Parents and guardians play an integral role in the learning process, especially in an online learning environment. In order to help your child succeed in their online coursework, it is important that parents stay engaged and closely monitor their child's progress. Below are some tips to support your child as he or she completes their work.
1. Check on your child's progress frequently
Teachers and mentors will reach out to you and your child often in order to keep you informed of the student's progress. Be sure to access your child's grade book often and sign up to get alerts. It is important that you check your email and alerts so that you can engage in a conversation about your child's work with the teachers. If you become concerned about your child, reach out to the school and teachers. Developing a strong, interactive relationship will help support your child as they complete their work online.
Click on the following link to sign up for family access to Edgenuity:
Family Access to Edgenuity
2. Communicate with the school
If you or your child are not able to be reached over an extended period of time (i.e.- vacation, student illness, family emergency), inform the school. Doing so will help the school accommodate and support your child as they proceed through their coursework. Also inform the school if you have any technical difficulties related to the learning management system, laptop or internet. Because your child's coursework is online, it is imperative that any issues are resolved quickly and efficiently. We want your child to be successful!
3. Encourage your child to get involved
Even though your child may not be physically in our school buildings, we still want him or her to be part of our learning community. Encourage your child to participate in clubs and school events. Students can also apply to the Western Center for Technical Studies if they are interested in a career and technical program. We love to see students pursuing their passions and interests outside of the physical classroom and this program allows them to do that!
4. Attend information nights and orientations
We encourage you and your family to attend orientations with your child so that you can have an opportunity to learn about our programs and supports that are available to you and your child.
5. Ask questions
We appreciate conversations with families and questions about our program. It is our goal to provide the best learning experience possible to all students. We are committed to listening to feedback on our program and are always looking to make improvements wherever we can!
Parents and guardians can reference the following presentation for additional information:
Parent Orientation Night Presentation- July 2017