Virtual Learning at Lees Corner ES

Topics On This Page Include:

Accounts | Approved Digital Resources | Assignments | Attendance | Blackboard Collaborate Ultra | Digital Citizenship | Email | Google Meet | Grading | Homework | Laptops | Password Management | Schedules | Technology Support 

Accounts

Students will need to access different technology resources using individual usernames and passwords. Learn how to access commonly used accounts.

Computer

Students use their FCPS network username and password to login to their school computer Their username is their Student ID number and their Password is something that they created on their own.  See the "Password Management" section below for help with student passwords.

  

Image of Windows 10 login screen.  Use student ID as username with their self created password.

 

Google Suite for Education Account (Drive, Classroom, Docs, Slides, Meet, etc.)

To login to FCPS Google Suite tools, students must use @fcpsschools.net after their network username when signing in.  The password for this account will be the same as their network password. 

If you click the G Suite link from the top of any FCPS webpage or the FCPS Google Apps bookmark from a school issued laptop the "@fcpsschools.net" will automatically appear and users will only need to enter their network username in the first field. 

Image of location of G Suite Link and FCPS Google Apps Bookmark.Image of google sign in window with @fcpsschools.net in the "Enter your email" field.

A video created by Stephanie Alger, the School-Based Technology Specialist at Fox Mill ES shows How to Log into FCPS Google Account, Access Classroom & Meet Sessions.

To learn more specific information view the Google Suite for Education page of the FCPS website.  

Horizon Assessment System

Students access Horizon, an online assessments tool, within their FCPS 24-7 Learning account.  They use their FCPS network username and password to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning.  Their username is their Student ID number. and their Password is same one they use to login to their computer.  

Students can view more details on how to use HORIZON here.

  

Image showing where to click to access Horizon.

 

 

Other Accounts and Resources

Visit our "Websites" page to find an alphabetized list of student resources with specific information on how to access each one.

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Approved Digital Resources at Lees Corner Elementary

Some of the digital resources your child may use this year require parental consent.

Lees Corner's List

Visit the Digital Resources at Lees Corner Elementary School webpage to view what tools our students may use, why parent consent is needed, and how to complete the consent form.

Approved Digital Tools

Search for approved digital tool used within FCPS. 

Parent Consent Form

By completing this form you will indicate your consent or refusal regarding the FCPS-approved online tools listed on our school website as part of the instructional program.

Privacy in FCPS

Learn how Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to providing access to digital resources in a manner that respects and protects student privacy while maximizing learning opportunities for our students.

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Assignments

Check for weekly assignments and announcements in your child's Google Classroom.

Google Classroom

To login to Google Classroom, students must use @fcpsschools.net after their network username when signing in.  The password for this account will be the same as their network password. 

Google classroom is used to share resources (including weekly assignment charts), assign and submit assignments, and provide feedback. 

Removing old classrooms from previous years may be helpful in helping to focus attention on new classroom for this year.  Students will most likely have multiple classrooms to review. 

Image of what google classroom home page looks like.

 

Specialists Website

This site provides direct access to each Specialist's Google Classroom from a shared Google Site.

 

Submit a Paper Pencil Assignment in Google Classroom

Some assignments are easier to do with paper and pencil. But how do you get it to your teacher? This video will help parents and students digitize paper assignments using the camera on your mobile phone or tablet.

If you need step by step instructions with screenshots then open this guide.

Weekly Assignments

Teachers will provide their students with weekly learning charts that identify assignment need caught up on, must be done, and what assignments can be done.  These charts will be found in the Teacher's Google Classroom.  

Image of three sample weekly assignment charts.

 

Attendance

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) requires all schools to take attendance during virtual learning this school year. FCPS must take attendance Mondays through Fridays, unless there is a student holiday. Students aged 5-18 must attend school every day school is in session, unless they are excused from school. To support this, parents must report absences to school each time the student may be absent.

Childcare Concerns

Please notify the school about your childcare arrangement if your childcare provider is unable to assist with online learning during the day. Inform the school that your children may not be able to meet during the scheduled times for classes.  An school staff member will help to identify, with you, your children’s ability to access the live, synchronous classes, and develop a plan for later access. Teacher-led live instruction will be recorded. If an alternative plan can be developed, you will need to document your children’s access and progress regularly and submit it to the school for review to verify your child’s participation.

Health Conditions

If a child has a chronic illness, contact the school office with that information. The office staff person will ensure that the information is provided to appropriate personnel, such as a public health nurse, administrator, school counselor, or social worker for follow up with you. Keep the front office updated on any changes to your student’s medical status. The school team may develop a plan which includes alternatives to the normal schedule, as your student’s needs require.

If a child has contracted COVID-19, contact the school office to report the illness. Follow your doctor’s orders to ensure that your child does what is needed to get well. The school office will ensure that your student’s teacher(s) are alerted that he/she will not be able to participate fully and may need extended time to complete assignments and work.

Verifying Attendance

On Mondays, elementary students may check in with their teachers via a morning meeting or other structured activity. When they log in, the teacher will confirm their attendance. Tuesdays through Fridays, students will check in with their teachers the same way. If students are unable to participate on any given school day, parents must report the absence to the school office.

At the end of the instructional day teachers review the attendance reports from in their video classrooms and will mark students present or not present.  If a student is marked not present based on the report, parents will receive an eNOTIFY message requesting confirmation that their child completed asynchronous assignments.  If parents confirm that their child attended asynchronously the office will adjust the student's attendance record to present. 

Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU)

Some teachers may use BBCU to meet with students during large group times, for small group meetings or to meet individually. The resources below will help users to understand this tool and how to access and organize personalized access links.

​​​​​​​Finding Your Invitation Links

In BBCU, students will receive personal invitation links to access live video classes. These links will be sent to each student's FCPS Gmail accounts by there teacher HOWEVER the emails will come from Blackboard Collaborate. 

To filter the student's mailbox and find these personalized invitation emails quickly use this link while your child is logged into their FCPS Google Apps Account.

Remember that these are personalized links and they should not be shared with anyone.  These links are part of a student's online identity and digital footprint.  

How to Use BBCU

This video tells you how to access links to your BBCU synchronous learning sessions. It also includes some information about the basic tools you will use including your microphone, camera and raising your hand.

English | Amharic | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi | Korean |  Spanish | Urdu |  Vietnamese

Image of first frame of youtube video with text that states, "Blackboard Collaborate Ultra: A virtual space to connect with your teachers & continue learning"."

 

Organizing BBCU Links in a Landing Page

If students and families prefer not to use the link above to filter their mailbox each day, they may organize all of their Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links by creating a personal landing page using this TEMPLATE.  

Image of the linked Live Video Classroom Link Template

 

Organizing BBCU Links Using Google Calendar

Watch this video to learn how to take invitations from Blackboard Collaborate Ultra (BBCU) sent in Gmail and then create easy-to-find links using Google Calendar events. This way you can easily schedule and find the link to online class, without having to look through multiple emails. You can also schedule multiple classes and have reminders sent before class begins.

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Digital Citizenship

Explore resources about the norms of appropriate and responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use by reviewing the following resources.

A Shared Responsibility

Learn how FCPS approaches Digital Citizenship Education by promoting shared responsibility among school staff, parents, and students in order to reach the best outcomes for our students,

Digital Citizenship For Families with Teens (Online Course)

Learn about this four module online course has been developed by FCPS for parents/guardians and their teen in grades 7 and up. Parents of younger children may find portions of this course appropriate and useful as well.

Establishing Expectations at Home

Learn about a four-pronged approach for supporting children to become a smart, safe and balanced user of technology.  

Family Media and Device Contract & Letter

To assist families with conversations around digital citizenship at home, Lees Corner ES provides an optional (modified version of a) Family Media Agreement and a Customizable Device Contract.

Internet Content Filtering

Learn about the steps that FCPS takes to satisfy the requirements of the Children's Internet Protection Act.

Online Safety Practices in FCPS (Video)

Watch FCPS staff, Rick Stegman and Tammi Sisk discuss tips and resources to help students become safe and healthy digital citizens.

Reputable Digital Citizenship Resources

Learn more about digital citizenship from reputable non-FPCS resources.

Talking with Your Children About Digital Citizenship

Review this one page resource from Common Sense Media that the provides basic discussion topics to cover when talking with your child about using technology.

Additional FCPS Digital Citizenship Information

Learn more about the topics of digital citizenship by visiting FCPS's Digital Citizenship website.

Email Accounts

FCPS students, faculty, and staff can communicate, store files and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Collaboration can occur in real-time, all within a secure FCPS-managed online environment.

Login to a Student Email Account

Students may also email their teachers using their FCPS Google Suite for Education Gmail account.  Note that student accounts are not part of the public @gmail domain. Students must use @fcpsschools.net after their username when signing in.  If you click this FCPS Google Suite link or the browser bookmark from a school laptop the @fcpsschools.net will automatically appear and users will only need to enter their username.  

To learn more specific information view the Google Suite for Education page of the FCPS website.

 

Image of the Google Sign in window with @fcpsschools.net in the "Enter your email" field.

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Google Meet

Some teachers may use Google Meet to meet with students during large group times, for small group meetings or to meet individually. The resources below will help users to understand this tool and how to access a live video session.

Access Google Meet

This video will show you how to access a Google Meet that has been set up by your classroom teacher.

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Image of first frame os Accessing Google Meet Using a Student Account YourTube video.

 

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Grading

Assignments will be graded during Virtual Learning.  Whenever possible, teachers will be flexible with accepting late and make-up work.

Balanced Assessment Approach

Student understanding is assessed in multiple ways. Each assessment type provides information to guide and inform instruction to meet the needs of students. 

  • Projects
  • Rubrics Specific to Assignments
  • Tests & Quizzes
  • Performance Tasks

 

 

 

Elementary Progress Report

The progress report reflects the student’s current level of understanding and demonstration of knowledge and skills.  

  • Achievement Grade
  • Effort Grade
  • Life, Work & Citizenship

Parent/Teacher Communication

Teachers remain in contact with parents throughout each quarter to share and monitor student progress.  Communications may occur in the following ways.

  • Phone Call
  • Email
  • Progress Update Form
  • Office Hours

Progress Report Marks for Elementary Schools

4

Consistently demonstrates concepts and skills of standard taught this quarter

  • Frequency of behavior, nearly all the time
  • Requires no support when demonstrating understanding
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of content taught
  • Makes no major errors or omissions when demonstrating concepts or processes taught

3

 Usually demonstrates concepts and skills of standard taught this quarter

  • Frequency of behavior, most of the time
  • Requires limited support when demonstrating understanding
  • Demonstrates a general understanding off content taught
  • Makes few major errors or omissions when demonstrating concepts or processes

2

Sometimes demonstrates concepts and skills of standard taught this quarter

  • Frequency of behavior, some of the time
  • Requires moderate support in order to demonstrate understanding of concepts and skills
  • Demonstrates a partial understanding of content taught
  • Makes some errors or omissions when demonstrating concepts or processes

1

Seldom demonstrates concepts and skills of standard taught this quarter

  • Frequency of behavior, seldom
  • Requires considerable support in order to demonstrate learning of concepts and skills
  • Demonstrates limited understanding of concepts, skills, and processes taught
  • Makes frequent major errors when demonstrating concepts or processes 

Additional FCPS Elementary School Grading and Reporting Information

Find out how we communicate student achievement using the elementary progress report.

Homework

There will be no assigned homework during virtual learning. Students should do their asynchronous work and any unfinished classwork during their asynchronous work time.

Laptops

During virtual learning all students at Lees Corner ES be assigned and be responsible for an FCPS-issued laptop and power supply.  The goal of this initiative is to increase personalized and blended student learning opportunities that foster Portrait of a Graduate Skills. Learn more on the county's FCPSOn page.

Note: “Due to the unknown and unpredictable security and support risks of exposing FCPS student laptops to foreign networks, out-of-country travel with an FCPS student laptop is not permitted.”

Caring for Your School Issued Laptop

Make sure your computer is ready for learning! 

With your laptop plugged into an electrical outlet:

  • Restart your laptop at least once a week.
  • Shut Down every night.
  • Never use Sleep.

Image showing the windows 10 power menu.

 

Distribution

This school year FCPS laptops were available for ALL Lees Corner Students to be picked up from school during our scheduled distribution days from August 18th through August 31st.  If you were unable to make your assigned day or the makeup day, you will need to contact  our Technology Support Specialist, Mrs. Fisher by emailing her at @email to make other arrangements.  

Opt-Out of a School Issued Laptop

FCPS provides families the opportunity to decide what is best for their personal situation.  Families of students in kindergarten through sixth grade are encouraged to use the FCPS issued laptop for virtual learning. 

FCPS laptops:

  • come with content filters, and several pre-installed shortcuts and bookmarks. 
  • are supported by school tech staff.  There will be no support available for personally owned devices
  • are optimized and licensed to be able to use the software that will be needed for learning. 

Those who wish to provide their own laptop in place of an FCPS issued laptop will need to complete and return a signed Opt-Out Form their school’s main office. If you plan to use a personal device instead of a school issued laptop, please complete the Opt-Out of Laptop Request Form and our Technology Support Specialist, Mrs. Fisher will email you the opt-out form.  You may also print, sign and return the opt-out form yourself.  It is available online in the following in the following languages: EnglishSpanishKoreanArabicand Amharic.

A personally owned laptop must have a keyboard and be compatible with Google Apps for Education and Microsoft Office and must be compatible with the school Wi-Fi. Smartphones are not an acceptable substitution. School tech support will not be available for personally owned laptops and some FCPS instructional applications and content filters are not licensed for installation on personally owned laptops. 

Note: “Due to the unknown and unpredictable security and support risks of exposing FCPS student laptops to foreign networks, out-of-country travel with an FCPS student laptop is not permitted.”

Verification of Assigned Laptop

All students are provided a power supply in addition to their school issued laptop.  Power supplies must be returned with the laptop.  As a way to cross reference our records in multiple ways, we may ask students to complete this Laptop Verification Form throughout the school year.

Note: “Due to the unknown and unpredictable security and support risks of exposing FCPS student laptops to foreign networks, out-of-country travel with an FCPS student laptop is not permitted.”

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Password Management

Learn what makes a secure password and how students can manage recover or change passwords. 

Create a Strong Password

Creating a strong password is an important part of your digital life.  Before creating a password view students can watch this video with a parent to learn how to create a memorable but hard to guess password.  Younger students can also view this video created by Stephanie Alger, the School-Based Technology Specialist at Fox Mill ES. 

Forgotten Passwords

If a student needs to recover or reset their password and they have previously setup an account recovery option then they can use the Account Recovery Tool.  This will send a recovery link to the email or cell phone that was selected by the family.  

Change Passwords

If a student needs to change their password for any reason, they can use the FCPS Student Password Self Service.  The Forgot Password link will only work if they have previously setup an account recovery option.

For the 2020-2021 school year, FCPS will extend passwords so students who remember their passwords will continue to use their current password throughout virtual learning.  Students should NOT change their password unless it was forgotten. The only exception is if the student is on-site and directed to change their password by an FCPS staff member.  

If a student has forgotten a password and makes a change to it, then they will need to connect to FCPS Wi-Fi to sync their new network password with their FCPSOn computer. This can be done simply by driving through the bus lane or walking near the front door of an FCPS building with the laptop and connecting to the network. However, please note that a student can reset their password and use a personal device to continue with virtual learning without connecting to FCPS Wi-Fi.

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Schedules

Bell Schedule

Students should begin logging into their laptop and into their Live Video Classrooom (Blackboard Collaborate Ultra) at 8:40 AM.  Class begins at 8:50 AM and ends at 3:35 PM on Monday through Friday. 

Daily Overview

Monday Tuesday-Friday

Morning:

  • Morning Meeting
  • Small Group Interventions
  • Small Group Enrichments
  • Asynchronous Learning Activities

Afternoon:

  • Asynchronous Learning Activities
  • Teacher Planning and Professional Development
  • Morning Meeting (20 minutes)
  • Language Arts (50-60 minutes)
  • Mathematics (50-60 minutes)
  • Science/Social Studies  (25-45 minutes)
  • Specials (30 minutes)
    • Art, Music, PE, STEAM, Library, CCT, or Counseling
  • Specialized Instruction/Asynchronous Learning Activities

All Whole Group/Focus Lessons are Recorded.

Instructional Schedules (Tuesday - Friday)

Technology Support

Camera Troubleshooting

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot the camera on your FCPS laptop.  

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi |  Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Also view this step by step Camera and Microphone Troubleshooting Guide.

Image of the first frame of the camera troubleshooting youtube video.

 

Connecting A School Laptop to A Home Network

Before logging into the school issued laptop, click on the network icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen.  Find your home network name and enter your network's password.  These steps should connect your school issued laptop to your home network. 

  

Image of computer login screen with arrows pointing to the network icon in the lower right hand corner.

 

Microphone Troubleshooting

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot the microphone on your FCPS laptop.

English | Arabic | Chinese |  Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Also view this step by step Camera and Microphone Troubleshooting Guide.

Image of the first frame of the microphone troubleshooting youtube video.

 

Slowness

To help prevent slowness be sure your computer is school-ready by:

  • Properly shutdown your laptop EVERY NIGHT. Please do not push the power button to shut it down.  Use the Power Options Menu.
Screenshot of 3 step Windows 10 Shutdown process.
  • Restart your laptop ONCE A WEEK to allow any updates to download and install.  
Screenshot of 3 step Windows 10 Shutdown process.
  • ALWAYS keep your laptop plugged in to an electrical outlet when you shut it down or restart it.  This will help to prevent it from losing power in the middle of an update.

Sound Troubleshooting

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot sound on your FCPS laptop.

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi |  Korean | Spanish | Urdu

Also view this step by step Camera and Microphone Troubleshooting Guide.

Image of the first frame of the sound troubleshooting youtube video.

Printers

FCPS issued laptops are not set up, nor can they be set up, to print at home.  Please do not create tickets requesting guidance on how to install a home printer.

Help

If you need technical support, please do not directly contact the School-Based Technology Specialist or the Technology Support Specialist.  To best help manage and monitor technology support requests, please use one of the following options.    

1.  Call the Parent Technology Help Desk at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS).  This will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.  Please specify if you need an interpreter when you call. 

2.  Submit a Parent or Student IT Support Request.  Someone from FCPS will contact you to help resolve your technology support need. 

For assistance, call the Parent Information Phone lines:

Additional FCPS Technology Support for Families Webpage

Access technology videos and technology resources to help your student in the virtual learning environment.  Most of the information on this page is the same as what you will find on this page but there are some differences.

View the Technology Support for Families page of the FCPS website.