Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will attendance be tracked?
Artz-Fox: There is an assignment each day in Google Classroom that students must complete to be counted for the day.
Jr./Sr. High School: All students will have an additional Google Classroom for daily attendance. All students will need to check into that Google Classroom and submit an answer to the attendance question each day. This should take a few minutes each day. Attendance is required. If your student does not check in you will receive a call indicating your student is absent that day.
Q: What happens if my child does not check in for attendance each day?
Artz-Fox: If students are not attending or engaging in the work, then teachers and paraprofessionals will make contact with you by phone, email, text message, or computer apps each day beginning on August 26, 2020. These calls will have an area code not from our location. We will post these numbers on our website and send out more information on the phone numbers when we have it.
Jr./Sr. High School: If your student does not check in you will receive a call indicating your student is absent that day.
Q: How do we know who my child's teacher is?
A: Your child will belong to a Google Classroom for any teacher they have.
Q: How do I contact my child's teacher(s)?
A: Each school has a list of teacher phone numbers you can call, these numbers are not available yet but will be posted and announced when they are available. Click here for Artz-Fox Elementary or click here for Junior Senior High School.
Q: What is my child's daily schedule?
A: Grades TK-4 will complete packets the first week of school and will be online after the first week. Grades 5-6 will be split into A/B classes. Click here to see schedule.
Grades 7-12 will be online immediately and you can click here to view the schedule.
Q: Does my child have to log into the classroom at specific times?
Artz Fox: Your student will be receiving instruction on-line. There will be assignments ready on August 25, 2020 and due by the end of the day on August 26, 2020. New assignments and learning opportunities will be ready on Thursday August 27, 2020 and due by the next Tuesday, September 1, 2020 . Each Thursday that follows new assignments and learning opportunities will be made available and will be due by the following Tuesday. Please sign into your email to log into your google classroom and to find out if you are in group A or group B. There will be video meetings where they will need to login at specific times.
Q: How do I know if my child is missing assignments?
A: You will receive daily or weekly email summaries listing missing work, upcoming work, and class activity. Make sure your parent email is listed for your student. (You can call the school to check this)
You can also have your student login and have them show you their Missing Work section. See this video for how to do that.
Q : How do I check grades and missing assignments for High School students?
A: Teachers update grades and assignments in Skyward. You can login from you mobile phone or device to check this. Check out these two videos that show how to download the app and login to it.
Q: How will my child be graded and how do I see how the grades?
A: Students will be graded by assignments on Google Classroom, assessments in Google Classroom, engagement in the class Meets, or a combination of those. Those grades are still reported in Skyward, and progress reports will be sent through student email shortly. The Skyward app is also a great tool to view these grades.
Q: What are the best ways to support my child?
A: Contact the teacher through email and ask how your student is doing in class. Partner with the teachers to support your students. Develop a place free of distraction for your students to engage in online learning. Create a schedule at home for students to follow to keep them organized and focused. Elementary parents can use ClassDojo to stay connected with your students teacher. Give them a call at their number listed here to find out more!
Q: What options do I have if we don't have internet?
A: Check the local internet providers and see if they are able to provide service to you. You can view a list of these providers by clicking here. If you are unable to receive service from these providers and/or financially unable to, there is cellular hotspot that can be checked out to you. Please communicate this to your school office so we can coordinate this check out.