It’s always exciting to go back to school, meet your new teachers and classmates, and start the year’s course work. But for brand new families starting in an online school, it can be all those wonderful things mixed with some apprehension and stress. After all, it’s a new way of learning for both the student and the learning coach/mentor. Once you become familiar and experienced with the online model it will be second nature to you.
Give yourself the chance to get acquainted with the Online School (OLS) and the Learning Management System (LMS).
Here’s a list of things to remember on Day 1 and thereafter:
Check your communication- K-mail.
For High School students- Also check your announcements in each individual course.
Bookmark these websites for easy access:
- K12 Start: (FAQ tab has LOTS of answers to common questions)
- K12 Customer Support (Parent-friendly website with support and resources to help you get started and more)
- COVA School Calendar (Looking for a school-wide event, regional event, or school club meeting? You’ll be sure to find it here!
- Connect on COVA’s Facebook page (Join other COVA families for updates and lots of great discussion)
Learing Coaches/Mentors have an extensive support system- Connect with your teachers, advisors/homeroom teacher/family support team. Everyone is here to help!
Remember to breathe!
Most important, remember to have fun on your year long journey of learning and discovery!