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Introducing our RLA Teachers

We are excited to introduce you to our Remote Learning Academy teachers. Below you will find the teachers assigned to each platform and grade level, as well as their contact information:

Accelerate Education (K-5)
Mrs. Lemmon - lemmon.m@dpccsd.org
Ms. Upton - upton.e@dpccsd.org

APEX (6-12)
Ms. Hibbett - hibbett.k@dpccsd.org
Ms. Apke - apke.n@dpccsd.org

Edgenuity (students on IEPs who will receive additional support through Edgenuity instructors)
Ms. McKeever - mckeever.s@dpccsd.org


Orientation with Teachers

Each platform will host an orientation via Zoom next Friday (8/21). The times and links to the orientations are below. This will be a time to meet the teachers, learn how to login to the learning platform, learn about expectations and get your initial questions answered. These meeting will be recorded and shared out later in the day for anyone who may not be able to attend.

Accelerate Education (K-5)
Time: 10am - 11am
Link: https://zoom.us/j/92194468766

APEX (6-12)
Time: 11am - 12pm
Link: https://zoom.us/j/98607083603

Edgenuity (students on IEPs who will receive additional support through Edgenuity instructors)
Time: 1pm - 2pm
Link: https://zoom.us/j/91622525624


Logging In

Accelerate Education (K-5)
Student will go to: https://accelerate-hcesc-deerpark.vschool.com/
They will see a Login button. From there, they will hit login, and then select their Deer Park account. Once it's set, it will take them straight in.

APEX (6-12)
Student will go to: https://www.apexvs.com/ApexUI/default.aspx
Username: Student ID
Password: 00+Student ID 

Edgenuity (students on IEPs who will receive additional support through Edgenuity instructors)
Student will got to: https://auth.edgenuity.com/Login/Login/Student
Usernames and passwords will be communicated to students.


Schedules/Classes

Accelerate Education (K-5)
Students will be loaded into four cores (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies). Students may have an option for an online elective. Students may also choose to do independent reading, workbook work, or engage in social-emotional lessons with Ms. Lemmon and Ms. Upton.

APEX (6-12)
Students’ schedules will mirror the schedules they signed up for in the spring, to the best of our ability. For courses that do not match up, counselors will be in touch to talk through alternate selections. 

Edgenuity (students on IEPs who will receive additional support through Edgenuity instructors)
K-6 Students: Students will be loaded into four cores (ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies). Students may have an option for an online elective. 

7-12 Students: Students’ schedules will mirror the schedules they signed up for in the spring, to the best of our ability. For courses that do not match up, counselors will be in touch to talk through alternate selections.


Attendance

Accelerate Education (K-5)
Students grades K-5 choosing the online option Accelerate Education will be required to be online for 5.5 hours per day. If students finish their online daily work, the remaining time must be spent on independent reading, workbook work and/or social-emotional learning with Ms. Lemmon or Ms. Upton.

APEX (6-12)
Students grades 6-12 choosing the online option APEX Learning will be required to be online for 5.75 hours per day. 

Edgenuity (students on IEPs who will receive additional support through Edgenuity instructors)
Students grades K-5 will be required to be online for 5.5 hours per day. 
Students grades 6-12 will be required to be online for 5.75 hours


Device Pass Out

We will have a device pass out next Thursday, 8/20, from 8am-3pm at the Holmes building for remote learning families only. Please drive into the parking lot, following the one-way all the way to the back of the parking lot nearest the playground. We will provide you with a chromebook and you will continue through the lot to the exit. 

You will be asked to sign a Remote Learning Academy Chromebook Agreement prior to being provided with a chromebook. You may fill out the form ahead of time and turn it in at the time you pick up your chromebook or you may fill one out when you pick up your chromebook. We will have extra copies available. If you wish to print it and fill it out ahead of time, Click here.


Tips for Success

We recognize that online learning is difficult at times and requires self-discipline. To help with that, we wanted to share some tips for success with remote learning:

  • Find a quiet place at home for schoolwork
      • If appropriate, use earbuds to help tune out background music
  • Create a schedule for yourself (bedtime, snack time, play time, etc.) and stick with it!
  • Create a schedule for completing your school work and stick with it!
  • Advocate for yourself by asking questions when you don’t understand (email your teacher).
  • Ask for HELP during the school day by emailing your teacher.
  • Read for 20 minutes every day! Please see the following website for statistics and research around the importance of reading for 20 minutes daily: https://www.letsread20.org/
  • Know your limits: Push through when needed, stop and get help when you’re stuck

Workbooks/Supplemental Materials/Supplies

Workbooks for students on Accelerate Education will be purchased for ELA and Math courses. Any additional required materials for other platforms will also be purchased and provided to families. Due to the extension for families to make their selections, these orders will be delayed slightly. We will communicate with you once materials are ready to be picked up.


Internet Support

Deer Park Schools will help to support families who have chosen the fully remote option for their children but do not have internet access at home. We collected the names of families in this position through our School Choice survey on Final Forms. We will be in touch with these families directly to discuss this support. If you feel you need assistance with internet access and you did not mark that on your School Choice form, please contact Dr. Orso at orso.s@dpccsd.org.





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