FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Franklin, N.C.) – July 20, 2021– TekTone Sound & Signal Mfg. Inc. donated 350 notebooks to the Macon County Schools Summer Learning Program to help local students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Summer Learning Program is geared for students who needed further assistance catching up due to learning challenges surrounding the COVID-19 lockdowns and online school requirements. The program faced a challenge when most of the students enrolled did not have access to adequate school supplies. TekTone was able to donate 350 notebooks to the program to ensure students were prepared for their first day of summer school.
Students are selected for the program based on academic need. This program provides students with credit recovery and remediation. Subjects offered for recovery include reading, math and science. Instruction is provided at no charge to the student. The Summer Learning Program will be combined with Summer Adventure Camp activities to offer students the opportunity to socialize, which had been a missing ingredient for virtual learners during the pandemic. Students will have free transportation to and from school and free breakfast and lunch.
Brad Hyder, Marketing Manager of TekTone, stated, “With overwhelming demand for this summer’s learning program, we understand the need for extra supplies and support. We’re pleased to offer some assistance and commend those teachers and staff for stepping up to support our community’s students.”
“We are fortunate to have so many community partners supporting us in our Summer Learning Program,” stated Kari Houghton, Co-Director of the Summer Learning Camp. “TekTone has provided 350 notebooks for student use in math, reading and science. Student engagement is our goal since we are just coming off a digital learning year. We want our students to have hands-on, face-to-face instruction. After a school year like none other, our teachers are back for the summer to support our students once again. I’m so thankful for them and community partners like TekTone.”
Founded in 1973, TekTone® designs and manufactures nurse call, apartment entry, wireless emergency call, area of rescue assistance systems, and alert integration systems. TekTone® healthcare communications systems are found in hospitals, retirement communities, skilled nursing, and assisted/independent living facilities around the globe. TekTone® headquarters is Franklin, N.C. - plus a network of distributors and representatives that stretches worldwide. Visit www.tektone.com or call 800.327.8466.