Tuloso-Midway parents pick up devices for school start

Posted at 3:38 PM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 23:03:19-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — As schools begin to start classes in a few weeks, one local district will begin its new school year on Monday.

At Tuloso-Midway High School, parents are preparing to get their child ready for classes by picking up device packets.

TMISD will begin its 2020-2021 school year with distance learning with the school day divided into four periods. Students will tune into their classes by zoom.

Tuloso-Midway High School is equipped with more than 600 Chromebooks which will be given to its students along with hotspots when needed.

On Saturday afternoon, parents lined up to pick up their device packets for their students.

“My concern was just getting the technology help and they were very helpful with that,” said parent Gracie Soto, whose child attends TMISD.

Administrators said they are doing what they can to make sure that each student in the district gets the instruction that is needed.

“We do have a need in our district so we are making sure that we are providing them with what they need in order to be successful while distant,” said Ben Portillo, principal of Tuloso-Midway High School.

Parents will also receive a packet for technical support in case something happens with the Chromebooks.

Portillo said parents are also required to sign a contract stating they will be responsible for the devices.