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SAIL Parent Academies Offer Tech Help

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SAIL Parent Academies Offer Tech Help

Black & white photo of a laptop, open notebook, phone with SAIL Parent Academies in white over top  

ROXBURY, NJ (October 23, 2020) – In a year requiring so much technology, the latest Student Academic Intervention and Learning (SAIL) Parent Academies couldn’t be more appropriate for students and families at Franklin and Nixon Elementary Schools. The “Tech Help” nights were afforded to families at these two schools through Title I funding which is based on the number of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. 

This first SAIL Parent Academy, coordinated by Kelly Freund took place this week at the individual schools and covered all things technology-related. Families were encouraged to share their technology questions and problems prior to their respective evenings. Troubleshooting topics included: getting to know your Chromebook, Google Classroom, Class DoJo, managing ClassLink, how to upload and share documents, meeting notifications, and more. 

In an effort to maintain social distancing guidelines due to COVID, families made individual half-hour appointments with one of the teachers and they met outside at the school in masks to go over their technology questions. Families and teachers met with their Chromebooks open and clicked away as they walked through the various steps on how to access, submit, or troubleshoot their technology problems. 

As with all of our parent academics, families received dinner, this time in a “Grab & Go” style-meal and a take away for the students that included a free wireless mouse and a Roxbury Strong mousepad. 

The district’s purpose of holding SAIL Parent Academies is to educate parents on the things going on in their child’s elementary school and education. These academies were designed to make parents feel comfortable and welcome in their child’s school and to provide help for them in the easiest and most convenient ways possible. The district strives to remove any possible obstacles from participating including having translator services available for our non-English speaking families, free childcare for not just the child in the elementary school but for any age, as well as providing meals.

 

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VIDEO SLIDESHOW (courtesy of Roxbury Schools)

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School/Community Relations Coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699. 

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