We will be posting Frequently Asked Questions and Answers here as we continue to navigate this new world of social distancing and distance learning.
If you have a question about your student's learning, health concerns or other school or district issues, please submit it here.
April 13, 2020
Questions from the April 13 Board of Education Meeting
Most of the comments and questions from the public, via phone, had to do with increasing the amount of online learning and more interactions with teachers. As noted by Ms. Diskin above, the district is in the process of increasing the ways we will provide virtual teaching and learning.
Questions also came from high school students and parents regarding the announcement of Pass/Fail grades for Q3 & Q4, requesting clarification. Dr. Miron has since sent out more information about the protocols to students and parents.
April 8, 2020
Q: What are the technology requirements needed at home in order for us to be able to access the resources provided by teachers during virtual learning?
- All updated Mac, PC and Chromebooks will run all of the resources purchased by the district.(NOTE: Updated tech includes: Windows 10, Mac OS 10.12 and above, Google Chrome Version 70 and above... Chrome is on version 80 currently)
- District resources include Google Hangouts/Meet, Docs, Nearpod, Seesaw, Kami, Thinkcentral, etc.
- All current iPads will run all district-purchased resources (above).
- Legacy Ipads will not. (The legacy ipad is charged with a 30 pin charger. (see below)
|Legacy iPad Charger:
||Current iPad Charger for iPads since 2015. Used on all current iPhones.
** At this time, we will continue to use the Google Hangouts/Meet platform as Zoom has continued to run into ongoing security flaws that have included:
1) Data breaches of all client information sent to outside companies.
2) Apple devices were compromised and the camera was turned on without the user's knowledge.
3) Data breaches releasing sensitive organizational data through breaches of the company firewall.
March 27, 2020
Q: When will schools reopen?
A: Per Governor Murphy's statement on March 26, 2020, schools will be closed until at least April 17th, at the very earliest. Millburn Schools will continue educating students remotely until we are told by the Governor that we are allowed to reopen our schools. As of April 7, 2020, Governor Murphy has extended that executive order until May 9, and has ordered the closure of schools indefinitely.
March 20, 2020
**We are implementing additional tools to provide more two-way virtual teaching and learning. Our administrators, supervisors and technology facilitators have been working behind the scenes to check in on how things are going and making course corrections and tweaks to distance learning each and every day. **
Additional High School FAQ's may be found on the MHS Page