Information Regarding JCCS Remote Learning During the Closure
On March 12, 2020, Ohio Governor DeWine declared all public and private schools take an extended “spring break”. With clarification from Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, the directive was “All school buildings that provide any kindergarten through grade twelve instruction in the State of Ohio are to be closed to students beginning at 12:01 a.m. on March 17 and ending at 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2020.
According to the Ohio Department of Education “During this extended period of closure, schools should work to provide education through alternative means.This statement indicates that schools should try to make a good faith effort within available capabilities to support continued learning outside of school.”
Jefferson County Christian School has implemented three platforms of remote learning: Google Classroom, MobyMax and Correspondence Learning.
Google Classroom will be used by 5th-12th grade students via their newly issued JCCS email address. The student JCCS email addresses are restricted to only sending and receiving emails to others within the JCCS organization. Students in grades K-4th will be utilizing the MobyMax website for their online platform. Teachers will be able to issue assignments and monitor the student’s progress under the MobyMax teacher portal. For Preschool students and those students who do not have access to the internet, Correspondence Learning will be used. Depending on the teacher, a combination of the three platforms could be used.
JCCS has made available a Technology Helpline for parents and students who need assistance. The helpline will be answered by a member of the JCCS Technology Team. To reach the Technology Helpline call 740-535-6465 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Homework helplines will be announced in upcoming days.
General Guidelines For Remote Learning
Students should log-in a minimum of three days a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday). Daily log-ins are preferred.
Both Google Classroom and MobyMax allow for teachers to communicate and monitor a student’s progress and completion of assignments.
The communication tools provided with Google Classroom and MobyMax should be limited to communication between the students and teacher about academics. It should not be used to communicate between students for general conversations.
Google Classroom: 5th – 12th Grade
Google Classroom App is part of the G-Suite. Students will use their JCCS email to create a Google account. Within the Google Classroom App students have access to assignments, grades, discussion boards, and communication to their teacher. Teachers can also post interactive quizzes and tests which allow the student to see a grade as soon as they submit it.
Click on the link below for a Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom.
MobyMax: Kindergarten – 4th Grade
Student Sign-on instructions:
Go to www.mobymax.com/signin
Select “AS A STUDENT” from the top menu.
Enter the JCCS code – OH4298
Enter the student’s username (Kindergarten and 1st Grade use easy sign-on icons)
Enter the student’s password (same as the student’s username)
Parents can also sign-on as a parent to see the student’s progress by using the student’s username and password and selecting “AS A PARENT” from the drop down menu. Parents can also see the classroom announcements and messages the teacher directly through MobyMax’s parent portal. Here is a YouTube video to assist parents with MobyMax. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toEGX2WQmYs&feature=youtu.be
Correspondence Learning: Preschool and Students without Internet Service
Packets were sent home with the students along with their books on Friday, March 13th and Monday, March 16th.
Completed materials should be mailed back to school (125 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH, 43953) each Friday. (For PreK – every other Friday).
Completed work can also be dropped off at the school on Thursdays 10am to 2pm.