Educational Tools and Resources for Families

This is a collection of resources to help parents and caretakers keep kids active and healthy while schools are closed. Resources will be added continually, so check back often!

 

 

 

ACS and GCI have extended special options for families who currently don’t have internet access.  Please see below:

GCI

In collaboration with the Alaska Council of School Administrators, and the Department of Education and Early Development, GCI has outlined a plan to work with you to provide the options highlighted below for K-12 Students and Teachers:
 
K-12 Students and/or Teachers with no Internet Service:
GCI is committed to connecting households who do not currently have internet service due to financial hardship and we will give these families free Internet service, including wi-fi routers, until May 31, 2020.  We will also provide a modem, which includes a built-in wi-fi router, so your students will also have the ability to connect multiple devices to the Internet. Families on this list will not need to make a deposit or have a credit check before setting up service or receiving equipment.  They will, however, need to return the wi-fi device/modem to GCI if they do not choose to continue service after the free period ends. Please contact Chris Murray or Ted Wilson if you are a student or teacher with no internet and are interested in this offer from GCI.
 
K-12 Students and/or Teachers who currently have GCI Internet Service:
Households already connected with GCI Internet, but who are experiencing increased connectivity needs, can receive a free upgrade to the next level plan for no additional cost through May 31, 2020. We want students to be able to have access to the content they need, and this upgrade is our way of making certain all our customers have the benefit of connectivity during this critical time. Existing customers should call GCI Customer Care at 1-800-800-4800 to receive this upgrade.
 
Lifeline Mobile Phone Service
GCI provides mobile phone service that includes Unlimited Nationwide Talk and Text, plus 10GB of data, for just $1 a month for eligible residents who meet the federal qualifications. We have information on our website and fliers that can be shared with your impacted families. More information is located at https://www.gci.com/mobile/lifeline.

ACS

Students (or their family member) and educators can get one month free, no up-front installation fee and a 10% discount on Unlimited Internet. (We never cap or limit data.)
Call 800-808-8083 
Or at the site Click: “Check availability and order now”
Click: “Order New Service”
Enter address (it should pre-populate)
Select: “Unlimited Internet”
Then Select the $94.99 option that includes installation rates
Make sure discounts are checked
Enter Code: 10%Education