Learning at Home

Para leer en su idioma materno, haga clic en su idioma en el cuadro azul de arriba. للقراءة بلغتك الأم ، انقر فوق لغتك في المربع الأزرق أعلاه. আপনার নিজের ভাষায় পড়তে, "Other Language" ক্লিক করুন এবং তারপরে উপরের নীল বাক্সে আপনার ভাষা।

Family IT Help

Please call the help desk 1-833-921-3277 between 7a.m. and 11p.m. for any help using technology at home. When you call, you can tell them you need an interpreter, if needed. You can also use the Student Help Portal to ask for help your student here. You will need to know your student's username. 

Please read the Hutchison Technology Manual for Families (Manual in Spanish here) for tips and tricks for using technology at home.

Help us remind students to shut down the laptop and turn off the MiFi device at the end of each school day. 

Help Videos for Joining Live Class with the Teacher

Join Google Meet through Google Classroom

Learn how to join the live video conference with the teacher at 8:45am Tuesday-Friday

Acceder a Google Meet a través de Google Classroom (En Espanol)

Aprenda cómo unirse a la videoconferencia en vivo con el maestro a las 8:45 am de Martes a viernes.

Online Math and Literacy Program Help

ST Math

Learn how to log into our math practice program

Imagine Learning

Learning how to log into our two reading and writing programs: Imagine Language & Literacy and Imagine Reading

Logging into Google Classroom

Logging into Google Classroom

To access on a phone or tablet, open Chrome, and go to classroom.google.com

Accessing Google Classroom on an iPhone

Accessing Google Classroom on an Android device

  1. Log into your Google account

  1. Click on the gray waffle at the top-right
  2. Click on Classroom

  1. Click on the name of the class

  1. You are now in Google Classroom
  2. Click on Classwork at the top to find work from the teacher


Joining Google Meet (Live Sessions with the Teacher)

Student Directions for Accessing Meet

Log into your Google Classroom first t


Click on the link in the course banner

Students can click the link to a Google Meet session using the link provided in the banner.


Go to the Classwork tab and click the Meet icon.

Students can join a meet using by going to the Classwork tab and clicking the Meet icon.

If you do not see the above options, ask the teacher for help

Rules for Tools in Google Meet


  • Enter Meet with your audio turned off.
  • Turn on the microphone when called on and turn it off when you finish speaking


  • Use kind and appropriate language and images.


  • Enter Meet with your video off.
  • Follow your teacher’s directions on whether to turn on your video; however, students always have the option to keep their camera turned off.
  • Wear appropriate clothing for school.
  • Before turning on your camera, look at what is around and behind you.  
  • Do not take your device into the bathroom with you.

Leaving the Session: Leave the session if your teacher asks you to do so.  

Remember that the FCPS SR&R applies to distance learning too.


Rules for Joining Google Meet

rules for meetRules for using Google Meet

Do not take your device into the bathroom with you.


Enter Google Meet with the microphone turned off microphone off.

When your teacher calls your name, turn the microphone on microphone on.

If all students have their microphones on, you will not be able to hear clearly.

Chat Google Chat icon

Use school appropriate language and images when writing.

Be kind.


Enter Google Meet with the video off video off.

Follow your teacher’s direction on whether to turn on your video video on.

You always have the option to keep your camera turned off.

Look at what is around and behind you before turning on the camera.

Appropriate school attire must be worn at all times.

If your network connection is slow, turn off video.


Click the Turn on captions button  to read real-time on-screen transcription of what is being said.

turn on captions button

Leaving the Session

Leave the session when your teacher tells you by clicking on the red phone red phone icon.

Joining the Teacher's Remind

Join Remind

Watch a video in English

Watch a video in Spanish

When you get the first message from the teacher, it will look like this:

Cuando reciben el primer mensaje de la maestra, se verá así:

  1. Reply YES to the message your receive from the teacher.

Responda con YES 

  1. Save the phone number in your contacts. This number will be the same for all the messages from this teacher.

Guarde el número de teléfono en sus contactos. Este número será el mismo para todos los mensajes de este maestra.

  1. Click on the link to download the app.

Haga clic en el enlace para descargar la aplicación.


If you do not want the app, you can text to this number. 


Si no desea la aplicación, puede enviar un mensaje de texto a este número.



Using the Remind App   /   Uso de la aplicación Remind


  1. Download the Remind app on your phone.

Descarge el Remind aplicación en su teléfono.

  1. Type your phone number

Escriba su número de teléfono

  1. Remind will text you a code to type in to make sure you are using the right phone number.

Remind te enviará un mensaje de texto con un código para que lo ingreses y te asegures de que estás usando el número de teléfono correcto.

  1. Create a password you will remember. 

Cree una contraseña que recordará.

  1. Click “Accept”

Haga clic en “Accept”

  1. Click on OK

Haga clic en OK

  1. Click on Allow

Haga clic en Permitir

  1. Click on Skip

Haga clic en Skip


How to Fix your Camera and Microphone

Camera and Microphone 


These videos will show you how to access and troubleshoot sound on your FCPS laptop. 

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi |  Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

This video will show you how to access and troubleshoot the camera on your FCPS laptop. 

English | Arabic | Chinese | Farsi |  Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

These videos will show you how to access and troubleshoot the microphone on your FCPS laptop. 

English | Arabic | Chinese |  Farsi | Korean | Spanish | Urdu | Vietnamese

  1. Click on the Lock

2. Click Site Settings

3. Click Allow for Camera and Microphone:


It should look like this


How to check FCPS Gmail

Remember that the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities (SR&R) applies to distance learning too.

What do I need?

  • computer
  • internet
  • Chrome web browser

How do I login?

  1. Open Google Chrome Chrome
  2. Go to https://mail.google.com
  3. Enter your FCPS email address
    • Your email address is your student ID number, followed by @fcpsschools.net
    • Example: @email
  4. Click the blue Next button.
  5. Enter your FCPS password.
  6. Click the blue Next button.

If you have a technology problem...

Family IT Help Phone Line

Call this number 1-833-921-3277 between 7a.m. and 11p.m. You can let them know you need interpretation/translation services and can describe the problem you are having.

Student Help Portal

These instructions are for students/parents to complete at home 

You will need to have your student username, student email, and phone number to complete this form.


  1. Click on the link: https://itweb.fcps.edu/studentsupport/index.cfm 

  1. Enter the information for the student

  1. Enter the information for the parent

For the email, use the student email if the parent does not have email.



  1. Choose the problem by clicking on it
  1. The computer barcode is the sticker on your laptop that looks like this: 

  1. Describe the problem the student is having

  1. Click on Submit


Video on How to Find Learning Resources on this Hutchison Website

This video will show you how to find the Student Links page of Hutchison's Website and FCPS instructional TV programming for more ways for kids to practice at home.

FCPS Continuity of Learning

Read about FCPS plan to continue learning during our school closure. Find resources for both parents and students.

FCPS Elementary Continuity of Learning Resources

Find the learning activities created by the county to continue learning at home. They are organized by grade level.

Accessing your Blackboard Parent View account

In preparation for school closure, student learning activities will be made available through FCPS 24-7 Learning (Blackboard).

Parents can begin to prepare by ensuring they have a Student Information System (SIS) Parent Account and are able to login to FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View.

View video instructions about accessing and using FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View.

Forgot your password? To recover a forgotten password or change your password, visit the password management page.

FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View Help Documentation: Tips for Parents and Frequently Asked Questions.

FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View Support Request: This online tool provides an alternative to in-person school support.

Finding student learning activities on Blackboard/24-7 Learning

Step 1

Open Chrome or Internet Explorer.

Abra Chrome o Internet Explorer.

chrome iconicon of internet explorer


Step 2

In the address bar (where websites go) type in fcps.edu.

En la barra de direcciones (donde van los sitios web) escriba fcps.edu.   

image showing web browser window




Step 3

You can click on one of the two buttons to go to Blackboard.

Usted puede clic en uno de los dos botones para ir a blackboard.

image of fcps web page showing where to click for Blackboard

Step 4

Parents and students can log into Blackboard using their FCPS log in information. 

Los padres y estudiantes pueden iniciar sesión en blackboard utilizando su información de inicio de FCPS. 


Blackboard login screen

Step 5

In the center, you will see 287-studentall-1920-YR: Continuity of Learning. Click on the 287-studentall blue link.  

En el centro, verá 287-studentall-1920-YR: Continuity of Learning. Haga clic en el enlace azul 287-studentall.


studentall course picture



Step 6

Choose your child’s grade level.  A list of folders with teacher names will appear. Choose your student's teacher. You will see activities for the students to complete. 

Elija el nivel de grado de su hijo/a. Aparecerá una lista de carpetas con los nombres de los maestros. Elige el profesor de tu alumno. Verá actividades para que completen los estudiantes.

Menu in Blackboard course


See a video of these instructions here

Supporting your students in Google Suite

Supporting Your Student in G Suite 

In collaboration with your student, ask them to login to G Suite with you daily at the beginning and end of the day.  The account username is your student’s @email and your student will have their password. 

Google Drive

  1. Go to your student’s Google Drive http://drive.google.com 
  2. On the left-hand side, you‘ll see Recent.  
  3. Recent will allow you to see all Recent documents your child has been working on. 
  4. Check the documents listed on a daily basis. 

Google email 

  1. Go to your student’s Gmail  http://gmail.google.com to view email messages your child has sent or received. 

Google Classroom 

  1. Go to: http://classroom.google.com. Each box on this screen represents a class your child is enrolled in. 

  1. Click a box to open a Google Classroom.  Once a classroom is opened, at the top of the screen click Stream and Classwork to view both areas.  Stream is for announcements and class discussion/Q&A.  Classwork will list class assignments.  

Google Classroom Calendar 

  1. Your child’s Google Classroom Calendar will list assignments from all of your child’s Google Classroom classes in one convenient location.  This is an easy place to see what has been assigned and when it is due. 
  2. To find the calendar, click the three lines in the upper right corner of the Classroom. 
  3. Then select Calendar from the menu.   

Keeping your children occupied while school is closed

The March 19 issue of Healthy Minds newsletter, entitled Keeping Your Children Occupied While Schools are Closed, is full of fun ideas for your children, such as how to build a fantastic blanket fort. 

Healthy Minds is for parents, educators, and community-based providers who are interested in supporting student mental health and wellness. It represents a collaboration between FCPS’ Office of Intervention and Prevention Services and the Fairfax County Government. SUBSCRIBE to Healthy Minds and receive a monthly digest of our most recent articles.

Tips to support your student with at-home learning

Setting up a Workspace at Home:

  • Gather Supplies (Pens, pencils, tablets, books, etc.) 

  • Establish a comfortable workspace 

  • Provide adequate lighting 

  • Ensure electrical outlet nearby 

The Basics:

Learning Opportunities for Parents:

Additional Supports:

Family Technology Classes

Family Technology Classes

Family Technology Classes have ended for October. Please read the Happening at Hutchison School Newsletter for news about upcoming classes. You can also complete this form to inform the school about content for future classes. 

Video of Past Classes

October 7: Navigating Between Tabs and Classes
October 14: Logging into Learning Programs: ST Math, Imagine Reading, and Imagine Language & Literacy
October 21: Logging into Learning Programs Part 2: Pioneer Valley and Pear Deck
October 28: Accessing and Turning in Google Assignments

Help with Parent Accounts

Hutchison Student Links

Find links to help students practice skills in reading, math, computer science, and more!

Principals Messages & Community Town Halls

Hear updates and important information about Hutchison

Other Resources

  • Channel 21 - The cable channel has elementary school-level instructional programming. Additional videos are being developed/recorded and will be added into the lineup as they are available. (Channel 21 is standard definition (SD) and Channel 1021 is high definition (HD). You don't need cable to access the channel, and it is streamed online as well. For your planning, a program guide is available. Note: Channel 25 has middle school programming; Channel 99 for high schools.

  • FCPS Technology Resources - Explore these quick and easy school-based resources that can facilitate online learning.

  • Scholastic - Links to grade level day-by-day lessons.