Kent Gardens Learning Update 4.15.20

Virtual Learning Update 4.15.20 - Kent Gardens 

Dear Kent Gardens Families,


One more email to keep your day lively!  Due to challenges with Blackboard 24/7 and access, all live instruction is canceled for today, which will also include live virtual office hours. Note that asynchronous learning can continue at home. Students may work with their learning packets and other teacher-generated online learning materials if you are currently able to access them in Blackboard 24/7.


Note that teachers are spending this morning learning and working through the set up of new sessions in order to comply with the new security measures. They will need the rest of the day to re-establish their links on the Blackboard 24/7 page, and to make sure they are all securely functioning in connection with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.


On behalf of FCPS and the Kent Gardens, I apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your flexibility. We want nothing more than to be working with your children. I recognize that this may pose an inconvenience with a temporary break in a desperately needed routine, but I assure you that these technical changes are necessary to ensure a safe learning environment for our students moving forward.


The safety of your children and a safe learning environment for all is the current priority. We remain hopeful and confident that we will resume instruction tomorrow, Thursday, April 16.


Thank you again for your patience as we make these security adjustments.



Holly McGuigan               Pier McGrath                   Tia Hawkins

Principal                            Assistant Principal           Assistant Principal