Online Tips for Parents
- Stay calm–Your children will adjust well, especially if you stay calm. We will pray especially that God gives you grace upon grace as you discern what is best for your family.
- Keep it simple-We are here for you and will do our best to provide you the essential pieces of the curriculum for your children. Give your children time to pray, play, and exercise.
- Take breaks often-Go outside, dance, exercise, eat snacks. We give students many breaks during the day. Teachers often use GoNoodle-a fun online brain break activity.
- Give daily chores-Create an expectation that there will be more joys around the house to keep things organized.
- Create a work space for your child–This will be a new experience for everyone. Create a fun place for your child to study.
- Read, read, read-Read together as a family. Buddy up siblings to read to each other or read with a friend online. Try a reading challenge and keep track on a chart. Don’t forget to take AR quizzes online.
- Have fun-Try your best and please email us with any questions you may have. Do not stress out if you are having trouble teaching your child a concept. Read out to the teacher. We are here to help you.
Students are expected to participate in online learning activities for all scheduled classes on the day the plan is implemented just as they would for a traditional school day. Students who do not participate in planned activities are considered absent for the day and it will be recorded as an “unexcused” absence.
Any teacher that would have a class or student contact time on a declared Online Learning Day is expected to provide learning opportunities for students. This work may include, but is not limited to online discussions/worksheets, quizzes, web-based activities, novels, or writing.
Teachers, K-4, will email parents on a daily basis, along with posting assignments on their teacher websites, with the assigned homework for that day that includes the learning target(s). Specialists will also post their homework on the homeroom teachers weekly homework document, eliminating numerous emails to parents in one day.
Teachers, gr. 5-8, will post an “Update” on Google Classroom for their classes that includes all directions for the day, tasks to complete and a clear statement of the day’s learning target(s). Information will also be posted on teacher websites. Parents should log into their child’s Google Classroom account to view the homework. Parents will receive a weekly progress report on Monday at 3:15 pm, listing the percentages for each subject.
Teachers and the principal will be available by email or phone (via voicemail) during 8:00-2:00 pm to support Online Learning. All communication requests will be responded to in a timely manner during these hours.
Teachers will post attendance to Educate by 9:00 AM. All absences will be marked in Educate as Unexcused.
Students are counted present for an Online Learning Day, by ONE of these methods:
1. A parent/guardian must respond to the email from the classroom teacher verifying that they have seen the task(s) to be completed for the day
2. Teachers can verify that students logged in to IXL and see the work completed for that day.
Grades 5-8—Evidence that students are turning in assignments on Google Classroom
Students will respond to the daily Google Form homeroom teachers send for attendance.
Attendance will be changed from an unexcused absence to an excused absence within 7 days of that declared Online Learning day by returning the assigned work or sending a written note.
Example– Homework is assigned on March 30 and a student does not log in on March 30. The student turns in the homework two days later, resulting in a late assignment. Attendance would be changed from “unexcused” to “excused”.