Welcome to Concord Middle School

Superintendent’s Message

Security of Online Video Tools and More

March 28, 2020

Dear Families:

Yesterday, the Carlisle Board of Health provided guidance as to social distancing which is found here:  Social Distancing Letter (Carlisle Board of Health)

It was great that so many of you could attend the discussion online yesterday afternoon. The recording of the Virtual Coffee is posted here:  https://zoom.us/rec/play/usAvd73-rz03HdfEuQSDVv94W424e6qshiMX8qZeyk6zW3dWMVb0M7ARYs6Nnf1EdOXY8-ravu-UV74?startTime=1585334686000

A good deal of time over the past few days has focused on the security and features of online video platforms.  As could be expected when tools are introduced suddenly and without an ability to plan, we need to learn and revise their use accordingly.  Currently, almost all of the optional Zoom usage is on the free platform.  This week, we will expand the use of the securities within the program but do not feel they are sufficient for the long term.  We are looking at acquiring a paid subscription with stronger safeguards.  We opened Google Hangout today since that does have stronger security but has more limited function.  Both tools allow for recordings to occur.  As a result of these factors, later this week we will provide permission forms for student usage to ensure parents are aware of the factors in this online environment.  The tools are optional for teachers.  Parents can certainly opt students out at any time.  Please let me or the building principals know if you have individual questions.  If we knew this journey was coming, we would have researched, piloted and practiced with the tools as we usually do!

Finally, below you will find information for the next session sponsored by The Center for Parents and Teachers with Dr. Rachel Kramer on April 1, 2020.

Have a great evening!
Best,

Laurie

 

The Center for Parents and Teachers in collaboration with Dr. Rachel Kramer invites parents/grandparents and guardians to join Dr. Kramer for a free parent education webinar:

Coping With Anxiety in Uncertain Times

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at 10:30 AM

Dr. Kramer will be offering free, weekly webinars throughout the coronavirus crisis.  Please visit her website https://www.drrachelkramer.com to access recordings of past webinars, weekly newsletters for parents, and to sign up for future webinars.  Unable to join in person on a Wednesday morning?  Please feel free to email questions to Dr. Kramer in advance at rkramerphd@gmail.com and every effort will be made to address all questions and concerns during the webinar.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/502207096?pwd=cGdiQjQ3cFpOY09KOGVERHFRV2V0dz09

Password: 938799

Or iPhone one-tap :

US: +13126266799,,502207096#  or +19292056099,,502207096#

Or Telephone:

Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

US: +1 312 626 6799  or +1 929 205 6099  or +1 253 215 8782  or +1 301 715 8592  or +1 346 248 7799  or +1 669 900 6833

Webinar ID: 502 207 096

International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abcoQRGYTP

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