Our distance learning expectations will not require students to be online all day. We believe that most families will be able to manage with students sharing devices our families already have at home. Your students do not need a Chromebook to accomplish tasks. In most cases, an iPad, laptop, desktop, or even a smartphone will be sufficient. On a case-by-case basis, we will work with your family if you have a need for a device. If you are interested in checking out a device for your student(s), please fill out the Chromebook Usage Agreement Form after reviewing the Chromebook Handbook by 9AM on Monday March 30th for distribution in the driveline that same afternoon. With our practice of social distancing, we are asking that you not exit your vehicle and wait for the delivery of those devices to you when you arrive on campus. Please bring a photo ID.
Your students will need to be able to access their PRA Google account to participate in some of the learning activities. All students at PRA are issued an account, their username is their legal first name plus their student number @ our domain prospectridgeacademy.org . Email firstname.lastname@example.org if your student does not recall their password, and after trying their 8 digit birthdate as the password to login. We also recommend using Google’s Chrome Browser (free to download on any device) for connected apps like Classroom and Hangouts/Meet when directed by your student’s teacher. We recommend you test logging in at mail.google.com this weekend so we have time to respond to families experiencing issues before Wednesday when remote learning activities begin.
Your student will begin receiving remote learning lessons from each of their teachers on Wednesday. Email your student’s teacher directly with questions about lessons or expectations. Email email@example.com if you have technology related issues or questions. Many of our teachers will be using Google Classroom to manage distance learning, if you’d like to see what that looks like for your student, or need assistance supporting your student at home with this app, please take the time to review this tutorial. If you’re wondering what Hangouts/Meet is, you can preview its features here. Video tutorial assistance for all google apps are widely available on the internet by searching the app name. Research on your own and then reach out to us if you have questions.