Virtual Learning: Students

David T. Howard Middle School

Please note that this is a living document and is subject to change based on district directions. Each update will include the date the changes were made. Updated 08/19/20
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What's expected of students?

Starting the year under the umbrella of virtual learning is an exciting opportunity for us. We want our students to be safe, but we also want learning to continue. Click on the link below to see what APS has outlined for our students and parents.

The administrative staff, counselors, and coaches will still offer support via office hours. If students or parents have specific tech concerns, they can reach out to Mrs. Powe via email or the office number listed below. All forms of communication will be checked frequently each day.

Parent Virtual Learning Handbook

A detailed resource for parents to support their learners at home. For all grade levels supported by Atlanta Public Schools

Google Classroom

Google Classroom makes teaching more productive and meaningful by streamlining assignments, boosting collaboration, and fostering communication. Educators can create classes, distribute assignments, send feedback, and see everything in one place. Classroom also seamlessly integrates with other Google tools like Google Docs and Drive.

Log-in via myBackpack

Google Classroom App on ios or Android Device

Log-in with Google
email address:

password: Usual APS password (lunch number for students)

Contact Ms. Granderson ( if you need help with your username and/or password.

Our teachers will invite students to join their classes. Once students log into Google Classroom, they will "accept" the invitations to see posts.

Meals are available for all APS students free of charge. However, families must register one week in advance. Example: Order your meals by August 17 to receive a 5-day meal package on August 24 via MySchoolBucks!
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Day One Checklist: Coming Soon!

Rules for Participating in all Virtual Learning Opportunities :

Please note: Teachers may have an additional set of rules they expect their students to adhere to.

  1. Arrive in virtual classes on time with microphones muted

  2. Your teacher may require that you turn on your camera. Please be prepared for this as if you were in the actual school building.

  3. Use good digital citizenship when posting. Do not post conversations unless they are directly related to the lesson.

  4. Find a quiet place to set up. Remember, your classmates can see what is happening behind you.

  5. Practice using Zoom ahead of time. Instructions for using Zoom on a Chromebook are HERE.

Grade Level School Business Classrooms

Each grade level has a classroom dedicated to their specific needs and activities. Your child's core 1 teacher will post the joins codes daily.

Student Behavior

Students are expected to follow all APS behavior guidelines regarding online/virtual learning etiquette. Assistant Principals, Counselors, and various other Administrators will be actively monitoring Google Classrooms to ensure that the conversation is school-appropriate.

The following will be the behavior protocol for students who are not following online/virtual learning behavior expectations:

  1. First- Formal Zoom meeting with your grade level dean regarding behavior infraction.
  2. Second- A formal warning letter will be sent to parents.
  3. Final- A formal behavior referral will be entered into Infinite Campus and be placed on student's behavior records.

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