THE PARENTING CENTER AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTAs PRESENT:
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL/ACADEMIC CRISIS SUPPORT SPEAKER SERIES
SCREEN TIME & SOCIAL MEDIA DURING THE PANDEMIC
Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 7:30pm – 9pm
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Dear South Orange & Maplewood School District Families,
We have completed our second-week of virtual learning and as shared in previous communications, we anticipated a learning curve and we will continue to adjust as necessary to meet the needs of our students, staff, and families. As we enter into week three, we want to provide some clear best practices to parents/guardians as you help your child(ren) navigate their virtual learning experience.
Below is a “Parent/Guardian Virtual Learning Best Practices” that will help to guide families in the virtual learning setting. Following these best practices will ensure that teachers are able to teach students effectively in a safe environment; and will provide all students with the comfort and safety to express themselves freely with their instructors and peers during their live instruction.
The District sent a “Return to School Preference” form to all families on August 10, 2020. Families who requested a District-issued hotspot or District-issued Chromebook for use during the back-to-school transition or entire 2020 – 2021 will be contacted and given a specific date and time for pickup. Technology distribution will begin during the week of August 31st and will continue throughout Marking Period 1. Specific dates and times for pickup will be communicated with families directly.
Students who were issued a District device last school year will keep that same device for the 2020-21 school year. If you have not completed the “Return to School Preference” form or your need for a device has changed, please email email@example.com.