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Helping Your Child in a Remote School World
Helping Your Child in a Remote School World
Posted on 08/07/2020
Here are 13 at-home remote learning tips from experienced educators with the BCS Curriculum team.View all of our Return to Learn parent resources and our Safety Series video library(Featured Photo: Students in Ms. DeLana Parker's class at C.T. Koontz Intermediate hold a remote class discussion during the 2019/20 school year.)

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Remote learning will play a prominent role as we begin the 2020/21 school year and BCS educators are working hard to ensure engaging learning plans for all students. Each student's at-home or childcare learning environment is also important for a positive experience, including factors like daily schedule, habits, exercise, and nutrition.

To help families and students succeed, here are 13 at-home remote learning tips from experienced educators with the BCS Curriculum team!
#1. Create a dedicated student work space at home that is well-lit and free of distractions, but inviting and colorful, stocked with things he/she might need (notebook, paper, pencils, calculator, etc.).

#2. Use resources and tutorials provided by your child’s school to better understand the student’s learning management system (LMS). Reach out to your child’s school as needed for support.

 Follow the daily school schedule provided by your child’s teacher.

 Set expectations for the day and use incentives as needed to reward your child for work quality and completion.

#5. Monitor and support your child’s work while fostering their independence. Working through struggles is a necessary part of learning.

#6. Allow for and schedule regular physical movement throughout the day; schedule time for recess and/or breaks that are fun.

#7. Follow the 20-20-20 rule. Encourage your student to look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds every 20 minutes when using a digital device. This helps to relieve eye strain from the computer.

#8. Take time for healthy meals/snacks for your student. BCS School Nutrition will be serving healthy school meals. Visit for information about food pick up sites.

#9. Communicate regularly with your child’s teacher concerning your student’s progress.

#10. Ask your child’s teacher for additional help if needed.

#11. Contact your child’s school when you have technology issues. The BCS Technology Help Desk is also available at 828-255-5987. Live Chat is available 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. If busy, email

#12. Establish and maintain a consistent bedtime routine to ensure a good night's sleep. Set an alarm each morning at a consistent time so your child is ready for the day and has breakfast before class begins.

#13. Speak positively to your child about the future and encourage him/her often.

Buncombe County Schools is in the process of reviewing its website to ensure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Buncombe County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. The Title IX Coordinator's contact information is: Shanon Martin,, 828-255-5918, 175 Bingham Road, Asheville, NC 28806.

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