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Surviving (and Thriving) During Distance Learning

Creating space

  • Create a special, personalized corner of a room dedicated to learning, creating, and reading.
  • Use a movable box or crate if space is precious.
  • Let your kid help prepare the space for school, even if that just means putting a decorated pencil box next to the device they'll be using.
  • Getting the space ready will help them get ready to learn.

Create routines
Routine by Template from the Noun Project

  • Little kids need more structure, so make sure to let them know what to expect. You can create a visual schedule they can follow. Older kids can use a calendar, planner, chalkboard, or digital organizer to keep track of what's happening each day.
  • Have them follow a routine as if they're going to school (getting dressed, brushing teeth, etc.) instead of lying in bed in their pajamas, which could lead to less learning.
  • Breaks are really important, especially for kids with learning and attention issues, so make sure to build those in and break assignments into smaller pieces.

Getting the daily schedules:
1. Go to Veracross
2. Select ‘Homebase’ or ‘Website’ 
3. Schedule

  • Zoom links are now embedded for all connected teachers
  • No need to jump around in Seesaw to get the Zoom links
  • Daily Schedule communicated with students clearly to assist with the creation of routines

Clear expectations
The school rules and core values guide everything we do with technology.

In 1:1 a program, digital citizenship is a concept that describes our daily, minute-by-minute behavior; a way of being.

Tech tips and resources are available here

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Did you miss the high school PTA parent coffee on Monday, December 6? Our high school leadership team and high school students shared how we support student wellness in the high school and how we respond to student data and trends. Parents also shared tips and strategies with each other to support our students at home.