Distance Learning Information
A Message to our Families
We are thankful for our families as we completed last school year in either distance learning or a hybrid schedule. San Jacinto USD is returning to full time in-person learning for the 2021-22 school year. Please utilize the information provided below as a resource to support your student as they transition back to the classroom.
2021-22 Return to In-Person Learning
San Jacinto USD resumes classes on Thursday, August 5, 2021. Class assignments and schedules will be provided from your child's school. Please make sure you complete the data confirmation process through Aeries Parent Portal so that your child's school has the current contact information.
Students Need a Chromebook or Similar Device
All students in grades TK through Grade 12 need a Chromebook or similar device. A student Chromebook will be issued from your child's school at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Returning students should have their Chromebook that was checked out to them last March when we entered closure due to COVID-19. Please contact your child's school directly to request a Chromebook or troubleshoot concerns with your current school issued Chromebook.
Google Classroom is a class-organization platform that incorporates Google's core G Suite (Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drive, and other Google products) so students can access everything they need for a class, including instructional lessons, group projects, files, and even a way to communicate with the teacher or the entire class. Students access their Google Classroom through our Clever Portal.
Google Meet is a video conferencing platform that allows teachers and students to communicate in real time, known as synchronous instruction. Google Meet allows teachers to invite their students to a live class setting through their Chromebook based on their district issues email address. Anyone trying to access the video conference without a valid San Jacinto Unified School District email address will not be able to join. You can learn more about Google Meet and their safety and security features by visiting their website.
Zoom Video Conferencing
Zoom is another video conferencing platform that allows teachers and students to communicate in real time, known as synchronous instruction. Zoom provides additional features not available through Google Meet such as breakout groups. Breakout groups allows teachers to create and monitor smaller students groups during class. For example, teachers can assign four students to a breakout group to collaborate about a specific topic or question. When students are in breakout groups, teachers have the ability to monitor what students are doing together, similar to in person instruction. Zoom is also set up that only teachers and students using their district email address will be able to join a Zoom class. You can learn more about Zoom and their safety and security features by visiting their website.
What is #SanJacLearns?
#SanJacLearns is a social media hashtag for teachers and students to share what they are learning. We want our students to be successful through distance learning and provide the following tips to help them reach their peak performance. Interested in learning more about the great things happening in our district? Search for #SanJacLearns through Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to see what others have shared.
CAASPP and ELPAC Practice Assessments
The online resources from Smarter Balanced can help your student practice their skills. Support for the English Proficiency Assessment of California (ELPAC).
The California Department of Education has provided a web page with the following page for educators and families:
We will continue to update our resources as they become available.
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