JULY 24th UPDATE: The EBR School District is determining the technology readiness of each student prior to the beginning of the school year. It is asking all families to complete its TechReady survey for each of its students, ideally by the end of the work day on Tuesday, July 28th. It will be open through the end of next week.
JULY 22nd UPDATE: During a press conference the morning of July 22, 2020, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System held a virtual press conference to announce updates to the 2020-2021 Reopening Blueprint. Panther families are encourage to research the updates to better prepare for the upcoming year. One of the most important updates was that all students would virtually begin the academic year on Monday, August 10, 2020. Virtual learning for all students in the district will continue through at least Labor Day.
July 22, 2020: Visit the EBR District website to learn more about the important updates to the 2020-2021 Reopening Blueprint.
Learn More About East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s 2020-2021 Reopening Blueprint!
GOMHS is Pleased to Announce Its 2020-2021 Student Orientation!
On July 16, 2020 the East Baton Rouge Parish School System released its current plan for the 2020-2021 academic year, which is called the 2020-2021 Reopening Blueprint. This webpage will continue to be updated as adjustments are made to the plan. Please continue to pay special attention to the district website, the district’s various social media platforms, the local news media outlets, and our school’s website and social media platforms.
The 2020-2021 Reopening Blueprint calls for two instructional models. Families are asked to make a decision for each of their students. One plan is for 100% virtual instruction, and the other plan is a hybrid model of both on-site and virtual instruction. Refer to the blueprint for specific details to determine which one will best meet the needs of your Panther and those who support and care for them. (Please be aware that in both of the current options the schools will be CLOSED to students on Wednesdays so that a deep clean of the facilities can be performed.)
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has created a special section for information related to its response to the COVID-19 closures. Find information related to educational resources, the district’s child nutrition program, and more.
GOMHS teachers will utilize Google Classroom and Edgenuity for the majority of its distance learning instruction. To access this material, students will need the following:
- a smart device
- internet access
- their student username and password
- join codes for their online classrooms
The district uploaded a student’s username and password into the student’s JCampus account. If a student or guardian cannot access the information in JCampus for any reason they can contact Erin Anding, our school’s librarian/site technology facilitator, at email@example.com to get the information.
Students will need to be connected to the internet to access their assignments. To find resources that assist you with this, please go to the EBR Technology website for the following:
- Request a wifi hotspot
- Learn how to set up your student’s EBR Gmail account.
- Locate EBR Community Hotspots, which are areas around the district where you can connect to free wifi from the district. (Please also remember that the EBR public libraries will also allow you to sit in their parking lots during the daytime until 8:00 pm to access their wifi. Find the nearest public library location to you on the EBRPL website.)
- Learn how to connect to the EBR Community Hotspots
- Discover techniques to troubleshoot your Chromebook
- While the website does provide a place for you to request a Chromebook, GOMHS currently has enough Chromebooks and chargers to provide one to your Panther if you are in need of one. Please contact the school if your Panther is in need of one.
Register for 100% Virtual Instruction
July 22nd Update: You may have heard on the news that the district had a registration portal for families to register their student(s) for 100% virtual learning during the upcoming year. The portal is currently closed since the entire district will start the academic year in August doing 100% virtual learning. It will be opened again for families to register when the district gets closer to opening up the hybrid model again.
Need a Chromebook?
Glen Oaks Magnet High School distributed Chromebooks to students but is aware that some individual students might not have been able to pick them up. If a student is still in need of a device then a parent/guardian should call the school after 8:00 a.m. on Monday – Friday to arrange for a Chromebook on a case by case basis. Chromebooks and chargers, as well as library books and textbooks, are checked out to a student through the district’s Destiny catalog system.
Reading for Fun
If a student is looking for something relaxing to do when their academic instruction is over for the day, they could consider reading one of the thousands of e-books that the GOMHS Library has to offer through MackinVia. A student only needs to know their student username and password to gain access. Looking for a recommendation? Check out the video below to see some great suggestions! (Can you find your school librarian in it?!)
Returning a Chromebook
All Chromebooks are inventoried to individual locations throughout the district. As students leave one school and go to another school they are required to return their Chromebooks and chargers to the school that issued the equipment and pick up a Chromebook and charger from their new school according to the new school’s distribution policy. For example, all 8th graders should be aware that they will need to return their Chromebooks before being issued a new one from their new high school if it is a high school other than GOMHS. Graduating seniors should be aware that returning their Chromebooks and charger is part of the graduation checkout procedure. If a parent or guardian comes to GOMHS to drop their Panther from GOMHS it will help expedite the process if they bring the Chromebook and charger with them.
Extracurricular Activities and Sports
The 2020-2021 Reopening Blueprint calls for following guidelines from the Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA)
EBR School Library Services – Pass on a Good Book