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TECHNOLOGY USE: Irvington Public Schools Distance Learning Portal

Home Learning Tips for Students & Families

  • Work with your family to make a daily schedule and try your best to stick to it.

  • Try to find a comfortable space that is free of distractions.

  • Don’t try to do too much. This is a stressful time for all of us. If you are feeling stressed, take a break: It’s ok.

  • Try to finish all assignments (online/non-online) on time, but understand that it will take a little bit of time to get used to learning online.

  • Check in with your teacher regularly.

  • Do your best to stay away from TV, YouTube, or multi-tasking when working.

  • If you do not understand your assignments, please contact your teacher.

  • Don’t forget to eat, sleep, and exercise! Breakfast/lunch are available for pick-up at these locations, Monday – Friday.

  • Take a quick break from the screen every 30 minutes.

Family Tips to Support Home Learning

  • Set a daily schedule.

  • Involve your child in creating the schedule, expectations, and goals. Ask them about what they have been assigned or what they would like to learn about.

  • Build in breaks, outdoor time, meals, and family time.

  • There are a lot of virtual learning apps available. Check reviews from Common Sense Media to see what others are saying about the app.

  • Be mindful of the amount of time your child spends on technology. Alternate online learning with “unplugged” (non-online) activities such as reading, crafts, board games, and other activities.

  • Be realistic about goals and expectations. This is a stressful time for all of us; it is more important to have peace of mind than getting anxious over not completing a task. Everyone — including kids — needs some unstructured time.

  • Please aid your child in navigating their classes online. Sometimes, it takes a little bit of time to get used to learning online.

  • If possible, provide a distraction-free environment for your child to work with a desk and a chair.

  • If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher/school or visit School Principal Contact List.

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