Windsor Public Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 8th with two instructional models: Hybrid Learning and Distance Learning. The Hybrid model combines 2 days of in-person learning with 3 days of distance or at-home learning each week (except the first week of school). The Distance model is 100% remote, i.e., students learn from home every day. Distance learning days are counted as instructional days for students. As such, distance learning assignments are not optional and should be completed as assigned by your child's teacher. Please e-mail your child's teacher or principal if you have questions.
What will your child be doing on distance learning days?
Your child will engage in online instructional activities that reinforces content and promotes WPS Profile of a Graduate competencies that contribute to their long-term success: Innovation & Problem Solving, Creative and Critical Thinking, Communication and Collaboration, Social and Emotional Well-Being and Content Mastery. Windsor Public Schools uses ClassLink, a single sign on solution for students to access their distance learning assignments. K-12 students should login at my.classlink.com/windsorct each distance learning day. Please e-mail your child's teacher or principal for additional information.
Please email LBrookman@windsorct.org to share your Distance Learning Days stories and pictures with us! We may share your pictures and/or stories on social media!
What is the difference between Hybrid Learning and Distance Learning? In Hybrid Learning, students are assigned to a group and attend school 2 days per week. Group 1 students attend school in-person on Mondays and Tuesdays and Group 2 students attend school in-person on Thursdays and Fridays. In the Distance Learning model, students do not report to school. Distance learning students learn from home every day. Distance learning assignments are required and should be completed as assigned.
What is the schedule for the first week of school? Windsor Public Schools reopens on Tuesday, September 8th. For the first week of school only, Group 1 will attend school in person on Tuesday and Wednesday and Group 2 will attend school in person on Thursday and Friday. Please note, schools will be thoroughly cleaned Wednesday evening before Group 2 students arrive at school on Thursday.
How will my child access distance learning assignments? Students should login at my.classlink.com/windsorct. to access Seesaw (PK-2) or Google Classroom (3-12). Students login to ClassLink using their Windsor Google account login. If students have hyphenated last names, the hyphens are not used. Student passwords vary by grade level band because students can change their own passwords. Students can also find Google Classroom on ClassLink. If your child has trouble accessing distance learning assignments, please first check the Educational Technology for Students website. If you find no recommended resolution using the website, please reach out to your child's teacher.
What are the expectations for Preschool? Preschoolers will be provided with developmentally appropriate distance learning activities on Seesaw. Additional information may be found on the Pre-K Distance Learning website.
How will I stay in contact with my child's teachers? As a parent/guardian, you can receive email summaries showing your student’s progress in Google Classroom if you accept the e-mail invitation. You can choose the frequency of the Google Classroom email summaries, such as daily or weekly. Your child's teacher may also e-mail or call you directly. Students can receive support from their teachers through Seesaw (PK-12) or Google Classroom (3-12) or by contacting their teachers via email or phone.
What are the expectations if our family does not have access to internet at home? Every WPS student will be assigned a device. If you do not have access to the internet, or discover that your WPS device does not connect to your home internet, parents/guardians should contact their child's teacher or complete the Student Tech Help Desk form.
If my student's district device is not working, how can I get a Chromebook or iPad repaired? Please submit a Student Tech Help Desk ticket to to request a repair on a district-owned device.
What do I do if I have a question about hybrid or distance learning? Due to potentially limited staff availability, all questions or concerns should be addressed to your building principal or the Office of the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services. Email is the preferred method of communication.