Distance Learning Resources
This page is here both parents and students with our Continuity of Education Plan. Below are some resources to assist during this time. Contact John Walsh (email@example.com) or Brian Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or technical issues you or your child may be experiencing. You may also reach out to the District Technology Team at 610-347-0970 x3366 OR helpdesk.ucfsd.org OR visit the UCFSD Technology Resources for Distance Learning.
Check announcements for each class daily especially at the beginning of the week. Announcements are used to communicate the week's lessons and assignments.
- Take a look for any assignment that is highlighted pink to indicate it is missing or has a zero.
- Did you know that teachers can leave important feedback and comments about assignments students are submitting in Canvas? Look for the Recent Feedback section on the right hand side of your Dashboard as well as each course. Learn more about where else to find comments and feedback!
Check your notifications settings, they can become overwhelming. BUT two to consider leaving on: Submission Comment and Conversation Message. This is a good way to know when teachers are commenting and reaching out about submitted assignments.If you are having problems managing Canvas notifications, click here for directions for both students and parents.
Parents - Make sure you have a Canvas Parent account to observe your child's classes. Directions for creating an account can be found here. You can observe using either the website or the Canvas Parent app.
Canvas Account Help for Parents
PowerSchool is the UCFSD student information system. Both students and parents/guardians have access into the system to check grades and their schedule via the login on the middle school website.
PowerSchool Parent Account
Parents may sign up for a PowerSchool account. You can find more information here:
It's not always the first thing that the students think of but please encourage your child to check their school email daily as it is a valuable communication used by teachers and administrators. You can turn on Gmail notifications for various devices to make sure you don’t miss new messages. Check here for directions.
Check your Canvas Inbox
The Canvas Inbox is “a messaging tool used to communicate with a course, a group, an individual student, or a group of students.” You may have messages in there you didn’t even know you had! You can find your your inbox on the left side menu of Canvas underneath the calendar icon.
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Connecting to a District Provided Kajeet Device (Mobile Hotspot)
Comcast’s Internet Essentials plan is being offered for free (eligibility requirements)
Teachers will also be offering Office Hours for students using a Zoom Classroom link. Please check the individual Canvas pages for those hours as well as the Zoom Classroom link. Students do not need a Zoom account - they simply click and follow the prompts. Parents should not contact teachers using this Zoom Classroom link. Please contact your child's teacher via email.