BUHLER, Kan. — Buhler USD 313 released more information about virtual courses as it prepares to ramp up classes again next week.
Pre-K students will have 30 minutes of instruction. Kindergarten and first grade students will have class for 45 minutes. Grades two and three will have instruction for one hour. Ninety minutes of instruction will be required for grades four and five. Students in grades six through seniors will have three hours of class with 30 minutes spent on each subject.
Students in grades 3-12 will be provided school-issued devices that they have been using on a daily basis in their classrooms. Depending on the number of devices needed for Pre-K to second grade students, the district may be able to divide out the remaining devices to Pre-K to second grade families that do not have devices available at home.
Students in grades 3-12 will be able to pick up their devices and chargers when their personal supplies are picked up on Thursday, March 26, or Friday, March 27.
The district is working with local providers to see if there are ways to provide internet access to families who currently do not have it. Ideatek is working on offering “drive-in” WiFi in parking lots at the following locations: Prairie Hills Middle School, the Buhler City Library and Ideatek at 11 Old Main in Buhler. Access points will be installed near parking stalls or lots where users can get online from the comfort of their vehicles and still practice social distancing. More locations will be added in days to come.
Teachers will be available to help students between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Each teacher will designate two office hours they will be available. Students should expect to start class Monday, March 30.
Frequently Asked Questions and other information can be found on usd313.org.