Extended Learning Resources for Parents

Dear Parents and Students,

Welcome to the Forest Extended Learning Resource Page for Parents.  Schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.  Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058.


General Student Expectations:

Student responsibilities in completing the assignments include:

  • Identifying a comfortable and quiet space to study/learn
  • Dedicating appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teachers
  • Routinely checking appropriate Google Classrooms and emails for information on courses, assignments, and resources, on a daily basis
  • Attending and participating in any check-in times offered by your teachers
  • Engaging in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy
  • Submitting all assignments in accordance with provided timelines and/or due dates


Parents please use the following schedules as a guide. Times are suggestions. We understand that families may do instruction at different times. Use this as a guide to structure your child’s day and manage their time. Click on the schedule to view.

Flex Schedule K-4 Flex Schedule 5-7

Spanish Versions:

K-4 Flexible Schedule

5-7 Flexible Schedule

 What can you as a parent do in advance?

  • Be positive, upbeat about these changes. 
  • Assume the teacher will be flexible with students as they adapt to online learning.
  • Don’t give up—try, try again, and come up with a solution that works even if it isn’t perfect.
  • Let your child try to solve their problems but be there to help if they get stuck. Most online classes aren’t a virtual meeting. They’re a list of assignments, discussion boards, forums, and projects that are accomplished at the students own pace. While you’re at work, you can help your child with your own virtual meeting (via free programs like Google Hangouts, Zoom, and Webroom.net) by screen-sharing their assignment page. Your child is not in the same room as the teacher. Don’t think you must be in the same room as your child to help.
  • Know how to get in touch with the teacher (since you can’t walk in and visit their classroom). FB? Messaging? Email? What’s the best way?

Parent Resources

How to submit a video to Flipgrid-Students

How to use Class Dojo 

Class Dojo Video - Change Language Settings Tutorial Spanish

Change Class Dojo Language Settings pdf

Change Class Dojo Language Settings Creole

Change Class Dojo Language Settings Spanish

Genesis Parent Portal Access

Navigating Through Google Classroom

Google Meet

How To Join a Google Meet via Video or Phone

How Parents Can Sign Up for the Class Dojo 

How Parents Can Add Attachments to Class Dojo

How Parents Can Use Class Dojo (Haitian Creole Translation)

How to Use Snap&Read


Guardian’s Guide to Google Meet

Guardian’s Guide to Classroom 


Internet Service Options

Comcast Internet Essentials sign up here

Comcast is offering qualifying families, who are new customers, 60 days of free Internet Essentials service, usually available for $9.95/month.

Comcast Internet Essentials

Spectrum Internet


At Home Supplemental Learning Resources

NJTV Learning Live

Homework Spot