Our Response to COVID-19

 

Click here to read our district reopening plan. 

Click here to access the Fall 2020 Frequently Asked Questions. This is a live document so that new questions and answers can be added as we go. 

Need a Chromebook? Contact Roger Goudiaby, rgoudiaby@academielafayette.org or 816.550.8170, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday–Friday. 

All tours have been cancelled due to health concerns for all involved. Click here to view online appointment possibilities. 

The following are additional helpful resources in understanding and talking about COVID-19, but please don’t hesitate to reach out to our school social workers if you feel your children need additional support:

Current Logistics and Frequently Asked Questions

Food Service

– Take our sack lunch survey if you need food assistance. https://forms.gle/XFkYH7x5YGpP7m5f8
– We will be distributing food at the Armour campus on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. We are doing food distribution on a first come first served basis between 1 pm and 2 pm.

Teaching and Learning

– Teachers have daily online office hours for children who may have questions or need additional help.
– Courses are recorded and put on Google Classroom for students in grades 2-8.
K-1 use a different platform, parents should have received more information from their teachers.

Technology and Equipment

The Chromebook distribution started on Tuesday, March 24. We started with those who do not need hotspots based on the Technology need survey.
If you need equipment, please email rgoudiaby@academielafayette.org.

Community Support

– The school website has been updated to include information about the COVID-19 School Updates
– 4 interns have returned to France.
– Donations: food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies can be donated from 1 to 2 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at the east door of the Armour campus off McGee street.

If I need to contact someone at Académie Lafayette, what number do I call?

Please leave a message on the answering machine and it will go to the front desk person. You can also use the AL website directory under the “About” tab at the top to contact teachers and staff directly.

Who should I contact if I have technology questions as I prepare for and throughout online learning for my child?

Please contact IT Director Roger Goudiaby, rgoudiaby@academielafayette.org.

If I have general questions about virtual learning, who should I contact?

Please contact your child’s teacher.

Who should I contact for counseling questions or support?

Please contact our social workers through the online staff directory under the “About” tab. Their website is also a great resource and is listed on the left.

How can parents prepare for and be helpful to their students during virtual classroom learning?

– Ensure that your child can access their assignments and that they complete them daily.
– Regularly check email from Académie Lafayette, your child’s teacher(s) and Google Classroom.
– Identify a space in your home for your child to work with the least amount of distraction.
– Decide what device your children will use with adult help to view videos and other messages sent by their teacher(s). Please contact Roger Goudiaby, if you have any concerns about your internet capabilities or devices.
– Continue to supervise your child when they are using devices with online access, and have them put their phones or other electronics away during any scheduled classroom time.
– Share feedback with your child’s teacher(s).
– Contact teacher(s) with questions or concerns related to virtual classroom learning and assignments.
– Establish routines and expectations for your child.
– Remember the importance of movement throughout the day as well as recess time outside.

Here are a few free or low cost internet options: 

  • FCC agreement stating that providers will waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
  • Altice USA is offering Altice Advantage 30 Mbps broadband solution for free for 60 days to any new customer household within their footprint.
  • AT&T COVID-19 response: offers open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low- income families
  • Comcast COVID-19 response: offers free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time
  • Charter Free Internet offer for 2 months
  • Sprint COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, provides unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • T-Mobile COVID-19 response: follows FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
  • Verizon COVID-19 response: no special offers, but following the FCC agreement.

 

 

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