Learning Resources to Help With School-at-Home
Student and Family Support During COVID-19
This information is also available on our COVID-19 support page, which will continue to be updated as-needed.
Please click the links below to go to web sites that provide learning support and resources for students and families who are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Florida Department of Education Resources
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance, schools throughout Florida and the United States are on extended breaks in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Florida Department of Education has compiled a list of free resources, offered by state and federal agencies, private companies, and non-profit organizations to help school districts, colleges, educators and families ensure continuity of learning during this time.
Using Google Classroom
Students and parents, if you are trying to use a smartphone or a tablet (or Chromebook) to access Google Classroom, you will need to download and install the free Google Classroom app first. That app must be used on phones and tablets for the best experience with Google Classroom.
If you are using a desktop or laptop computer, you can use the Chrome or Firefox browser to access Google Classroom. Just go to google.com and click "Sign In", then enter the student's entire ACPS email address -- it must have the @gm.sbac.edu part added after the student's username. Ie., firstname.lastname@example.org
Accessing Textbooks online - myPortal
Click here to go directly to myPortal for access to student textbooks, Google Classroom, BrainPop, Khan Academy, Alachua Public Library, OVMS Library, and much more! When logging into myPortal, students only need to enter their username and password.
Alachua County Public Schools Instructional Continuity Plan
Click here to directly access the ACPS Continuity Plan resources. It includes help with resetting a student password ("Active Directory Credentials"), specific guidance for middle school online resources in myPortal, as well as Internet access resources and information on learn-at-home strategies.
Student Services Support
We also have updated our School Counseling page with a number of useful resources health care and psychological/emotional supports to assist families and students during the current shelter at home period.