Students – all material provided in the link to the right are provided as optional review and will not be graded.
Tips & Tools for Students
You are able to meet remotely with your teachers from your student Chromebook using Zoom. You might be asked to meet individually, in small groups, or as a whole class. Follow your teacher's directions for joining their meeting room.
You will want to start each day by following a routine that gets your Chromebook ready for learning.
- Restart your Chromebook
- Log into the Portal
- Open MyVRSpot
- Open Google Classroom
To learn more about how to do any of these steps, visit this resource:
When anyone engages online, it's essential that everyone behaves appropriately. Students must follow the student Responsible Use Agreement they agrees to by signing into the Portal each day. Adults need to follow the rules online, as well. As a quick reminder, when you're online, be sure to:
- Use respectful behavior and language.
- Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
- Send only appropriate messages.
- Wear school appropriate clothing if you are attending meetings via video.
- Be honest and do not plagiarizing or copying others’ work -- in other words, use academic integrity.
- Not falsify information about yourself or impersonate others online.
When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as you wish to be treated in person, we'll all be able to focus on learning.
If you want to read through the actual policies and expectations information regarding “digital citizenship” and “responsible use” can be found HERE.
Every LPS student has access to an LPS Gmail account (@class.lps.org). These accounts are managed and monitored by Computing Services.
When you learn remotely, you will need to check your District Gmail account and Google Classroom every day for information from your teachers and other adults about coursework, lessons, and/or content. All elementary-aged students, with support from a parent or guardian, should check their District email and Google Classroom every day. All middle school and high school students should check their District email and Google Classrooms every day, too.
As a reminder, here's how you can access your LPS Google accounts:
- Use the Google Chrome browser to access the LPS Portal (students.lps.org).
- Log in using the following information:
- Your student id email@example.com (example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Your LPS Password.
More information can be found HERE.
Beyond checking Google Classroom and your student email, students are encouraged to follow through on all that you'll need to do at home when you're engaging in remote learning. If you've already set yourself up with good study habits, those habits will support learning in the cloud. Here are some things to think about when you engage in online learning:
- Have a daily routine. Stick to it. Ask your parent or another important adult to help you develop your schedule if you need assistance. Be sure your routine includes breaks, time to be active, and time to eat lunch.
- Have a learning space. Use this space when it's time to learn.
Be sure your learning space includes what you need to learn. You'll need your school-issued Chromebook, or another other device. You'll likely need paper, pencils and/or pens, or any other curriculum materials that your teacher provides.
Don't be surprised when your parent or guardian asks you to make your learning space in a shared area of your home like at the kitchen table, a large kitchen counter, or a desk in a living room or family room. The reality is that when your learning space is separate from your bedroom and distanced from the television, it triggers your brain that the space is for work and not play. You really will be more productive. And, like it or not, an online learning space in a shared area allows the adult(s) in your home to readily support your learning while also monitoring your online activity.
Getting used to an online learning environment and participating in remote learning might take a little while. Some people will love it right away. Others might need some time to get used to how to participate in remote learning sessions. If you're an "early adopter," be patient and remain kind to those who will take longer to adjust to a virtual learning environment. If you're one of the people who isn't as comfortable with technology or online learning as your peers, it's okay. Stay positive. Be persistent.
In addition to checking out books and other materials, students are able to use databases, audiobooks, and ebooks both at school and at home.
LPS provides a huge library of popular eBooks and audiobooks for all grade levels!
Reading from Home
- Log into Sora using your LPS username & password
- Browse for fun & exciting titles
- Click to open title
Research from Home
Access the digital encyclopedia and databases from your school’s library website or through the LPS student Portal:
- World Book Online Encyclopedia
- PebbleGo: animals, science, social studies, biographies
- FactCite Biographies
- Gale: newspapers, magazines, and reference books
- Power Knowledge Science
- Culture Grams: countries of the world
For additional information regarding all LPS Library Service's access points, visit the resource below.
- Databases, Audiobooks, and eBooks
- To access information about accessing content from home, visit this page.
District computing devices are configured to allow connections to home and public WiFi networks. LPS Computing Services is unable to provide support for home networks.
Here are some troubleshooting pages to help get your Chromebook connected at home:
Restart Your Chromebook DAILY!
As simple as it sounds, most Chromebook issues are avoided or resolved by restarting the device. We suggest that you restart your Chromebook before you start working every day. This can be done quickly and easily by pressing the [REFRESH]+[POWER] buttons at the same time.
Still not working?
If you have a problem that is not addressed by a restart, we suggest that you remove your user account from the Chromebook and log back in. This resolves many issues that have no other simple explanation. Instructions for that simple process can be found on this Chromebook troubleshooting page.
Submit a Ticket
If this is an issue that is hardware related (broken screen, missing charger, etc.) or is not resolved with steps 1 & 2 above, you should enter a student help desk ticket and LPS Computing Services will contact you as soon as possible.