UAMS Remote Learning Days

Important Parent and Student Information

Parents Roles and Responsibilities

Dear Parents and Guardians,

As we move forward to remote learning I would like to take a moment to provide you with some guidelines that will make this transition easier for both you and your child. Remote Learning activities will begin Wednesday, April 1st and will be directed by our teachers. Primarily, we will be using Google Classroom as well as Zoom and Google Chat and Connect Ed.

Teachers will be running office hours from 8-11 and 1-3 throughout this process. Until the close of the Quarter 3, students should be focusing on completing assignments that are outstanding. There will be delivery of new instruction during this time but we realize the importance of easing into the process and allowing students time to become familiar with the outlined routines. Below are some simple guidelines that we feel will help for a smooth transition. MOST IMPORTANTLY, STUDENTS MUST CHECK THEIR EMAIL REGULARLY.

Parents Role and Responsibilities

Provide support for your children by:

  • Establishing routines and expectations

  • Defining the physical space for your child to study

  • Monitoring communications from your child’s teachers

  • Beginning and ending each day with a check-in

  • Taking an active role in helping your child process his/her learning

  • Establishing times for quiet and reflection

  • Encouraging physical activity and/or exercise

  • Remaining mindful of your child’s stress or worry

Student Roles and Responsibilities

  • Check your email and Google Classroom everyday

  • Identify a space in your home where you can work effectively and successfully

  • Engage in all learning with academic honesty

  • Communicate proactively with your teachers if you cannot meet deadlines or require additional support

  • Comply with School Internet Safety policies including expectations for online etiquette.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Mr. Brewer at

Shane Brewer Principal

Estimados padres y guardianes,

A medida que comenzamos a utilizar el aprendizaje remoto, me gustaría tomar un momento para brindarle algunas pautas que facilitarán esta transición tanto para usted como para su hijo. Las actividades de aprendizaje remoto comenzarán el 1 de abril y serán dirigidas por nuestros maestros. Principalmente, usaremos Google Classroom, así como Zoom y Google Chat.

Los maestros estarán en horario de oficina de 8-11 y 1-3 durante este proceso. Hasta el final del trimestre 3, los estudiantes deben centrarse en completar las tareas que son sobresalientes. Habrá una nueva instrucción durante este tiempo, pero nos damos cuenta de la importancia de facilitar el proceso y dar tiempo a los estudiantes para familiarizarse con las rutinas. A continuación hay algunas pautas simples que creemos que ayudarán a una transición sin problemas. MÁS IMPORTANTE, LOS ESTUDIANTES DEBEN VERIFICAR SU CORREO ELECTRÓNICO REGULARMENTE.

Roles y responsabilidades de los padres

  • Brinde apoyo a sus hijos al:

  • Establecer rutinas y expectativas.

  • Definir el espacio físico para que su hijo estudie

  • Monitorear las comunicaciones de los maestros de su hijo

  • Comenzando y terminando cada día con un check-in

  • Asumir un papel activo en ayudar a su hijo a procesar su aprendizaje

  • Establecer tiempos para la tranquilidad y la reflexión.

  • Fomentar la actividad física y / o el ejercicio.

  • Permanecer consciente del estrés o la preocupación de su hijo.

Roles y responsabilidades del estudiante

  • Revisa tu correo electrónico y Google Classroom todos los días

  • Identifique un espacio en su hogar donde pueda trabajar de manera efectiva y exitosa

  • Participa en todo el aprendizaje con honestidad académica

  • Comunícate de manera proactiva con tus maestros si no puedes cumplir con los plazos o si necesitas apoyo adicional

  • Cumplir con las políticas de seguridad de Internet de la escuela, incluidas las expectativas de etiqueta Internet.

Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con el Sr. Brewer a

Shane Brewer Director

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**Zoom meetings**

Please note that we are aware there may be some concerns about attending Zoom or meetings. We are encouraging you to attend the initial zoom meetings set up by your teachers so they can talk you through this optional process. They will discuss topics such as attendance, privacy issues, and various other things related to zoom conferencing.

**Quarter 3 Extended**

Due to the closure of the school, the end of quarter 3 has been extended until April 9th, and the start of Quarter 4 will be Tuesday, April 14th. We are still unsure of exactly what Quarter 4 will look like, so stay tuned for more details.

Students - if you still have past due work from Quarter 3 you can submit it at any time. Please continue to contact your teachers if you have questions about past due work.

**Parent emails needed**

If you are a parent and are not receiving emails please send a message to Leslie Callahan ( or Kim Jenkins ( with your updated email. We want to make sure we reach 100% of our parents. Thanks!

Join us for a Virtual Spirit Week!

UAMS is hosting a virtual spirit week starting Monday, March 30. Share your pics with us on our insta page so we can see your spirit!
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Counselor's Corner

Hi everyone! I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get back into a bit of a routine. It just feels so much better to accomplish things, don't you think? I wanted to share a few of the results so far from the check-in survey I sent in your gmail accounts this past week. It is a voluntary survey, but won't take you long if you chose to fill it out. It has been really nice hearing your responses and knowing that you are all hanging in there, too. If you wanted to check in with me to tell me how you're doing, you can fill out the form entitled "Check in with Ms. Jenkins" found in your gmail.

Using School Counseling Services During the Shut Down

Please know that you can still contact me for help and concerns just as you would during a normal day. I have made things a little more efficient for the students stay in contact with me. I encourage students, parents, and teachers to gmail me directly if they have any questions, concerns, etc. They can find that form in their google forms - entitled "Checking in with Ms. Jenkins".

Also, I will be setting up zoom sessions to check in with students who sign up for appointments, and will need the parents and students to review a consent form for these sessions before they occur. Please feel free to contact me if you have additional questions.

In addition to my services, our SAP counselor is also offering teletherapy sessions, so feel free to refer anyone you think might be having some issues. Our SAP team will be meeting throughout this time so we can continue on as needed! Keep in mind that some of my go-to resources are also shut down at this time, but emergency services will always be the fall back.

Finally, if anyone is experiencing any difficulties and needs to connect with someone right away, I encourage you to visit This site offers voice and text chats available 24/7 for those who are feeling down. It does NOT have to just be suicidal thoughts. Services like this exist for a reason, and times like this are reason to affect our mental health negatively. Hang in there, and know you are supported!

Ms. Jenkins