Online Student Resources
Gov. Ivey, State Superintendent, Dr. Eric Mackey and Director Harris of the Alabama Department of Public Health announced on Friday that all K-12 Public Schools will close at the end of the workday on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. At this time the planned date for a return to school is April 6, 2020. The overall health, safety and well-being of our staff and students is a priority; therefore, we will continue to work closely with state and local officials to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students and community as a whole.
During this time of uncertainty, we want to provide some options that will help stimulate student minds during this unexpected, extended time away from school. Please note that none of the activities listed are mandatory; we just want to provide parents with a list of ideas to keep students engaged.
1. Read. Read magazines, books, newspaper articles, or technical manuals – it doesn’t matter what you read but read often and read a lot!
2. Play board games. Give your brain a mental workout by playing games that stretch the brain.
3. Learn new words. Challenge yourself to learn one new word a day to increase your vocabulary.
4. Spend time cooking. Reading recipes, measuring ingredients, and watching the clock (elapsed time) are all valuable skills that we use in the kitchen.
5. Watch Alabama Public Television. ALPTV offers a variety of educational programs on TV throughout the day – especially for younger students; they also have a wide variety of videos, virtual field trips, and other resources available online.
6. Participate in online learning activities. The following is a list of resources that your student/s should be familiar with through school. These sites are all available and accessible through our district website. Just have your student sign in through CLEVER and away they go!
• STRIDE ACADEMY
• STUDIES WEEKLY
• Soft Skills High
• Khan Academy
7. Complete Dual Enrollment and ACCESS Assignments. Please see individual colleges regarding requirements as these assignments are not under our supervision.
We realize that some of our students do not have access to the internet; however, companies like Spectrum are offering free internet services at this time. There are also cell phone service providers such as T-Mobile offering free data and hot spot service so you may want to check with your cell phone provider. Greenville/Butler County Library also offers free internet and access to computers – see library website for details.
Thank you all for choosing us to be a partner in your child’s educational journey. We will provide updates as they are available. Be safe and we’ll see you after the break!