P/K-5 School Leaders

Responsibilities, Resources, & Support

Guidance & Recommendations


Develop a school-wide schedule that documents when teachers will be available. Flexible: Schedule may evolve over time based on lessons learned.

Develop a schedule for support staff (paraprofessionals, office staff, deans, etc.) Flexible: Principal discretion

Communicate & Connect

Weekly communication will be sent to staff by the principal (newsletter or email). Flexible: Additional communication with staff are optional.

All elementary teachers will have a virtual morning meetings with students in their classroom. Flexible: Schools can determine times for the morning meeting, though staggering the times is recommended.

Weekly communication with families (email, text, or virtual). Flexible: Time, Length, Medium Used and Content.

Weekly grade level team meetings will be used for check in, student progress updates, professional learning and/or reading. Flexible: Time, Length, and Content.

Engage with individual teachers weekly as needed (principal and/or leadership team). Flexible: Time, Length, and Content.


Develop a protocol that notifies administration of students not connecting virtually. Flexible: Capturing i-Ready student participation.


Identify roles and responsibilities for all support staff and Specials teachers. Flexible: Nature of roles & responsibilities.

English Language Supports

Embedded Language Supports:

  • The goal for elementary teachers is to provide embedded supports throughout the day. It is not an expectation that dedicated ELD be explicitly taught through the remote learning format. Instead, teachers are charged with ensuring multilingual learners have access to language supports as needed.

  • Should you provide an expectation to meet with a small group of multilingual learners virtually, the links below are available to support you in structuring your time with students.

  • ELAchieve:

Language Services Support

Maintain A Healthy Work/Life Balance

Keep lines of communication open between all departments and colleagues, and consult your district leadership if you are having any difficulty in this new frontier of learning and leading. We are here to support you!

Mental Health Support

For students:

  • During the extended school closure, after school hours or on the weekend call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text “Talk” to 38255. This service is available 24/7 year-round. If this is an emergency please dial 911.

  • The walk-in clinic is available between 8:00am and 11:00pm daily at Anschutz Medical Campus 2206 Victor Street, Aurora, CO 80045

  • On and after March 30, between 8:00am and 3:30pm you can contact your student’s school counselor, social worker, or psychologist through Google Hangouts. Please go to the remote learning website to find the name and contact information for the school mental health provider.

For staff:

  • Professional counselors can help you manage any type of problem with complete confidentiality, 24 hours a day.

  • Guidance Consultants can assist you at 1-888-324-2631 or visit guidanceresources.com and register using the organization web ID: APS to create your own personal login.

  • Completely confidential - APS will never know if you use this program.

Instructional Tools & Resources

Students Use Clever To Access Everything

The Clever Portal will automatically be signed in and all resources available when students sign in to Google Chrome.

Video - Logging into Clever from Home Computer

The Clever Portal has sections at the top of the page called "Remote Learning" with buttons that will take students to school content, eBooks, Google Classroom, and back to this website.

English Language Arts (ELA) Instruction

i-Ready Reading

Math Instruction

i-Ready Math

Seesaw (Grades P-3)

Intended for P-3 teachers. Seesaw is an app that organizes student-created videos and annotation into digital portfolios and gives parents access to their student's portfolios.

Google Classroom (Grades 3-5)

Manage teaching and learning with Classroom

Classroom helps students and teachers organize assignments, boost collaboration, and foster better communication.

Choice Reading

Sora eBook Library Over 6000 ebooks and audiobooks curated for Aurora Public School's PK-12 students and staff.

ELD Language Supports

ELD Online Resources

ELAchieve Email

Chat & Video With Your Staff

Google Hangouts - For quick chat and "lite" video teleconferencing.

Google Meet - For a more "formal" webinar-style video teleconferencing including features like recording and live closed captioning (great for ELL students!).

Tech Support & How To Guides

Need Personalized Human Help?

For technical issues: Email the APS help desk - helpdesk@aurorak12.org

Or, call the APS help desk 303-340-0520, ext. 28203 and leave a message.

💥PLEASE: When using the help desk email (using the link above) or leaving a help desk voicemail, please make sure the parent includes the name of your child, grade, school, and your call back number in addition to your question. If your parent is having issues with their child's Chromebook and need it replaced, they need to contact their child's school.

How To Use Your Home Computer For Instruction

Download and install Google Chrome

Sign in and turn sync ON in Chrome

Short Video on syncing Chrome

Go To & Log In To Clever

Use this link to get to APS Clever: clever.aurorak12.org - Use your Google username and password if prompted.

Video - How to sign in to Clever using your Google email and password

How To Get Started Using Google Classroom

💥See all Google Classroom Tutorials Here

How Teachers Post Their Daily Connection Meeting on Google Classroom

Google Classroom "Cheat Sheet"

How To Use Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a tool that you will use to chat via text with your students and colleagues - Learn more about it here

Video Tutorial on Setting Up Hangouts

How To Use Google Meet

Google Meets is a tool that allows you to do your daily video check-ins with students. Learn how to set up Meet in the video below.

What is Google Meet?

How to record a Google Meet

Example of a Google Meet Linked in Classroom

How to Post Your Daily Connection Meeting on Google Classroom

How to Get a Grid View of Your Students ala "Brady Bunch" Style

Getting Started With i-Ready

Quick Video - Assign Lessons

Quick Video - Class Monitoring

Quick Video - Student Monitoring

Webinar - i-Ready Reading - Online Lesson Assignment

Webinar - i-Ready Math - Online Lesson Assignment

Webinar - i-Ready Administrator

Article - i-Ready Support - Get the Most from Online Instruction

Website - i-Ready at Home

How to Use Infinite Campus for Communication & Google Info

Help Sheet for Sending Google Information

How to Run a Report for Student Google Information

How to Use IC Messenger to send Email to Parents and/or Students

Getting Started With Sora

Click here for a helpsheet on getting started with Sora, or click here for video instructions