Dear Students, Parents and Families:
As we continue the distribution of Chromebooks, the online component of our Distance Learning Plan is underway and teachers have created a Google Classroom to provide asynchronous learning activities for their students. Asynchronous learning is learning that includes teacher to student and student to student interaction, but does not require teachers and students to be in the same place at the same time. This means that learning can happen at any time of the day. We understand that it may take time for students to feel comfortable in this new, virtual Google Classroom setting, however, I want to assure you that students will have ample time to complete assignments and students who are not able to participate online right away or at all will not be penalized.
Signing into Google Classroom/Other Online Resources
In order for students to access Google Classroom, they should use their student email (first initial, last initial, lunch firstname.lastname@example.org) to log in. For example, email@example.com. You can find helpful tutorials at: https://bit.ly/2X4JgN8. If a student is unable to log in or has difficulty with accessing their Google Classroom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support for Learning Offline
Those students who do not have access to Google Classroom are encouraged to continue completing the supplemental learning materials available at each of the 25 schools where meals are being prepared Monday through Friday, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. When possible, the supplemental materials closely resemble the online learning in Google Classroom. New assignments will be available on Monday, April 20. To access additional information regarding packets, please visit the website at https://bit.ly/347W6fn.
Dr. Verna D. Ruffin, Superintendent