Distance Learning

Expectations and Information

Moniteau School District will continue to support Google Classroom for all students. With the ever changing environment surrounding COVID-19, we are remaining as flexible as possible.

We want to be sure students and caregivers are informed about how to utilize these online tools, especially in the event that we need to return to Distance Learning.

We know it is highly likely that government issued restrictions will change. As these issues arise, we thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this new environment during these unprecedented circumstances.

We cannot wait to reconnect with you; we are warriors. We will face these challenges and come out Warrior Strong!

Chromebook Distribution

Chromebooks are being distributed to all Moniteau students, regardless of the selected learning pathway.

  • Distribution times:

    • 8/17/20 - 8am - 12pm

    • 8/18/20 - 4pm - 8pm

    • 8/19/20 - 12pm - 4pm

    • 8/20/20 - 8am - 12pm

  • Drive around the building, staying to the right, counter-clockwise, to the cafeteria.

  • Please remain in your car, someone will ask for the name and grade of the student receiving the Chromebook. A student ID would be very helpful.

  • After receiving the Chromebook, proceed to the teacher parking lot to the north of the building to verify the device and login credentials are working. (WiFi will be available, Chromebooks should automatically connect)

  • If there are any issues, someone will be available at an entrance on that side of the building.

  • After verifying the Chromebook is working, you may leave by continuing around the front of the building to the school parking lot entrance/exit.

Expectations for a School Day

Always follow the 4 B's

  1. Login and check on your Google Classroom(s):

    • Review Announcements and Class Assignments that your teacher has posted.

    • All students have access to email and should receive update notifications from their Classrooms.

  2. Completing Assignments:

    • Students are to complete classwork at their own pace, so long as assignments are submitted before posted deadlines. Parents of younger students may determine an appropriate pace for school work throughout the day.

    • On occasion, teachers may broadcast live video streams of class lessons. Live streams will be announced in advance with instructions for accessing the stream.

  3. Accessing Google Classroom:

Live Class Interaction

Some of our teachers may also be using a live video feed in Google Meet to interact with our students. This could occur with individual students, small groups, or whole classrooms. By joining a virtual group, you agree to participate and acknowledge that your child’s name (first and last) will be accessible to other student participants. With live video feeds, we are also unable to control who else may be physically present when a student is receiving these services remotely. If at any time, you are not comfortable with having your child participate in a Google Meet, please reach out to your child’s teacher to review other options.

Moniteau School District expects that all families review and implement the following guidelines and expectations to ensure that the confidentiality rights of all students are protected when live videos are used.

  1. Parent or Guardian shall make every effort to ensure that no one other than the student scheduled to participate can see or hear the live virtual session.

  2. No recordings will be made by the parent, guardian, or student of virtual live sessions.

  3. If parental or other third-party involvement in a virtual live session is necessary to enable a student to participate, the individual assisting the student shall not disclose any personally identifiable information about any student participating.

  4. When participating in a group, please be mindful of the educational environment and eliminate distractions that may divert the students’ attention away from learning.

Thank you for your support. Please contact your child’s teacher with specific questions.

Technical Support

  1. If you have questions regarding internet access, please see our Internet Assistance page. There are many service providers providing free and reduced price services during this time. Please take advantage of these offers if you can!

  2. Check out our Doc: At Home Troubleshooting and Doc: Hotspot Help

  3. If you are experiencing a problem accessing class content for a specific class, your first point of contact will always be your class teacher who can connect you with the appropriate support resources if necessary.

  4. If you are experiencing an issue connecting to the internet or a hardware problem with any school-issued equipment, please contact the Moniteau Technology Department by emailing helpdesk@moniteau.org. If you are unable to access internet at all, you can also leave a voicemail at 724-637-2117 x1310.

  5. Please remember to always follow our Acceptable Use of Computer Technology policy.

Principal & Director Email Addresses

Contact Principals by email with any questions or concerns.

Reminder: For the continued safety of our students, staff, and community, no one is permitted to enter the buildings during the school closure. All instructional materials will be provided online by the teachers.