Distance Learning Resources
Thank you Cedar Park staff, students and families for joining us on this journey of distance learning during this challenging time.
Below are some helpful resources from the district and our school for Cedar Park Families & Cedar Park Staff to serve as reminders, clarification and tech support during distance learning.
What will distance learning look like for my child?
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday students will begin the day with a morning meeting via Zoom.
- Students are expected to log into their classroom Zoom meetings and engage in the synchronous (group) learning in addition to completing the asynchronous (independent) learning assignments.
- Throughout the week, students will have real-time learning opportunities via Zoom and self-directed learning that will be shared on Seesaw and Schoology.
- The school day will include: morning meeting, literacy, math, and specialists (on designated days).
- Wednesdays will remain independent learning days, with opportunities for student and teacher collaboration.
Tips for Success During Distance Learning
- Designate a quiet learning space where your child can keep materials organized. This could be a desk or a table with a chair. If you need support in creating a learning space, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
- Limit distractions during your child’s work time.
- Be prepared and ready for learning.
- Your child should be dressed and ready for school, just as he/she was for in-person learning.
- iPad should be charged, and the charging cord should be nearby in case it is needed.
- Earbuds or headphones may help limit distractions for your child during distance learning.
- Zoom Class Expectations
- Be prepared and on time.
- Attend all scheduled Zoom meetings.
- If you are using a hotspot, put it near a window for the best service.
- Zoom from a location that is quiet and allows your child to focus on learning.
- Students are expected to have cameras on and microphones muted (unless they are speaking).
- Students should be attending the zoom lessons. We have taught your child how to access and participate in zoom lessons and learning. Parents should not attend their child’s zoom lessons due to student data privacy.
- Zoom: student behavior expectations
If your family needs WiFi contact Cedar Park and the district will then mail your family a hotspot. Also check with local Internet Service Providers such as, Charter and Comcast. These companies may still be offering free household Internet.
How will attendance be counted?
- Attendance will be based on student participation in scheduled morning meetings and class Zoom sessions, as well as completed work turned in on Seesaw and Schoology.
- On Wednesdays, students will be considered present, unless a parent or guardian informs the school that their child will be absent or unable to participate that day.
Does this change the current Digital Academy Classes?
- At this time, there will be no changes to our current Digital Academy classes and schedules.
Who can I contact for support?
- The Cedar Park office will remain open during distance learning. Please call the school if you need assistance, and we will connect you with support you need. The office number is 952-431-8360.
- Our Cedar Park Social Worker and School Psychologist are available to assist with concerns about social and emotional needs, academic progress, community support, and mental health. Please feel free to reach out to our staff:
- Diane Johnson, School Social Worker: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Cyndi Martin, School Psychologist: email@example.com
District 196 Virtual Calming Room (managing emotions, anxiety)
- iPad Issues – Contact Tech Support by completing the form at: https://www.district196.org/techhelp
- Seesaw/Schoology Issues – Email Schoology@district196.org
- Username/Password Information:
Username: Student ID@apps.district196.org
Example: If student ID is 12345, username is firstname.lastname@example.org
Password: Up to the first six letters of student’s last name (case-sensitive) + lunch PIN
Example: If last name is Johnson and lunch PIN is 1234, the password is Johnso1234
- To find your child's student ID & lunch PIN login to Campus
- Other Helpful Tech Tips:
- Check to see if the iPad has a WiFi connection.
- Make sure the iPad's iOS is up to date, version 14.2 (check in Settings app > General > Software Update).
- Reinstall any app that is not functioning normally (like Seesaw or Schoology) from Self Service app on iPad.
- When logging or re-logging into Seesaw, make sure to click the "login with Google option" twice (on two different screens).
- Re-check correct username and password in order to successfully sign-in to Seesaw or Schoology.
- Restart the iPad if it either has been acting slow or it has been a long or extended period of time since the last restart. A restart gives the iPad a fresh connection to both Wifi and app.
Seven-Day Meal Kits Available During Distance Learning:
Beginning November 19, all students are eligible for free seven-day meal kits to support their Distance Learning. To best meet the needs of our families, meal kits will be available for pick up near any schools’ entrance doors at these times:
· Monday - 4:00-5:30 p.m.
· Tuesday - 7:30-9:00 a.m.
· Wednesday - 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Digital Academy Meals will continue.)
· Thursday - 7:30-9:00 a.m.
· Friday - 7:30-9:00 a.m.
Look for the banner and sign for the distribution location. Families with children in multiple schools are encouraged to pick-up all seven-day meal kits at one school.
Initially, families will be asked to complete this Seven-Day Meal Kit Interest Survey. This will allow the Food and Nutrition Services department to prepare the number of meal kits needed. The survey only needs to be completed once.
Students who are participating in Tier 1 Child Care will receive their meals while at child care and will receive a two-day weekend kit on Fridays.