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Polk County Public Schools offering free WiFi for students via 50 schools buses

Posted at 4:39 AM, Apr 27, 2020

BARTOW, Fla. — Polk County Public Schools wants the make sure every student can access the internet while classes are being held virtually online during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district is teaming up with Polk Vision for a new initiative called Synced for Students.

Starting Monday, April 27, a specially-equipped fleet of 50 school buses will serve as Wi-Fi hotspots in areas in need.

The buses will operate weekdays from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will be running through the end of the 2019-2020 school year,

Students and families can use the Wi-Fi to conntect to the internet using the following login information:

  • WiFi signal name: PCPSBUS
  • Password: PCPS2020

Law enforcement officers will be patrolling the bus sites for safety.

The district wants to remind you to maintain social distancing guidelines while visiting the bus locations to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Here the is the full list of Wi-Fi school bus locations:

Auburndale, 33823
Boswell Elementary-2820 K-Ville Avenue (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Legacy Community Church – 201 Dickey Rd (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Bartow, 33830
Gause Academy – 1395 Polk St. (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Gibbons Street Elementary – 1860 E Gibbons St. (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
St Marks Missionary Baptist Church (Corner of Dudley Dr @ 91 Mine Rd) – 2510 N 91 Mine Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Stephens Elementary – 1350 N Maple Ave (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Summerlin Oaks Apartments (Park at the complex) – 980 Church St. (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Bradley Junction, 33835
First Baptist Church – 610 Pine St (2 – 5 p.m.)

Davenport, 33837
Davenport School of the Arts – 4751 N County Rd 547 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Horizons Elementary – 1700 Forest Lake Drive (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Davenport, 33897
Citrus Ridge Civic Academy – 1775 Sand Mine Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Dundee, 33838
Dundee Elementary – 415 Fredrick Ave (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Eagle Lake, 33839
Eagle Lake Elementary- 400 Crystal Beach (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Pinewood Elementary- 1400 Gilbert St (2 – 5 p.m.)

Eloise, 33880
The Freedom Church- 108 1st Street (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Fort Meade, 33841
Christmas Tree Trailer Park – Kristen Loop E. (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Lewis Elementary – 115 S Oak Ave (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Frostproof, 33843
Frostproof Elementary – 118 3rd St. (2 – 5 p.m.)
Hwy 630 E @ Walk In Water Rd (Empty Lot) (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Hwy 98 @ West Frostproof Rd (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
McClellan Rd @ Dawes Rd (7 – 10 a.m.)
Sun Ray United Methodist Church – 316 Raymond Ave (2 – 5 p.m.)

Haines City, 33844
Bethune Academy – 900 Avenue F (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Boone Middle – 225 S 22nd St (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Eastside Elementary – 1820 East Johnson Avenue (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Parkview Village Apartments – 3601 Baker Dairy Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
PCPS Haines City Fuel Site – 800 Oak Ave (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Sandhill Elementary – 1801 Tyner Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Indian Lake Estates, 33855
Indian Lake Estates @ J & J Restaurant -1 Deland St. (7 – 10 a.m.)

Kissimmee, 34759
Lake Marion Creek Middle – 3055 Lake Marion Creek Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Laurel Elementary – 1851 Laurel Ave (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Palmetto Elementary – 315 Palmetto St (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Lake Hamilton, 33851
Post Office Lake Hamilton- 201 W Main St (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Lake Wales, 33853
McLaughlin Middle – 800 S 4th St. (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Polk County Fire Rescue Station 840 – 4925 Timberlane Rd (7 – 10 a.m.)
Roosevelt Academy – 115 E St. (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Lake Wales, 33859
Orange Acres Mobile Home Park – Lake Buffum Rd E @ Barnwell Ave (7 – 10 a.m.)
Soccer Field – 151 Hunt Brothers Rd (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)

Lake Wales, 33898
Greater Saint Thomas Holiness Church – 2256 Friedlander Rd (2 – 5 p.m.)
Lake Pierce Ranchettes Park – 2670 Fast Trott Trail (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Mammoth Grove Rd @ Masterpiece Rd (Open Lot) (2 – 5 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33801
2525 Marion Dr (Back of property is on Blair Cir N) (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Crystal Lake Middle – 2410 N Crystal Lake Dr (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Lakeland Discount Grocery – 1305 N Combee Rd (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Reynolds Rd @ Barrington Ave (12:30 PM – 5 PM)
Skyview Dr @ Marler Ave – 2939 Skyview Dr (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Tenoroc High School Loading Zone-4909 Saddle Creek Road (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33803
Dixieland Elementary – 416 West Ariana St (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Sunshine Village (Club house in back of village) – 1234 Reynolds Rd (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33805
3015 Tenoroc Mine Rd (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Achievement Academy – 716 Bella Vista St (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Lakewood Terrace Apt – 1315 W 14th St (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Lighthouse Baptist Church – 430 Longfellow Blvd (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Providence Reserve Apartments – 955 Providence Reserve Loop (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Rochelle SOA – 1501 Martin L King Jr Ave (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33809
Lake Gibson Senior – 7007 N Socrum Loop Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Outreach Baptist Church – 11425 Rockridge Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33810
Socrum Elem – 9400 Old Dade City Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Winston Academy – 3415 Swindell Rd (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33811
James Sikes Elementary – 2727 Shepherd Rd (7 – 10 a.m.)
RB Wagner Elementary – 5500 Yates Rd (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33813
Medulla Elementary – 850 Schoolhouse Rd (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Lakeland, 33815
Chestnut Woods Apt – 2400 Chestnut Woods Dr (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Jesse Keen Elementary – 815 Plateau Ave (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Mulberry, 33860
Dollar Store – Back parking lot (Willow Oak area) – 2170 Bailey Rd (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Paradise Lakes – 914 Navaho TRL (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Purcell Elementary – 305 1st Ave NE (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Tennis Court – Upper Meadow Ridge Ave @ Meadow Ridge Ave (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Willow Oak Baptist Church Parking Lot – 3390 Willow Oak Rd (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

Polk City, 33868
15109 Commonwealth Avenue (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Polk City Elementary-125 South Bougainvillea Avenue (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Wahneta, 33880
Wahneta Elementary- 205 4th St W (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Winter Haven, 33880
Abby Lane Apartment- 100 Evergreen PL SW (7 – 10 a.m.)
Old JPV Fire Dept- 21 Coleman Rd (12:30 – 5 p.m.)

Winter Haven, 33881
Elbert Elementary- 205 15th St NE (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Garner Elementary- 2500 Havendale Blvd (10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
Jewett School of the Arts- 2250 8th St NE (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Pep Program- 200 Avenue R NE (12:30 – 5 p.m.)
Polk State College Parking Lot- 999 Ave H NE (7 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Ridge Technical College – 7700 FL-544 (12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
Westwood MS- 3520 Ave J NW (2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

Winter Haven, 33884
Chain of Lakes Elementary- 7001 State Highway 653 (7 – 10 a.m.)