Distance Learning Information and Resources for Families 2020-2021

School is different this year.

As a community we are faced with a challenge and with our best efforts, we will succeed.  To do so, we must work together to create a robust environment of learning.  At RSU 64 schools, this has been our specialty, but our current circumstances have made it so that we need to transfer some of that environment to home.

On this page you will find resources for academic and social emotional learning during this unique time.   In addition, we are providing recommendations and expectations around creating a successful remote learning experience for your child.   We can’t wait to have our students back full time, but in the meantime here are some tools to support distance learning experiences at home.

Recommendations for Success

  • Create a distraction free learning space.
  • Set a schedule and routines around screen time, learning and breaks.
  • Manage devices–keep devices safe, charged and utilized for learning purposes only.
  • Communicate with your child’s teacher.
  • Log in and follow  your child’s Google Classroom and Tyler account so that you can stay current on classroom expectations,  assignments and grades.
  • Plan for outdoor, fun and creative opportunities to balance academics.

Google Classroom

RSU 64 Parents Guide to Google Classroom    Step by step for Google Classroom.

Google Classroom Cheat Sheet for Students    How-tos for all things you might need to do in Google Classroom

Seesaw

Download and Sign Up Directions for Parents

Video Tutorial for Parents

Zoom

Parents’ Ultimate Guide to Zoom

Resources

RSU 64 Guidance Department– Support resources as well as guidance contact information for all schools.

Central Community Elementary School–  Plan and Expectations.

Central Middle School– Plan and Expectations.

Central High School- Plans and Expectations.

Maine Department Of Education Resources for Families – a wide range of resources focused on family success during Covid-19.   Includes educational and social emotional activities as well as links to other social services.

M.O.O.S.E.  – Maine Online Opportunities for Sustained Education.  This website contains a learning library of assorted project-based learning experiences. Modules are self-paced and offer variety and choice in activities and topics.

Book stack and laptop on workplace in library room with blurred focus for background, education concept

If you have questions, concerns or need further resources, please contact your student’s school

or

Danette Kerrigan  dkerrigan@rsu64schools.org