March 28, 2020
Dear Ararat Charter School Parents and Students,
These past couple of weeks have brought us all challenges unlike what most of us have ever experienced in our lives. We hope that this email finds you and your families safe, and well.
Our Governing Board has given us directive to provide virtual and on-line instruction to all our students beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 through May 1, 2020. For the past two weeks, our teachers have been attending Zoom meetings and Google Classroom trainings to prepare for the virtual learning. Our entire staff has been working collaboratively and painstakingly to ensure that your child’s education will continue remotely. We would like to thank our staff for all the late nights, early mornings, and weekends spend preparing for this new phase of instruction.
By now, teachers should have reached out to you and informed you about the available resources that you can access at home such as the websites for the English Language Arts and My Math curriculum as well as the login information for Google Classroom. They will also provide a Zoom meeting link for you to join the live session on Monday. We will also send you a separate email with the above-mentioned information.
At this time, we are not sure how third trimester grades will be determined or how grading will work during this online/distance learning time. Our School will follow state and county recommendations once they are made in the coming weeks.
We highly recommend that you make a daily schedule for your children and ensure that they will be able to participate in the virtual learning, attend on-line sessions, complete posted assignments, join discussion boards, post questions, and participate in recommended activities.
Please stay safe, and feel free to email us if you have any questions.