Overview/ Purpose

  •  For Virtual School Option Information Click HERE 

    Virtual Learning- Fort Payne City Schools

     

     

    We are so excited to begin the 2020-2021 school year! We know many challenges lie ahead, and we look forward to working through those with you and providing a safe and instructionally sound plan for reopening Fort Payne City Schools. This roadmap serves as a guide and will require updates and revisions throughout the school year.

    Local decision making will be influenced by four levels of spread in community. To learn more, review the Alabama Department of Public Health's Public Health Guidance for Reopening.

     

    Fort Payne City Schools will provide families two instructional options:

    • Traditional - Students attend classes in a traditional, on-campus setting.
    • Remote - Students attend classes "remotely" using a variety of virtual resources.

     

    Please click through the Modules below concerning the Virtual Learning Option. 


    INSTRUCTIONAL OPTIONS

  • Module 1- Online Learning Basics

    Traditional vs. Remote

    Fort Payne City Schools will provide families two instructional options:

    1. Traditional - Students attend classes in a traditional, on-campus setting.
    2. Remote- Students attend classes "remotely" using a variety of virtual resources.
    • A virtual option is available for families who would rather their student engage in online rather than in-person learning.
    • Students can access materials anywhere at anytime with internet access.
    • Virtual curriculum features coureses in Math, Science, Language Arts, World Languages, Social Studies, and Electives.

    How Remote Works

    • Virtual face to face class sessions will be conducted daily.
    • Google Meet and/or Blackboard Collaborate will used for virtual face to face meetings through Schoology.
    • Students will be required to meet virtually through the school day.
    • Teachers will have set times for availability for students and parents via email, phone or face to face virtual conference.

    SchoolsPLP

    • The Alabama State Department of Education is providing instructional content to all districts in order to deliver high quality instructional content.
    • SchoolsPLP was selected by ALSDE as the instructional content provider.
    • All instruction will be enhanced by FPHS teachers with additional content or tools.
    • Accredidation by Advanced, Cognia, and NCAA.
    • Multiple instructional design models catering to multiple learning styles.
    • Aligned to Alabama State Standards.

  • Module 2- Skills for Online Learning

    Strategies for Online Learning

    Logging in to SchoolsPLP

    • On the first day of school, go to fpcsk12.schoolsplp.com and use your school credentials to log in.
      • Username- first initial last initial lunch number (ex: ht12345)
      • Password- Wildcats password

    Online Communication Strategies

    Staying in close communication with your teacher is critical to a successful online learning class. The best way to get in touch with your teacher is through school email, SchoolsPLP, or Remind if your teacher has a Remind class set up.

    Online Success Strategies

    1. Take responsibility for your own learning

    The freedom and flexibility offered by online learning comes with important responsibilities for you.

    • Develop self-discipline.
    • Resist procrastination temptations or distractions.
    • Embrace new technology.
    • Participate in the group and avoid isolation.
    • Improve your written communication skills.

    2. Organize your time

    Online learning is not just an answer to scheduling problems. Even with a more flexible schedule, online courses still require the same amount of time as face-to-face courses.

    • Log-in to each online class a minimum of 5 days per week.
    • Block out the times 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for online learning.
    • Schedule more time during the first few weeks of class to orient yourself to the online environment.
    • Break big tasks into manageable parts.
    • Use tools like the Schoology app to make organization easier.

    3. Create a study space

    Will you be studying at home, or at the public library? Wherever it may be, look for a study space that is quiet with a door that closes, has adequate lighting and electrical outlets, and offers limited distractions.

    4. Stay connected

    Make the most of your course and communicate regularly with your instructor and peers. This will help you gain exposure to a variety of perspectives, practice articulating your ideas, receive feedback on your thoughts, and avoid isolation.