There has probably never been a school year quite like 2020-2021 but Glen Oaks Magnet is proud of the way that its students, faculty, and families have worked through the unique challenges that it has presented! Read on to learn more about virtual learning, technology, and more.
The EBR School District’s Continued Response to COVID-19
As we all continue to adapt to the changing needs of the COVID-19 pandemic, the EBR School System continues to adapt as well. You can find the district’s plan for a variety of situations on the district’s website. Please go there to learn more and get your questions answered.
Face-to-Face or Virtual Learning?
All families in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System have the right to decide for themselves if virtual or face-to-face instruction is right for them. Currently, during the Spring 2021 semester, families are to pick between either a 100% face-to-face option or a 100% virtual option for each of their students. Glen Oaks Magnet High School has created a Google Form for families to indicate their current decision for their students. Please feel free to update your information so that the school can have the most up-to-date information about your Panthers! This Google Form can be accessed 24/7 from the school website’s homepage.
All students, regardless of their face-to-face or virtual designation, will need a Chromebook in order to successfully complete their assignments. Chromebooks are handed out to new students as part of their school registration. Students and families who have concerns about their Chromebooks can either complete a school district technology help desk ticket or return the Chromebook to Mrs. Erin Anding, the school librarian and site technology facilitator, in the library.
All students who are on campus have access to the school’s wifi via their Chromebooks. Students who are expecting to work at home, either as 100% virtual students or as face-to-face students who wish to complete homework, will need reliable access to the internet. The school district has provided hotspots on a case-by-case basis. Those interested in this option should contact Mrs. Erin Anding for more information. Other options for internet access include but are not limited to:
- EBR School District Community Hotspots (The GOMHS parking lot is one. Students and families can connect while maintaining social distance in in their automobiles.)
- The public library system: The library system, which is currently open, has extended their wifi out through their parking lots.
- The BREC Open Program: Free wifi is available at certain locations throughout the parish.
- Cox’s Connect2Compete Program: Learn how you might be eligible to gain affordable home wifi from Cox!
The EBR Technology Department has gathered numerous resources together to assist you with your technology needs during virtual learning.