Parents and students should have received instructions through Skyward on how to prepare for remote instruction beginning Tuesday, Aug. 18.
The first day of school is a B Day to start with students’ 5th period class. Student schedules are in Skyward. Instructions on how to access Skyward were provided through the email attachment sent Aug. 11. Students can contact their counselors with issues such as password reset.
Families with issues connecting to Canvas, ClassLink, Zoom or using their Chromebook can visit the Technology Resources page on the district website.
Remote learning will last at least four weeks. Students will check in using the Zoom link for their first class, provided by the instructor in their Canvas course on the home page. Attendance will be taken at that time through a two-question activity assigned by the teacher. Students participating asynchronously have to complete this attendance check-in assignment before midnight to be counted present for the class. Direct instruction will last approximately 40 minutes, followed by independent work asychronously with the teacher still available through Zoom for assistance in assigned content. When logging onto Zoom, students must use their Dripping Springs ISD email, not a personal email account.
Tutorials in the morning and Tiger Time will provide students the opportunity to get extra help with the instructor available on their Zoom link. Each course should also have a sign-up provided for students needing to make an appointment for tutorials or Tiger Time. Tiger Time will also allow staff to provide students with additional information as needed.
The first week of Tiger Time will consist of reviewing relevant topics for remote learning success, such as online etiquette and citizenship. Students who do not have a 1st/5th period will have the opportunity to join a Zoom with Assistant Principal Kelly Miller and FLI Karen Tiller during that time (a link will be sent directly to those students).
Again, students can contact their counselors with issues.