First Days of Elementary School (K-5)
at Home Choice Academy
Welcome students and parents!
You just enrolled! We are very excited that you are here and want to congratulate you on joining our community of learners. The following resources will help you make a successful start to your learning experience here at Home Choice. Please read everything and click on the links.
Expect an Email from K12 -
the email from K12 will have your learning coach login information (be sure to check your junk mail or Spam).
For help logging into K12 watch this video on how to log into the online school from K12. Video Link
2. Expect a call or email from your teacher
Your teacher will be setting up a meeting with you to complete a Written Student Learning Plan (WSLP). The WSLP is a document that your teacher, you and your student will complete together. The teacher will be collecting information about you and your student (i.e. name, phone, email), Grade level, and any information that will help us support your student in their learning. You will also be discussing the curriculum, progress and contact expectations.
3. Elementary Students, expect a box of materials to show up on your doorstep from K12.
In addition to the login information from K12, you will can expect to get an email from UPS with tracking information on the boxes of instructional materials you will be recieving from K12.
Expect a transition period for you and your student, especially if you are new to online and blended learning.
Give yourself time. Adjusting to anything new takes time.
Watch this video from K12 on transitioning to a K12 school. Video Link
Give you and your student some time to get acquainted with the materials (Online learning system, instructional materials, working at home, etc). After you have logged in, take a little time and click on everything. Click here an interactive overview of the K12 online learning system. Click here for a Learning Coach Overview video.
Get your space set up for school. Set yourself and your student up for success by finding a comfortable space for your student to complete work. Consider a space that is close by so that you, as the learning coach, can keep an eye on daily progress and answer any questions. This advice applies to all of our students. Even our most independent learners face challenges when their learning space is away from learning coaches.
Think about how you will schedule your day and make a tentative schedule. As you start school this may change. Add in tasks such as schoolwork, laundry, outside time, breaks, etc.