RLI’s Chromebook Initiative for K – 12 Métis Students
The Métis Nation of Alberta and Rupertsland Institute have launched a province-wide initiative with the College of Alberta School Superintendents to provide Chromebook devices to help Métis students participate in Alberta Education’s virtual K to 12 classrooms during COVID-19 self-isolation.
Métis students with limited access to remote-based learning will be contacted by schools to make arrangements to receive the devices. This initiative supplements efforts by Alberta Education to put devices in the hands of Alberta’s K to 12 students to cope with classroom closures. Some school districts, particularly in urban settings, are able to lend the laptop devices to many of Alberta’s K to 12 students who need help.
The MNA funded initiative will provide 1,200 devices to distribute among students self-identified as Métis with the schools, and among Métis citizens who are registered (or applying) with the Métis Nation of Alberta, and whose household includes K to 12 Métis students in need of help to keep up with virtual studies.
Only one application per household will be considered, and since resources are limited, those who have access to a remote learning device already, are being asked not to apply so that Métis in K to 12 who otherwise would not have access to remote learning devices, will have an opportunity to continue learning throughout the pandemic.
Please fill out the CHROMEBOOK APPLICATION to get the help your child needs.