In order to be transparent with all of our stakeholders, We want to update you on a COVID case at Oakman. As the positivity rate is on the rise in our community, We need to remind all of our families to keep on practicing social distancing norms of wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet apart. Also, we want to also remind you of the parent commitment form and the obligation to your fellow community members of checking your child for any symptoms and if you are in doubt or answer yes to any of the question to stay home to ensure safety for all.
We want to thank all Oakman staff, students, and families for the safety precautions and procedures that have been put in place to ensure the safety of all the members of our community. Please be assured that we are continuing to provide a safe learning environment to staff and students who want access to the building on a voluntary basis. Although some have opted out of in-person learning labs, virtual learning labs are continuing on a daily basis. Please refer to the letter below for further clarification:
Here is a Quick Tip that can help resolve many issues. One of those issues is connecting to a Zoom meeting.
Click the three dots in the top right corner of the screen.
Click “More Tools”
Click “Clear Browsing Data”
Change “Time Range” to “All Time” and make sure “cookies” and “cached images” are checked.
Click “Clear Data”
Once that finishes, hold down the power button on the Chromebook for five seconds to power it off, then power it back on.
Try joining the Zoom meeting again.
Students may be asked to “consolidate” their Zoom account. They will get an email that they need to click on to complete that process. (We are working on taking care of this for them, but you may want to have your students check their email). Students only need to do this once.
Students need to use the Log in with Google button
Dearborn Public Schools is now using Schoology, an integrated learning management solution that provides course management, mobile learning, and support for system-wide communication. Schoology enables our students, parents, and teachers to engage with learning materials and their school community from the classroom and beyond.
With Schoology, students can digitally submit homework assignments, review grades, participate in interactive discussions, receive announcements and feedback, take tests, write academic blogs, and more. As a parent, you will be able to view your child’s activity within the platform.
Parents will be able to see the work that is being assigned to their children. Schoology will also be used to communicate important information from the School. Schoology can be used on the web or via the Schoology App for iOS or Android.
You will be receiving an email with your login information. These emails will be sent to parent email addresses on file via the Emergency Information Forms.
Schoology also has a Parent Guide available to support you and your questions. One of the most important topics is Parent Notifications. You can choose how and how often you are notified by Schoology.
All Parent Accounts are based on the information provided in MiStar during registration. An email will be sent to all of the Parent email addresses that we have on file. The email will include a link to Schoology, a user name and a password. All parents should change the password to something that they can remember. Here is an example of the email wording:
Hi [[First Name of Parent]],
Troy Patterson has created an account for you on Schoology. Schoology is an online learning management system.
You can login to your account using the information below. We ask that you change your password upon login.