Important Information for Parents--Start of School August 2020
Please participate in the parent survey by July 10th! This will help Elmore County schools plan for the start of the school year.
The remainder of this page will be updated in early August 2020! See you soon!
Teacher, Parent, and Student Expectations
We encourage our students to check in daily and participate in activities that have been planned for the remainder of the school year.
Teachers will respond to emails and DOJO messages in a timely manner. Teachers are available to answer questions from 8:00-3:00 Monday through Friday. Teachers will report attendance to the registrar on Fridays.
Parents are expected to facilitate their child's daily school activities. Parents should check their child's Google Classroom assignments or their printed learning packet, and make a checklist of daily/weekly activities. Parents should be sure their child checks off assignments as he or she completes them. Parents should verify that all work is turned in whether online or in packet form. Parents should DOJO or email their child's teacher if they have any questions.
Students are expected to complete and turn in their assignments. Students can email their teacher through Google Classroom if they have questions, or they can have their parents contact the teacher via DOJO if email is not an option.
Teachers, parents, and students should all take a deep breath and exhale. We are all in this together, and we've got this!!!
Google Classroom Instructions for Virtual Learning
Students should log into Clever to go to Google Classroom. View the instructional video if you need more information. Once in Google Classroom, students will be able to communicate with their teachers, get assignments, and turn in assignments. Enrichment lessons will also be provided for Music, Library, and PE.
Using ZOOM for Virtual Learning
Every week students will receive a ZOOM link from their teachers. ZOOM is video conferencing software where students can interact live with their teachers and stay connected. Students will get a meeting ID and password from their teachers. There is a ZOOM icon in Clever, or parents can go to zoom.us to join a meeting. ZOOM meetings are held live, so parents should watch their child's schedule for ZOOM dates and times!
Broadband and Hotspot Information
The Elmore County Commission in partnership with the Elmore County Board of Education (ECBOE), Elmore County Economic Authority (ECEDA), our municipalities, and Central Access released an interactive map of public broadband hotspots available in the county. With the assistance of Central Access, additional public hotspot locations that are soon to be available are also included on the map. Click here for more information.
Parent Newsletter and Videos for Virtual Learning
Together, we are a TEAM! Together, we.are.ELMORE.
In these unprecedented times, know that we are here to support you and your children.
Our goal is two-fold:
1) to move our children forward with learning those critical standards needed for success
2) to prevent academic regression
The recent outbreak has caused schools all over the U.S to adapt to remote learning. We all want what's best for our students here in Elmore County so please know that you are not alone! Students, parents, teachers, and educators from all over the world are facing this challenge as one unified team. Read more...
Accelerated Reader and IXL Instructions
Instructions for using Accelerated Reader while at home are located in the ARIS Library web page.
IXL is personalized learning. IXL meets the unique needs of each learner with a comprehensive K-12 curriculum, individualized guidance, and real-time analytics. IXL helps students master essential skills at their own pace through fun and interactive questions, built in support, and motivating awards. IXL offers personalized skill recommendations for each student.
Teachers have student login information if needed. An IXL icon is located in Clever.
A Message from Nurse Ragan about Covid-19
How COVID-19 Spreads
COVID-19 is a new disease and we are still learning about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes.
The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.
- Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).
- Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks.
- These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
- Some recent studies have suggested that COVID-19 may be spread by people who are not showing symptoms.
- Maintaining good social distance (about 6 feet) is very important in preventing the spread of COVID-19.