Parent Information FAQ
Parents and caregivers have the responsibility to support their student's meaningful and regular engagement in learning through virtual means. The tips and tools offered here identify specific actions that can be taken to support your student in their continuous learning.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I stay informed about the latest news?
- How will my student's grade be affected by distance learning and how do I check progress?
- How will my student access their teachers' distance learning resources?
- What will distance learning entail?
- How can I reach my student's counselor?
- How can I provide support for my student during distance learning?
- What environment should I provide to ensure my student is productive?
- What materials do students need for distance learning?
- What are the guidelines for using technology?
Dr. Clissold sends out a Principal's Weekly Newsletter with information on the upcoming week. If you are not receiving it, click on here to find links to the current one, as well as the previous weeks.
Meaningful learning engagement online will not require a big shift in the ways teachers share student progress or in the ways parents and caregivers can check on their student's progress. Email, information shared via a course management system, assignments and grades posted in Illuminate, or other practices already used by teachers and parents will remain available.
Please see the the Grades and Attendance link for further information.
Classlink is the interface for accessing all of your teachers' Google Classrooms, as well as additional applications provided by the district. You will automatically be enrolled in each teacher's Google Classroom during the first week. After the first week, you will have to be manually added by the teacher. Click on the link below to be taken to the login screen. You will use your district provided login, which is the first part of your school email, ex: Tracy_D2009 and your password. If you have forgotten your password, click on the link "Help, I forgot my password" to reset it.
You can also check out this directory which lists all teachers at SRHS with the links to the resources they are providing. Some teachers have websites, others have a shared google docs. If there is no Distance Learning Resource link next to your teacher's name, please contact the teacher directly using their email for instructions.
Check out the Counseling Information page on this site by clicking the link above. Counseling Support
Student's should check their Google account every day for messages from their teacher(s) about the daily learning expectations. Teachers will also communicate with students about how to share their learning. Students may be asked to:
- Complete a Google Quiz;
- Submit assignments through Google Classroom
- Record a video that shows how they are able to do something; email a message summarizing their learning;
- Engage in an online classroom management system;
- Engage in a Chat session; or
- Engage in an online video "Office Hour".
There are are many possibilities for how teachers might invite students to share their learning. Parents and caregivers should be sure they know what their student's teacher(s) expect and then support their student as needed.
Provide support for your student by:
- Establish routines and expectations
- Define the physical space for study
- Monitor communications from your student's teachers
- Begin and end each day with a check-in
- Take an active role in helping your student process their learning
- Establish times for quiet and reflection
- Encourage physical activity and/or exercise
- Remain mindful of your student’s stress or worry
- Monitor how much time your student is spending online
- Keep your student social, but set rules around their social media interactions
- Encourage healthy, balanced use of technology (Digital Wellbeing)
- Common Sense Media - navigate the world of devices and electronics as a parent
When SRHS students are asked to engage in online learning due to circumstances that require school buildings to close, the District recognizes that this can pose a hardship on many families. Although students may be restricted from going to school, there is no guarantee that parents and caregivers are able to work virtually from home and therefore be able to supervise their children. In the event a school building must close and we must shift our learning from the classroom to online learning, SRHS parents and caregivers are encouraged to think about ways they can support one another.
Everyone is encouraged to ask themselves:
- Who in the neighborhood might be able to look after several family's children?
- How can a neighborhood or friendship group use a rotation schedule to provide supervision for students?
- Who in the neighborhood is really "tech savvy" and willing to help teach others how to use the online tools that are available to SRHS students?
- How might older siblings and students be able to support the learning of younger children?
- In what ways can neighbors and friendship groups share technology tools?
Sustained periods of virtual education are successful when students have a routine to follow and a space in which to work and learn. As you consider how to support your student's online learning, be clear about the time of day any online video sessions will be held as well as the extent of the assignments your student will be asked to complete. If you're not sure, ask your student's teacher(s). Once you have an idea about daily time commitments, plan a schedule for your student to follow. Stick to as predictable a daily routine as possible. Don't forget to include times for breaks and lunch. In addition developing a daily learning schedule, it is important to identify an at-home learning space.
Ideally, this space should have:
- A computer, iPad, Chromebook or other device (Please complete this form if you need access to use of a Chromebook or Hotspot)
- Good lighting
- Ready access to learning materials and tools
A dedicated learning space for virtual learning should ideally be located in a shared area of your home such as at the kitchen table, a large kitchen counter, or a desk in a living room or family room. When your student's learning space is separate from their bedroom and distanced from the television, it sets the expectation and tone that the space is for work and not play. Additionally, an online learning space in a shared area allows parents and caregivers to readily support learning while also monitoring online activity.
Nothing disrupts a person's ability to do planned tasks than having to stop and find the materials and tools that are needed for the task. Virtual learning experiences don't just require a device. Students who are learning virtually should also have the following materials and tools available to them:
- Paper, pencils, and pens
- Calculator, ruler, compass, counters (e.g., dry beans), or other items to support math
- Textbooks, notebooks, and other necessary curriculum resources provided by your student's teacher
- Phone, iPad, or computer with camera for taking pictures of work and/or recording videos of learning demonstrations
If you are struggling with any learning materials please reach out to your student's Assistant Principal.
SRHS wants to support the best use of technology to support teaching and learning. We value the partnership of parents and caregivers when learning occurs outside of the school building. As an important reminder, all students and adults using SRHS technology platforms must adhere to the expectations set forth in the Fair Access Technology Policy.
In general, students and adults should be sure to:
- Use respectful behavior and language.
- Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
- Send only appropriate video transmissions.
- Use only appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions.
- Wear school appropriate clothing if attending meetings via video.
- Be honest and use academic integrity by not plagiarizing or copying others’ work
- Not falsify information about oneself or impersonate others online.
- Immediately report cyberbullying instances to your child's teacher, counselor, or administrator.
When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as they wish to be treated in person, students and adults alike will be able to focus on learning.