Quarantined Remote Learning

 
Dear BCS families,
 
Welcome to Quarantined Remote Learning! This is a new territory for all of us, and we are expecting there will be some glitches along the way. Please know that we are working hard behind the scenes to make this time as beneficial and smooth as possible, and we ask for your understanding and patience as we learn together. We look forward to working with you as we deliver the continuity of your child’s education with integrity.

Frequently asked questions and tips to successfully transition students from in-person instruction to a temporary remote learning environment are available below.
 
What is the first thing I should do if I think my child needs Quarantined Remote Learning?
Contact the School.
*  Be prepared to provide medical documentation of need for quarantine/isolation.
*  Arrange to receive assignments for your student to work on during remote period.
 
How long will the remote period last?
  • Remote learning will last for the duration of the student's quarantine or isolation as directed by a medical professional.
 
What should I expect to come home with my student?
  • Students will be bringing home paper packets and/or computers to work on during their quarantine or isolation.
  • Please note if you have a laptop, smartphone, or iPad device, you may download the Teams app to be able to call and hear instruction from the remote teacher. 
 
What will the remote school day look like? Are students expected to sit in front of a computer for 6.5 hours each day during the remote learning period?
  • Students will be provided access to content from their normal classes via packets or computer learning management systems. It is not expected or advised that a student spend 6.5 hours interacting solely on a computer. Daily activities can include: homework help with the remote learning teacher, viewing recorded activities, participating in online modules/activities, completing activities in consumable materials, teams calls or emails with the remote teacher, etc.
 
Will attendance be taken?
    • Yes, BCS Attendance Policy and Tennessee requirements are still in effect. Students will be marked in Skyward by the teacher. Students will be marked as “D” for distance learning in the Skyward parent portal. This will count them as present. Students are required to engage in the learning each day, and this will be monitored by their teacher(s) by the end of each day. In order for distance learning students to be considered present for the day, they must be interacting. The teachers will take attendance based on the following:
      • Emailing bcsattend@bedfordk12tn.net at 8:00 and 2:00 daily to check in.
      • Connecting in the virtual format (Teams Calls) with remote instructor.
      • Completion of assignments for class.
      • Discussions with the remote teacher via phone call, email, or online teams call. 
 
Will students receive grades while attending through remote learning?
  • Yes, grades may be taken just as if the students were attending in-person learning upon submission of assignments.
 
How will students with disabilities receive instructional services in a virtual environment?
  • Students with IEPs and 504 will continue to receive services in connection with their current plan. Any questions or concerns will need to be directed to your student’s school.
 
How can I get technical assistance?
  • For technical assistance, please email – techhelp@bedfordk12tn.net – In order to expedite help to you, please provide the following in your email. Once you have submitted your inquiry, please continue to check your email for a prompt reply.
    • Student’s name
    • Student’s school
    • Barcode on the device provided by the school if applicable
    • Questions or issue in detail
 
How can I get assistance with Microsoft Teams?
  • Assistance with Microsoft Teams is available here.
 
How do I find my student's email in Skyward?
  • Instructions to find your students email in Skyward are available here.
 
I do not have the login information for my student’s Skyward account. How can I get this information?
  • The parent or guardian must contact their student's school and request login information to the Skyward portal.
 
I do not have wireless access at home or my wireless is not working. Where can I access internet for a laptop?
  • Click here to access a list of Wi-Fi hotspots in Shelbyville.
 
How can I help my student be successful during this remote learning period? Be sure your student:
  • Checks in via email at 8:00 and 2:00 each day
  • Check for instruction, assignments, and resources from the school
  • Identifying a comfortable and quiet place to learn and study
  • Engaging in learning activities
  • Submitting assignments by due dates
  • Seeking additional help from the remote teacher when needed
 
I do not speak English very well. Is someone available to help me?