The 4-1-1 on Virtual Learning
There will be more details to come leading up to August 31, but here are the basics on how virtual learning will work!
TECH: Every K-12 student will be issued a device for virtual learning. Students in K-8 will receive an iPad. Students in 9-12 will receive a Dell laptop. Distribution will be at your assigned school site, starting the week of August 24, 2020. Your principal or teacher will be reaching out to you to schedule pick-up. Our target date to complete distribution is September 4, 2020. Hotspots will also be provided to families that indicated they needed one to access the internet.
SUPPLIES: School supplies needed to start the school year will be provided when you pick up your electronic devices.
HOURS: Virtual learning will be held daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:15am to 3pm, with the exception of holidays or professional development days. Reference the 2020-2021 SLPS academic calendar for details: www.slps.org/calendar.
FORMAT: SLPS will use Microsoft Teams as its virtual learning platform. The format will be a roughly 50-50 mix of synchronous instruction (virtual face-to-face class meetings, direct instruction, collaboration, discussion and intervention) and asynchronous instruction (independent work).
ASSIGNMENTS: An overview of each week's lessons, along with links to the Microsoft Teams classrooms, can be accessed on your teacher's website.
BREAKS: Teachers are developing schedules now, but the day will be oriented, so students have brain breaks, bio breaks and lunch/snack breaks.
LOGGING IN: Parents/guardians can obtain their child's username and password from their child's teacher or principal.
TECH SUPPORT: For technology-related issues on District devices, contact the IT Help Desk at 314-345-5757 or email your principal. On-site training and printouts will also be available during technology distribution at your school.
Shout out to our fantastic models from Meramec Elementary: 1st and 2nd grade ELA teacher Briana Everett and her 2nd grader, Brian!