We are encouraging the Comcast Home Internet Essentials program, which will allow all PPS families to get online at home if you qualify as meeting the criteria and are a new customer. Please visit www.internetessentials.com/covid19 to apply for free home wireless internet for 2 months; after the first 2 free months, low-income families that need financial assistance with the monthly $9.95 cost can apply for sponsorship assistance. The district will provide the financial assistance sponsorship sign-up form well before the 2 month free trial ends. Comcast encourages families to use a smartphone to sign up for the Home Essentials service, as that is the fastest way to start the process.
In addition to home internet, the district will provide a form for families to request a Stream (small laptop) to use at home, if needed. The online sign-up form will be available late Monday. As requests are made, tech staff will either deliver the device to the family or coordinate a time for the family to pick it up at Von Steuben.
Von Steuben Middle School 801 E. Forrest Hill Avenue | Peoria, IL 61603 Phone: 309-672-6561 | Fax: 309-685-7631