NTI: Non-Traditional Learning
Dear Leestown families,
Leestown Middle is committed to supporting you and your student’s Nontraditional Learning Instruction (NTI). We would like to provide our students with the tools they need to continue their learning from home since our superintendent announced we will not return to school until April 20th. Our teachers and staff have been busy creating instructional lessons that your student may complete at home.
Students may access their April 6 - April 17 NTI Assignments by visiting the LMS = Linked to MY School LIVE website or by picking up a paper packet at school.
To support NTI lessons, we are asking for you to come to LMS to pick up your student’s Chromebook. This will allow students to communicate directly to their teachers and also have access to online enrichment content. Please understand a Chromebook is not necessary to complete NTI work. If you have a computer and/or tablet at home, your student may complete work on that device. Please note, your school provided Chromebook has a webcam that will support online office hours your teacher may provide.
Thank you for your patience as we distribute the Chromebooks and NTI packets to our students. In order to make this process as smooth as possible:
Please complete the Google Form indicating if you will plan to pick up a Chromebook or a paper NTI packet.
Parent/Guardian please print and sign the attached 1:1 Chromebook User Agreement and bring it with you on your assigned Chromebook pick up day.
Be prepared to provide your student’s name and the name of the teacher/class where they plug in their Chromebook at the end of the day.
LMS staff is happy to offer a drive-thru pick up service.
Families, please remain in your car while picking up Chromebooks or NTI packets anytime between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. in front of the school:
6th grade on Tuesday, March 24
7th grade on Wednesday, March 25
8th grade on Thursday, March 26
All grade levels - Friday, March 27
*Packet pick up - Friday, March 27 (*For those who did not pick up Chromebook because of no internet access)
Band and Orchestra Students
If your student has an instrument they would like to pick up, please contact Mr. Wilson or Mr. Weitkamp to arrange an instrument pick-up between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. March 23-27.
Turning in Assignments
Completed NTI assignments will be turned in via Google Classroom or Canvas. Completed NTI packets are due April 20. If school closure extends beyond April 17, we will have drop-off times available.
Teachers are Live Online and Available to Assist
Teachers will be available online to assist with work and answer questions. Select a morning or afternoon time that works best for you and your family. In addition, teachers will be available weekdays during office hours listed in Google Classroom and on NTI lesson plans.
Please know we are here for you and your family as we move to nontraditional instruction. LMS staff may be reached via email through our staff directory and are also located on each NTI Assignment packet. Families may also stay informed by checking our live Parent Newsletter.
Free Internet Access
Spectrum announced that it would provide free internet access for at least 60 days to households with school-aged children, including college students. To enroll call 844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
FCPS Technology Help Desk for Families
Families who need technical support with their child's FCPS account or Chromebook can call our temporary Student Tech Support number, 859-381-4410. Support is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays except during Spring Break.
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