Reynoldsburg City Schools News Article

RCS Buses Become Neighborhood WiFi Hotspots

May 1, 2020

Dear Reynoldsburg City Schools Families and Staff,

Last month, Reynoldsburg City Schools worked to provide internet access for staff and students with an RCS-owned Chromebook, laptop, tablet or smart device to external WiFi at our buildings while buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic school year in response to the continued spread of COVID-19.

In order to extend that access to our staff and families, we have outfitted some of our buses with WiFi Hotspots and they will be in neighborhoods to help staff and students complete Distance Learning assignments and work for the remainder of the academic school year.

The buses will be in the following locations, Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 12 noon beginning May 4, 2020. The buses will be cleaned between each driver shift. Adults and students will not be permitted on the bus. We also ask that you continue to practice the social distancing guidelines set by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine.

To join, locate the network name and enter the password in your WiFi settings:

Network Name: Kajeet Smartbus

Password: smartbus

If you are having issues with your connection, please park your car closer to the front of the bus with a clear line of sight, without preventing the bus from exiting. If you are still having issues connecting to Wi-Fi please call the Reynoldsburg IT helpdesk at (614) 501-1031. Also, please stay within legal parking bounds and refrain from parking in lanes labeled” Fire Lane”, Reserved, or handicapped parking spaces.

Please note: to conserve bandwidth, YouTube and other streaming sites are not available from the bus hotspots.

Below are the locations where the buses will be throughout the week:

  1. Postwoods Apts (Daughtry @ Pathfinder) #3
  2. Tatum @ Calusa Drive (in front of Pond) #5
  3. Instone @ Serenoa Dr. #42
  4. Windriver Dr. @ Blackoak Dr. (Ardsley Ridge) #46
  5. Waggoner Rd. @ Main St.  (Oakbrook Apt, Ridgemont Apts, Coronado Apts) Bus #47
  6. Family Dollar (Estates Mobile Home Park) #51
  7. Vineyard Community Church Parking lot (15187 Palmer Rd). #52
  8. Park in Ride (Birchview Dr. North) #53
  9. Big Lots Parking lot (Century City Apts) #54
  10. Old Kroger Parking lot (Seton Square Apts, Eden Of Reynoldsburg) #55

We hope this will help our students and families who are continuing to adjust to distance learning for the remainder of the year. Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding. Stay healthy and be well.


MJB Signature 

Melvin J. Brown
Reynoldsburg City Schools


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