Elementary Digital/Distance Learning

Accessing Coursework | Accelerate Education

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Elementary students will use Accelerate Education to access course work while participating in digital/distance learning. Teachers will connect with students via Zoom while work will be completed in Accelerate Education. Additional information and a demo of the program can be found in the Quick Start Guide linked below. Students should log in to the student portal/Clever in order to access both Accelerate Education and Schoology. 
Designated at-home learning coaches (parent, grandparent or another adult at home with student) will be crucial in supporting students as they complete work at home. An at-home learning coach will be needed to help guide students through lessons, discuss concepts being taught, assist with online tools, oversee all assignments, keep students on pace and communicate with teachers as needed. 

Attendance

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Initially, students were expected to complete a daily attendance check by signing into Schoology. However, teachers now take attendance for students based on activity in Accelerate Education and Zoom meetings.

Beginning with the second nine weeks, elementary students will complete daily attendance checks in the student portal.

Accessing Accelerate Education, Infinite Campus and Schoology

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Students can access Accelerate Education, Infinite Campus and Schoology by logging into their student portal/Clever. The Clever Portal is used to get students into all district-supported programs as well as programs teachers ask their students to use.

Daily Schedules

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Similar to in-person instruction, teachers will communicate their daily schedules and expectations during the first week of school. Students should receive a Zoom meeting link before the first day of school where they will be able to communicate with their teacher to learn more about their class. While distance learning does provide more flexibility, students are more likely to thrive with a predictable and consistent schedule. 

Meals for Digital Learning Students

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The Walton County School District is pleased to offer weekly meal service to WCSD digital/distance learners. Families will be able to pre-order weekly meals in advance to pick up at their home school on Tuesdays between 9-10 a.m. 

  • Weekly meal service includes breakfast & lunch for school days only.  
  • Weekly meal options are published online
  • Sign-ups are Monday-Thursday for the following Tuesday pick up.
  • Meal pickup will occur between 9-10 a.m. on Tuesdays.
  • Pickup locations are specific to each school campus. Families will be notified of the school's pickup location. 
  • Normally meal pickups will be at the student's home school location, but School Nutrition will make every effort to have one meal pickup site for families with children at multiple schools. These requests will be coordinated on a case-by-case basis. 
  • Students do not have to be with the driver to pick up meals.
  • Under the new USDA program, all meals will be free until Dec. 31 or funding is exhausted.
  • Click here for more information on free or reduced price meal eligibility. 

School Supplies

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Students must have a device and reliable internet access. Paper and writing utensils are suggested. Individual teachers will make recommendations on additional supplies needed once school starts. The supplies needed for digital/distance learning will be minimal. If you are in need of a device, please contact the school your child would attend in person. 

Special Education | Distance/Digital Learning Notice

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Parents/guardians of students with disabilities who voluntarily opt for their disabled student to participate in the distance/digital learning option offered by the school district due to the COVID- 19 Pandemic should review this notice for important information. 

Contact Us

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For additional support, please complete the Online Help Request Form. Requests will go to the student's base school first then will be forwarded to the Instructional Technology department if further assistance is needed.
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