Middle school students are typically independent learners skilled in the use of technology, but they may still need assistance as everything goes online. You play an important role in this remote school environment. The logistics of learning – typically handled in the classroom – are now more challenging.
However, you’re not alone. Your child’s teachers are your best source of support and guidance. Stay in communication and reach out for assistance. We’re adjusting our support services constantly to meet the needs of every student.
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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 6-8 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 schedule.
Your student will access a number of Google Classrooms specific to the four core subject areas along with any Unified Arts courses. Many students have been working in Classroom for some time, thus, are familiar with the learning process. Yet others may be seeing this for the first time. Classrooms typically provide an activity "Stream" as your default view, listing teacher posts in a sequential manner. Clicking the "Classwork" view option will show content organized within topical categories.
Instructional videos and assignments will be posted for each class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday beginning at 8:00 a.m with work time scheduled later in the day. Tuesdays and Thursdays have been designated as "live instruction" days via Zoom by subject area so students can join in group or one-on-one sessions.