Guidelines for Electronic Education Education

  • General Guidelines

    • Set up a work area for your student at home away from TV/social media distractions

    • Come up with a schedule, but let your child have input! Distance learning doesn’t have to be between regular school hours. Set aside study times, break times and recreation times that make the most sense for your child.

    • During work times - consider limiting phone/social media access. We know when the phone is nearby focus on work declines substantially. There may be times when phone access is appropriate during work time, like a group project or study session over the phone with friends. There should be a balance, but many aspects of distance learning will be individual.


    Key Information for GTCHS Students 

    • This work is not being completed for attendance.  Every child will be counted present. This work is being completed because students need to continue learning during our fourth nine weeks. Feedback will be given and quality work will be considered.

    • Work will be given that will have deadlines.

    • It will be important to keep a regular routine and schedule.  While we know every family will manage this time differently, generally it is best to get up, get dressed, and approach each day with a plan.  This is not a break.  This is school from home.

    • To continue progression in classes, it is important to "keep up" with the work.  Some teachers may provide a week at a time; others will have Monday's work that will need to be ready on Wednesday to move forward with a lesson.  We noticed a trend in eLearning for some students to wait to complete work.  This would not be a wise choice.

    • Communication will be vital.  Make sure if your family is having difficulty with anything that you are in regular conversation with the teacher.

    • Take advantage of Office Hours offered daily by teachers.  These will be communicated directly to students, but will also be posted on the teacher website.

    • As we move forward, all teachers are expected to utilize Google Classroom. In addition, please check your email once a day.

    • For our students with 504/IEP accommodations, your teachers will still be implementing these; please stay in contact with your classroom teacher and your case manager on a regular basis.

    • REMINDER: If your child is logged into their browser via their school login, teachers can see any website that is opened IF the teacher happens to be on Hapara at the time.  There should not be an expectation of privacy from 8:05 AM - 2:45 PM due to the use of Hapara; there should also not be an expectation from parents that we are continually monitoring this.