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Updated Weather Alert: Early Release Today 1/22/18

Parents/Guardians and Staff:

All schools will release two hours early today as a result of the winter storm that is intensifying. All afternoon programs, including pre-school, early childhood, Kids' Safari and Bloomington Career and College Academy are cancelled. All after-school programs are cancelled.

The bus schedule will run as follows: 

  • Secondary Schools (middle and high school) will release at 12:37 p.m.
  • Elementary at 1:20 p.m.
  • Ridgeview at 1:30 p.m.
  • Hillcrest at 1:50 p.m. 

There will be no activity buses running after school today.

Evening building rentals are cancelled.  Activity Centers will close at 5 p.m.  

Tonight's School Board meeting has been cancelled.

Thank you,

Severe Weather Team
Bloomington Public Schools

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Internet Access

Internet access is not mandatory to use Chromebooks but more tools and resources for learning are available when students are able to connect to the Internet. Students and families who do not have internet access at home have a variety of options:
 
  1. Low Cost Internet Options  Bloomington Public School families to are pre-approved for low-cost internet offers through non-profit companies including a options for $10-$20 per month.
  2.  Wifi Hotspots: All k-12 schools currently have cellular internet wifi hotspots available for circulation in their media center.
  3. School Media Center Hours: All secondary media centers currently have hours that extend beyond the school day.  In addition, some days after school there is additional programming  available for students.  Consult your school for more information.
  4. Community Resources: There are several places in the Bloomington Community that have free and open wifi.
  5. Offline Options: Chromebooks have several offline options which enable tools and using resources even without the internet.