Technology Integration and 1:1 Resources
for Unit 40 Parent and Family Engagement
Keeping students engaged in learning is of critical importance. Your involvement is a crucial component to your child’s continued learning, regardless of the learning environment. We are in this together, parents and educators, to ensure that your child continues to learn and grow.
While your child’s academic wellness is a priority, their emotional-well being should be considered too. Below are some suggestions.
Check your email regularly. Teachers may use email to send important information and feedback for students. Contact your child’s teacher with any questions or concerns. All Unit 40 staff email addresses are available on the Unit 40 webpage under Quick Links in the Staff Directory.
If you are not receiving emails from your student’s teacher, contact your student’s school office.
Follow the Effingham Community Schools Facebook page for current information and postings.
School Messenger is the communication application for Unit 40 schools. Parents receive text messages and phone calls regarding updates. Teachers may also use this application to contact parents.
If you are not receiving text messages Unit 40, contact your student’s school office.
Many students in grades 4-12 use Google Apps for Education for productivity applications.
(###### is the 6-digit student number)
Students in grades 4-12 will have coursework delivered to them via Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to check their Google Classroom courses daily.
Central Class Codes
LTC SPARK Parent Hub: Scroll to the bottom of the page for Google assistance. Choose Google from the left menu. Then choose Computer Help for a specific list of how-to resources.
SeeSaw is the communication and lesson delivery platform for students in grades PreK-3.
What is SeeSaw? Video - video
LTC SPARK Parent Hub: Scroll to the bottom of the page for Seesaw assistance. Choose Seesaw from the left menu. Then choose Computer Help for a specific list of how-to resources.
Teachers may offer the opportunity for digital engagement
LTC SPARK Parent Hub: Scroll to the bottom of the page for Zoom assistance. Choose Zoom from the left menu. Then choose Computer Help for a specific list of how-to resources.
Students may continue to take Accelerated Reader tests on books that they read or listen to.
For more information on how to assist your student with taking an AR test at home, follow this how-to guide.
Students in grades K-5 have access to Reading Eggs, Fast Phonics, and Reading Eggspress. This provides students with animated online lessons where students learn essential phonics and reading skills at their level and pace. Contact teacher for student logins.
For information on how to get started at home, follow this quick start guide for students and parents.
Students in grades K-5 have access to RAZ-Plus which is a blended learning platform with leveled books in print and digital formats as well as comprehension checks. Contact teacher for student logins.
For information on how to create a parent login and view your child’s progress, click here.
Students in grades K-1 have access to Mathseeds which provides students with animated lessons where students learn essential mathematical skills at their level and pace. Contact teacher for student logins.
Use this Parent Letter to get started at home.
Students in grades 2-5 have access to IXL Math which has practice questions for math. Contact teacher for student logins.
Use this Parent Handout to get started at home.
If your child’s teacher is using Khan Academy, they can login here.
Learn more about Khan Academy.
Supporting Remote Learning
How to Set Up a Remote Learning Space for Your Kids - New York Times
22 Remote Learning Tips for Parents Helping at Home - Teach Thought
How to Proactively Prepare for Distance Learning - New York Times
Parents Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning - Common Sense
Working from Home
Back to School on a Budget - LTC Spark Series