Parents & Guardians
Learning Guidance and Support for Parents and Guardians
Create a Learning Schedule and Space
Pick one room or place as your child's study space. Moving between areas can be mentally jolting to students since thye will always have new distractions to process and overcome. Establishing one place helps prepare your child's mind and body this is a place to learn.
Share Learning with Teachers
ECS Students have District Gmail and Schoology accounts. Students should check these accounts every day for messages from their teacher(s) about the daily learning expectations. Elementary aged students may need help checking their Gmail account for messages. Educators will also communicate with students about how to share their learning. Students may be asked to:
Complete a Schoology Quiz;
Submit a document within Schoology;
Take a picture of your work and upload it into a Google folder or email it to your teacher;
Record a video that shows how you are able to do something;
Email a message summarizing your learning;
Engage in an online discussion within a Schoology course.
There are are many possibilities for how teachers might invite students to share their learning. Parents and caregivers should be sure they know what their children's teacher(s) expect and then support their student as needed.
Meaningful learning engagement outside of the classroom will not require a big shift in the ways teachers share student progress or in the ways parents and caregivers can check on their child's progress. Email, information, assignments, and grades posted in Schoology and PowerSchool, or other practices already used by teachers and parents will remain available.
Supporting Learning With Technology
Schoology Support for Parents/Students
Please reach out to your school for your child's Schoology "Parent Access Code"
How students can submit assignments...
Important Responsible Use Guidelines
Eagle County Schools wants to support the best use of technology to support teaching and learning. We value the partnership of parents and guardians when learning occurs outside of the school building. As an important reminder, students and adults should be sure to:
Use respectful behavior and language.
Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
Send only appropriate video transmissions.
Use only appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions.
Wear school appropriate clothing if attending meetings via video.
Be honest and use academic integrity by not plagiarizing or copying others’ work
Not falsify information about oneself or impersonate others online.
When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as they wish to be treated in person, students and adults alike will be able to focus on learning.
Troubleshooting Devices and WiFi Connections
District computing devices are configured to allow connections to home and public WiFi networks. The ECS Technology Department is unable to provide support for home networks.
How to connect an ECS Chromebook to your home WiFi network:
Turn on the Chromebook
Connect to WiFi
In the bottom right corner of the screen, click the time.
Select Not Connected underneath the WiFi symbol .
Your Chromebook will list available networks, including your home WiFi network.
Select your home network and connect
Select your home WiFi network. Type the WiFi password, if needed.
Here are a few basic troubleshooting steps you can try before checking with your ISP or network hardware manufacturer’s website for support links.
Restart your computer or mobile device.
Try connecting to your home WiFi network again.
Ensure that you are entering the correct WiFi password.
Try connecting to another wireless network such as a coffee shop WiFi network or public library WiFi network and see if you can connect successfully.
If you are still unable to connect to your home WiFi, please check with your ISP or network hardware manufacturer’s website for support links.
Support Links to Local Internet Service Providers (ISP)
Support Phone Numbers to Common Device Brands
Support Links to Common Network Hardware Manufacturers
Parenting Cue Cards
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