Sarah Smith Virtual Learning FAQ
On July 10th, APS communicated that we will be reopening virtually for the first 9 weeks of school, and we know that this announcement resulted in some concerns about how this would all work. Please refer to the attached responses to your frequently asked questions.
New Student Registration
If you would like to register a new student to Sarah Smith Elementary, please click this link for registration requirements.
2020/21 Teacher AssignmentsOn Wednesday, August 5th, class lists will be released via the Infinite Campus Parent Portal and teachers will be sending a Welcome email to their class shortly thereafter. We are also encouraging families to log into our Sarah Smith Hub, join the PTO this year and update their child’s teacher in the online directory. Our Hub is accessible via the internet or a downloadable app with search features which allows you to search our school directory by teacher or grade for easy connecting.
Families who need their student ID number to sign into the Parent Portal should contact Deyvi Portee (K-2) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Paula Webb (3-5) at email@example.com.
Grade Level Virtual SchedulesPrincipal Boatright released a letter outlining our standard of excellence for class schedules as we approach our new virtual journey. If you missed this memo, please click here for a copy. Grade level schedules are also attached below for convenience.
First Day of Virtual School
- Monday, August 24
Virtual Learning Supply List
Refer to each link for each grade's virtual learning supplies. When face to face instruction occurs additional supplies might be needed.
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal
The Infinite Campus Parent Portal is a password protected account that provides access to teacher assingments, grades, attendance and you contract preference for APS communications. Parents can gain access here. If you have difficulty accessing the portal or need your child's student number, please contact the following: grades K-2 - Deyvi Portee (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Cynthia Gore (email@example.com); grades 3-5 Paula Webb (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kathy Johnson (email@example.com).
Get Important School Alerts on Your Phone
Sign up for important updates from Emily Boatright, Jessica Harron, Deyvi Portee and Paula Webb. Get bus updates, school closings and other important time senstive information for Smith Elementary School right on your phone.
Sarah Smith News and Social Media
Sarah Smith communicates with families in several different ways. Our main line of communication is through our weekly eBlast newsletter which you need to signup for here. The Sarah Smith Website is a great source of information and hosts our yearly calendar. We also highly recommend that you follow our various social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
Our PTO Hub is a simple way for PTO members to view the Online Directory of families and classes. You can also join the Sarah Smith PTO, shop the school store, and pay school fees (field trips, school supplies, etc.)
You only need to do this once a year. Registering confirms your students at the school, their teacher assignments and allows for easy and personalized access to our spirit wear shop, field trips and more.
Childcare and Tutoring Resources to Support Virtual Learning
Your PTO has been working to compile a list of local tutors and organizations in order to support our families who might need additional resources or childcare during this time. Please see attached document for this current list. While we are hopeful that this information will be helpful to you, this is not an endorsement nor recommendation from SRS.