note to families on Friday:
"Your child's teacher is new at this. Your student is new at this. You are new at this. We fully expect some challenges this week. Likewise, we expect our at-home learning model to evolve over time."
Accessing At-Home Learning: A link to Weekly Elementary At-Home Learning Plans can be found on each elementary building's homepage, and on each elementary grade-level page. The lessons in this folder will be updated every Friday for the week ahead. All secondary (SMS, CJHS, CHS, RHS) students have a district-issued Gmail account. Secondary students will need to check their District Gmail account every day for information from teachers about coursework, lessons, and/or content. Here's how to login.
- Use any browser to access Gmail. You can go to Chrome and type in Gmail.
- Click on Gmail and log in using the following information: Student's first initial, middle initial, first 8 characters of last name followed by last 2 numbers of graduation year @clarkston.k12.mi.us (example: email@example.com).
- Your password should be your district login password. Please contact (248) 623-5406 if you have trouble with your password.
Support for Online Learners: We have developed a website with support resources for students and parents to help ease this transition to virtual at-home learning at: https://www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/support.
CCS Device Loans: Requests to borrow a district-owned device have been processed and will be distributed this week. If you completed a CCS Technology Request Form, you will be receiving an email today with details about device distribution. If you did not complete a form and have a need for a device, don't worry! We expect to be able to re-open the form and take new requests once we complete our initial distribution. We know that many of you are anxious to have these devices in your hands right away. Please be assured that your child will not be behind — many of the lessons have been designed to be flexible, and can be completed at a time that is convenient for families. In fact, many assignments require no technology at all (like keeping a written journal, for example.) No student will be penalized if he or she is unable to complete an assignment during this time.
Personal Learning Items Left at School: We know many of you have items at school that you'll need to bring home eventually. We are working on a plan for this, and all of the other important implications of the premature end to our school year. Please contact your principal directly if your student is missing something of great importance to his or her ability to complete school work (i.e. glasses, musical instrument).
We wanted to also remind you that our Nutrition Services Department continues to provide free meal support for families on Tuesdays and Fridays at various sites around our district. For times and locations, please visit: https://www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/food.
About Clarkston Community Schools: Clarkston is a highly regarded school district with an enrollment of nearly 7,100 students. We have seven elementary schools (K-5), one middle school serving grades 6-7, one junior high for grades 8-9, and Clarkston High School, which serves students in grades 10-12. We also have an Early Childhood Center serving children ages 3-5, and an alternative high school/community education facility. Clarkston Community Schools students are well-prepared for a future that excites them, and believe that they can achieve their dreams. The mission of Clarkston Community Schools is to create a learning environment where students, staff, and families are challenged, healthy, engaged, safe, and supported.
Read more Clarkston Community Schools News at www.clarkston.k12.mi.us/news.
Media Contact: Mary Ellen Rowe, Marketing Director (248) 623-5460.