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Getting Up and Running With Greenwood Google Account for Parents

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Greenwood provides all parents with a Greenwood Google Account so that they may access their student’s progress report 24/7 in a private and secure online setting. Additionally, the Greenwood Google Account is a convenient way to communicate with your student’s teachers.

It is simple to use Greenwood Google but first time users may want some instruction for setting up and accessing accounts. If so please call 726-5000 and ask for Mrs. Thomas or email Mrs. Thomas mthomas@greenwoodjax.org to arrange for a personal tutorial- it can be done in person or over the phone, usually in 15 minutes or less.

If you want to give it a go

Sign into the Greenwood Domain at www.google.com
Click the sign-in button on the upper right hand side of the screen
Enter username and password
Click on the App Menu  (it looks like a square made up of 9 tiny black squares)
Select Mail- this will open your mailbox
Select Drive from the App Menu this will open the Drive App. In Drive look on the left side for the “Shared with Me” option. Click on that and look for a document titled with your student’s “name” and “Progress Report”. This is your student’s progress report.

All of your student’s teachers will update this progress report in real time so we recommend that parents check it at least every other day. In order to maintain a private and secure environment all users must be logged into Greenwood Google Accounts to access student progress report. If you have any questions about accessing Greenwood Google Accounts please email Mrs. Thomas mthomas@greenwoodjax.org.

Tips for Parenting Children Living with ADHD

adhdA recent article from the NAMI Website, Parenting Children Living with ADHD: Tips for Parents, offers ways to deal with some of the challenges kids with ADHD have from experiencing difficulty with peer relationships to not listening or following through with instructions. A summary of the article’s recommendations for supporting children living with ADHD follows.

 

  • Maintain a positive attitude. Focus on your child’s successes and victories in overcoming ADHD and less on the challenges or obstacles of the condition.

 

  • Create and maintain structure. Children living with ADHD are more likely to succeed when they have a regular schedule of tasks each day.

 

  • Communicate rules and expectations. Children living with ADHD do well with clear and simple rules and expectations that they can easily understand and follow. Write down any rules and expectations and post them in a place where your child can easily read them. Explain the consequences when rules are broken and praise your child when they are obeyed.

 

  • Encourage movement and sleep. Children who live with ADHD have energy to burn. Organized sports and other physical activities can help them increase their self-esteem and unleash their energy in healthy and productive ways.

 

  • Focus on social skills. Children living with ADHD often have difficulty with peer relationships and making friends. They may have trouble with reading social cues, talking too much, interrupting frequently or coming off as inappropriately aggressive. Model social skills for your child, hire a life coach or work with your child’s therapist to address this important issue.

 

  • Work with your child’s school. Openly communicate with your child’s teacher and other school personnel about their observations of your child in the classroom and your child’s behavior at home.

Getting Up and Running With Greenwood Google Parent Accounts

google appsGreenwood provides all parents with a Greenwood Google Account so that they may access their  student’s Progress Report in a private and secure online setting. Additionally,  Greenwood Google Accounts are a convenient way to  communicate with teachers. It is simple to use Greenwood Google  but first time users may want some instruction for setting up and accessing accounts.  If so please call 726-5000 and ask for Mrs. Thomas or email Mrs. Thomas  mthomas@greenwoodjax.org to arrange for a  personal tutorial- it can be done in person or over the phone, usually  in 15 minutes or less.

If you want to give it a go

  1. Sign into the Greenwood Domain at www.google.com

  2. Click  on sign-in button on the upper right hand side of the screen

  3. Enter username and password issued by Greenwood School

  4. Click on the App Menu on the upper right corner (it looks like a square made up of 9 tiny black squares)

  5. Select Mail-  this will open your mailbox

  6. Select Drive from the App Menu-  this will open the Drive App where documents are stored.  In Drive look on the left side for the “Shared with Me” option.  Click on that and look for a document titled with your student’s “name” and “Progress Report”.  This is your student’s progress report.

All of your student’s teachers will update this progress report  in real time.  Greenwood recommends that you  check your student’s Progress Report at least every other day. In order to maintain a private and secure environment all users must be logged into Greenwood Google Accounts to access Progress Reports. If you have any questions about accessing your student’s Progress Report or you Greenwood Google Parent Account please call or email Mrs. Thomas mthomas@greenwoodjax.org.

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