Technology Readiness Steps for Students- At Home

FCPS Policy

Due to the cumulative learning loss of students during this pandemic and in order to  maximize instructional time , FCPS will implement virtual learning for day 6 and beyond  in which school buildings are closed due to inclement weather.  The first 5 inclement weather days were traditional inclement weather days.  Following that, FCPS will utilize flexibility provided by the General Assembly to have unscheduled virtual learning days, wherever possible.  Virtual Learning on these days will be synchronous instruction following the Inclement Weather Virtual Learning Day Schedule (includes a 2 hour delay).

Technology Readiness Steps for Students- At Home

  1. Log onto your laptop with your Student ID and password.
  2. Connect your laptop to your internet connection.
  3. Login to Google account. In Chrome, go to, sign in with your account.
  4. Log into Schoology. Make sure you can access your courses.
  5. If you have any issues with these steps from home, go to the Tech Support for Families page, to submit a ticket for support.

How to Log-in to Virtual Learning from Home

Classroom teachers will email students and parents/guardians a virtual learning schedule (the morning of the virtual learning day).

  1. Log into Schoology
  2. Navigate to their teacher's course
  3. Click the Zoom button on the left
  4. Click Join to access the Zoom session

Here are some instructions for students, as well as a video on How to Find Class Links in Schoology



Morning Meeting (15 minutes)


10:45- 11:30

Language Arts (45 minutes)

Mini/focus lesson (recorded/posted)

Independent work

Small group optional

11:30- 12:00 

Asynchronous Special Block  (30 minutes)



Lunch (30 minutes)


12:30 - 1:15

Math (45 minutes)

Mini/focus lesson (recorded/posted)

Independent work

Small group optional


At home, we ask that you do a few simple things that will make an inclement weather virtual learning day run smoothly:

  • Make sure the device is charged. 
  • Review the Student Technology Readiness Checklist with your child and complete all the at-home readiness steps. 
  • Remind your child that the inclement weather virtual learning day schedule includes a two-hour delay so they can check their devices and make sure they are able to log in properly. 
  • Remind your child that attendance will be taken on inclement weather virtual learning days.

Thank you for your help in making sure an inclement weather virtual learning day is a successful one for your child.