• GOOGLE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING ASSIGNMENTS

    The following link provides instructions on how to access Google Classroom for instructional materials.
    >>> ACCESS GOOGLE CLASSROOM<<< 

    All students have an email address that they can utilize to access Google Classroom and to communicate with their teacher(s).  
    Students will need to log into their Google account at https://www.google.com in order to gain access to the Gmail account.


    Your SIGN IN INFORMATION: (Each student's email address is also the username)

    Your username= STUDENTID@mercer.k12.pa.us
    Example: 210064@mercer.k12.pa.us 

    Due to the fact that we have added additional student accounts to Google, you may need to attempt both password configurations to log into your account.  (See below)

    Password: your birthday (MMDDYYYY) (use 8 digits)
    Example: 01222019

    Password:  your studentID number + first two (2) letters of last name
    Example:  John Doe's password would be 210064Do  (case sensitive)

    Note:  The student's email account can only be utilized to email and communicate with faculty and staff members.

    >>>Additional Resources for GOOGLE CLASSROOM<<<


     Zoom WiFi HotSpot Locations provided by Armstrong Cable in the Mercer Area
    How do customers connect to Zoom Wi-Fi?

    1.   Customers in a Zoom Wi-Fi area, will see a network name of zoomwifi (all lower case) this is the  SSID for these hotspots.

    2.   Access will be free for anyone who connects to the SSID after they agree to the Terms & Conditions.
         Note:  There are a few phones (mostly older android phones, Galaxy S3/4, etc.) that may not get the splash page once they are connected to the SSID. In this instance, have       the customer open their browser to a non-https site (cnn.com works) which will force the splash page to “Agree and continue”.

    1.   Listed below are the locations for the WiFi Hotspots within the Mercer Area:
             Iron Bridge Inn (1438 Perry Hwy, Mercer, PA 16137)
             Java Bar (315 S Erie St B, Mercer, PA 16137)
             Mercer Courthouse Square
             Mercer Raceway (555 Fairground Rd, Mercer, PA 16137)
             Mercer Forge (200 Brown St, Mercer, PA 16137)
             Rachel’s Roadhouse (1553 Perry Hwy, Mercer, PA 16137)

    Affordable Internet Access Opportunities 
    Qualifying households may be able to take advantage of low-cost internet service from various providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Depending on your location and financial situation, you may qualify for a drastically reduced service cost.  
    (All of the following companies are considered 3rd party and are not associated with the Mercer Area School District. Details and terms may change at the 3rd party's discretion).
     
    Comcast/Xfinity – Comcast will offer new residential, low-income customers its $9.95-per-month Internet Essentials program free for 60 days. The company is also boosting the internet service speeds in this program from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps, which qualifies the service as high-speed broadband under FCC guidelines.  Comcast will also suspend data caps for 60 days.  https://internetessentials.com/
     
    AT&T – AT&T’s Access program provides $10/month home-based Internet to limited income households.  Also offering two months of free service to new Access customers who order by April 30, 2020 ($10/mo thereafter) and waiving all home internet data overage fees.  https://digitalyou.att.com/low-cost-internet/
     
    Charter Spectrum (formerly Time Warner Cable) - Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.  To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.  Installation fees will be waived for new student households.