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Hartford school officials remind families to practice social distancing while they’re at pickup sites

Schools are distributing Chromebooks and food
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HARTFORD, Conn. — Monday morning, dozens of Hartford families lined up outside of S.A.N.D Elementary School to pick- up meals and Chromebooks.

The City of Hartford has doubled its efforts to make sure students are fed during the shutdown by opening 16 meal pick-up sites.

“This distribution of devices will make remote learning possible for thousands of students who don’t have access to technology now, and it will be critical to help students continue learning and complete actual school days. I want to thank Superintendent Torres-Rodriguez and the outstanding teams at Harford Public Schools and Metro Hartford Innovation services, who have worked very hard to move these two incredibly important and complex initiatives forward. I also want to recognize all of the educators at Hartford Public Schools, whose hard work, dedication, creativity and flexibility will be crucial to successful distance learning,” says Mayor Luke Bronin.

Hartford Public Schools plan on launching distance learning on March 30th.

For a full list of Hartford Schools meal distribution sites click here