Distance Learning FAQ
Q: Where can I access distance learning expectations, links, and resources?
A: All distance learning information is centrally located on our Distance Learning Document. This is the primary source for distance learning and includes links to lessons, information on office hours, video resources, and more. Please save the link to this document. It is updated daily with the most recent information.
Q: If our family situation prohibits logging one hour on i-Ready each day, can we log time on the weekend or extra time on a given day?
A: Absolutely, just make sure by Sunday at 5 p.m. you have logged all of your time.
Q: Are students required to log hours on the weekend?
A: No, the hour requirements are M-F for days school would be in session.
Q: Can we break the required hours into smaller amounts of times for our children?
A: Absolutely, each student has their own ability to focus for a given time. Taking breaks is a good way to make the learning more enjoyable.
Q: Can parents substitute logging online hours for hands-on learning activities if they’re approved by and reported to the teacher?
A: Just like in the classroom, there will be activities that are assigned by the teacher and/or school. When marked required, these activities cannot be substituted.
Q: Can we use other online learning programs other than the ones directed by the school?
A: We encourage you to engage your student in learning on their level. Other platforms can be fun but make sure to balance that with time away from the screen.
Q: What are the system requirements for i-Ready?
A: For computers and laptops, the following browsers are supported:
For iPads, please use the i-Ready for Students app with iOS 13. I-Ready is not currently compatible with iPhones or Android tablets or phones.
Q: What if my family doesn’t have a device that supports i-Ready?
A: Please contact your school administrator for support to access technology.
Q: Why is i-Ready logging less time than my student is online?
A: Instructional usage time on task is calculated only when students are working on their lessons within i-Ready. Components can include the tutorials, practice, and quizzes. The components in a lesson vary depending on the complexity of the skill being taught. For example, some lessons may only have a tutorial and a quiz, while others may have a tutorial, multiple practice components, and a quiz. You can see this information by pulling up the lesson preview box. Any of the components listed ARE counted toward time on task.
The time students spent in other assessments (Growth Monitoring, Standards Mastery) or time spent in My Stuff (changing theme, study buddy), playing games, etc. does not count toward the instructional usage time on task.
Q: What if my family does not have access to technology and/or internet?
A: We are currently working on a plan to assure all students have access to technology. In the meantime, we are offering families who do not have access to technology and/or internet with work packets.
These packet pickup times take place during meal pickup times, Mondays and Wednesdays between 9 a.m. and noon, through Driveline. Please do not exit your vehicle when picking up packets, a staff member will bring them to you. Packets are due when school re-opens.
Meal Services FAQ
Q: Are meals provided to students during the school closure?
A: Yes. Meals are distributed at the school, through Driveline, on Mondays and Wednesdays only from 9 a.m. to noon.
On Mondays, we will distribute Monday’s meals as well as Tuesday’s meals (2 breakfasts/2 lunches).
On Wednesday, we will distribute Wednesday’s meals, Thursday’s meals, and Friday’s meals (3 breakfasts/3 lunches)
We will continue this multi-day meal distribution process until otherwise directed.
Meals are provided by driving through the Driveline lane at the school. School staff will be on hand and will bring your meals to your vehicle. Please do not exit your vehicle.
Q: Do the children need to be in your car to get food?
A: No, children do not need to be in the vehicle. You will just need to let the school staff member know how many children you are picking up for when you arrive.
Q: Are meals for any student 18 years of age and younger or only Athlos students?
A: Meals are available to all children under 18, they do not need to be an Athlos student.
Q: How long should I expect to wait in line?
A: At times the line for pick up may be long. If you would like to receive food for that week, you must be in the line during the specified hours.
Office Hours FAQ
Q: Is the office open during the school closure?
A: No, the office is not open. Only essential school staff will be at the school during limited hours. Families should not come to the school except during specified pickup times.
Q: How do I contact the front office?
A: Front office staff are available via phone during regular school hours Monday through Friday. Any calls to the office outside of these hours will be followed up the following business day.
Q: How can I contact my child’s teacher?
A: Teachers are available via email during regular school hours. They are also available during their designated office hours which can be found in the Distance Learning Document.
School Closure Timeline FAQ
Q: When will students return to school?
A: School will remain closed, but continue to provide distance learning, through the end of the school year.
Virtual Tours / Enrollment FAQ
Q: Are you still accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year?
A: Yes, you can apply online at https://www.athlosjp.org/enroll/apply/
Q: I’d like to learn more about the school.
A: You can speak with an enrollment counselor by emailing email@example.com or calling the front office.