Sherwood Schools: District Updates
Updates and Announcements from the Sherwood School District
April 23, 2020
Google Meet and Video Lessons
Google Meet gives educators the ability to host live meetings to provide lessons to students. Teachers at the high school level have been using Google Meet for classroom instruction as well as during office hours. Additionally, the District plans to begin using Google Meet as a tool for learning specialists who work with students on IEPs, counselors, and English Language Development teachers in grades K-8.
When used by teachers for instruction, these lessons may be recorded so that students who are unable to attend the live lesson can watch it at a later time. These lessons will be posted securely in Canvas, Google Classroom, or Seesaw. We take your child’s privacy seriously. If you or your student are uncomfortable being recorded, your child can turn off the video during the session or watch the recorded lesson once it is posted.
We also take the privacy and security of our staff seriously. In addition, to live lessons through Google Meet, teachers are also posting video lessons. As students engage more fully in Distance Learning, we ask that students and families adhere to the following guidelines:
All content shared in video conferencing or through video lessons is for educational purposes only.
By accessing the material, students and families agree not to share content with anyone not enrolled in the class or assisting an enrolled student.
Unauthorized distribution of any distance learning content, including sharing video recordings or screenshots on the internet or social media, is strictly prohibited.
The District’s Student Body Handbook states that students may not use any Google Apps for Education (including Google Meets) for the “...Misrepresentation of Sherwood Schools, staff or students (Apps, sites, email and groups are not public forums. They are extensions of classroom spaces where student free speech rights may be limited)”.
Technology Support During Closure
To Access Help with Technology
Troubleshoot on the Distance Learning Support page
Reach out to your teacher first for support with class programs and apps
Contact the school district’s Technology Help Desk:
Email and phone will be monitored on school days only from 8am-4pm
Response time may vary depending on the volume of requests
We've received many requests for hotspots and are awaiting our shipment; in the meantime, families can access public wi-fi for free in the parking lots of several local businesses. A list of these locations can be found at https://wifi.xfinity.com/
Device Repair and Pick-Up Hub
The District has created a location to drop off damaged devices and pick up replacements.
- Location: Archer Glen Elementary rear covered area
Monday and Wednesday from 8am-10am
Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm-4pm