Alcorn's Virtual Learning Announcement
Good afternoon Alcorn Family,
I would like to share a few updates regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) response. As you may be aware, all schools in South Carolina will be closed through March 31, 2020. While schools are closed, our faculty and staff at Alcorn Middle School will continue working to ensure that your student(s) receive quality virtual learning.
Laptops will be distributed today (Monday, March 16, 2020) from 11:45am-3:45pm. Laptops will also be available for pick up on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 9:00am-12:00 noon. Parents must be present for a laptop to be issued; the student does not have to be present.
Monday, March 16, 2020, and Tuesday, March 17, 2020, will be used to allow students to pick up their laptops and address any technical issues. Students should ensure they can log on to their laptops and access their district email. Virtual learning will begin on Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
Teachers will be using a variety of online platforms to teach students including Microsoft Office Teams and Edmodo. Please visit the "eLearning Tab" on our school website for class access codes and other important information.
While schools are closed, teachers will be available by email and messaging on weekdays from 8:30am-11:00am and 1:00pm-2:30pm to assist students with assignments. Staff email addresses can be found under the "Faculty and Staff Tab- Staff Directory 2019". Students may use phone applications such as "Cam Scanner" or "Tiny Scanner" if they need to take pictures of their work to get teacher feedback.
As always, the health and wellness of our students and families at Alcorn Middle School is of great concern to us. Please continue to monitor your local news sources as well as the Richland One website https://www.richlandone.org/ for updated information during this school closure. Please let us know if we can be of assistance. Thank you.
Carla G. Mathis, Ed.D.
Alcorn Middle School