Graduation June 10 1:00
The Internet at home program is ending soon!
We are getting near the end of the E-Rate funding support so we would like to work with you and let you know about the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit. Since Wellpinit School District participates in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), your students' households are automatically eligible to receive the ACP benefit. Here is the flyer and a letter that can be used to start working on the transition from E-Rate to ACP. Once the student's household is qualified, you have up to 3 months to select an eligible service provider, so now is a perfect time to start applying. If you want to use the Sp̓q̓n̓iʔ Broadband Services (Spokane Tribal Service), they will just need the copy of your approval and the birth date for who was approved. You can bring this to their office in the Admin building, or email it to Leslie Hardwick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, the ACP benefit is for any participating service provider so if there are students that go through Century Link, ATT, Verizon, HughesNet or Viasat for internet service you could use this benefit. It also can be used off-reservation and you would get a $30 discount as opposed to the $75 that qualified tribal land residents get. One thing to note is that qualifying cell providers can use it as well, but the benefit can only be used for one service provider per household at a time, so you would need to choose which one to apply the discount to. For example, you could have cell service through ATT or Verizon and also be a customer of Sp̓q̓n̓iʔ Broadband Services, but would only be able to provide the discount to either them or ATT or Verizon and would be financially responsible for the other account or any variation difference. Leslie Hardwick can assist people with any questions they may have, even if they cannot get the tribes service at their residence and use another internet service provider.
Health and Safety Information Resources
988 Call or Text
Call or Text 988 & Press 4 for Native & Indigenous People
988 Suicide & Crisis Life Line: 988 you can call text or chat. Deaf or hard of hearing, and TTY users: dial 711 then 988 https://988lifeline.org/talk-to-someone-now/
988 and Press 4 Looking to speak to someone who is knowledgeable about trauma and traditions of Native and Indigenous peoples of Washington State. Call 988 and Press 4
Suicide Prevention WA: https://doh.wa.gov/you-and-your-family/injury-and-violence-prevention/suicide-prevention/crisis
Depression, Anxiety, or Counseling: Website: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
Eating Disorders: Website: https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/help-support/contact-helpline
Substance Abuse: Website: https://drughelpline.org/
Notice of Openings:
The Native Youth Community Project is looking for community members who would like to come into our schools to help support students. The time commitment, schedule, and activities are flexible, but could include things like helping in a classroom, sharing a story or activity, mentoring, or simply being a positive presence.
Please contact the school principals to discuss opportunities and compensation.
We've seen the difference it makes when the community is involved in schools and we will continue to explore and develop more opportunities for collaboration. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with other questions or ideas.
Wellpinit School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator/Title IX Officer, Terry Bartolino,email@example.comPO Box 390, Wellpinit WA 99040. 509-258-4535. Section 504 Coordinator Julie Filer,firstname.lastname@example.orgPO Box 390, Wellpinit WA 99040. 509-258-4535