Remote Learning - Technology
Junior High and High Schools
Sylvania junior high and high schools (secondary schools) are on a 1:1 plan, providing every student with a Chromebook and school Google account. Teachers will use that technology to provide remote learning. Each student should have a functioning Chromebook unless they have opted out of the Chromebook plan. In this case, the family has committed to providing an equivalent device. Learning will largely happen through the digital platforms with which students are familiar.
If technology problems occur, students may request help from the Sylvania Schools technology department. These problems can include broken hardware, lack of hardware, or account problems. Please use http://bit.ly/3d6Ld1o to request help. Families that are facing challenges in accessing the Internet should contact their building principal for support.
Sylvania Schools has been on a 1:1 plan with our secondary schools for several years, but not our elementary schools. While elementary students learn through technology every day, the district had not previously issued Chromebooks for students to take home. This changed when the district distributed Chromebooks to students and families that requested them on April 3 and 6. This distribution included paper materials as well, but it now enables teachers to include digital learning, including live class meetings, with their paper-based work.
Students and families moving to the independent digital world at home will face some challenges in the transition. These challenges can include hardware malfunctions, password and account difficulties, or any number of other roadblocks. The district is committed to helping each student access digital learning during the closure. Follow this guidance when facing a problem.
If the problem is associated with a class activity, such as accessing an online learning platform or managing a student account, contact the teacher for initial help. The teacher may connect the student or family with technology support.
If the problem is associated with malfunctioning hardware, including a broken or non-charging Chromebook, complete the technology help form for support.