Pre-Start Checklist

Pre-Start Parent Checklist

Welcome to Williamsburg Learning! Below you will see the Pre-start Checklist designed to give you everything you need to start the semester off right. Please make sure to complete each task on the list to ensure a smooth start to the semester. Need help? Email or call 800-200-6869.

Pre-Start Checklist Tasks
1.Register for Courses
Log into SIS using your parent account. Under your student's name, click "Registration." Select your student's courses according to the guidelines for your child's grade in the Enrollment menu above.

Please note:
  • Times listed for classes are in Mountain Time.

  • If you need to change your schedule, try the "Drop/Switch" feature in SIS. If you have any questions, please contact Support.

  • SIS is where you can check your student's schedule, grades, and pacing and also communicate with mentors. It may be helpful to bookmark the site. You'll also find a link to SIS at the top right of this website.

2.Perform a Tech Check
Go to the Technology Requirements & Support page and:
  • Read “Technology Tools” together. Be sure you have a computer that will work and has the required software programs.

  • Read “How to Setup and Test Blackboard Collaborate On Your Computer” together. Follow all of the steps. If you hit a snag setting up Blackboard Collaborate, read “Having Trouble With Collaborate?” or “Mac Users–Help With Collaborate”.

  • Read “When Blackboard Collaborate Goes Down, Log In To Zoom”, and follow the steps.

  • Read “Technical Support for Canvas and SIS” together. Students, be sure you can log in and see your courses in both Canvas and SIS.

3.Purchase Books
On or after June 15, 2018, you'll find a list of required books and materials in your SIS "My Students" page.
4.Log-in to Canvas
On or after August 1, 2018, help your student log into Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System (LMS) where all course syllabi and class assignments are found. Courses are published and available to students on August 6. That week, please do the following:
  • Parents of New Students: If your child hasn't already created their SIS login, have them check their email. An invitation was sent to create their login when you started their application process. Once they have a login and you have registered them for classes and the courses are published (i.e. after August 1st), SIS will create a "Canvas" account for them within the next 15 minutes. Your child's Canvas username and password will be the same as the login they created for SIS. If your child is still not able to get into Canvas after you have waited 15 minutes, please contact Support.

  • All Students, login to Canvas, bookmark this link, and then customize your Course menu. Here’s a screencast that shows you how.
5.Plan to Attend Parent Orientation
We held a live "back to school night" for parents new to the Williamsburg model on Thursday, August 9, 2018. If you did not attend, you can watch the recording here.
  • Grades 6-8: Click HERE to watch the recording.

  • Grades 9-12: Click HERE to watch the recording.

6.Plan to Attend Student Orientation
  • New Students: We held Live Orientation on Tuesday, August 14. If you were not able to attend, you can watch the recording here.
  • Grades 6-8: Click HERE to watch the recording.

  • Grades 9-12: Click HERE to watch the recording.

7.Plan for First Week of School
  • Tuesday, August 14: Attend Live Student Orientation. (See above.)

  • Wednesday, August 15: Attend regular classes.

  • Thursday, August 16: Attend regular classes.

  • Friday, August 17: High School students are invited to Inspiration Hour at 1pm MT. See Homeroom for details.

  • Monday, August 20: All assignments in New Student Orientation course are due.