How to Connect to Google Classroom

How to turn in my work on Google Classroom

USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM

  • The video above shows a very easy step-by-step process to use Google Classroom. This is for computers (laptops or desktops), phones and tablets. The District prefers that you use Google Classroom to stay connected to distance learning. CLICK HERE to see more Google Classroom How-To's.

Learning at Home for ECISD Students - Parent Letter

  • While our school district is closed to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and community, we are providing our families with materials to engage students in learning from home. All students will utilize choice boards with activities that reinforce learning. Students can submit their completed work online (Google Classroom) or keep evidence of their work in a notebook (spiral, composition) or on paper. We appreciate your patience and willingness to work together in an effort that best supports you and your family, and we look forward to seeing everyone once school resumes. Please CLICK HERE to view the Letter to Parents (English & Spanish).

    To view photos of distance learning, CLICK HERE.

FAQ's

  • How will instruction continue through the school closure?

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    Instruction will continue through distance learning. Online and print options will be made available to all students in which previously taught material will be reviewed. No new content will be taught through distance learning.

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  • What options do I have for distance learning?

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    1. Using any device that has connectivity (data)—computers, iPhones, Androids, tablets, iPads, even gaming consoles like PS4 and XBox One—can connect to Google Classroom either through a web browser or downloading the Google Classroom app. For a tutorial, click here.
    2. You may print the choice boards by grade level on this web page you're on now.
    3. You may contact your school directly to coordinate alternate pick up times for packets..
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  • How do I connect to the internet?

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    Right now, providers like Spectrum and AT&T are doing plans at this time, some of them free. We are also looking at more options to help you connect. Please keep checking back.

    But if you are able to use a device such as a cell phone, then you have connectivity.

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  • Will students have access to free wifi to assist with distance learning options?

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    Students needing an internet connection to complete any assignments may access the District’s wifi via their vehicle at each campus’ parking lot. To see the locations click here.

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  • Will I need Internet access to use the Choice Boards?

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    The choice boards are designed to offer both paper and online options. Internet access won’t be required to use the choice boards. Paper copies of the choice boards are available at campuses. They are available for pickup during curbside lunch at 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. All East Central campuses have access to all grade level choice boards, so you can visit the most convenient location.

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  • How my child get his/her district email address?

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    The email address for your child is comprised of the first six of the first name, first four of the last name, and last three of the student ID number. So if the student is Jeffrey Smith with student ID 123456, the email would be jeffresmit456@ecisdst.net. Your child’s teacher has the ability to lookup email addresses and reset passwords. It is suggested that if you want to do distance learning online and do not have your child’s email or password, ask your teacher upon first communication. Many of our students may have been using district email addresses before this event.

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  • Do I need to instruct my child during this time?

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    You can certainly help and check in on your child. Your teacher will have contact with your child through a variety of means. Some will do phone calls, some may do video conferences, some may use apps like Google Hangouts or Remind.

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  • Is there a set schedule that we have to follow? How long does my child have to work?

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    So, here is the fun part of working from home—there is NO set schedule. Children work at their own pace and at their own time. We suggest the length of time for work is 2-3 hours a day. They can get started at 7 a.m. or 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. or any time they want. They can even be in their pajamas!

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  • How will the canceling of STAAR EOC affect my student’s ability to meet graduation requirements?

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    Per TEA as of March 18, 2020:

    Most students have already completed courses that have corresponding EOC assessments before their senior year. Normally, a student who has not passed up to two of his or her required STAAR EOC assessments may graduate through the individual graduation committee (IGC) process. For students who are still working to meet assessment graduation requirements as seniors in the 2019–2020 school year, required performance on academic assessments to graduate under TEC, §28.025(c) and §39.025(a) are being waived for spring 2020. Effectively, this means that current seniors may graduate through the IGC process regardless of the number of EOC assessments they still need to pass. 

    Districts will need to determine if a student has met all other graduation requirements under TEC, §28.025(c), including successfully completing curriculum requirements or successfully completing an individualized education program. 

    In waiving the required performance on academic assessments under TEC, §28.025(c) and §39.025(a) for spring 2020, the following applies: 

    • If a student is on schedule to complete instruction in the entire curriculum in spring 2020 for a course that has a corresponding STAAR EOC assessment, the student is not required to pass that specific test to fulfill graduation requirements. 
    • If a student is on schedule to complete graduation requirements in spring 2020 but does not have the opportunity to retake a STAAR EOC assessment prior to graduation, the student is not required to pass that specific test to fulfill graduation requirements but will need to complete the IGC process. 

    For students graduating in future years but taking one of the five courses with a corresponding STAAR EOC assessment this year, those students will not be responsible for meeting that EOC assessment graduation requirement if they earn course credit this year.

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  • How will my student’s high school credits be affected if the district does not reopen?

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    Students will still be able to gain credits for this year.  Grades from the first semester and up until the end of the 3rd nine weeks will be used. In addition, evidence of learning demonstrated through the distance learning curriculum will be used to determine mastery of content. Teachers will work with students and families to review evidence collected to award course credit.

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  • How will students be graded for the work they complete through distance learning?

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    While schools are closed grades will not be taken that may lower a student's averages. Once school resumes, grades may be used as evidence of student learning to increase student grades.

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  • How will teachers communicate with students and parents throughout the school closure?

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    Teachers will continue to work remotely from home, keeping office hours. They will regularly contact families to check on student progress. Ask your teacher when they have office hours in case you have questions.

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  • What does a teacher mean by office hours?

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    If you hear this term from a teacher, this means that this is the period the teacher will be available for calls, messages, and video conferences.

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  • Do you have a copy of this FAQ in Spanish?

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    Click here for Spanish.

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End-of-Year Projects

Choice Boards Grades 9-12

Learning Resources