Preparing for Virtual Learning
新皇冠体育盘口School will open virtually on August 4, and teachers will be coming back to work on July 30, but that doesn’t mean we are waiting until the first day of school to start preparing staff, students, and families for the virtual learning environment.
新皇冠体育盘口Today’s blog post has important information on:
virtual learning opportunities for students and families
Live Virtual Learning Events for Students and Families
We know that for most of our students and parents, virtual learning will be a very new experience. Our student services and academic teams will host online events in the coming weeks to help students and families better prepare and understand what school will look like in the virtual environment.
Learning in the Virtual Environment
Day in the life of a student in virtual learning
新皇冠体育盘口Supports for students in the virtual setting
Technology: distribution, resources, and useful links
Discuss the new Virtual Learning Playbook for Parents
新皇冠体育盘口Meeting dates, times and hyperlinks: and
Ready for Virtual Learning
Tips and tools for using online platforms
新皇冠体育盘口Mindfulness and restorative practices
How to access Schoology/Teams
新皇冠体育盘口How to update your family contact information
How to monitor student progress in online learning
新皇冠体育盘口Meeting date, time and hyperlink:
Ready for Virtual Learning Part 2
新皇冠体育盘口Setting up your virtual learning space at home
Rituals before entering the school day
Creating schedules for at-home learning
Supporting your child’s transition to virtual learning
新皇冠体育盘口Using Mindfulness to Teach and Practice Regulation
Supporting Adult Wellness: Putting Self-Care First
新皇冠体育盘口Meeting date, time and hyperlink:
How to Join a Live Meeting on Microsoft Teams
If you haven’t joined a live event before, to learn how to access the event. Video of the session will be available after the event for those who cannot catch it live.
Back to School Supplies
During virtual learning, there will be many activities on the computer, but there are still exercises, assignments, and activities that will require physical supplies. Here are some school supply details:
Download the school supply list for virtual learning.
新皇冠体育盘口Next weekend, Friday, July 31, through Sunday, August 2, clothing and school supplies can be purchased at local stores without being charged a sales tax.
For students or families who need help with supplies, we are working with non-profit partners to purchase and distribute supplies when school starts, but for families who are able to purchase supplies, here is a list of items that will be needed once we start.
School- and teacher-specific supply lists can be found at for when health conditions in Nashville allow for in-person classroom instruction.
Our MNPS technology teams have been busy preparing devices to be used for remote learning. Schools are scheduling and communicating pickup times to their students and parents. Be on the lookout for communications from your school next week if you haven’t already been in contact.
新皇冠体育盘口To date, 17,200 students have been identified as needing devices, and 19,000 devices have been prepared for delivery. Both of those numbers will continue to rise in the coming days.
Including the 10,000 laptops deployed this spring, MNPS has identified up to 44,000 school- or district-purchased devices throughout the system. Devices are continuing to be checked, imaged, and prepared for distribution over the weekend and into next week to prioritize the best working machines for the needs of our students. We also will have 17,000 hotspots available for families who need internet access.
Tips and Sample Schedules
We’ve recently posted virtual learning tips and sample schedules on our blog. In case you missed them:
What virtual learning will look like新皇冠体育盘口, which includes a video explaining how the Florida Virtual School curriculum will help students learn online.
Virtual learning sample schedules and tips for families for a better idea of what a day in the life of an average pre-K, elementary, middle, or high school student will look like.
For more information, frequently asked questions, and updates, please check in regularly at keepgraphica.com/backtoschool新皇冠体育盘口.