Emek Distance Learning Academic Platform

Contingency Plan for Remote Learning

Thank you for partnering with us during this challenging time and assisting us with launching our Emek eLearning Platform. Our staff has been working round the clock to make sure that we are all ready to go up Monday, March 16th. This email will have important information about how all of our eLearning will function. This move is a continued learning experience for all of us, and we will continue to develop our skills for providing instruction to students within an online environment.

While we feel there is no replacement for learning at school in a social, interactive setting, the health and safety of our community is our first priority. We have many ways to help continue the education of our students as well as supporting them during this school closure.

While we feel there is no replacement for learning at school in a social, interactive setting, the health and safety of our community is our first priority. We have many ways to help continue the education of our students as well as supporting them during this school closure.

We realize that families have different levels of personal technology, and understand there may be questions along the way. Please follow the list of contacts below in case any questions arise:

  • Academic questions about assignments or curriculum: Email your Lead Teacher
  • Technology questions -- trouble logging in or finding links or logging on to Google Classroom, Zoom, etc:
  • Social Emotional Concerns: Email Emek’s counselor at:  astatman@emek.org
  • For any other questions feel free to reach out to our admin team: lsolomon@emek.org, mandron@emek.org, tmccarthy@emek.org 

 

Distance Learning Plan

 

Early Childhood Center Schedule: Click Here 

Pre-1st and 1st grade: Teachers will be creating folders in Google Drive that will be shared with parents. There they will post daily lessons, videos, activities, and resources. In addition, they will be offering live conferences 3-4 times a week through a platform called Zoom.

 

2nd - 5th grade: Teachers have created Google Classrooms for each class where they will be posting all their lessons and materials. In addition, they will be offering live conferences 3-4 times a week through a platform called Zoom .

 

6th-8th grade: All of the classes have a Google Classroom. Students will also have daily live mandatory Zoom classes.

 

Specialist: Our specialists have also created google drive folders with activities for PE, Music, Art , Social Skills, and more for you to do at your leisure. Lookout for special live events like Zoom PE or Music Classes.

 

We are trying to make this as user-friendly as possible. We have created this Google Doc that has hyperlinks to every classes’ Google Drive and Google Classroom links:

 

Here is the tentative schedule: Zoom Learning Daily Schedule for Elementary School and Zoom Learning Daily Schedule for Middle School

Zoom Learning Daily Schedule for the ECC 

 

Below is the link to all online platforms divided by class: NOTE: ***YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN AS THE STUDENT TO BE ABLE TO ACCESS THE GOOGLE CLASSROOMS***:

Emek e-Learning Links to Drives and Google Classroom

 

Tutorials for Parents on Google Classroom and Zoom Conferencing:

Google Classroom Self Help Videos:

https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/?hl=en#topic=6020277

Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents

ZoomJoining a Meeting

 

FAQ’s:

 

What is Zoom?

  • Zoom is a cloud based video conferencing platform that we will be using to have live video classes. If you are using it on a computer it will automatically download. If you are using it on an iPad or Smartphone you must download the Zoom app. If you are using a Chromebook you must download the zoom chrome extension. Zoom Tutorial - Joining A Meeting

 

What is Google Classroom?

  • Google Classroom enables teachers to create an online classroom area in which they can manage all the documents that their students need. Documents are stored on Google Drive and can be edited in Drive’s apps, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and so on. But what separates Google Classroom from the regular Google Drive experience is the teacher/student interface, which Google designed for the way teachers and students think and work. Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents

 

What devices do I need?

  • You will need a computer or Chromebook to log into google classroom.
  • For Zoom classes you can access the virtual classes using a computer, Chromebook, Smart Phone, or iPad.
  • In order to complete written assignments, you will need a printer to print many of the documents.
  • You will need WIFI with good internet connection.

 

What do I do if I have more than one child?

  • If you have a middle school child you will need multiple devices, otherwise they should be able to share.

 

Who do I call if we are having problems?

 

  • Academic questions about assignments or curriculum: Email your Lead Teacher.
  • Technology questions -- trouble logging in or finding links or logging on to Google Classroom, Zoom, etc:  Email Emek’s IT Department and Technology Coordinator at: IT@emek.org and  sdelkhah@emek.org 
  • Social Emotional Concerns: Email Emek’s counselor at:  astatman@emek.org
  • For any other questions feel free to reach out to our admin team: lsolomon@emek.orgmandron@emek.orgtmccarthy@emek.org

 



 

 

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