Synced for Students
Polk County Public Schools and Polk Vision have teamed up to help improve internet access for our students through a new initiative: Synced for Students.
Beginning Monday, April 27, PCPS will deploy a specially equipped fleet of 50 buses that will serve as Wi-Fi hotspots in areas of need. Please see the list of locations at polkschoolsfl.com/buswifi.
The buses will operate from approximately 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays at the designated sites (please check the schedule for specifics at polkschoolsfl.com/buswifi). During that time, students and families in the area will be able to connect to the internet using the following login information:
WiFi signal name: PCPSBUS
With campuses closed through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, PCPS students are engaging with their teachers and lessons online as part of a statewide transition to distance learning. However, the change has been difficult for many families who lack internet service at home, or have limited internet options in their community.
Through Synced for Students, PCPS and Polk Vision hope to expand online access and make sure as many children as possible have the tools they need to succeed at distance learning.
The bus sites will be patrolled by law enforcement for safety. When visiting the locations, we ask that you please maintain social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
For those who cannot access the bus schedule online, please call PCPS’ Transportation office at 863-534-7300.