March 31 2020


March 31, 2020

Dear Elk Grove Unified Students, Parents and Families:

Yesterday, we announced that starting April 1st through April 9th, we will check-out Chromebooks to students who need a device for distance learning. An overview of that schedule will follow. Some parents have also asked what a typical distance learning schedule will look like so they can plan schedules at home. The answer to this can be somewhat complex depending on the age and needs of the student, but what’s important to know is that distance learning is flexible. Teachers are still preparing lessons and creating content that lends toward distance learning and increased student independence and self-discipline. Teachers will be planning and sharing check-in times and office hours to monitor student progress. 

Typically, an elementary student will focus on about five different subjects and recommendations on the length of study per subject will be given. Similarly, a secondary student will focus on their course schedule and a recommendation for length of study will also be given. All students will be encouraged to do a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity per day and physical activity ideas at home will be offered and mindful of current conditions.

More information for parents and resources to prepare for distance learning will be shared soon. In the meantime, be sure to check out our Enrichment and Fun Activities and remember that Social and Emotional Learning continues to be important, especially during this crisis.

Don’t forget! We have Drive-thru Grab-n-go Meal Services and we recently added 3 new sites.

Now, here’s a run down of the Chromebook check-out process. Remember, we ask families to only check out EGUSD Chromebooks if you really need one and that the Chromebooks will require Internet connectivity to work.

5 Main Points

  1. Go to your EGUSD residential high school for Chromebook check-out
  2. For health and safety, the Chromebook check-out will be a drive-thru process to adhere to social distancing guidance
  3. Student(s) must be present in the car to receive the device – 1 per student maximum
  4. Please have or know the Student ID number for each student
  5. A parent, guardian and/or relative can drive the student(s) to the school

Locations (Regional High Schools)

Cosumnes Oaks High School, Elk Grove High School, Florin High School, Franklin High School, Laguna Creek High School, Monterey Trail High School, Pleasant Grove High School, Sheldon High School and Valley High School.

Alternative Education students may report to the following locations according to the Secondary schedule:

      • William Daylor High School: Check-out at Florin High School
      • Calvine High School: Check-out at Monterey Trail High School
      • Las Flores & Rio Cazadero High School: Check-out at Valley High School

*Jessie Baker and Elk Grove Charter students will follow their school’s process for accessing devices.

Secondary Students (Grades 7-12)

Times

      • Students with last names starting with A-L
        • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Students with last names starting with M-Z
        • 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dates

      • April 1st: Grades 11 & 12
      • April 2nd: Grades 9 & 10
      • April 3rd: Grades 7 & 8

This is only for Secondary students. If you have multiple students in secondary, please come at your oldest child’s time slot. If you have a child in Secondary and Elementary, pick up according to your Secondary student’s schedule, then return for the Elementary time slot. 

Elementary Students (Grades 1-6)

Times

      • Students with last names starting with A-L
        • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
      • Students with last names starting with M-Z
        • 1:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Dates

      • April 7th: Grades 5 & 6
      • April 8th: Grades 3 & 4
      • April 9th: Grades 1 & 2

This is only for Elementary students. If you have multiple students in Elementary, please come at your oldest child’s time slot.

Internet Connectivity

If you do not have Internet connectivity at home, EGUSD is working with T-Mobile to acquire hot spots for families that need it. These hotspots will only work with EGUSD Chromebooks.

Here is a list of suppliers offering discounted Internet services for qualifying families:

Other area providers:

Thank you for your support and patience during these challenging times.

EGUSD Leadership


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