RCAS Whole Child/FACE Resources

September 15, 2020

How Families Can Help Their Child Transition to Online Learning

Although online learning is not everyone's option for learning, it can help support our children's learning during this pandemic. E-learning can not only ensure that students keep up with the curriculum, but it can also provide much-needed structure in days spent at home. It can help students maintain a sense of normalcy.

The following are ways that families can support successful virtual learning for their children:

  • Create a designated workspace - consider your child's individual needs and personality when setting up their workspace. Make sure they have easy access to all materials and supplies.
  • Implement a schedule - write a weekly schedule with your children and keep it posted.
  • Have designated break times - encourage movement breaks and use timers or alarms if necessary.
  • Become familiar with online platforms - check out the parent portals and utilize your child's teacher to help you learn the platform.
  • Remain in communication with teachers - keep open communication with teachers and encourage your children to keep communicating with their teachers by asking questions, etc.

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For More Information

Please feel free to contact either Kellsie (KJudge@bhssc.org) or Jeanne (JMckenna@tie.net) for additional information. You can also contact Jeanne at the listed number. Jeanne and Kellsie support RCAS and are employees of Black Hills Special Services Cooperative (BHSSC) in the Community, Family and Special Services division.