Distance Learning

Sierra Sands/Burroughs Distance Learning 

Information and Resources

Welcome to the Distance Learning information and resources page developed to provide Sierra Sands parents and students with support during school closures.  We recognize that this is a challenging time for us all and we want to strengthen our partnership with you to ensure our students’ success. This page will be updated regularly to provide the latest information available.

What is the Sierra Sands TK-12 Distance Learning model?

Teachers will provide high quality educational opportunities to students through Google platform.  Please see more detailed information below on logging into the Google Classroom.

What is the expectation for student learning?  

Just as we welcome students onto our campuses and into our classrooms, we welcome them into the “virtual classrooms” through Google Classroom.  Just as students are expected to enter through the physical door of a classroom, students and families should “enter” their classrooms through Google platform and sign in.  All Burroughs H.S. students should continue to engage in learning during school closures. 

What is the BHS Distance Learning Guide?

BHS has developed a specific Distance Learning Guide to help students and families better understand 

what Distance Learning looks like and how students can be successful in this different learning environment. See BHS Distance Learning Guide for detailed information about schedules and student expectations.

Technology/Internet Support

What if I need a learning device/Chromebook?

Contact your site administrator, Carrie Cope (ccope@ssusd.org) to request a Chromebook.  It is best to communicate with site principals by email during school closures.

The device distribution protocol as of April 3, 2020 is as follows:

High School/Middle School students: 1 device per student as the learning expectations will require extended screen time.

What if I need internet?

Contact your site administrator, Carrie Cope (ccope@ssusd.org) to request internet support. It is best to communicate with site principals by email during school closures.

What if I need help with my device or need technological support?

Email techsupport@ssusd.org with questions about technology or devices. 

Google Platform/Classroom

What is Google Classroom?

Google worked with educators across the country to create Classroom: a streamlined, easy-to-use tool that helps teachers manage coursework. With Classroom, educators can create classes, distribute assignments, grade and send feedback, and see everything in one place.With Classroom, teachers and students can sign in from any computer or mobile device to access class assignments, course materials, and feedback.

See “The Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom” for more detailed information: Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

How does my student login to Google Classroom?
· How to Sign In for the First Time: Google Classroom: Sign In for the First Time · Video Guide (4:19) on How to Log In: Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents


What if I have a question about an assignment?

Contact your student’s teacher through email. Please see BHS Faculty 2019-20 for contact information.


Parent Resources

2020 Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom?  Parents' Guide to Google Classroom

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