• Independent Learning for Hart County Charter System

    Due to school closures because of COVID-19, Hart County Charter System will be implementing online learning starting Monday, March 23.  Teachers and schools will continue to communicate with students and parents about what is expected. Please be in constant communication with your child's teacher to ensure you have the resources necessary.  Below is our plan from a system level.  Schools and teachers will provide specifics for their school.

    Due to schools closing because of the COVID-19 virus, Hart County Charter System will utilize online learning opportunities to review, practice, and maintain current learning. Teachers will post or communicate assignments via their regular methods such as Google Classroom, Remind101, Seesaw, ClassDojo, etc. 

    • Assignments will count for a grade 
    • Students should begin working on their lessons on the day missed when possible. 
    • Student work is due within three school days upon returning to school.
    • Student attendance is not connected to the completion of work
    • If students do not have internet access at home, they will be given extra school days to complete and submit the assignments. (all assignments will count for a grade)

    Chromebook Availability

    Hart County will have Chromebooks available at all schools for grades 3-12. Chromebooks do not have wifi/internet but do have filtering software that will allow for students to complete schoolwork if they have internet access. If students do not have internet access, please see wifi availability below. Chromebooks can be used offline for writing assignments. The Chromebooks can be checked out at each school’s media center and can be used as needed to complete assignments.

    Please utilize the following schedule for the issuance/pick-up of learning packets (K-2), Chromebooks, instruments, medication, necessary school supplies, and personal belongings:

    Thursday, March 19 10:00 am – 1:00 pm--Second, Fifth, Eighth, Ninth, and Twelfth
    Friday, March 20 10:00 am – 1:00 pm--First, Fourth,  Seventh, and Tenth
    Monday, March 23 10:00 am – 1:00 pm--Pre-K, Kindergarten, Third, Sixth, and Eleventh

    Each school will designate multiple pick-up locations with each location serving one grade level. Principals will share grade level pick-up locations with parents by noon on Wednesday, March 18. 
    Principals, assistant principals, front office staff members, media specialists, and paraprofessionals will be available to greet parents.
    Parent signatures will be required for Chromebooks. Serial numbers/asset tag numbers of Chromebooks will be recorded at the school level. 
    For issues or concerns with Wireless HotSpots or Chromebooks please contact support@hart.k12.ga.us or Call Technology Support at 706-856-1264

    Wifi Availability in the community:  
    Hart County has multiple filtered Wifi solutions that will be hosted on school buses throughout the community. These wifi solutions will provide internet access that is filtered by the school system’s protocols that will allow students to access missed assignments. Filtered Wifi means that only education websites and searches can be completed.  In addition, the Wifi spots will not allow for video to be accessed or viewed at this time. Wifi Spots at all schools will allow for video. In addition, multiple businesses in town have wifi available for the public that are utilizing their establishment.

    Wifi Name (SSID) at all locations is Kajeet Smartbus and the password is smartbus
    Free Filtered WIFI Locations in Hart County
    Families can contact HTC at 706-376-4701 or Comcast at 855-546-8376 for options for internet

    For issues or concerns with Wireless HotSpots or Chromebooks please contact support@hart.k12.ga.us or Call Technology Support at 706-856-1264

    Online Clever access for School Software To Access to School System Software follow the below directions:
    Go to www.hart.k12.ga.us
    On the Left links click on Clever Login Portal 
    Use your Google Username and Password to login or your clever badge that has been given to K-5 students.
    Username is student email address
    Once there, click on program you would like to use

    Online assignment schedule:
    When school is closed, elementary and middle  will follow an even and odd day schedule to balance the student workload.  PK-2 Assignments will be emailed but will not necessarily be technology based activities.

    Elementary and Middle "Odd" Day 
    Odd Dates… i.e. March 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

    Elementary Middle "Even" Day

    Even Dates… i.e. March 2, 4, 6, 8, 10

    English/Language Arts

    Math

    Social Studies or Science

    Science or Social Studies

    Art (K-2)

    Music and PE (K-2)

    Music and PE (3-5)

    Art (3-5)

    A Day Connections 

    B Day Connections

    High School will follow their normal schedule for that day, and students will complete lessons for classes they would have attended that day 

    Teacher Communication:

    Prior to or when school closings are announced, teachers will communicate with parents and students how to find and complete student assignments and the mode of communication to use to contact teachers. Additionally, teachers will have digital office hours via email on the days that school is closed. Suggestions for communications include Email, Google Apps (Hangouts), Remind, Class Dojo, Google Classroom, Bloomz, etc 

    • Elementary: 9-11 am and 1-3 pm
    • Middle and High: 9-11 am and 1-3 pm
    • Flexible as needed to meet the needs of students/parents

    Grading Protocol and Access to Assignments

    • Print Clever Badges for Grades K-2 
    • Assignments should be meaningful and provide support of classroom instruction that has taken place previously (Busy work should not be given at this time)
    • Assignments should not be new learning, rather review of current or past material with the exception of High School.
    • Grades will be collected for all assignments however a grace period should be provided for those students that could not complete online.  
    • Class Time should be provided to all students to complete assignments upon returning to school.
    • No assessments such as tests and or quizes should be given to students
    • Students that have accommodations for an IEP and 504 should be provided those accommodations in assignments.  (Further questions about accommodations should be directed to Katrina Cook)
  • Vision for Technology Use

      1. District Mission/Vision and Access to Technology 
        1. Mission
          1. The mission of Hart County Charter System technology is that all  stakeholders consistently and collaboratively blend learning while utilizing 21st century skills and resources to develop college and career ready citizens.
        2. Vision
          1. Hart County Charter System will be recognized for educational excellence.
      1. District Beliefs about Technology
        1. Technology is blended into instruction to enhance and integrate learning experiences in all content areas.
        2. Teachers deliver instruction by coaching, monitoring, and verifying student achievement of learning goals.
        3. Teachers analyze instructional approaches through the use of video to improve instructional practices and increase student achievement.
        4. Students, teachers and administrators have ready and seamless access to all technology tools.
        5. Digital literacy is developed through meaningful experiences that promote digital citizenship and lifelong skills.
      2. District Strategic Goals
        1. Goal Area 1: Student Achievement
        2. Goal Area 2: School Climate and Community Engagement
        3. Goal Area 3: Efficient and Effective School Operations and Support Functions
        4. Goal Area 4: Continuous School and System Improvement

2020-2022 Technology Plan and Information

  • SAFARI Montage

    SAFARI Montage is an educational video library and digital content management system available to all students and teachers in Hart County Schools. It provides thousands of licensed educational videos that can be played instantly in the classroom or accessed from home. It also provides a place for teachers to upload their own videos and other digital content to share with students or archive.

  • Google Classroom

    Classroom is a free web-based platform that integrates your Google Apps for Education account with all your Google Apps services, including Google Docs, Gmail, and Google Calendar. Classroom saves time and paper, and makes it easy to create classes, distribute assignments, communicate, and stay organized.