School Closure Important Information
Please check back often, we will update information on this page throughout our time of working and learning from home.
Digital Learning to Continue for the Remainder of the School Year
On April 1, Governor Kemp announced an executive order that schools in Georgia will stay closed for in-person instruction for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Students in the Douglas County School System will continue with digital learning.
~*~ Final Week Details ~*~
Morning Video Announcements
4/26/2020 video update from Mrs. McDonald
Please check your child's homeroom, grade level, subject, and specials website pages for regular updates on assignments and live classroom session details.
Visit the media center webpage for a list of free online story sites. Websites will be added daily.
Mrs. Counselor - ThompsonThompson is here for you.
Online Learning Plan
For those families that checked out a Chromebook here are some helpful tips!
If you have any technical questions or username/password issues please email Mr. Cooner at Itsupport@brightenacademy.com
At this time there is no hard evidence for screen time guidelines in regards to time. The important thing to remember when utilizing technology is balance. Balance screen time with non-screen time activities. It is absolutely okay to let you students have screen time when not working on school assignments but choose activities that students have to interact with rather than just watching videos or scrolling through pictures. Make screen time & non-screen time engaging activities.
It is best practices not to let children take their electronic devices to their bedroom at night. Charge devices somewhere students do not have access to at night so they aren't tempted to log in. A good habit to start now is to put away all electronic devices at least 30-60 mintues before bed. Screens give off blue light and screen activities can stimulate brain function and disrupt sleep.
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Guidelines for Proper Care of the Laptop
Proper care is to be given to the laptop at all times, including but not limited to the following:
a) Give care appropriate for any electrical device.
b) Use a surge protector or unplug the laptop during electrical storms
c) Do not leave the laptop exposed to direct sunlight or extreme cold.
d) Secure your laptop in a safe place when not in use.
e) Position the laptop on a safe surface so it does not drop or fall.
f) Do not attempt to repair a damaged or malfunctioning laptop.
g) Do not attempt to upgrade the computer or software.