Free Weekday Wifi Offered for Students

Fifty tech-equipped school buses will offer free wifi in “areas of need” around Polk County, including 23 in Lakeland, to help students connect to online resources.

Starting Monday, the buses will host wifi hotspots from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The program, called Synced for Students, is a collaboration between Polk County Public Schools and Polk Vision.

Students and families near the buses will be able to connect using the wifi signal PCPSBUS and the password PCPS2020.

People using the service are asked to maintain social distancing guidelines to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

With campuses closed for the rest of this school year, Polk schools have switched to distance learning.

Check here for a full list of sites and times. Lakeland locations, by ZIP code, and times include:

33801

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

33803

  • Dixieland Elementary – 416 West Ariana St (12:30 PM – 5 PM)
  • Sunshine Village (Club house in back of village) – 1234 Reynolds Rd (7 AM – 12 PM)

33805

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

33809

  • Lake Gibson Senior – 7007 N Socrum Loop Rd (7 AM – 5 PM)
  • Outreach Baptist Church – 11425 Rockridge Rd (7 AM – 5 PM)

33810

  • Socrum Elem – 9400 Old Dade City Rd (7 AM – 5 PM)
  • Winston Academy – 3415 Swindell Rd (12:30 PM – 5 PM)

33811

  • James Sikes Elementary – 2727 Shepherd Rd (7 AM – 10 AM)
  • RB Wagner Elementary – 5500 Yates Rd (12:30 PM – 5 PM)

33813

  • Medulla Elementary – 850 Schoolhouse Rd (7 AM – 12 PM)

33815

  • Chestnut Woods Apt – 2400 Chestnut Woods Dr (7 AM – 12 PM)
  • Jesse Keen Elementary – 815 Plateau Ave (12:30 PM – 5 PM)