Virtual Learning Orientation - Shared screen with speaker view
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does brooks have lunch too or just walker ?
Will recess be outdoor play weather permitting?
We are in the City but signed up for Brooks. Can we stay at Brooks or do we have to switch? Thank you!
Lunch is only for the Walker location. Please pack your lunch for the Brooks location.
kudos for mask breaks!
Same question for us! We are at Venable for KG but registered for Brooks is that OK?
Jenn Huck (she/her)
Can we still pack a lunch for the Walker location?
Just to confirm, walker has breakfast and lunch?
Nate, you’re correct.
are we allowed to drop off later/ pick up earlier for the KG kids?
We are strongly encouraging all City students to please use the Walker location to open more slots for other children. This is not required, however the Brooks location is filled and currently has a wait list.
Yes, you can still pack a lunch for the Walker location
At walker breakfast and lunch is provided. At brooks students must bring their lunch and a snack
If we applied online do we need to submit a hard copy of the application as well?
Also, for the health forms and physical do those need to be submitted before Tuesday?
At Walker lunch is free for students who receive free and reduced lunch. Lunch is available for other students to purchase. Details will be available tomorrow or Friday.
Does Brooks supply the computers for them to work on for school work?
What does swiping mean? And do all of these protocols apply to the Walker location?
All forms including the paper registration form MUST be submitted prior to child being able to attend the program.
could we have ACPS provide lunch to the brooks location? they are likely all eligible
Hi Emily! We are currently talking with ACPS about this being a possibility…. we will provide an update as soon as possible.
Mary-yes, the swiping refers to children who wish to purchase meals at Walker. They would use their usual lunch number/lunch card like any other day at school.
Computers at ymca?
Venable's KG schedule is from 9:30-3p so wanted to check re timing options
My child’s synchronous time with her class is in the afternoon. Should we just provide her class schedule so that the teacher can ensure she is following that one?
The school districts we have spoken with will be providing the computers to all children. They will need to bring these each day along with headphones.
Haiying (Helen) Shen
How many kids have signed up so far (at Walker)?
Can we get the teachers phone number or email? ‘Cause my kids school teacher asked it for potential problems to solve. Also, if kids in same group have different schedule, eg. Cale(Mountain View) they have 8:00-11:00, 11:45-2:45, how can you arrange the same lunch time ?
what happens on Fridays? I believe that with ACPS, at least with the elementary grades, there are no classes on Friday
In thinking particularly about the incoming kindergartners (for whom this will be their first “school” experience), is the expectation that they will need to sit at a desk all day, or can they move around and interact with other children?
Each teacher will be in touch with all of the families of children in their classroom to coordinate accordingly.
will you send a link for the beginning
Will kids get help troubleshooting the online teaching and the assignments they are asked to do?
Will the workstations have access to power for laptops?
Is it due by Thursday (the 3rd) or Friday (the 4th)?
if we want to give breakfast at home, can we come at 9 or will this be disruptive? will there be staff available to receive them then. if not, what will kids be doing who aren’t eating breakfast at Walker
Walker Elementary will have power stations so the child will leave their device there to charge each night. We are currently working on trying to secure these for the Brooks location.
Can you put all these Q & A together and send us after zoom meeting ?
all these forms need to be turned in by Friday in person? ( except the tax stuff)
There will be a FAQ sent out to all parents after this zoom call
Will you accept new students over time after the 8th? Some families are waiting to get physicals and immunizations.
Will there be a phone # for a contact person for parents to contact if needed?
is there a plan for children with an IEP?
We will provide a site number for both Walker and Brooks
Forms can be submitted via fax: 434.270.7565
Is there a form for the weekly schedule or do we just send it via email to Bonita, or include in the forms that we drop off at the Y by
Can we bring in supplies to the walk-thru and leave them?
Is there another opportunity for the kindy folks? I have to work tomorrow and can't change that at this point.
Fridays: We will have PE class and fun activities with our Sports Director at Walker Elementary and the children at Brooks will be swimming.
Brownsville is also doing an in-person meet your teachers tomorrow evening as well. Is there a make-up date?
Can you give us more info on the role of the teaching assistants during the day in supporting our children's schoolwork?
I just saw that Brooks students will be swimming on Fridays? This is the first I had heard of this, can we have a more robust idea of what to expect during the week? I didn't realize that we'd need to prepare for swimming on Fridays. Just a good reminder for families
can you send his email
At Brooks, will the kids come in contact with any of the gym-goers? Is there a separate entrance for the kids?
First payments due this week?
My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
what do we do if our kids have an IEP??
my child has zoom classes from 12:30-4. Will she miss all of the fun recreation activities. would she be able to do those things in the morning when she is free?
when will you receive your license from
Haiying (Helen) Shen
Will the $50 registration fee be drafted or do we need to pay it at ymca?
I would like for my kids to go to brooks so they can participate in swim on fridays
How will virtual learning be supported? Will they have help logging on/off and completing activities? Especially for the K and 1st grade.
What happens if the doctors office doesn't fill out the VA health form in time for Tuesday?
any restrictions on food ?
Again, thinking about the younger children, if a child isn’t engaging in the online learning, can they do an alternate activity (playing, coloring, etc.)?
I really worry about the KG kids - will need a lot of help both with the online live sessions and also with the asynchronous suggested work
Do you have a list of the teachers for each grade and will they reach out to us
Specific supplies list (markers, construction paper, etc) that kids should be bringing or just the learning kits (worksheets, etc) that children are expected to be bringing?
How many teachers/ teaching assistants are there per 10-12 children?
The CCS are using the REMIND texting app to text the teachers - would you like us to get the teacher's phone number or email too?
How about Internet speed, if so many kids are doing online class at same time ?
amazing, thank you
can you please set up swimming up at walker
Will virtual learning teacher help the kids to finish homework if their school teacher left them ?
what’s the latest time we can drop off the forms on Friday?
A few important questions were skipped above, about virtual learning support, help with logging in, working with canvas/etc apps, completing activities, especially for the kindergartners and 1st graders who aren't familiar with the technology (or even computers). How will this be best supported? Thanks!
Yes this ….^^^ this question
If our child was at the summer camp do we need to send in documents that you already have?
Haiying (Helen) Shen
Is possible to withdraw from the virtual learning center after the program starts?
Will the YMCA provide paper etc supplies for the non virtual activities?
Thank you SO much for all you are doing to support the children and our families!
If the child goes back in forth between households do you need a notice if they are not attending somedays
the link for walker doesn’t work to sign up for the kindergarten walk thru
can the kids have peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Thanks for answering that, and great answer. Super appreciative for everything you're doing especially for the little ones.
Please let us know if you need donations of arts/crafts supplies, etc. I would be happy to contribute.
Thanks for supporting our children, and us, during this unprecedented time! I am so appreciative. Great work!
when are you getting your license for dss to pay?
DSS approvals are currently getting processed as we speak!
Many thanks to everyone involved in making this happen! My family is incredibly grateful to you and your staff!
Thank you SO SO much
Thank you to everyone!
Jenn Huck (she/her)
really really appreciate all your planning and hard work
Haiying (Helen) Shen
Thank you this helped A LOT!
Thank you all
thanks for everything