SLHS Distance Learning Plan

Tips for Parents

As we embark on Distant Learning, we recognize it can present different opportunities and challenges for families and students. While our number one goal is to continue high-quality instruction, we recognize the challenges and obstacles our students and families may face in the upcoming weeks will be exciting yet apprehensive. To prepare for this new approach to learning, it is important that we help our students adjust to the new normal and begin to develop good learning habits. Here are a few tips to help students find success in this new environment:

  1. Take a deep breath
  2. Be there for your child as a parent
  3. Continue to maintain family norms and be supportive
  4. Know that you are doing the best you can
  5. Celebrate your accomplishments and progress!

For Students & Parents

SLHS students will meet with ALL teachers during the appropriate class period for synchronous instruction. There will also be opportunities for asynchronous instruction and questions outside of the assigned bell schedule time.

FCPS Distance Learning = Asynchronous Learning + Synchronous Learning

Asynchronous Learning

  • Students learn at different times throughout the week
  • Teachers provide materials (videos, assignments, activities, links, group work)
  • Feedback is provided to the student through collaborative tools and email
  • Communication is not live
  • Flexible and allows students to work at their own pace
  • Due dates and time frames are important

Examples: Pre-recorded video, Narrated Slide Deck, Screencasts, EdPuzzle, Flipgrid Video, Pear Deck student paced lessons, Blog or Discussion boards, Collaborative documents

Synchronous Learning

  • Students learn at the same time, often at a scheduled class time
  • Requires students and teachers to be online at a specific time
  • Direct interaction between teachers and students
  • Allows for instant feedback and clarification
  • Checking in, Q & A, discussed and presentations occur at specific times in an online setting
  • Often requires more bandwidth

Examples: Video conferencing, Chat window, Telephone, Office Hours, Collaborative documents, Pear Deck teacher paced lessons

Learn about your new Virtual Classroom

Distance Learning Bell Schedule

  Blue Day   Green Day
Period 1 8:10 - 9:30 Period 2 8:10 - 9:30
Period 3 9:45 - 11:05 Period 4/ SS* 9:45 - 11:05
Lunch Break 11:15-11:50 Lunch Break 11:15-11:50
Period 5 12:00:1:20 Period 6 12:00:1:20
Period 7 1:35-2:55 Period 8 1:35-2:55

*SS - Seahawk Seminar

Tech Support for South Lakes Students

TECH SUPPORT

 Step 1: Check in with your teacher.  They may be able to assist! You can also find troubleshooting guides and help on our SLHS Student Tech Support Site.

 Step 2: Email @email    :  Include your name, student ID number, and a phone number where we can reach you.

 Step 3: Our technology team will contact you.  If your FCPSOn device requires replacement, we will setup an appointment for you to come to South Lakes HS to exchange your FCPSOn device.

Note: This process is in flux and may change. 

LOST CHARGERS

 Step 1: Email @email    :  Include your name, student ID number, and a phone number where we can reach you.

 Step 2: Our technology team will contact you and setup an appointment to pickup a new chargers at South Lakes HS.  A $28 fine will be added to your student account.  Payment is due by the end of the school year.  Damaged chargers can be exchanged at no cost.

LOST LAPTOPS

 Step 1: Email @email    :  Include your name, student ID number, and a phone number where we can reach you.

 Step 2: Our technology team will contact you and setup an appointment to pickup a new laptop at South Lakes HS.  A $470 fine will be added to your student account.  Payment is due by the end of the school year.   If the lost laptop is found and returned, the fine will be removed from your student account.  Damaged laptops with a broken screen, missing keycap, broken touchpad, etc… may be exchanged at no cost.