Students - Distance Learning
What is Distance Learning?
Beginning March 23, students will participate in distance learning. Windsor Public Schools will use distance learning to recover instructional time lost due to extended school closures. On Distance Learning Days designated by the Superintendent, students and teachers will not report to school, but engage in online instructional activities reflective of a traditional school day. Distance Learning Days are counted as instructional days for students. Distance learning assignments are required and should be completed as assigned by your teacher. Please e-mail your teacher if you have questions.
Frequently Asked Questions
When will distance learning be used? Distance learning will start Monday, March 23, 2020. Distance learning assignments are required and should be completed as assigned by your teacher. The distance learning plan will be in place until at least May 20, 2020.
What is the difference between supplemental learning and distance learning (e-Learning) days? Supplemental and distance learning enable students to learn anywhere and anytime.
Supplemental Learning: Supplemental learning provides students with optional enrichment activities but will not replace a traditional school day.
Distance Learning: On distance learning days designated by the Superintendent, students and teachers will not report to school, but engage in online instructional activities reflective of a traditional school day. Distance learning is counted as an instructional day for students. Distance learning assignments are required and should be completed as assigned.
How will I access my distance learning assignments? Google Classroom and other instructional resources are available for K-12 students through ClassLink > my.classlink.com/windsorct. 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. If students have 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 teacher.
How do I receive support from teachers on Distance Learning Days? Students can receive support from their teachers through Google Classroom or by contacting their teachers via email.
What if I don't have access to a device or the internet? If you do not have access to the internet, please ask your parent/guardian if your household may be eligible for programs offered by local providers (April 27 update from Comcast) that are posted by our state government. If you find that your device is unable to access Distance Learning resources through ClassLink, please ask your parent or guardian complete the Internet and Device Access Survey. If your household does have access to the internet, but you are unable to connect your device, please read through our guide to assist in troubleshooting home connectivity.
If my district device is not working, how can I get a Chromebook or iPad repaired? Please click the link to the form to request a repair on a district-owned device. Request for Technology Repair for a District Device
How does the closure impact Windsor High School Graduation? The graduation date for WHS is June 16, 2020. The ceremony will be determined by the status of the restriction on holding large public events. At this time, Windsor has a contract with the Bushnell and our hope is the the event can occur there.
What about WHS Proms? A decision will be made closer to the events. We will have to consider the restrictions on holding large public events at that time.
What about field trips? All school field trips are cancelled through May 20, 2020.