As we engage in remote learning this year, power and Internet outages for the teacher or student will likely impact our ability to connect with each other. When the power goes out for the teacher or the student, learning can continue asynchronously until power is restored. Here are a few scenarios to help you know what to do if you or your teacher loses power:

Power or Internet Outage for Teacher Only

Teacher should:

  • Contact school to report power is out.
  • Send a message, or have the school send a message, to students to engage in asynchronous learning activities.
  • Post an announcement to the general channel with directions for students once power is restored.

NOTE:  If power or the internet goes out during class, contact the school.  If your power or internet company provides you with an estimate for when power or internet is expected to be back, alert the school with that information.

In preparation for a power or internet outage situation that affects you but not students, develop a set of asynchronous learning activities that students can access on their own.  Post these materials in Teams and show students how to find them.

Students should:

  • Continue work on previously assigned learning activities.
  • Participate in asynchronous learning activities that are posted.

NOTE:  If a teacher’s power or internet goes out during class, wait for 5-10 minutes to see if the teacher is able to log back on. If not, hang up on the Teams call, but keep Teams open in case the teacher sends a notification in the General channel. Work on known learning activities or assignments, or on other asynchronous learning activities that are posted in Teams.

Elementary students should check for an announcement in the General channel every 15 minutes for possible updates from the teacher or school.

Secondary students should check for an announcement in the General channel every 15 minutes for possible updates from the teacher or school. If the teacher isn’t able to log back on, students should attend other classes according to their regular schedule.

Power or Internet Outage for Student Only

Teachers should:

  • Continue to teach their class(es).
  • Provide students with the opportunity to make up missed assignments and learning.

Students should:

  • Call the Attendance Line to report power is out.
  • Contact the teacher once your power is restored to let them know you lost power or internet.
  • Participate in asynchronous learning activities that do not require power or internet.

Power or Internet Outage for Teacher and Students

Teachers should:

  • Contact school to report power is out.
  • Send a message, or have the school send a message, to students to engage in asynchronous learning activities.
  • Post an announcement to the general channel with directions for students once power is restored.

Student Expectations

  • Call the Attendance Line to report power is out.
  • Contact the teacher once your power is restored to let them know you lost power or internet.
  • Participate in asynchronous learning activities that do not require power or internet.

Internet Issues

If at any time your student is unable to log in to classes due to an internet outage, we encourage you to contact your service provider. We have listed some of the local providers below. You will need to log in to your provider’s site to see a map of outages.

Xfinity:

Wave Broadband:

Verizon:

 Ziply: