This year MCPS will be using Microsoft Teams through out the entire county. If you have students in different schools, this will benefit you in only having to familiarize yourself with one online platform for each student.
Here is how each student will access Microsoft Teams:
On a side note: Please watch the videos that Marion County has posted on this site to familiarize yourself with the:
Once you have seen these vidoes:
Have the student click on the MCPS Desktop at the top of the page (on the right)
They will login to the desktop using their Student ID and password.
Once their desktop opens they will see a tile for Office 365. They will click on that tile. This gives them access to their email in Outlook, they can create Word Documents and Powerpoints in this account. The will also see the tile for Teams in purple. They can click on that to open up Microsoft Teams and find their classes.
The students will see a list of tiles down the left side of their screen, they can click into Teams. They will see all the classes they have been assigned too.
Ms Harness' Face-to-Face students will see a tile with the Name: Science I (Harness)
and another tile with the Name: Math I (Harness).
For Mrs. Gwin's Homeroom Virtual Class they will see a tile with the Name: Science II (Gwin)
and another tile with the Name: Math II (Gwin).
They will have other tiles for additional classes that they are assigned to and will meet these classes according to the schedule the students will be given.
For Virtual students: Once you enter our first class of the day which will be the Language Arts Class, you will see a link to join our meeting. Click on the link and be ready for all the wonderful things you will be learning that day. Mrs. Gwin will be teaching you how to use our classroom teams on the first day of school.
For Face-to Face students. Mrs. Gwin and I will be showing you how to get into Microsoft Teams on the first day of school. Parents can access teams if a student is absent and would like to know what they need to catch up on for the day.
It is important for every parent and student to realize that it is expected that all virtual students will be connecting to their classes each day. Attendance is required, as well as, students to be diligent in keeping up with their classwork/homework. Grades will be taken the same way they are taken for students face-to-face in the classroom. Please monitor your students classes to make sure that they are keeping up and completing their work on time.
I know that this is new to everyone, but please be assured that within a few days, we will all be familiar with this new program and be ready for an excellent school year. Again, Please to do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns: Email Ms Harness
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.