Parents confused about virtual learning this fall are in luck.
The Williamsburg-James City County Schools recently announced parents can register for the 2020 Parent Academy, an online seminar to help families navigate the virtual learning platform students will use in the fall.
The Canvas system is for middle and high school students and will feature a mixture of live and independent instruction. Parents who register for the “live webinar” will tour Canvas and be able to ask questions about the learning platform, according to a Facebook post from WJCC Schools.
Parents must fill out an online form with information such as their student’s school and grade level. Register for the Canvas course here.
The educational event is on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. Parents will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the seminar.
WJCC Superintendent Olwen Herron in July emailed staff the school district would teach students remotely for the first nine weeks because of concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.
“Your health and the safety of our students are the primary reasons for this decision,” Herron wrote at the time. “The well-being of our school community will be the lens through which we examine health data, trends, and other metrics to guide our decision making throughout the year.”
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