Virtual Learning at Navy
Our 2020 Return to School page is where we will post updates, reminders, and frequently asked questions regarding the start of the 2020-21 school year.
Navy Elementary School staff are looking forward to Return to School! Our teachers have been planning and learning over the summer and are ready for our virtual start on September 8. We can’t wait to reconnect with our students and meet our new classes!
During Distance Learning, our number one goal is to continue providing high-quality instruction. We recognize the challenges our students and families may face. We are all adjusting to this new teaching and learning format together. Here are few tips for parents and guardians to help students succeed in this new environment:
Take a deep breath.
Be there for your child as a parent.
Continue to maintain family norms and be supportive.
Know that you are doing the best you can.
Celebrate your accomplishments and progress!
Distance Learning FAQs
What is Distance Learning?
A learning experience where teachers and students are separated by place. They communicate through live face-to-face classes using virtual meeting technology. Students also complete independent learning through print or electronic media.
What will Distance Learning look like?
- All class materials are available through FCPS 24/7 Learning (Blackboard).
- Teachers may also use Google Classroom and Google Meet to communicate with students and collect work.
- Virtual class meetings and teacher office hours will be on Blackboard Collaborate or Google Meet. Your child's teachers will communicate how to access class meetings.
- Teachers will have office hours when students can receive ongoing learning support.
What Is the schedule for Distance Learning?
Grade levels will follow the general schedule provided by FCPS. Teacher-directed learning will take place Tuesday through Friday. Each grade level will share their specific weekly schedule with parents at our Virtual Open House and via email.
Where should I check for updates from teachers?
- FCPS 24/7 Learning (Blackboard): https://www.fcps.edu/resources/technology/fcps-24-7-learning.
- Google Classroom. Teachers will share directions on how to join their virtual classrooms.
- Teachers may also reach out to parents via email.
Where can my student learn about Specials?
Specials teachers (Physical Education, Art, Music, Library, Guidance, AAP, and ESOL) will be connecting with students through Google Classroom and Google Meet. Information on how to access Specials Courses is available for parents and students in FCPS 24/7 Learning (Blackboard). Students will have opportunities to interact virtually with these staff and related resources will be posted for anytime access. Please encourage your child to check for specials lessons in Google Classroom.
Where can additional information be found?
In an effort to meet the needs of our students and families during the coronavirus pandemic, FCPS has consolidated information on the public website related to food distribution, services, assistance, and the plan for distance learning. We invite you to visit the website, as information is updated regularly: https://www.fcps.edu/news/coronavirus-update
Where can I get help with technology during distance learning?
FCPS has launched a Technology Support Site for families. This comprehensive site should be your first stop for help with technology during the 2020-21 school year. The site includes phone numbers and a digital request form for technology assistance. Communication is available in several languages. If you need further assistance after using this site, please contact your child's classroom teacher.
How can I access information about software and digital tools?
Parents can search this Digital Ecosystem Library for information on the digital tools and apps used in FCPS. Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parent/guardian consent. Visit Digital Resources at Navy Elementary - Parent Consent to learn about software and apps that require consent and how to give permission.