Welcome to Riverside Middle School's eLearning! eLearning is learning utilizing electronic technologies to access educational curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. eLearning is a valuable part of your students academic success during the Covid19 pandemic.
Our main priority, right now, is the well-being of our students. We recognize the start of the school year has been quite a transition, for both students and their teachers. We hope the following practices will support students during their eLearning days:
More importantly, students should spend approximately 25-35 minutes for each class period. We recognize some students will finish in less time, and others may need a little more time, but certainly no more than 45 minutes per class. We do not want students spending hours and hours on a class period; this is simply way too much. If this is happening, please contact your student's teacher and/or school counselor or administrator. We recognize the need for balance. We want this year to be as positive as possible!
Grading will follow the normal weights and percentages for both in-person and eLearning. Students should access lessons and assignments through Google Classroom using their student email@example.com account. Teachers, counselors, and administrators will be monitoring student engagement and will make contact with any student who has not been online or in touch with their teacher.
By 8:00 AM: Wake up, get dressed, have breakfast
8:30 - 8:45 Start your school day
8:45 - 11:00 Periods 1-3
11:00 Lunch & Brain Break!
12:00 - 2:15 Periods 4-6
2:15-2:30 Finish up your school day
As you are working:
The following links can be accessed to support parents and students through eLearning:
Every teacher hosts eLearning office hours daily for the students who are not attending in-person instruction that day. During this time, teachers are available via phone, GoogleMeet, and email to answer parent and student questions, provide extra help, or discuss material and assignments. Please see the front page of your teachers' websites for their specific daily eLearning office hours or see the graphics below for an overview of each grade level.
Monday - Thursday
8th Grade eLearning Extra Help Hours - See each teacher's website or Google Classroom for specific details and times related to their specific classes.
Team 8-1 (Hansen, Kripinski, Fountain & Garner)
Monday - Thursday - 9"55 - 10:15
Team 8-2 (Teeple, Smal, Grener, Tolleson & Garner)
Team 8-3 (Sanchelli, Highsmith, Landry & Covert)
When Greenville County Schools is on a hybrid attendance plan (Attendance Plans 0, 1, or 2), Fridays will be eLearning days for all students. Students are expected to login for a GoogleMeet for each class period following the schedule shown here. These class periods are opportunities for whole class instruction, and students should spend the remainder of the "school day" completing assignments in GoogleClassroom as they do on their other eLearning days.
Download Assignments & Work Offline (without Internet) - All district schools have Wi-Fi access in the parking lot near the building all day between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. There is no need to go to a specific school – just go to the GCS building that is most convenient to you. Students needing Internet can also connect between 10 a.m. – noon at any of the meal delivery sites listed on our website at www.greenville.k12.sc.us. Though Internet access is needed to download or turn in electronic assignments, once those are downloaded, students can work on the material offline. All students grade 3 through 12 should participate in eLearning IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
Directions for Getting Materials While Connected to WiFi - (Remember, While away from WiFi, DO NOT CLOSE ANY TABS UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED AND RECONNECTED TO THE INTERNET and progress has been saved. You could lose all of your work otherwise)