Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about my child’s distance learning assignments?
A: Parents should contact their child’s teacher if they have any questions about the assignment or need assistance. The teacher should be the first point of contact for all questions.
Q: What should I do if I need technical assistance?
A: Contact your child’s teacher and describe the problem. The teacher will then submit a work order ticket to the Informational Technology department for assistance. If there is a problem with the software or online program, we will work to troubleshoot a solution.
Q: How long should my child study and work each day?
A: During distance learning, we recommend creating a daily schedule. Follow the recommendation from your child’s teacher, but try to balance work, exercise, and play. Alternate activities throughout the day to avoid spending too much time with technology. Visit our Distance Learning Parent Resource page for sample daily schedules and activity ideas.
Q: Will my child receive a grade for work completed during Distance Learning Days?
A: Follow the guidance given to you from your child's teacher. If you are unsure, reach out to your child's teacher or school principal. Teachers will monitor student progress and provide meaningful feedback and guidance during the closure. Work completed for Distance Learning Days will be assessed when we re-open and students have returned.
Q: Will the students have to take the Georgia Milestone Assessments when they return to school?
A: On March 16, 2020, State School Superintendent Richard Woods suspended state assessments until further notice. His press release can be found here.
Q: What should I do if I do not have access to online resources?
A: Many of our teachers provided print resources for our students. There are many opportunities for involvement beyond our online resources. If you are concerned, please contact your child’s teacher for additional ideas. When possible, have your student read and discuss the story with you.