Instructions on how to use Epic School

How can educators invite students to read on Epic School? 

Educators can invite students to read on Epic School using the instructions located in the educator dashboard. Using the class code to access Epic School (whether in the classroom or remotely during distance learning) is permissible Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time on the days that school is in session.

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How can students and families access Epic when school is not in session? 

After 3 p.m. local time, students trying to access Epic with their class code will be prompted to “ask a grownup to help”. To continue reading, parents will need to unlock Epic Unlimited, our subscription plan that allows anytime, anywhere access to the entire Epic library. This year we’re offering a special, limited-time discount that educators may share with their students and their families: $67.99 for the first year ($79.99 value) if they purchase an annual plan. You can share it via flyer or by sending a message through your educator dashboard. Simply log in to your dashboard, then click on "See Offer" below to learn more about how to share the special promotion! 

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Is there any way for my students to read for free after 3 p.m.?

Yes! We encourage your students and their families to use Epic Basic, which can provide 1 free book to read after school. Families just need to sign up with a parent email address at getepic.com; no credit card is required.

What if my students want to access Epic’s full library?

With Epic Unlimited, students can access Epic at any time and get instant access to 40,000+ books, including popular new releases, Epic Originals, videos, animated books, audiobooks and Read To Me books! Epic Unlimited also includes fun, interactive learning tools that keep kids motivated as they build their vocabulary & reading comprehension skills.

What devices can be used to access Epic Free?

Epic is available on any web browser (on a laptop or desktop computer), or the Epic app on any iOS or Android device. (Be sure parents update their app for the latest version.)

What happens when I archive my roster? Will my students still be able to access Epic Basic and/or Unlimited? 

As long as students are logging in with a Parent account by going to www.getepic.com/sign-in and entering the same parent email and password that was used to set up their Epic Basic/Unlimited account, they will be able to access Epic Basic/Unlimited even if you archive the student on your roster. 

Can my school purchase memberships in bulk for all of our students’ families? 

We currently do not offer an option for school purchases of bulk home memberships for students.  However, we thank you for your support in keeping kids reading at home. Please encourage your families to access Epic Unlimited with your special invitation or ask them to try Epic Basic for free.  

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