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AUSD Distance Learning Support for Parents/Guardians

From the Classroom to the "Home" Room

We know that supporting your children in an online learning environment may be daunting. Most of our parents/guardians have not been trained as teachers; many may not be comfortable using online tools. And many others may be trying to figure out how to also fulfill their own professional responsibilities at a time when most workers are being asked to telecommute.

We have created this page in order to provide you with information about online learning, supporting children who are studying at home, finding affordable internet access, and managing the social and emotional challenges that may come up during this time.  We are translating these materials as quickly as we can.

Please also see our Coronavirus Hub page for trustworthy information about the disease and communications that AUSD is sending to families.

Parent Tech Training

AUSD will primarily be using Google and Zoom for distance learning, as well as Aeries Communication. Please use the links below to access information and tutorials on how to use these platforms. We are getting and posting translations for these materials as quickly as we can.


Please go to our Google Resources page for information on accessing a student Google account; working with Google Docs, Slides, and Forms; and other helpful resources.

aeries communications

  • Introduction to Aeries Communications: This short video covers basic features of Aeries Communication (also called "Signal Kit"), through which you receive messages from AUSD, your principal, and your student's teacher.

  • You also can look at our Aeries Communication page, which includes:

    • FAQs about the communications portal

    • Step-by-step directions in six different languages

    • Custom videos about working with AUSD's parent and student portals

zoom conferencing

Please see our Getting Started with Zoom page for resources including:

  • Step-by-step directions on using Zoom to access class check-ins
  • An opt-out form for families who prefer that their students not use this software

resources for families


other resources

internet resources

emotional support

Please see our COVID-19 Mental Health Resources page for information about talking to and supporting your students during this difficult time.

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