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Learn2020

THE BELOW INFORMATION IS STRUCTURED EXACTLY LIKE THE LETTER ALL FAMILIES RECEIVED THROUGH U.S. MAIL AND VIA EMAIL BLAST.  THE LARGE BUTTONS PROVIDE DIRECTIONS FOR EACH STEP.

Dear Students and Parents/Guardians:

This letter provides important information and tasks that you and your child(ren) need to know and complete prior to the first day of school, August 24, 2020.  This information applies to every student regardless of in-person, Hybrid+, Pearson, or Michigan Virtual status. Use this letter as a checklist to aid in completing these tasks. Please read carefully as some steps apply differently by grade or by in-person/virtual status.  Please keep this letter for future reference as passwords cannot be emailed.

TASKS TO COMPLETE PRIOR TO MONDAY, AUGUST 24

Please complete and work with your children to complete the following tasks to ensure you and your children are ready to participate on the first day of school on Monday, August 24.

  • Identify and secure your child(rens)’s EGRPS username, password, and email address. 
  • These are listed below and will be used by your children throughout the year to access the Canvas Learning Management System, connect to teachers, login to their Skyward Student Access account, and for many other school related tasks. 
  • NOTE:  Students in grades K-2 do not have an EGRPS email account, but they do have an EGRPS Google Login in the form of an email address (username@egrps.org). K-2 students and/or their parents/guardians will use this EGRPS Google login to access the student’s Canvas account and other EGRPS accounts.
  • For returning students, their EGRPS username, password, and email address have not changed. It is recommended that children, if able, memorize their EGRPS username, email address, and password since they will use this data frequently throughout the school year.

EGRPS USERNAME: ---------------------------This information is being mailed to all families---------------------------
EGRPS PASSWORD: ---------------------------This information is being mailed to all families---------------------------
EGRPS EMAIL/GOOGLE LOGIN: -----------This information is being mailed to all families---------------------------
 
Skyward Family Access accounts if not already done so    
  • All families should do this step, including parents/guardians with students participating in full virtual with Pearson/MV teachers.
  • Skyward Family Access can always be accessed at egrps.org/Skyward  
canvas setup - student

canvas setup - student

  • Set up the student EGRPS Canvas Account and add EGRPS Google Drive to the Account.  
  • Students participating in full virtual with Pearson/MV teachers should NOT do this step.
  • Canvas can always be accessed at egrps.org/canvas or at egrps.instructure.com 
Enroll in Canvas class - student

Enroll in Canvas class - student

  • Enroll student in “How To Use Canvas” Class - GRADES 6-12 ONLY   
  • Students only need to enroll in the course. They do NOT need to do anything with the class prior to the start of school.
  • Students participating in full virtual with Pearson/MV teachers should NOT do this step.
cANVAS pARENT ACCOUNTS - PARENT/GUARDIAN

cANVAS pARENT ACCOUNTS - PARENT/GUARDIAN

  • Parents/Guardians with students participating in full virtual with Pearson/MV teachers should NOT do this step.

TASKS TO COMPLETE ON THE MORNING MONDAY, AUGUST 24 

JUST PRIOR TO THE START OF THE SCHOOL DAY

Below are directions for each type of EGRPS student at each grade ban to follow on the morning of the first day of school on Monday, August 24, 2020.

Grades K-5 In-Person Students:
  • At 8:15 a.m. arrive at your school building with your supplies and mask, and line up at your assigned entry door.

Grades K-5 Fully Virtual with an EGRPS Teacher:
  • At 8:15 login to Zoom via the link that will be provided to you by your Virtual Teacher.

Grades K-5 Fully Virtual with Pearson Teachers: 
  • Follow the directions provided to you in a letter from EGRPS about accessing your Pearson courses.

Grades 6-8 In-Person Gold Students:
  • By 8:00 a.m. arrive at your school building with your supplies and mask, and be seated in your 1st hour classroom.
 
Grades 6-8 In-Person Blue Students:
  • By 8:00 a.m. login to your Canvas account and connect to your teacher’s 1st hour Zoom session.
Grades 6-8 Hybrid+ Students:
  • By 8:00 a.m. login to your Canvas account and connect to your teacher’s 1st hour Zoom session.
Grades 6-8 Fully Virtual with Pearson/MV Teachers:
  • Follow the directions provided to you in a letter from EGRPS about accessing your Pearson/MV courses.
 
Grades 9-12 In-Person Gold Students:
  • By 7:40 a.m. arrive at your school building with your supplies and mask, and be seated in your 1st hour classroom.
 
Grades 9-12 In-Person Blue Students:
  • By 7:40 a.m. login to your Canvas account and connect to your teacher’s 1st hour Zoom session.
Grades 9-12 Hybrid+ Students:
  • By 7:40 a.m. login to your Canvas account and connect to your teacher’s 1st hour Zoom session.
Grades 9-12 Fully Virtual with Pearson/MV Teachers:
  • Follow the directions provided to you in a letter from EGRPS about accessing your Pearson/MV courses.
 

TECHNICAL SUPPORT

For technical support completing these tasks please contact the EGRPS Tech Department by email at support@egrps.org or by calling their hotline at 616-235-3910.