AAU School Closure FAQ and Resources

Distance Learning FAQ

Q: Where can I access distance learning expectations, links, and resources?
A: All distance learning information is centrally located on our Distance Learning Document. This is the primary source for distance learning and includes links to lessons, information on office hours, video resources, and more. Please save the link to this document. It is updated daily with the most recent information.

Distance Learning Document 

Q: I noticed the Zoom links for live lessons/office hours are now missing from the distance learning document. How do I access live lessons and office hours via Zoom?
A: Due to security issues with Zoom, all live lessons and office hours are now password protected. The Zoom links and passwords are available by contacting your child’s teacher. 

Q: If our family situation prohibits logging one hour on i-Ready each day, can we log time on the weekend or extra time on a given day?
A: Absolutely, just make sure by Sunday at 5 p.m. you have logged all of your time.

Q: Are students required to log hours on the weekend?
A: No, the hour requirements are M-F for days school would be in session.

Q: Can we break the required hours into smaller amounts of times for our children?
A: Absolutely, each student has their own ability to focus for a given time. Taking breaks is a good way to make the learning more enjoyable.

Q: Can parents substitute logging online hours for hands-on learning activities if they’re approved by and reported to the teacher?
A: Just like in the classroom, there will be activities that are assigned by the teacher and/or school. When marked required, these activities cannot be substituted.

Q: Can we use other online learning programs other than the ones directed by the school?
A: We encourage you to engage your student in learning on their level. Other platforms can be fun but make sure to balance that with time away from the screen.

Q: What are the system requirements for i-Ready?
A: For computers and laptops, the following browsers are supported:

For iPads, please use the i-Ready for Students app with iOS 13. I-Ready is not currently compatible with iPhones or Android tablets or phones.

Q: What if my family doesn’t have a device that supports i-Ready?
A: Please contact your school administrator for support to access technology.

Q: Why is i-Ready logging less time than my student is online?
A: Instructional usage time on task is calculated only when students are working on their lessons within i-Ready. Components can include the tutorials, practice, and quizzes. The components in a lesson vary depending on the complexity of the skill being taught. For example, some lessons may only have a tutorial and a quiz, while others may have a tutorial, multiple practice components, and a quiz. You can see this information by pulling up the lesson preview box. Any of the components listed ARE counted toward time on task.

The time students spent in other assessments (Growth Monitoring, Standards Mastery) or time spent in My Stuff (changing theme, study buddy), playing games, etc. does not count toward the instructional usage time on task.

Q: What if my family does not have access to technology and/or internet?
A: We are currently working on a plan to assure all students have access to technology. In the meantime, we are offering families who do not have access to technology and/or internet with work packets. These packet pickup times vary. The next packet pickup time is Tuesday, May 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the school. Please email mkartchner@athlosutah.org if you need a packet.

More information on packet pickup will be available before Friday.

Meal Services FAQ

Q: Are meals provided to students during the school closure?
A: Yes. Meals are available once weekly, on Monday only, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Families may come to the school between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Mondays and pick up breakfasts and lunches for the entire week (5 breakfasts/5 lunches per child).

Meals are provided by driving through the Driveline lane at the school. School staff will be on hand and will bring your meals to your vehicle. Please do not exit your vehicle.

Q: Do the children need to be in your car to get food
A: No, children do not need to be in the vehicle. You will just need to let the school staff member know how many children you are picking up for when you arrive.

Q: Do you get food for the whole week? 
A: Yes, food available for pickup on Monday is for the entire week, Monday through Friday.  

Q: Are meals for any student 18 years of age and younger or only Athlos students? 
A: Meals are available to all children under 18, they do not need to be an Athlos student.

Q: How long should I expect to wait in line?
A: At times the line for pick up may be long. If you would like to receive food for that week, you must be in the line during the specified hours. 

Q: What is being offered? Will the food last all week?
A: For breakfast, we have cereal, zucchini bread, banana bread, bagel, muffin, and pop-tart. Lunch is an Uncrustable or Turkey Sandwich.

Food provided will all stay good for the week if you put it in the fridge or Uncrustables in the freezer. (please note specific food items are subject to change based on availability from our supplier)

Office Hours FAQ

Q: Is the office open during the school closure?
A: No, due to the “Stay at Home” order, the office is not open. Only essential school staff will be at the school during limited hours. Families should not come to the school except during specified pickup times.

Q: How do I contact the front office?
A: Front office staff are available via phone during regular school hours Monday through Friday. Any calls to the office outside of these hours will be followed up the following business day.

Q: How can I contact my child’s teacher?
A: Teachers are available via email during regular school hours. They are also available during their designated office hours which can be found in the Distance Learning Document.

School Closure Timeline FAQ

Q: When will students return to school?
A: At this time, the school closure has extended through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. More information can be found at https://www.athlosutah.org/school-closure-update/

Virtual Tours / Enrollment FAQ

Q: Are you still accepting enrollment applications for the 2020-2021 school year?
A: Yes, you can apply online at https://www.athlosutah.org/enroll/apply/

Q: I’d like to learn more about the school.
A: You can take a virtual tour of the school at https://youtu.be/lnpfZrrESW0

Or speak with an enrollment counselor by emailing info@athlosutah.org or calling (801) 438-4619.

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