Gladiators News · Day 1 Digital Learning in the books

Gladiator Nation,

As we end day 1 of our digital learning experience; we want to make sure that everyone understands that we are all in this journey together.  There are going to be bumps in the road along the way but if we pull together as a Gladiator Community we will adapt and overcome this unprecedented challenge that we are facing.  As athletes, we are used to facing challenges that come in many different shapes and sizes.  As student athletes; we know how to work together as teams to make ourselves one of the strongest athletic departments in the state of Georgia.  We need this type of leadership now more than ever.  Below are so some encouraging words from Principal Shearer to our Community:

“Good Evening JCHS Community,

I just wanted to take a moment to address a couple of items as we prepare to launch into digital learning.

First, I would ask for your patience. We are about to implement digital learning for an extended period of time. Before tomorrow, we have done digital learning days only a couple of times and we knew they were coming. We were prepared for those one-day events. What begins tomorrow is going to be much more than that. Will it be perfect? No. Will it be seamless? No. But, we are committed to learning from the experience every day and using those lessons to make it better. The administration and teachers are in constant communication about tomorrow and what’s to come. We are all in this together. 

Second, I want to expand upon the instructional schedule that went out on Friday. It outlined the days when students would receive instruction from particular subjects. That instruction, or direct contact with the teacher starts at 9:00 am. Each of our teachers teach up to two preps, so they are likely splitting the 9:00-11:00 am window between both preps. In addition, our teachers are sharing weekly plans with your students. This work, probably 20-30 minutes/day, is intended to maintain learning and keep the students current with their learning of the standards. 

Third, each day, teachers and staff are available via e-mail 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If you are having technical difficulties, the county has a Teleschool hotline set up to mitigate those issues. That number is 470-254-2300. If your child has questions about instruction or assignments, they should contact the teacher via e-mail. If they, or you, still have questions, they can reach out to the administrator for the department. Those contacts were listed in Friday’s e-mail.

I appreciate your patience and understanding as we begin this journey.”

Chris Shear


Johns Creek High School


Remember that each day has a focused subject for each course.  Every course is expected to have 20-30 minutes worth of instructional work per day plus the instruction from that day.  On deck for Tuesday is Math.  Students please make sure that you are checking your FCS email frequently.  Tuesday Math teachers will be leading instruction from 9am to 11am.  They will be available for questions or help electronically from 8am to 4pm.

Together we are Gladiator Nation and #WeAreTheCreek.  We will rise above this and be stronger than ever once we come out on the other side.

Go Gladiators!!!