Remote Learning: District Guidelines for Parents & Students

  • As we prepare to initiate remote learning in our District, we ask that you take a moment to familiarize yourself and your child with the District’s policies and procedures that outline our expectations for digital citizenship. These policies include: 

    ·         JS    Student Use of the Internet

    ·         JS-E  Student Use of Computers, the Computer Network, and Internet Resources

    Parents of participating students have the following responsibilities: 

    A.      Ensure your child safely engages in online learning opportunities in accordance with the District’s digital citizenship policies referenced above.

    B.      Ensure all members of your household respect the work of peers and adults participating in remote learning in the District, just as you would as a “visitor” to the classroom in accordance with District policy KI, Visitors to School. This means ensuring that you and other members of your household act in a manner that is not disruptive to the learning environment or otherwise compromises the safety or security of the staff and students participating in remote learning in the District. This is especially important when your child is participating in group activities involving live participation, such as video or conference calls. 

    Students participating in remote learning have the following responsibilities:

    A.      Not record live video conferences. 

    B.      Not post links to videoconferences on any public website due to the potential for hacking or outside individuals gaining access to students and student information.

    C.      Not allow students from outside of our district to join the video conference, including but not limited to nieces/nephews/cousins of the student. (An exception may be made for students whose own siblings are at home and whom have no other option for supervision in the home during the time in which the video conference takes place.)

    D.      Always hang up promptly at the end of a video conference. The teacher will be the last person to hang up and end the conference call. Students should not stay online, continue chatting or turn their cameras back on. 

    E.       Turn off laptop camera during a video conference.  Teachers will halt a video conference until all student cameras are turned off. This is for student privacy and protection.

    F.       Using appropriate language and respect other individuals when participating in any teleconference. Students should inform their households when they are on a live video call.

    If you have questions regarding the remote learning plan for HSD2 or what you can do to support a successful transition to remote learning in your home, please contact your building principal. Additionally, if you choose to opt out of your child’s ability to video conference with their teacher, please contact your building principal via email.