This year, Mahtomedi Public Schools is offering alternative study spaces within the community for students in grades six through Passages who need access to a reliable internet connection and quiet learning area.
Due to the Governor's recent Executive Order 20-99, the use of study carrels at the Wildwood Library during Distance Learning is on hold. When the Governor changes the status of the Stay-at-Home order to reopen public spaces, the Wildwood Library will inform Mahtomedi Schools and we will open the study carrels back up to our school community.
This initiative is part of our Device for Every Learner program and is made possible because of Mahtomedi Community Education and the Wildwood Library of Washington County.
The District Education Center and the Wildwood Public Library have designated quiet study carrels for secondary students to reserve. The study spaces are available to secondary and Passages Transition Program students in the Hybrid or Distance Learning models.
Study Spaces and Times
- District Education Center (three study carrels) available Monday through Friday from 8 am - 3 pm.
- Wildwood Library of Washington County (eight study carrels) available Mondays from 10 am - 2 pm, Thursdays from 3 - 7 pm, and Fridays from 10 am - 2 pm.
Reserve a Study Space
To reserve a study space, please check the calendar links for the site you would like to reserve. Once you determine a date and time, please submit the Google Reservation Form.
District Education Center Calendar
Wildwood Library of Washington County Calendar
- Students are allowed to reserve one study carrel per day for a two-hour block.
- Please note, these study carrels are not supervised by staff, so students need to be able to monitor their behavior and attention to learning tasks.
- You will receive an email response letting you know your request has been received. School staff will review your request and send a confirmation email either approving the request or denying it, prompting you to choose another slot.
Additional Internet Support
The school district has a limited number of hotspots for check out to families. These devices are Sprint cellular devices, if used in areas without good cellular coverage these devices may not work. Please contact Megan Koren at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are also a few options available at this time in our community for support related to reliable high speed internet access. These are organizations and companies that are willing to help and offer low cost internet access to support our families:
Washington County Library System has mobile hotspots available for checkout. Hotspots provide 4G Internet service within the T-Mobile network, can be checked out for 1 month, and can be renewed three times (if there are no other holds).
CenturyLink Lifeline provides qualifying low-income customers the access to two support programs for phone and internet support.
Comcast Essentials Comcast recently updated their program, outstanding debt to Comcast is no longer a disqualifier for enrollment as long as you apply before 12/31/20.
PCs for People is a 4G service that can offer internet access for as little as $15/month.
Some cell phone carriers have also made changes to their service to support students working from home: