I understand that eLearning is new for all us. I will do my best to help guide all of you through this as we embark on this journey together. I have spent time getting what resources to use to help your child continue their learning from home. We are attempting to use websites and programs that they are familiar with, to make this transition as easy for both you and your child. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.
Our day will be done together. We will follow the daily schedule set for our school day. It is very important to have your kids set on the computer during those online learning times.
My office hours will be each week day from 2:05-2:55pm at 352-462-3518. I have set this time aside to specifically be available to answer questions and provide assistance as needed. I plan to check my email each day.
I plan to post assignments on this Website under the E-Learning page. I have created a schedule of tasks for student learning. I will update this on my website each week. All assignments for the week are due by Friday of that week. If your child needs extra help or more time, please reach out so that I can assist in any way possible.
Some activities are assigned to students' Portal. This is their personal account they log into through Marion County Schools website. Once on this page, students will click on the computer icon in the top blue bar that says MCPS Desktop or simply click here. Students will then log in with their username and id (each child should know this information, contact me if they have forgotten). For some assignments (iReady, Think Central, Social Studies Weekly), students will have these activities linked to their account and will access them the same way they would in our classroom. For others, I will be providing the documents for students to download and/or print. Please refer to the Daily Assignments page of my website for these activities.
I will be collecting assignments online in a variety of ways. Think Central and iReady do not require students to print or send me their assignments outside of the program. For Think Central, they will have to push the Turn In button when they have completed their activity. For iReady, they just need to monitor the amount of time they spend working on their lessons. Other assignments will need to be "sent in" through other avenues. I will accept pictures of completed work (sent through email), typed responses through email. If you have another method that you think may work better for you, please contact me so we can make arrangements.
I hope this answers some of your questions. Again, please don't hesistate to reach out at any time. You will receive a definite response during my office hours, or sooner if I am online.
Thanks for all you do!