Virtual Resources for Families

The following is the best practice when trying to log into your student KGCS account. The following will help keep login issues to a minimum.
1. Login to Chrome - Keeping Accounts Separate Video

2. Click Clever (Yes, do this step each time. Do not go directly to Canvas) - Login to Clever, then Canvas

3. Click on Canvas inside of Clever -  Login to Clever, then Canvas

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Canvas LMS

 

King George County Schools have adopted a learning management system (LMS), Canvas, to support student learning, Canvas will be implemented at all grade levels beginning with the 2020-21 school year. KGCS believes this resource will support and improve school-home partnerships by providing parents with a better understanding of the work teachers and students are completing.

Canvas Overview

Designed specifically for K-12 teachers and students, Canvas is an easy-to-use, cloud-based LMS that connects all the digital tools and resources teachers and students use daily, in the classroom and at home, in one location.

  • Teachers can post all their class content in one place, including a calendar for due dates, links to class resources like videos, posted homework assignments (and a drop-box for turning it in), etc.
  • Students can see all their assignments, due dates, and class materials in one place. They can turn in assignments and see teacher feedback.
  • Parents can "observe" their student's progress and performance in each class.

Observer Role

Parents have access to Canvas as an "observer" in each class. Observers have limited permissions to see course assignments, grades, class calendars, and more. Like students, Observers will not be able to view a course until it is published and the course has started.

Canvas Support & Resources

Student Resources
Parent Resources


For assistance with assignments, test dates, quizzes, or other Canvas course content, please contact your student's teacher.

For technical assistance, please contact Canvas using the help feature within your student's course.
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Digital Resources


FAQ from Tech Support

Digital Citizenship Resources for the Home

Shared by Virginia Education Association

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At Home Guide - tips and suggestions:

 
Each Day:

   * Encourage your child(ren) to stay healthy!  Get a good night’s sleep, eat healthy and drink water 

   * Make learning a priority.  Have them connect with their teacher(s) and complete their assignments 

   * Spend time reading - together or alone.  Encourage your child to read to you.

   * Encourage "personal best" - help your child by encouraging him/her to do their best in school and at home.  Remember, "personal best" does not mean "perfect", and learning is not the same as high grades.  We all learn from our mistakes.

   * Encourage your child(ren) to get outside and be active.  Pick a couple of exercises and see how much they improve each day.

 
Weekly suggestions:

   * Encourage your child(ren) to find a way to give back.  ie. do a chore to help out around the house, send a card to a loved one, read a book to a sibling, etc.

   * Cook together.  Try a new recipe and have your child(ren) help with the math.

   * Prioritize everyone's mental health.  ie. Start a gratitude journal, color, video chat with a friend or family member, try some breathing exercises, etc.




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