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TEMPORARY ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES

Getting started with Your Child's temporary online learning

Moving to temporary online learning is new for all of us including parents, students, and teachers.  Teachers are excited to connect with your child again and to continue with the learning that was started earlier this year.  Your child's school and your child's teachers will be doing their best to support you during this time, so please reach out with questions or if you need help.  

To help you get started with online learning here are some key steps to take to be ready for online learning to begin on April 6th.  Here are some key things to think about as we start our temporary online learning together. 

Make sure your child's technology is ready for online learning (see below)
  • Log-in to your child's computer and make sure you have the correct password
  • Learn about our online learning programs starting with Google Classroom and Google Hangouts/Meet
Make a schedule to support learning and healthy breaks
  • Make a school schedule.
  • Most kids are used to having a schedule for the school day, so recreating something similar at home can ease the transition to a different learning environment.
Time for learning by grade level.
  • The general rule of thumb for time on learning tasks for students working at home is roughly 10 minutes per grade level per task while spreading the time throughout the day.  See elementary, middle, and high school learning for more information specific to your child's grade level.
Do your best, don't stress, and Ask for help
  • Let your child know this is new and that they do not have to be perfect and that it is ok to ask for help
  • Reach out to your child's teacher with questions or concerns
Build in breaks.
  • Traditional school programs incorporate some sort of recess or outdoor time, and a work from home schedule should be no different. Outside time and fresh air has huge physical and mental health benefits.
Downtime is your friend.
  • Downtime, or time for kids to work on projects quietly and independently, is just as important as active time outside. Kids need time to "disconnect" every day — from each other, from parents, from technology and from the outside world.

GEtting your technology ready for online learning

Google classroom

Our teachers will be using Google Classroom to help your student access online lessons, see their assignments, turn in their assignments, and communicate with their teacher and other students.  It's important to learn how to use Google Classroom as we get started with this new program and way of learning together.  Please view the video below to learn more about Google Classroom.

Your child's teacher(s) will be contacting them via email with an invitation to join their google classroom and the code to get into their Google classes.  If you do not receive this email by Monday April 6th, please email your child's teacher.

Google Meet - A program for connecting through video

Our teachers may be using Google Meets to help your student communicate with their teacher and other students.  Many teachers will also be hosting office hours using Google Meets. It's important to learn how to use Google Meet as we get started with this new program and way of learning together.  Please view the video below to learn more about Google Meet.

Your child's teacher(s) will be contacting them via email with an invitation to join their google meets if they are using that program to connect with students.  Note: not all teachers will be using Google Meet.

Montezuma-Cortez
School District Re-1

400 North Elm Street
PO Box R 
Cortez, CO 81321-0708
(970) 565-7522