Hurricane Delta Update 10/14/20
This week, LPSS has adjusted the school calendar in EDgenuity to reflect the four days of school closures, so the students will no longer be required to submit assignments on those days when school is closed. This means, however, that the assignment calendar in a student's Course Map will recalculate the number of assignments each student needs to complete each remaining active day of school. As of today, Wednesday, October 14, students should continue with their current assignments until new work is assigned. As new work is assigned, students should continue completing work. Any work that is not completed this week should be completed next week.
We recognize that some students may still not have power or internet access. As a reminder, each school campus broadcasts Wi-Fi service and the majority of schools have a smart bus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily that extends the Wi-Fi service for our LPSS students. Look for Link & Learn signs and cones on each campus and remember your login credentials to access this network.
Hurricane Delta Date: 10/11/20
Middle and High School (EDgenuity)
LPSS has adjusted the school calendar in EDgenuity to reflect the school closures, so the students will no longer be required to submit assignments on those days when school is closed. This means, however, that the assignment calendar in a student's Course Map will recalculate the number of assignments each student needs to complete each remaining active day of school. Depending upon the severity of the storm and resulting damages, the calendar may need to be adjusted again.
Elementary (Pathblazer and Amplify Reading)
Students in grades K-5 have the option of completing work during the period that LPSS is closed due to hurricane Delta. Any work that is not completed this week should be completed next week.
New assignments will be posted when teachers return to schools this week and/or have a chance to push out new activities. Completion will be dependent on when assignments are created and sent to students.
Amplify Reading does not require the teachers to assign work. The students can log onto the platform and work whenever they would like. Students should still practice for a minimum of 60 minutes a week.
We hope all of you - and your families - remain safe.
Issues with Edgenuity Family Portal
LOA is experiencing difficulties with the Edgenuity Family Portal and families are not able to login. Once this issue is resolved, we will update everyone. The student progress bar is still available, so hours and attendance are still visible. We thank you for your patience as we work through this.
LOA Weekly Progress Report & Attendance
For grades 6-12, your child is considered in attendance of LOA as long as he/she remains on track or ahead in all of his/her courses, as indicated by your child’s progress being blue or green, with an overall grade of 67% or higher. The 25 hours of work per week stated in the orientation is a general guideline for parents.
If your child is extremely productive and completes the required number of activities per course per day to stay on track, he/she may actually work fewer hours than the guidelines suggest. If your child is not completing the required number of activities per day to stay on track, he/she may need to work more hours than stated. This information can be found in your child’s weekly progress report.
If you have not received your progress report, please contact your child’s facilitator. Your child should complete each assignment by the due date indicated in the Course Map for each course to stay on track. If your child is behind in any course, he/she should determine how many additional assignments each day he/she needs to complete to catch up.
Update #1: Parents of LOA students
Earlier this week, you should have received an LPSS J-Campus text, phone and email message with a brief update on the onboarding and orientation process for Lafayette Online Academy. If any parent did not receive one or more of these communications — especially email — we can only assume that LOA does not have a valid email address for that parent. Without a valid email address, LOA cannot communicate with you and your student for online learning. Any LOA parent who needs assistance should contact the student’s base school.
As a reminder, LOA orientation and onboarding must be complete to prepare students to begin online learning next week.
Today, LOA base-school facilitators will begin sharing LOA google classroom sites with students/parents in preparation for coursework assignments that will begin Monday, September 14, 2020. Moving forward, the school-based facilitators will be the main contact for communications and questions regarding LOA.
Update #2: Parents of LOA students
Lafayette Online Academy has sent out emails to parents of all LOA-enrolled students with orientation information, an acknowledgement for student handbook policies, as well as timelines for completing the orientation process and beginning coursework. If parents are receiving emails from LOA, the communication process is working and parents should be responding accordingly.
If a parent has not received emails from LOA, as a first step, please double-check your email spam filter and release any blocked messages. If parents still have not received an email from LOA, we can only assume that LOA does not have a valid email address for the parent. Without a valid parent email address, students cannot continue in the program.
Today, LOA based-school facilitators will begin sharing LOA google classroom sites with students/parents in preparation for students to login and complete activities. At this time, the base-school facilitators will transition to be the main contact for communications and questions regarding LOA.
Any LOA parent who needs assistance should contact the student’s base school.
Dear Families, in order to provide you with essential information regarding your child’s learning, Lafayette Online Academy is asking all parents to update their Parent Portal account with a valid email address. This is of crucial importance for LOA families in particular, as students will need the information provided to parents via email in order to begin the school year next week. An up-to-date email address is mandatory to receive parent on-boarding and orientation materials that will be emailed directly to parents on or by September 8, 2020. At this time parents, in addition to students, must view and acknowledge important information to continue in the program. Therefore parents or guardians of LOA students must provide a valid email address no later than Monday, September 7 at 6:00 p.m. or their student’s enrollment may be canceled.
Success in Lafayette Online Academy requires daily student and parent involvement and emails; therefore, parents are responsible for ensuring the district has a valid parent email address on each child's account. In addition, the Parent Portal contains valuable information regarding student enrollment.
To update your email address, please log in to the Parent Portal, which can be found on the LPSS website. Once logged in, parents should update their contact information, especially their email address. Please be sure the address is correct and not missing any letters or symbols. If student accounts are linked within your Parent Portal account, updates need only be made once for all students in the household. However, if the parent name associated with each student varies in any way, parents will need to log in separately for each child’s account to update their contact email.
Please note that AOL.com email addresses can NOT be used. If you have never created an account in Parent Portal, you can easily register as a new user online. Please note the PSN number is the last five digits of the student’s Social Security number (no dashes or spaces).