High school students are typically independent learners skilled in the use of technology and adept at time management. That said, the logistics of learning – typically assisted by teachers in the classroom – are now more challenging.
However, they are not on their own. Your student's teachers are the best source of support and guidance. Have them stay in communication and reach out for assistance. We’re adjusting our support services constantly to meet the needs of every student.
3 Keys to Success
Distance learning can be segmented into three general components. This video explains how to manage these and why staying in contact with your student's teacher will help get the most of the online experience.
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Classrooms and Technology
Each student will receive a school-issued device (Chromebook or laptop) to access their teacher Google Classroom websites and attend Zoom meetings. Students in grades 9-12 log in to this device using a school-issued Google username and password. This same information will provide access to their classroom.
For a device, user account, and password information, contact your teacher or school.
Schedules, Assignments, and Office Hours
Distance Learning is intentionally flexible and is designed to work around your household situation.
Your student will access a number of Google Classrooms specific to their assigned subject areas. Daily class assignments will be posted by 7:30 a.m. and teachers will be available -- via Zoom or Google Classroom -- during class time and again on Wednesdays via Zoom to provide assistance. Attendance will be based on a student's completion of a simple "Do Now" question to track participation on Blue/White days.