Home Internet Service Discounts

Internet Essentials by Comcast offers home internet for $9.95 + tax a month for eligible households. 

Features:

  • 25 Mbps

  • No Term Contract

  • No Credit Check

  • In-Home WiFi

Access by AT&T offers home internet for $10 a month or less for eligible households. 

Features:

  • 25 Mbps

  • Free installation and in-home Wi-Fi

  • No annual contract

  • No deposit

     During remote learning, it's imperative that all OPRFHS students have equitable access to at-home internet service*. The following third party options may change without notice:

*All eligible families will receive OPRFHS home internet information and equipment during Chromebook Distribution.

Home Internet Speed Test

How fast is fast enough?  The Xfinity Speed Test gives good benchmarks along with the test results.  These tests make it easy. Click on the link below for more detailed information on choosing the right home Internet package.   Either one will work regardless of your Internet Service Provider. 

Xfinity Speed Test

Think there may be an internet service outage in your area? Check out DownDetector! 

Type your service in the search field to bring up local results and reported outages. This works with Internet Service Providers, but can also be used to see if there are reports on Google, Zoom, other web based platform, and even cell phone service!

Jump to any section here!

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The Go Guardian Parent App Is HERE!

      Now available to OPRFHS families, the GoGuardian Parent App is a mobile companion to the classroom management and internet filtering tool, GoGuardian, that OPRFHS uses with student Chromebooks.  The  GoGuardian Parent App helps keep parents/guardians aware of your student's activity on school-issued devices while providing you with additional controls during out-of-school hours.  Through the use of this app, we hope to encourage more open and honest conversations between parents and children that will result in safer practices and responsible browsing habits.

What is GoGuardian Parent?

   GoGuardian Parent was created to help provide additional educational support to administrators and teachers by allowing parents to see what sites and documents their children are browsing and providing parents with additional internet controls at home. The app gives parents a bird's eye view of the apps and websites that their kids are on most often and control over school-issued devices during out-of-school hours. With this perspective, parents can be made aware of what types of browsing behavior schools are seeing from students so they can all work together to encourage more effective internet browsing habits at home and at school.

 

What's the intention of the app?

   By providing insight and controls over student browsing activity, our goal is to empower parents to take a more active role in their children's online learning. We aim to create a greater sense of transparency with student browsing to help bring about a greater sense of accountability on both the parent's and the student's part. We also believe that transparency and insight will increase the likelihood of productive student browsing habits on a more consistent basis.

What is included in this app:

  • 30-day view of websites, videos, documents, apps, and extensions

  • Ability to block websites on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours

  • Ability to pause internet access on school-issued devices during out-of-school hours, either on-demand or at a scheduled time

 

To get the GoGuardian Parent App, please follow the instructions the below:

  1. Download the app from your mobile app store. (iPhone: Visit App Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button. Android: Visit Google Play Store, search for GoGuardian Parent, and tap the download button.)

  2. After the app is successfully downloaded and installed, open it up and enter the email address you registered with the school. Note: If you forgot your registered email address, please reach out to familyaccess@oprfhs.org.

  3. Check your email on your phone for a link to log in to the app. Tap "Verify your email", and it will take you straight to the app. Note: If you don't have access to your email through the device you used to log in, tap on "Login with verification code", and copy and paste the verification code from the email into the app.

Support available at

https://www.goguardian.com/parent-app/

 

Skyward Family Access is our student information data portal. Here you will find information on student grades, fines, upcoming school events, and more.  PARENTS PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT SKYWARD LOGIN THAN YOUR STUDENTS!  This is done on purpose to safeguard your financial information.  So, if a students needs money added to their Skyward account for lunch, for example, PARENTS, must login with their parent credentials to add funds to their student's account. To learn more...

 

Stay in the Know with Google Classroom Guardian Summaries!

In order to promote executive functioning and digital organization skills, all teachers at OPRFHS will be using Google Classroom during the 2020-2021 school year.  

In the interim...

As teachers begin adding parent email addresses to their Google Classrooms, please makes sure to look out for the Guardian Summary Invitation in your inbox.  Make sure to check ALL folders as It may be delivered to your Spam folder!

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Keeping students motivated during online learning...

Check out this article by industry educational technology leader Commonsense Media on how keep your students from burning out during remote learning!

 

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