This week 4/27 – 5/3
& Frequently Asked Questions

Parents,
Please find two documents attached. The first attachment is an update from FLA. The other is a frequently asked questions document from the state department. We miss you all and hope you are staying healthy.
COVID-19 Update 4 27.pdf
FINAL-FAQ-One Pager-Student Grading and Promotion 4.23.20.pdf

We are currently using our full-time remote learning plan. Middle and high school students should log into Jupiter every day for at least 3 minutes to check for messages and updates from teachers.

Kindly,
Amy Hobgood


“Need mental health help fast? Call **ASK from your cell phone or call 1-800-939-5911.”

  • The REVISED calendar for 2020-2021

    Dear Parents,
    Please find the attached REVISED calendar for 2020-2021. Keep in mind that this calendar could adjust if the state requires further school closures. As of right now, our new start date is August 17th.
    Also, as a reminder, we are here until 6pm today for computer/uniform drop-off and picture/yearbook pick-up. We hope to see you all soon.
    Thanks,
    Mrs. Hobgood

    2020 21 calendar – (revised) Final.pdf


The REVISED calendar for 2020-2021
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This Week at Falls Lake Academy 4/13/2020
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REMOTE LEARNING PLAN

Virtual Meeting Schedule – Middle School

To see event details, you must log in with your Falls Lake Academy Google account.

Big Things You Need to Know:

  • Remote learning days will occur on Monday through Friday with teacher office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am – 12:00 & 1:00 – 3:00 pm.  These days count as instructional days for our school calendar.
    • Students must log in to Jupiter daily for at least 3 minutes to be counted present for the day.
  • Chrome books: We have a limited number of chrome books available for check-out for grades 6-12.  Upperclassmen will have priority.
    • Please contact Mrs. Hobgood if you still need a computer for home use.
    • For login issues, fill out this form: tinyurl.com/hightechhelp
  • School Calendar: We will be updating our calendar as we receive information.  
    • We are going to work through Spring Break, but it will be ‘light.’
    • The last day of school will be May 29th.
  • Testing: There will be no EOGs, EOCs, or final exams this school year.
  • Promotions & Retentions for the Year: The state is working on a fair solution to this issue.
  • Volunteer Hours: Parent Volunteer hours will be waived this year.  Student volunteer hours are STILL REQUIRED.
  • Lunch orders have been canceled.  Parents will receive credit for those meals in orgs online.  If parents do not use the credit by the end of the year, a refund will be processed.
  • FAST payments will also be credited.  If parents do not use the FAST credit by the end of the year, refunds will be processed.  Please send questions regarding FAST to fast@fallslakeacademy.com.
  • Field Trips: We cannot answer questions regarding refunds for field trips YET.  We are working as quickly as possible to get answers from travel companies regarding refunds.  We will communicate this information as soon as possible.
  • All school activities are canceled at this time.
  • WiFi access is available at our school from the parking lot.  You and your family are welcome to sit on our picnic tables or in your cars in the parking lot to access free WiFi.  No passcode is needed.  
  • Communication: Teachers and staff will be communicating via Jupiter and Google Classroom.  Parent help for Google Classroom can be found here: https://townsquare.media/site/496/files/2020/03/2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom.pdf
    • Teachers may also hold virtual meetings using Zoom.
  • Our food pantry will be open on Fridays from 9am-noon and from 1-3 for families that need meals for the weekends.  Please see the message below for daily lunch options through Granville County Public Schools. Also, please reach out to our counselors with any other wellness needs you may have. 


MEALS: All Granville County Public Schools (including FLA)

Starting Monday, March 16, we will open drive-thru lunch service sites at the following schools:

  • Butner Stem Middle School
  • Mt. Energy Elementary School
  • CG Credle Elementary School   

Families can visit any of these sites between the hours of 11:00 am and 12:30 pm and get a FREE bagged lunch and breakfast for the next day. 

These FREE meals are available for all children between the ages of 2-18. 

We will expand these sites in the coming days and make home delivery available to students with special circumstances.  We do not want a single child to go hungry during this period when school is closed. 

Please take advantage of this opportunity and help spread the word to your friends, family, and neighbors.  Thank you!

REMOTE LEARNING

Wireless Hotspot Rental Options/Internet Service for Families:

  • https://www.digital-one.com/wireless-broadband-rental
    • Verizon Jetpack Rental
      • $40/week or $60/month + $20 roundtrip shipping and a 1-5 day turnaround 
  • https://daypasswireless.com/#bkrent
    • Verizon and Sprint Jetpack Rental
      • Pricing varies on length of time – 2 weeks is $6.75/day + $9.90 roundtrip shipping
      • Delivered to mailbox, but no local storefront locations
  • https://www.skyroam.com/skyroam-hotspot-rental
    • Skyroam Hotspot
      • $9/day unlimited data use
  • Local Public Libraries sometimes have hotspots for checkout for up to 14 day periods in some cases
  • Many of the major internet service providers signed the FCC agreement Friday, March 13th to keep customers connected during the COVID-19 outbreak and will not cut off any service due to non-payments. They have also opened their hotspots for free access in cities that have coverage. 
    • Comcast Service is being offered free for two months with the option to continue service for $10/month for low-income families in their service area. They can apply online here https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19 or contact via phone 855-846-8376 for English speakers or 855-765-6995 for Spanish speakers
    • Spectrum/Charter is also offering 2 months service free with all installation fees waived for any household with a K-12 or college student who does not have service currently by calling 844-488-8395
    • AT&T and Sprint are lifting their data caps and overage charges during the outbreaks

Technology Information for School Closures

Details about getting free internet:
Charter Spectrum update – Starting next Monday (March 16), Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students that do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 megabits per second.

Website Details
How to contact them:
To enroll in Charter/Spectrum- free-broadband program, eligible consumers must call (844) 488-8395. The company said it will waive installation fees for new student households. Charter said it will partner with school districts “to ensure local communities are aware of these tools to help students learn remotely.” In addition, the operator will open its Wi-Fi hotspots across its footprint for public use, free of charge.

IMPORTANT LINKS

Questions and concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19)  Coronavirus Helpline (1-866-462-3821) for the public, which is answered 24 hours a day/7 days a week. You can also see the latest online about North Carolina’s response to COVID-19 here :