Distance Learning Resources for Parents and Students
From April 14-June 12, our Distance Learning Program is in effect. Carson students who have internet and device access should participate in live, teacher-led lessons and complete assignments according to the schedule below. Links to join each live class will be posted on Blackboard (24/7) and possibly on Google Classroom.
Students will not have class during 8th period. They may use this time as an optional activity period (visit After School Google Classrooms, check out library resources, etc).
To the best of your ability, please have your students take part in the teacher-led lessons on time. If that is not possible, teachers will record every lesson and post those recordings on Blackboard (24-7). In addition to the lesson times posted, teachers will be holding office hours for support. Please refer to each teacher's Blackboard site for their office hours.
Check out this awesome video from Mrs. Allen guiding you how you will receive and organize your Blackboard Collaborate Links for class.
During school closure, student learning activities will be made available through FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard). To access Blackboard, parents need to have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account and be able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View.
Forgot your password? To recover a forgotten password or change your password, visit the password management page.
FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View Help Documentation: Tips for Parents and Frequently Asked Questions.
FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View Support Request: This online tool provides an alternative to in-person school support.
If you do not have an FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View account, follow the FCPS instructions for creating one.
Setting up a Workspace at Home:
Gather Supplies (Pens, pencils, tablets, books, etc.)
Establish a comfortable workspace
Provide adequate lighting
Ensure electrical outlet nearby
Provide comfortable seating to support posture
Learning Opportunities for Parents:
Supporting Students with Social Emotional Learning/Executive Functioning When Using Technology (intended audience is both teachers and parents)
Supporting Your Student in Blackboard
Login to Blackboard http://fcps.blackboard.com with your Parent View account
Click on your student’s name to view their courses.
Open each course to see assignments
Parents will be able to view most materials that have been posted in your child’s classes. If you click on something and can’t access it, ask your student to log in to view that resource or assignment.
Teachers will likely use a combination of Blackboard and G Suite. Students will need to log into GSuite for you to view their work.
Supporting Your Student in G Suite
In collaboration with your student, ask them to login to G Suite with you daily at the beginning and end of the day. The account username is your student’s @email and your student will have their password.
- Go to your student’s Google Drive http://drive.google.com
- On the left-hand side, you‘ll see Recent.
- Recent will allow you to see all Recent documents your child has been working on.
- Check the documents listed on a daily basis.
Go to your student’s Gmail http://gmail.google.com to view email messages your child has sent or received.
Go to: http://classroom.google.com. Each box on this screen represents a class your child is enrolled in.
Click a box to open a Google Classroom. Once a classroom is opened, at the top of the screen click Stream and Classwork to view both areas. Stream is for announcements and class discussion/Q&A. Classwork will list class assignments.
Google Classroom Calendar
- Your child’s Google Classroom Calendar will list assignments from all of your child’s Google Classroom classes in one convenient location. This is an easy place to see what has been assigned and when it is due.
- To find the calendar, click the three lines in the upper right corner of the Classroom.
- Then select Calendar from the menu.
FCPS Learning Packets
We realize that some families do not have internet access and that children may not be able to join these lessons. In these cases, we direct you to the learning packets that FCPS is mailing directly to your home each week. If you would like to opt out of receiving the weekly packets and go paperless, please click here.
Our Student Services Department Has A Lot of Information to Support You and Your Child During Distance Learning.