Off Campus Learning

Off Campus Learning

Here are a few things you can do to make sure this process goes smoothly.

  • – Create alarms for your student to indicate when they need to switch class/ login.

  • – Print out a schedule and keep it visible. 

  • – Set the student up so that a wall is behind them.

  • – Allow the student to wear earphones.

  • – Avoid hovering. We know students will need help some, but avoid coming on camera, or allowing others to view the lessons. This helps us comply with FERPA requirements and ensures students get as close of a school experience as possible.

  • – Avoid interrupting or speaking during direct instruction. If you need to speak with the teacher, please set up a virtual meeting via email.

  • – Work with your student to decide how to use Flex Time. 

  • – Request your homeroom teacher to attach you as a guardian via Google Classroom. This will allow you to receive weekly summaries. 

Usual Flow of the Day

  1. Open AM Google Classroom

  2. Check the Stream to see if there is anything to work on prior to the live meeting.

  3. Join Meet at appropriate time. Note- the meet link won’t unlock until it’s time to join.

  4. Once Direct Instruction is over, go back to Google Classroom and find independent practice. 

  5. Repeat for next classes.

  6. Use Flex Time to eat, get a little free time, read, and take a device break.

4K

5K – 2nd Grade

3rd – 5th Grade

Middle Campus

  • 4K students will not participate in Off Campus

  • Teachers will stream direct instruction for 5-20 minutes daily and provide daily self-paced practice.

  • Teachers will post assignments on Google Classroom.

  • Students without a device at home may check-out their device from school.

  • Student work is due at the same time On Campus work is due.

  • If printing isn’t available, assignments can be modified.

  • Teachers will stream direct instruction for 5-20 minutes daily and provide daily self-paced practice.

  • Teachers will post assignments on Google Classroom.

  • Students without a device at home may check-out their device from school.

  • Student work is due at the same time On Campus work is due.

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  • Teachers will stream direct instruction for 5-20 minutes daily and provide daily self-paced practice.

  • Teachers will post assignments on Google Classroom.

  • Student work is due at the same time On Campus work is due.

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Needed Technology

Most families will have the technology necessary to stay connected to our Off Campus system. The only requirement is a computer / device that can connect to the internet. Assignments can be modified and completed on paper. Our Middle Campus students can continue to use their school issued Chromebook. For those Elementary Campus families that do not have a computer or device, one can be signed-out for use during Off Campus learning. 

Student Attendance

Each instructional day is valuable and we do not want our students to fall behind. Your student(s) completed work will count for seat hours as approved by the State Department of Education. Failing to complete Off Campus work could result in truancy issues. Any determination on whether those absences will be considered excused will be dependent on the work that is made-up by the student.

Make-up Days

Any decision concerning making-up any missed days will be made in conjunction with the SC Department of Education.

Special Education

If your child currently has an active IEP (including elementary and middle school students), you should come to the Elementary school to pick 

up a packet from the front office beginning Tuesday morning.  Assignments are specifically catered to your child’s individual needs.

ELL

ELL students will continue to be served through use of Imagine Learning.  Imagine Learning uses the native language when an ELL student struggles with a lesson.  Fifteen minutes per day would be optimal.  

Available Online Resources & Programs

Login cards were sent home earlier in the year. If you need login information for any of the below programs please email or send a Bloomz message to your student(s) teacher.

4K 5K – 2nd Grade 3rd – 5th Grade

Middle Campus

  • Imagine Learning
  • Imagine Math
  • BrainPop Jr.
  • Imagine Learning
  • Imagine Math
  • Math Facts
  • BrainPop Jr.
  • IXL (2nd Only)
  • Imagine Learning
  • Imagine Reading
  • Math Facts
  • BrainPop Jr.
  • BrainPop
  • IXL
  • USATestprep
  • Typetastic
  • Formative
  • iChineseReader
  • Kami
  • Google Suite
  • Writable
  • Kahoot
  • Imagine Reading
  • Math Facts
  • BrainPop
  • IXL
  • USATestprep
  • Formative
  • iChineseReader
  • Kami
  • Google Suite
  • Kahoot
  • Writable

 

Tips for Chromebook Users

  1. Sign onto Chromebook using @eastpointsc.org email
  2. Landing Page for grade level should launch in the browser. All your links are on this page. If you don’t see the landing page, hit the “House” icon in the browser bar. (If using personal device, be sure your student is logged into browser bar with SYNC “on”).
  3. Go to Google Classroom for AM/Homeroom class at the stream time. Be sure to check the Google Classroom stream for any announcements or possible activities to do prior to entering the Meet.
  4. Locate Meet Link in the Google Classroom header. It is located to the left of the header image.
  5. Click the link
  6. You will get an error message if choose “Join,” and the teacher isn’t there yet. Wait until you see other people in the Meet to hit “Join”
  7. Turn off Microphone unless the student is called on. Keep camera on as this helps the teacher include your student.
  8. After Meet, locate classwork for the period under the Classwork header in Google Classroom. Complete assignments here. You can also turn in the work here.
  9. Teachers may use outside programs or extensions with assignments. You can print worksheets, but this is not required. EPA students 2-8 have access to Kami. Simply right-click on the PDF and choose “Open with Kami.” Then your student can write on the document, add text and/or insert pictures. Here is a How To Sheet for Kami attached below.
     
    You can always get help from pandatech@eastpointsc.org. If you describe the problem and include exact wording of the error message, or pictures of the issue, and we will have you sorted quickly.
FAQ's about E-Learning
Tutorials
Programs of Focus

Do I have to check-out a device from school? No. All our required instructional programs are web-based. Your student can access these on any device that has internet access and ability to run Chrome.

How do I login to xyz-program? Students have been using these programs all year, and they likely know their login information. If they forgot, send a Bloomz or Google Classroom message to the teacher, and they will get the information to you. If you run into a problem, email pandatech@eastpointsc.org

Common Problems

How does my student navigate around the YouTube filter?

For the safety of students, this filter has been in place all year. Panda Tech has shared strategies with teachers regarding YouTube. We have to keep the filter in place in order to comply with the Federal Children’s Internet Protection Act. As teachers work through the solutions, you can try copying the video link into a YouTube Screener like SafeSharetv. Alternately, your student can view the videos on a phone, smart TV or another device. 

When is work due?

Students are held to the same due dates as On Campus students. Work should be submitted via Google Classroom using due dates provided by teacher.

How do I join in Google Classroom?

Grades 5K-8, send an email or Bloomz message to your student’s teacher requesting Guardian Access. 

What is the best way to communicate with my student’s teachers?

Bloomz is still the best way to communicate with Elementary Teachers. Email works best for Middle Campus. 

 

Program

Grades

Subject

Expected Use

Google Classroom

3-8

All Off-Campus Learners

ALL

  • Complete and submit classwork.
  • Join Meets daily 

Google Suite

3-8

All Off-Campus Learners

ALL

  • Google Drive Suite for document creation.
  • “Meet” for video streaming
  • Gmail for communication 

Imagine Learning

4k-8

Reading (4k-6th)

Language & Literacy  (4k-6th)

Math Facts (3rd-8th)

Imagine Math (4k-2)

  • Reading and/or Language & Literacy at least… 
    • 3 sessions per week for students below.
    • 2 sessions per week for on grade level. 
    • 1 session per week for above.
  • Imagine Math/Math Facts
    • 3 sessions per week for students below.
    • 2 sessions per week for on grade level. 
    • 1 session per week for above.

USATestPrep

3-8

ELA

Math

Writing

Science

Social Studies

  • Used of benchmarks ( Social Studies, Science) 
  • Unit Tests, practice, and remediation. 

 

Formative

5k-8

All

  • Used for quizzes and classwork

iChinese Reader

4k-8

3rd-8th 

4k-2nd 

  • 4k-2nd use Flat screens to play stories to whole class.
  • 3rd-8th assign stories with embedded quizzes and activities to track student progress.

Brain Pop & Brain Pop Jr. 

2-8

4k-2nd

All subjects

All Subjects (Discus)

  • Educational videos to support learning targets.
  • Allow students to play games as an incentive.

IXL

5k-8th

Math

ELA

  • All grades use for targeted remediation

Impero

3rd-8th

2nd Off Campus

All subjects

  • Monitor & control student online activity. 
  • Cloud based and can monitor screens even off-campus

Quizlet

5k-8th

Mandarin 

  • Mandarin study aid. 

Typetastic

3rd-5th

Typing Skills

  • Aid for young students to learn typing and mouse skills.

 

Kami

 

All Grades

 

All Subjects

  • Students can fill out worksheets and annotate online

Kahoot

5k-8

All Subjects

  • Interactive class activities 
  • Creation of study sets

Writable

3-8

Writing Units
  • Units of study for writing
  • Used for benchmarks and practice

Stay Connected

What are E-Learning Days?

On our school calendar that we have designated 6 days for E-learning this school year.  All students (on-campus and off-campus) will work from home on these days. This includes 3 days that are set aside for inclement weather days and 3 additional e-learning days. This approach enabled us to complete the school year on June 11th versus June 21st.
 
Teachers will provide all students with assignments that must be completed on each E-learning day.  These assignments will be submitted for review or grading to the teacher.  Failure to complete the E-learning assignment will impact your child(rens) class/ course grade and attendance record.
 

Scheduled E-learning Days:

– October 30
– November 25th
– February 15
– March 19th
– April 2
– May 7

What Does an E-Learning Day Look Like?

Teachers will be available from 8:00 am-3:00 pm throughout the E-Learning Days via virtual office hours to answer student and parent/guardian questions. Teachers can communicate with students/parents via Google Classroom, email, or Bloomz to answer questions or provide help during office hours. Be sure to join Bloomz if you have not already done so. 

4K 5K – 2nd Grade 3rd – 5th Grade Middle Campus
  • 4K students will not receive any assignments on E-Learning days. 
  • Students will complete their work on paper.
  • Teachers will post assignments on Bloomz.
  • If printing isn’t available, parents may pick up packets from school.
  • Packets should be completed upon the return to school.
  • Teachers will post assignments on Bloomz and Google Classroom.
  • Students without a device at home may check-out their device from school.
  • Student work is due five days upon returning to school.
  • Teachers will post assignments on Bloomz and Google Classroom.
  • Student work is due five days upon returning to school.

 

Needed Technology 

Most families will have the technology necessary to stay connected on E-Learning days. While having access to a device or internet is nice, it is not a requirement. All assignments can be modified and completed on paper. 

Student Attendance

Each instructional day is valuable and we do not want our students to fall behind. Your student(s) completed work will count for seat hours as approved by the State Department of Education. Failing to complete E-Learning work could result in truancy issues. Any determination on whether those absences will be considered excused will be dependent on the work that is made-up by the student.