NEW: Emergency Broadband Benefit– The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms, and so much more: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit 

Parents and guardians are taking a more active role in their child’s education during these unique times. We greatly appreciate everything our families are doing to assist us in educating your child.  Everyone has different levels of comfort with technology and for many of us, our students have more expertise than we do.  We often assume that since our child is on his/her computer that he/she is actively participating in his/her remote education, but this is not always the case.  Below are some tips and best practices for parents to maximize their child's success in remote instruction.

  • Google Classroom is our primary platform for posting materials for students.  Through each Google Classroom students will be able to join a Google Meet. This enables students to engage in a video conference with their teacher (link under the class heading).

  • Establish a distraction-free area for your child to work 

  • Limit the other devices such as cell phones, smart TVs, and gaming systems that are online at the same time your child is working (8:30-2:30).  This will enable your child to have enough bandwidth to engage with his/her teachers using both video and audio on their Chromebooks. 

  • Have your child show you how he/she is able to get into their Google Classroom.  Have he/she give you a tutorial on how he/she logs into each class and their Google Meets.  Reach out to your child's teacher if he/she is unsure how to login. This is also a quick tutorial that can be helpful to assist your child with google classroom. https://youtu.be/hGo1cIL1U9o

  • Your child should turn on the camera and mute his/her microphone when entering a google meet

  • If your child logs in prior to the teacher he/she may be placed in a waiting room until the teacher opens the class.  Please wait patiently until the teacher opens the classroom.

Thank you for continuing to support both your child and our schools.