To access district resources from home, you will need a connection to the internet. This can be through your home router, Hot Spot, or Local Wi-Fi
Home internet providers in our area include POVN, PUD, iFiber, and Spectrum. If you are looking to seek home service, and do not have it please check out these providers.
A feature on most phones is the ability to use it as a mobile hotspot. Please check with your carrier for details about your data plan such as additional charges or fees, to set this up please see your phone's user manual.
District Provided Local Wi-fi
Newport School District has worked with Exbabylon and our local Fire and Rescue to provide additional Hotspots in the area as well.
NOTE:During this time please be aware that the Fire stations are closed to the public, this includes bathrooms and other facilities. If you believe there to be a technical issue please let us know at GrizIT@newportgriz.com
Look for the Grizzly in the Window!
Sacheen Lake Station on Hwy 211 (6131 Hwy 211)
Fertile Valley Station (11 Jermain Rd)
Camden Station (4193 Allen Rd)
South Pend Oreille Station 4 (433171 Hwy 20)
Dalkena Station (11 Dalkena St)
Always accessible is our district wi-fi as well, including the Pend Oreille River School located at 110 W. Pine St, behind Safeway.
PUD Provided Hotspots
Finally, there are areas available with free public Wi-Fi. These include common areas such as several public locations, thanks to our local PUD.
The following locations currently have free Wi-Fi available using the Wi-Fi name:
“POPUD_FREE WiFI INTERNET ACCESS”.
• Diamond Lake: Near Bushels Bakery & the Diamond Lake Boat Launch, Green Rd & Hwy 2.
• Newport: TJ Kelly Park across from the Post Office, 100 N. Washington.
• Newport: Newport City Park, 1st St & Calispel Ave.
• Usk*: At the Crossroads where Hwy 20 meets Hwy 211, 421341 Hwy 20.
• Cusick: At the Park near City Hall, 1st Ave & Monumental Way.
• Tiger*: At the Tiger Historical Center, corner of Hwy 20 & Hwy 31.
• Ione: Waterfront Park, 410 Main St.
• Ione: Across from the PUD Warehouse, corner of Central & Millyard Rd.
• Metaline: Between the Mini Mart & Visitor’s Center, 116 Hwy 31.
• Metaline Falls: Outside the Cutter Theater, 302 Park St.
Connecting a Home Device...
Any device with internet access can be used to provide instruction through Canvas and other online resources. These devices include desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and more. The following steps will allow you to use the connected device you have at home:
Sign in using the student's district-provided email address and password.(GradyearLastnameFirstname@newportgriz.com)
If you need a Device...
If a device is needed by any NSD Student to access work, or additional devices to support all the students in your household, we will be providing Chromebooks to any student who needs one. These devices will still need internet connectivity and will be subject to Newport School District policies even while out of the district. We will be providing devices to check out through the Stratton office on the following dates and times:
April 6th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
April 7th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
April 13th from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
April 14thfrom 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
April 15thfrom 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.
This is NOT first come first serve, we will be providing ALL students who request a device at this time, so please keep social distancing in mind while coming in to get devices.
Make sure your Chromebook is not left in the sun or an extremely cold or hot environment
Do not eat or drink by your Chromebook
When you clean your Chromebook use a microfiber or non-bleach cleaning wipe.
Do not tamper with or alter or remove the identification labels currently on the Chromebook.
Do not leave unattended in an unsecured area.
Remember you are responsible for any damage, breakage, or loss and will have to pay to repair it.
Newport School District supports a large variety of technologies within the district that allows students to conduct research, work on papers, create presentations and the list goes on. We have certain policies we must follow and enforce but most importantly we seek to give you, the student, a platform for bringing things to our attention so we may better serve you.
Federal law requires that we provide a safe Internet experience for all of our users, these rules come from a law referred to as CIPA. In short, we are required to filter access to pictures and material that is considered to be (a) obscene; (b) pornography; or (c) harmful to minors. In addition, each building has further restrictions that have been requested by the staff in that building to make sure education is provided by the best means possible and sometimes that means blocking certain websites. What can you do? When a site is blocked by our filter, a teacher can open it up for temporary access or you may hit the link on that page to request access to that site.
Our effort in filtering is a "best-effort" blocking websites that are required to be blocked is an effort that is always ongoing, this is why we subscribe to a filter service to assist us. If you have any questions please reach out to GrizIT@newportgriz.com
PUD Free Wifi
The following locations currently have free Wi-Fi available using the Wi-Fi name: “POPUD_FREE WiFI INTERNET ACCESS”.
Newport at the park across from the Post Office - 100 N. Washington
Ione accross from the PUD warehouse at the corner of Central St. & Millyard Rd.
Metaline Falls outside the Cutter Theater at 302 Park Street
Cusick at the park near City Hall at 1st Ave & Monumental Way