive-thru everything.” Kessler said, “A third of the students need hotspots.”

They plan to do lunch pickup this way too. “And we want to be able to help them through this unusual transition of living through a pandemic.”

Susan thinks teenagers will adjust easily since many of them already like to communicate through texting and video chatting. “Students are naturally resilient, and so they have adapted to having to live under these circumstances.”

Virtual school starts next week, so if you still need a laptop or hotspot, students need to enroll for school and sign up soon.