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

  • 新皇冠体育盘口school supplies

  • technology

 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.   

新皇冠体育盘口The Sessions:

Learning in the Virtual Environment

新皇冠体育盘口Topics include:

  • 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  

Download the presentation slides.

Ready for Virtual Learning

Topics include: 

The MNPS Student Support Services team shares some helpful tips for preparing to learn virtually at the start of the school year.

  • 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:  

Download the presentation slides

Ready for Virtual Learning Part 2 

新皇冠体育盘口Topics include:

  • 新皇冠体育盘口Setting up your virtual learning space at home 

  • Rituals before entering the school day 

  • Digital Citizenship 

  • 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.   

Technology Update 

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:

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For more information, frequently asked questions, and updates, please check in regularly at keepgraphica.com/backtoschool新皇冠体育盘口.