MERCEDES, Texas – Mercedes Independent School District (MISD) students can now complete their online assignments at three different campuses by accessing wireless internet through smart buses.

Students and parents can drive to a designated campus and park their vehicle within 200 feet of the smart bus to connect to the Wi-Fi on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 11 and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

This service is available at the following campuses: Harrell Middle School (main parking lot), Mercedes Early College Academy (10th Street parking lot) and Mercedes High School (Norris gym parking lot).

According to the release the Wi-Fi password is “smartbus.”

MISD Superintendent Carolyn Mendiola, M.Ed. added in the release, the drive-up Wi-Fi is a free service to help the students of Mercedes continue their instruction during the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The district said drive-up Wi-Fi users will need to remain in their vehicles. The school restrooms will not be open.