Announcement: The Garrett County Board of Education voted last evening, November 10, 2020, to move students to a red, fully virtual learning model beginning Thursday, November 12, 2020, and continuing until at least Thursday, December 10, 2020. GCPS is also cancelling all in-person extra-curricular activities, athletic events, and practices effective immediately.
Great article for parents about making a space in your home for distance learning, setting routines, and expectations.
What Should I Expect in Schoology?
When a teacher uses Schoology as an instructional tool, parents can expect to view:
The learning experience delivered through the LMS platform which will include a link to the live Google Meet, course materials, instructions, digital assignments, links to resources, and videos.
Note: Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Sheets, etc. are not viewable to parents because Google access is restricted to students and teachers.
Your child’s activity in the course, including but not limited to:
Submitted and missing assignments.
Posts (text and media) your child created.
If a teacher uses Schoology as a communication tool, parents can expect the following:
Classroom communication such as announcements about assignments and classroom updates
GCPS systemic communications such as school closings will still be shared through School Messanger, your home School, and through the GCPS website.
What to remember as you engage with Schoology:
Students must be logged in to Chrome with their GCPS credentials to have the best Schoology experience.
GCPS student credentials and Parent Access Codes for Schoology will be distributed by your school. Parents and Students should continue using PowerSchool to check grades.
Personal data currently stored within Schoology is used to create student accounts and to deliver instruction. As part of our contractual agreement, all user data is strictly prohibited from being sold, released or disclosed for any purpose not required by the contract. Information used by the third-party vendors is limited to generic information not directly identifiable to a specific user.