Friday, August 26, 2016

Improved 1:1 Insurance

Good News! EWG has been able to leverage our relationship with the Rhode island Interlocal Risk Management Trust to reduce the cost of optional 1:1 device insurance through Worth Ave Group significantly. We were able to reduce the cost of $0 deductible insurance to under $30 annually for Chromebooks which covers unlimited breakage and includes transfer of the coverage to replacement devices. Covered events include Fire, Flood, Vandalism, Power Surges, Accidental Damage, Theft, etc.

The cost is:

$36.20 for Apple iPad Air A1474 devices (Grade 7 & 8 - $400 Device)
$27.20 for Acer Chromebook 11 C740 devices (Grade 9 & 10 - $250 Device)
$29.90 for HP Chromebook 14 G1 devices (Grade 11 & 12 - $300 Device)

For more information see this flyer
Visit to purchase insurance.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

New Helpdesk Site

I am happy to announce that we have switched to a new, improved helpdesk site. You can continue to utilize the help email or you can visit the new helpdesk site at and create a ticket. If you can't get on your computer you can also call or text 401-379-0250 to create a ticket. Please be sure to include as much information as possible to help us diagnose your issue.

You will also find a new knowledgebase of frequently asked questions and tutorials at that we will continually be adding to, so check back often to see if there's any new information that's relevant to you. 

Helpdesk Phone/SMS: 401-379-0250

Monday, August 15, 2016

Discounted High Speed Internet

Some families have trouble making ends meet but they still want to provide Internet access at home. High‐speed Internet service is no longer a luxury good. It has become an essential tool for succeeding in school. Teachers are increasingly incorporating digital tools in the classroom to enhance learning, assigning online homework and using email to communicate with parents and post grades online.

There are programs to help your family get online. One of them is a partnership between Connect2Compete and Cox. The program offers families with K‐12 students high‐speed Internet service for just $9.95 a month. If you have at least one child receiving free school meals from Exeter-West Greenwich Regional School District and have not had Cox Internet service for 90 days, please go to or call toll free 1‐855‐222‐3252 for more information. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to connect your family with the Internet in your home!

Although the equipment charges become a concern, has other programs for low income families that don't qualify for the Cox offer. To see if you qualify visit