4/6/20 Parent Letter

April 6, 2020

Dear GAPS Families,

I hope this email finds you well. Please see below for information regarding Schoology. The Greencastle-Antrim Primary School, along with all schools within our district, will be using Schoology, an integrated learning management platform. During the COVID-19 school closure, our primary students will be provided with online enrichment and review activities in the areas of English Language Arts (ELA) and Math; as well as, weekly newsletters from our special subject teachers and reading intervention department.  Schoology will enable our students, parents, and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from anywhere, anytime.  We look forward to launching Schoology on Monday, April 13, 2020 to enhance connectivity and communication across our school.

With Schoology, students can view assignments from teachers, digitally submit activities, participate in interactive discussions, receive teacher announcements and feedback, and more.  As a parent of a primary age student, you will need to offer your child much guidance and support within this platform. Student progress and activity will also be monitored by your child’s teacher to ensure a continuity of learning all while in a safe, secure, and controlled online environment. Attached, you will find information, along with a video link, with instructions on how to log into your child’s Schoology account.  If you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s teacher.

The nature of this global health crisis requires us all to be patient and stretch ourselves in new ways. As always, thank you for your understanding and support of the Greencastle-Antrim Primary School!

Sincerely,

Angela Singer

Primary Principal

Instructions for Logging into Schoology

Open the internet browser on your device.

  1. Go to the Greencastle-Antrim School District website https://gcasd.org.
  2. Click the Students tab and select the Student Technology option.
  3. Once on the student technology page click the ClassLink Single-Sign-On in the list of student technology options.
  4. Once you click on the link you will be asked to enter your username and password. (*Use your GASD login. This information was provided to you by your classroom teacher.)
  5. Now you will see all of the apps specific for your child. Click the Schoology option.
  6. Once you click on the link you will be redirected to a Microsoft login page and asked to enter your username (with @gcasd.org at the end of it) and password again. (*Use your GASD login. This information was provided to you by your classroom teacher.)
  7. Once you are logged onto the Schoology site find your “Grade/Homeroom” on the course dashboard.

 

*You are able to save usernames and passwords along the way in order to bypass this step in the future.

Click the Schoology How to Video

https://youtu.be/Xp3AMd7GMMY