Gaston At Home Letter
Dear Parents and Guardians,
The health and well-being of our students, staff and communities where we live and serve is our highest priority. As concerns about Coronavirus (COVID-19) increase, we are taking additional precautions to keep all of our families safe while supporting the educational needs of our students.
To support Gaston County Schools students while our school buildings are closed, we are providing a continuity of learning plan called Gaston At Home.
What is Gaston At Home?
Gaston At Home is a remote learning opportunity to allow students to continue learning beyond the walls of the classroom. All materials will extend learning opportunities previously taught by classroom teachers. These review materials will help to deepen your child's understanding and prepare them for the end of year standardized assessments. While students are engaged in Gaston At Home, assignments will be provided by the school and may be completed virtually or via paper and pencil.
What are the best practices for Gaston At Home?
- Create a consistent schedule and learning space for your student.
- Allow students to work in increments of 20 - 40 minutes at a time.
Where do I obtain my Gaston At Home assignments?
Students will receive a hard copy packet from their school. In the event that a student has lost his or her packet, all materials are posted on the Gaston County Schools website at www.gaston.k12.nc.us.
Do you have internet access?
Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access and will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To receive this service, call 1-844-488-8395.
Do you need additional reading and curriculum resources?
Mackin Educational and Follett Destiny have partnered to offer free electronic resources for all students. Using a student’s email address, they may access Follett Destiny resources offered through their school. From each school’s web page, students can access these online resources, which include over one thousand ebooks for pleasure reading and for curriculum support.
Additionally, the Gaston County Public Library offers all GCS students a WOW (WithOutWalls) card that allows access to various types of ebooks and periodicals. Students may also access these resources using their school email address.