Blended Learning: A Parent's Guide
Welcome to the 2020-2021 Parent Guide for Blended Learning. This website provides you with all of the resources, links, and information you need to help your child be successful this year.
Please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of the page for FAQs and District documents.
What is Blended Learning?
Blended Learning combines in-person and online instruction to give your child the best of both worlds. Students will have their lessons and classwork posted online so that they can learn at home or in school. Our teachers are working hard to make this year as close to a normal school year as possible. Things will look a little different, but rest assured your child's education is in good hands.
What is this website?
This website is here to help you know what to expect for the upcoming school year. This first page provides you with all of the resources you need to be informed and request help. The links at the top of the page will provide you with a picture of what Blended Learning will look like this year on our learning management systems (SeeSaw: K-2 and Schoology: 3-12) and training to help you help your child.
What should I be doing?
5 Steps to Blended Learning for Parents/Guardians
Check your child's SeeSaw (K-2) or Schoology (3-12) account to see what assignments they have due.
Look for communication from your child's teacher.
Help your student remember to keep their iPad charged.
Check the troubleshooting/FAQ help document when you have a problem. Most problems listed there have a simple solution.
Encourage your child to sign on during their normal class times and participate in scheduled class Zooms.
What should my child be doing?
5 Steps to Blended Learning for Students
Keep your iPad charged and updated. Leave your charger at home and bring your charged iPad to school.
Log on to Schoology or SeeSaw daily during your class time and follow the teacher's agenda. Participate in all scheduled Zooms and/or view class required content.
Pay attention to all timelines and deadlines.
Check for and complete all assignments on or before the posted due date.
How do I communicate with my child's teacher?
Know the teacher's communication platform for the class (email, Remind, Skyward, or SeeSaw/Schoology).
Check the platform regularly for communication.
Do not hesitate to contact the teacher with any questions, concerns, or information you feel they should know. Please note: teachers will make every effort to respond to you during normal school hours (Monday - Friday) within 24 hours of your original contact unless due to extenuating circumstances.
District Technology Forms:
A Note on Academic Honesty...
Academic Honesty in the Online Environment
Academic honesty has always been a very important aspect of the face to face classroom. The same is true for the online environment. Academic honesty means only submitting work only YOUR STUDENT has produced. Any words, ideas, images, answers, or help that comes from someone or somewhere else, whether in print, person, or electronic form MUST be acknowledged and/or cited in an appropriate manner. **This academic honesty policy was adapted from Illinois Virtual School and Anthony Middle School, Minneapolis, MN.**
Violations of academic honesty in the classroom and online environment include both plagiarism and cheating:
Plagiarism is the taking of work that is not your own and presenting it as your own. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to:
copying work from another student;
copying work from an outside source when individual work is required, even with citation;
purchasing a pre-written paper;
letting someone else complete an assignment for you;
paying someone else to complete an assignment for you;
using information from online information services without proper citation;
presenting a paper or other work that is made up entirely, or almost entirely, of another’s work, even if appropriately cited;
using an image found online without a proper citation.
Cheating is work that does not reflect your own understanding and effort. Cheating includes, but is not limited to:
having a tutor, friend, parent or any other individual, complete any portion of a student’s assignment;
using a service or app that does the critical work for a student, including use of translation services in world language classes or sites to help in math problem solutions not expressly endorsed by your teacher;
posting work on social media for others to use;
using work posted on social media;
looking at other people’s work;
sharing advance knowledge of tests or quizzes;
copying someone else’s work answer for answer;
using someone else’s work by rearranging the words;
allowing someone to copy your work.
working as a group on an assignment that is meant to be individual.
telling other students about the questions and answers on a test they have yet to take.
Consequences for Plagiarism and Cheating
Please check your school's handbook for information on the consequences for plagiarism and cheating.