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Distance Learning Resources for Parents

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is the primary learning management system that most of our secondary teachers use in Comsewogue. It is easy to use for both the teacher and the student. Below is a quick guide and a video to help you understand Google Classroom. 

Parent's Guide to Google Classroom (PDF Presentation)

Parent's Video Guide to Google Classroom

Signing In to Google Chrome

Many of you might be sharing family PCs or Macs if we move to remote digital learning. The easiest way to manage this is through profiles on Google Chrome. Although you can sign-into Google with any browser if you use Google Chrome and create a profile you can have additional benefits. Below is a step by guide and a video to help you through. 

Signing into Chrome - not just your Google account

Video Instructions - Signing In to Google Chrome

Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

If you do not have the internet at home. You will be able to connect to Optimum WiFi in your area if it is available. You do not need to be an Optimum Subscriber.  
 
Altice USA / Optimum and Verizon have signed on, according to the FCC.

Press Release from the FCC

Find Internet Hotspots from Optimum / Altice USA

Message from Altice USA

Cleaning Your Device

Here are some tips to clean your device as well as shared devices - Chromebook, iPhone, Android, iPads, etc:

  • Apple specifically recommends Lysol Wipes for the job.

  • Before you do anything else, shut down your device and unplug the power adapter.

  • Take one of the wipes and squeeze it to remove any excess dampness, then gently clean your device’s trackpad, keyboard, and/or mouse. Keep your pressure light to prevent any excess liquid from escaping onto the surfaces.

  • Next, use a water-dampened microfiber or lint-free cloth and wipe the areas again.

  • Take a dry microfiber or lint-free cloth and wipe over the keyboard and trackpad one last time.

  • Don’t use paper towels or other products that might scratch the screen.

  • Don’t spray cleaner directly on the device or use anything with bleach.

Make sure you follow the proper steps to ensure your hands are clean before handling devices:

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold), turn off the tap, and apply soap.

  • Lather your hands by rubbing them together with the soap. Lather the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.

  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.

  • Rinse your hands well under clean, running water.

  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.

Social Emotional Learning & Counseling Resources

We have prepared resources for Social Emotional Learning that you may find helpful. These resources can be found by going to this page.

Helpful Links

How to Properly Clean Apple Devices

How to Properly Disinfect Macbooks

How to Properly Disinfect Your Phone

Hand-washing Guidelines from the CDC