Parent & Student Resource Page for Remote Learning

 

For Parents & Students

 

Distance Learning 2020

Thank you for your understanding and your trust in our teachers and staff to continue to hold your student’s best interests close as we navigate through these truly historic times. This webpage is your go-to resource as everyone transitions from interacting with students face-to-face in classrooms to Remote Learning. (Hint: bookmark it in your browser).

RESOURCES FOR EVERYONE

 

At Ypsilanti Community Schools we are proud of the staff and the curriculum we follow to prepare our students for the future. We believe that every single student is able to be successful no matter who they are or where they come from. As a district, we are stronger together. This strength can be seen when visiting any classroom, athletic field, or after school activity. You can see dedication, care, and immense joy as our staff engage and challenge their students. We believe in the special bond between teacher and student and the unique learning opportunities that is created within the four walls of our schools. However, we also believe that learning cannot be contained or limited by physical structures. As a school district, we want to provide our families and students with every opportunity to learn, no matter where life takes them. This is the core belief that powers our distance learning initiative. By providing all students with a device we are enabling students and teachers to collaborate more seamlessly than ever before, connect through mediums that are most conducive to the lesson at hand, and learn together as never before. We hope these tutorials will help you navigate the myriad of resources and tools now available for you.

 

            

Parent Resources

 

Technology Forms

Technology Forms

 

Distance Learning & Intervention Services Agreement

This form covers expectations surrounding distance learning and providing remote learning to students.

Student AUP for Computer and Internet Use 

PDF - (For secondary & elementary students)

YCS Photo Release

If you have more than one student as YCS, please fill this out separately for each child.

YCS Student Device Agreement Form

This agreement is made effective upon receipt of a device.

Internet Safety for Kids

Internet Safety for Kids
 

Extras
 

Student/Parent Tutorials

These are more tutorials for Parents and Students the tutorials are on the topics below: 
 

Click on the link below to view list and links for tutorials.
Link to tutorials file

 

  • CHROME

  • CHROMEBOOK 

  • DRIVE 

  • SLIDES 

  • SHEETS 

  • DOCs 

  • DRAWING 

  • CLASSROOM 

  • JAMBOARD 

  • MEET 

  • SITES 

  • KEEP

These are the icons for each of the tutorials listed above.

Link to tutorials file

 

 

YCS Family Distance Learning Guides - Devices/Symbaloo/Google Meet/Zoom - PDFs to Print

Distance Learning 2020 - YCS Family Distance Learning Guide 


Table of Contents
01 Meet the Devices
 

02 - Getting Started with Distance Learning /
        Symbaloo  |  Google Meet  |  Zoom
03 - Additional Resources /
        Translation on iPads

YPSILive – Internet Essentials Enrollment Information

For YCS Parents

YPSI Live – Internet Essentials Enrollment Information -- In need of a reliable Internet connection at home? YCS is partnering with Comcast to provide 6 months of free Internet.
 

SIGNUP INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Call or Email the school building that your student attends. There is a team of YCS staff that will contact you at your email and provide you with details regarding enrollment. If you call the school building, please leave your email address so details can be emailed to you.

Link to more Information and Email Addresses for each school

YCS Virtual Online Directory

YCS Virtual Online Directory

Link to the virtual online directory
 

Information can include:
 

  • School
  • Grade Level/ Teacher - First & Last of Teacher
  • Grade Level
  • Google Class Code
  • Zoom Chat Times
  • Live Instruction
  • Virtual Phone Number
  • Email Contact

Training for Parents

 

Zoom Tutorials

Zoom Tutorials


Zoom Basics for Parents  of Younger Children

Zoom kindergarten? Zoom birthday party? Zoom piano lessons? This video has you covered with the basics of using Zoom for parents of young children. How do you join a meeting? How do you make sure your microphone is working? How do you set up a virtual background? What's the difference between gallery view and speaker view?

Video

How to Set Up the Zoom App for Parents, Teachers and Students

This video: For parents, teachers, and students to learn how to set up Zoom for your student to ease the transition to a Zoom classroom for online learning lessons.

Video

 

Other Zoom Links

Zoom Website: https://zoom.us/
Desktop App:
https://zoom.us/download
Mobile App (iOS):
https://apps.apple.com/us/app/zoom-cloud-meetings/id546505307
Mobile App (Android):
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=us.zoom.videomeetings&hl=en_US

How to do Side by Side Translation on iPad Video

How to do Side by Side Translation on iPad
 

 
 

How to do Push Translation on iPad Video

How to do Push Translation on iPad
 

 

How to Translate a Webpage on an iPad Video

How to Translate a Webpage on an iPad
 

 
 

How to Set Up the Zoom App for Parents, Teachers and Students Video

How to Set Up the Zoom App for Parents, Teachers and Students Video

This video: For parents, teachers, and students to learn how to set up Zoom for your student to ease the transition to a Zoom classroom for online learning lessons.

 

Google Classroom Tutorials

 

Google Classroom Tutorials

Google Classroom Tutorials
 

Parents Guide to Google Classroom in 2020
 

Watch parents guide video
 

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Google Classroom Classroom Basics

Google Classroom

In this video playlist, you’ll see some of the latest videos created by the staff at GCFLearnFree.org. Visit https://www.gcflearnfree.org/ for more videos, lessons, and tutorials covering a range of subjects. With this video series, you’ll learn more about using Google Classroom to create assignments, grade and receive feedback, and communicate with your students and their parents.

Link to video tutorials for Google Classroom

Classroom Basics

Text Versions

 
 
 

How to log into your student's Google Classroom in Different Languages

How to log into your student's Google Classroom 

A library of home language tutorial videos for families and students on how to navigate Google Classroom.

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YCS has translated versions of how to log into your student's Google Classroom,  your student's digital link into learning!

Teachers use Google Classroom to share assignments, homework, current news and much more.

Please note our current translations in the following languages: 

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Haitian
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish 
  • Urdu

Google Suite (Apps) Tutorials

 

Google Drive and Goolge Docs

Google Drive and Google Docs

In this video playlist, you’ll get to know how to use Google Drive & Docs. With this video series, you’ll learn more about using Google Drive to create documents and spreadsheets, upload and manage files, share and collaborate, and do more.

Link to video tutorials for Google Drive and Google Docs

Google Drive
 

Google Docs
 

Common Tasks in Documents
 

Google Sheets

Google Sheets

In this video playlist, you’ll learn the basics of using Google Sheets.  With this video series, you’ll learn how to get started with Google Sheets, as well as work with multiple sheets, create simple and complex formulas, use cell references and functions, and do more.

Link to video tutorials for Google Sheets

Spreadsheet Basics

Text Versions

Common Spreadsheet Tasks

Text versions

Google Slides

Google Slides

In this video playlist, you’ll get to know how to use Google Slides. With this video series, you’ll learn more about using Google Slides to create professional presentations.

Link to video tutorials for Google Slides

Slides Basics

Text Versions

Google Forms

Google Forms

Google Meet

Google Meet Tutorials

Google Meet Quick Start - Start PDF to Print


Parents Guide to Google Meet Introduction

Video

Guide to Google Hangouts Meet for Students and Parents 2020

Video Tutorial

Google Tips

Google Tips