Harvey School District 152 will utilize the district's e-learning plan to implement remote learning for the first semester of the school year. This approach will provide students with a minimum of five hours of daily online instruction and/or coursework for five days a week. Students are expected to participate in ALL of their instructional activities daily. Click on the link below to access a copy of the district's reopening plan for the 2020-2021 school year.
Please read through these expectations and procedures below for remote learning.
Student Expectations & Procedures
Students with Internet
Seesaw is the learning management system for grades Pre-K through 1st grade. Students will use Seesaw as a hub for all online instructional activities, including lessons, instructions for completing assignments, daily communications from teachers, and grades/feedback on assignments. The following are the steps to be taken by students with access to a computer and a home WiFi network in the event of an e-learning day:
Students will be required to login to their class Seesaw portal and attend their scheduled Google Meet session each morning of an e-learning day. Housekeeping and announcements for the day assignments and activities will be provided during this morning meeting.
All students will receive instructions on accessing Seesaw, and Clever SSO from home. Teachers have a list of their students’ login information. If a student has misplaced their login card, they will need to contact their teacher to retrieve this information. Forgotten login information will not be accepted as an excuse for non-attendance.
Students will complete all assignments posted in Seesaw on e-learning days. This work is to be completed on the date it is assigned to receive credit and attendance for the e-learning day.
Students can communicate with their teachers via Seesaw and/or video conference on e-learning days.
Google Classroom is the district’s official learning management system for grades 2-8. Students will use Google Classroom as a hub for all online instructional activities, including lessons, instructions for completing assignments, daily communications from teachers, and grades/feedback on assignments. The following are the steps to be taken by students with access to a computer and a home WiFi network in the event of an e-learning day:
Students will be required to login to their homeroom Google Classroom and attend their scheduled Google Meet session on the morning of an e-learning day. Housekeeping and announcements for the day assignments and activities will be provided during this morning meeting.
All students have received instruction on how to access Google Classroom and Clever SSO from home. Teachers have a list of their students’ login information. If a student has misplaced their login card, they will need to contact their teacher to retrieve this information. Forgotten login information will not be accepted as an excuse for non-attendance.
Students will complete all assignments posted in Google Classroom on e-learning days. This work is to be completed on the date it is assigned to receive credit and attendance for the e-learning day.
Students can communicate with their teachers via email, Google Chat, Google Classroom, and/or video conference on e-learning days.
Daily Schedule (Students with access)
Students are expected to be signed into all scheduled video meetings at the designated time.
Students must have their camera activated
Students must mute their microphones unless instructed to do otherwise.
Students may not use the chat feature in Google Meet, unless instructed to do so by their teacher.
To the extent that it is possible, students are expected to work from an at-home location that is conducive to learning.
All devices logged in under a district account are monitored using the district’s device monitoring software
Students are expected to be engaged in the activity designated by the teacher. No other tabs should be active.
Students should not eat during any virtual class meetings. Students are expected to eat breakfast before their AM virtual meeting and lunch before their PM virtual meeting.
Loss of privileges and/or participation in classroom activities
Referral to Principal
Second notification to parent and possible suspension from virtual sessions
Students without Internet Access
Students will be informed of an e-learning day by official district communication. All students have received instruction on the expectations for completing non-electronic work on e-learning days. The following are the steps to be taken by students without access to a computer and the a home WiFi network in the event of an e-learning day:
In the event of a short-term closure, anticipated closure, teachers will distribute non-electronic work packets to be completed on the date(s) of the school closure(s). This work is due upon the students return to school.
In the event of a short-term, unexpected closure, teachers will distribute non-electronic work packets to students without access upon their return to school. This work is to be returned within one (1) week of distribution.
In the event of a long-term closure, teachers will create weekly non-electronic packets. These packets will be made available at the student’s school and a pickup date will be communicated to parents by robocall and email. This work is to be completed and returned to the school by Thursday at 12:00 PM of the following week. If the school closures remain in place, parents will drop off the packet of completed work and pick up their child’s assignment packet for the following week at the same time. This weekly cycle of packet drop-off and pick-up will continue for as long as the school closure remains in effect.
All non-electronic assignments will have a clear title and date for completion at the top of the page. Each assignment will be identified by its title on the corresponding date for completion in the Weekly Planner Template.
The weekly planner template will be attached to the top of every student packet.
Parents will review which assignments should be completed by their child each morning, provide assistance, and check that the work is completed each afternoon. The parent should contact the teacher with any questions regarding their child’s assignments.
Daily Schedule (Students with no access)
Parent Expectations & Procedures
Parents are accountable for the following during e-learning days:
Check-in your child for attendance using the specific link emailed to you by 9:30 AM.
Ensure that your child(ren) is/are awake, logged into their District Google account, prepared for their AM meeting, and logged into Google Classroom by 9:30 AM.
It is the responsibility of each parent/guardian to ensure that the school/teacher has an accurate and up-to-date phone number and email address for their family.
Communicate with your child’s teacher once per week at a minimum.
Download the “Remind App” to ensure you remain abreast of the most up to date information from your child’s school and the district.
Ensure your child is working in an area free from distractions.
Ensure that you have a copy of your child’s Google login information.
Ensure that you know how to access the “Parent Support for Remote Learning” webpage.
Ensure that each of your child’s teachers have your personal email address and that you are signed up to receive Guardian Summaries of your child’s Google Classroom assignments from each of their teachers if your child is completing work electronically.
Check your email daily for communication from your child’s teacher/school.
Monitor your child’s activity and ensure they are actively engaged in learning activities from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM and 12:30 PM-3:00 PM.
Familiarize yourself with and discuss the behavior expectations with your child.
If your child has an absence from school, ensure that they make up the work for the missed day.
If your child does not have internet access, it is the parent’s responsibility to pick up hard-copy packets for each child at their respective school each Thursday for the following week. Parents will drop off the completed packets for the previous week at this time.
Parents/guardians of students in grades K-1 will be able to access their child’s class activities via the “Seesaw Journal.” Parents/guardians of students in grades 2-8 will receive a “Guardian Summary” to their email with their child’s Google Classroom activities to monitor their child’s instructional activities. This requires a parent to provide their current email address to their child's teacher.
Remote Learning Resources
All students in grades Prek-8 will be assigned a district device that may be checked out for home use upon request. District staff will be available to provide technical support on district-issued devices only. An attempt to rectify a technical issue through remote support (email or phone) is the first step of support. Teachers are the first point of contact for obtaining student login information and should provide basic support recommendations, including:
Shut down and restart the computer (this should be done daily)
Close unused tabs
Check that the computer is connected to the internet
If a teacher is unable to rectify a technical issue, they may elevate a student tech support issue by directing the student/parent to their building-assigned lab assistant. Lab assistants may be contacted via the email address listed below. Please make certain to only contact the lab assistant at your child’s school.
The lab assistants may elevate tech issues to the Technology Coach or Technology Department. If the issue is unable to be resolved through remote support, the technology coach will contact the administrator for the child’s school and arrange for the parent to exchange their Chromebook for a loaner device while their Chromebook is repaired. The parent will need to return the loaner device and pick up the Chromebook assigned to their child upon completion of the repair.
Free Internet Options
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