Remote Teacher-Directed Instruction
Beginning Monday, April 13th, online learning will include teacher-directed instruction, interaction and feedback with the teacher, and individual student assignments. Students will be using Google Hangouts, a video conferencing tool, to join a virtual classroom to learn from home.
When online learning was initially launched, the district did so with the understanding that schools would be closed for three weeks, which. Now that the state-mandated school closure has been extended through Friday, May 1st, changes must be made to ensure our students continue to learn and stay on track with their education.
Parents should confirm that their email and phone number are up-to-date in Home Access Center so teachers can easily communicate with families the online learning is rolled out. This can be accessed through the DPS app or at DaytonPublic.com.
It is very important that all students complete their assignments. This is especially important for seniors, who must meet certain state requirements to graduate and receive a diploma.
DPS is loaning Chromebooks to families that need one and will be providing WiFi to students by stationing buses equipped with WiFi throughout Dayton neighborhoods. Students will be able to connect to DPS WiFi from within their homes throughout the week. All seniors will be loaned a Chromebook and a WiFi hotspot. For more information about Chromebooks and WiFi, click here.
Please contact your school’s principal if you have specific questions or concerns about your child’s schoolwork or how to complete it. Contact information for each principal can be found here.
Please continue to practice social distancing and good health and hygiene habits. It is more important than ever for students and families to take care of their physical and mental well-being.
Please also know that DPS teachers, principals, administrators and staff are supporting you from afar and we are doing everything we can to provide students with what they need.
Elizabeth J. Lolli, Ph.D.