Remote Learning in FFC8
Remote Learning will look significantly different than it did last spring. Students and families working closely with teachers and principals will help ensure the best outcomes for this remote learning experience.
While this page provides helpful information and resources to aid with Remote Learning, families should work closely with teachers and principals.
If a student needs either a technology device or an internet connection, they should email their teacher directly. School staff will make every effort to assure all students have access to Remote Learning opportunities.
Students who are having trouble with their school-issued device, please speak with your teacher or contact the District Help Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-382-1608.
Remote Learning Engagement
The goal of Remote Learning is to provide instruction to promote student learning; it is not expected that students are directly in front of a screen 7.5 hours each day.
For both elementary and secondary students, teachers will provide standards-based learning activities in each content area and/or for each course. Teachers will plan instruction so that the amount of time spent doing class work will vary and is broken up by breaks, screen time, and time for work completion. Times and instructional variation are based on a multitude of factors including school, grade level and subject matter.
Although teachers will be consistently communicating with students to support learning, it is a student’s responsibility to participate in their learning and to reach out for help when needed. All students are encouraged to contact their teacher if they are having trouble understanding content or participating online. Teachers will work with each student to develop achievable solutions.
Connecting with Teachers
Teachers will clearly communicate the best way to stay in touch. They will be available for parent questions and to discuss any concerns. Teachers will also respond to parent questions within 24 hours, excluding weekends.
Assuming you have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal account with a valid email address, you should have a Parent Schoology account. Here are instructions and information about gaining access to your Parent Schoology account, as well as information about the Schoology mobile app.
Need help finding your elementary student's username and password?
Login to your IC Parent Portal account, select MORE on the left menu, then STUDENT EMAIL. Select your student from the top right dropdown menu, you'll see the student's username (email address) and password. Here's a document that walks you through the process.
Introduction to Schoology
Parent View in Schoology
This video highlights some features that are not currently in use for District 8, but it gives you a great overview of what parents are able to see and do in Schoology.
This video shows many of the features that are available to students.
Elementary Student on an iPad
If you have an iPad, using the Schoology app would appear as this video demonstrates.