Coronavirus and NTI

Frequently Asked Questions are listed below the schedules

New: Students will not be returning to school for face to face classes this school year. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, is the last instructional day for students; and

Thursday, June 4, 2020, is the last working day for teachers.

Goldsmith Non-Traditional Instruction (NTI) work is available Here

Goldsmith Special Education NTI Site

Goldsmith Counselor and Mental Health Support Site

JCPS is providing support in several ways:

  1. Google Classroom and Other NTI Parent Help Here
  2. Choice Boards for “off line learning” Here
  3. JCPS NTI Portal Here

Goldsmith Teachers Live Lesson Schedule and Nicknames:

Grade Teacher Google Meet Nickname Live Lesson Time Office Hours Time
Davis gesdavis
9:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Dunaway gesdunaway
Rivera gesrivera
Ronau gesronau1
Cecil gescecil
9:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
Gibson gesgibson
Patterson gespatterson
Purcell gespurcell
Hall geshall
10:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Martin gesmartin1
Miner gesminer
Williams geswilliams
Amador gesamador
10:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Barry gesbarry
Hunt geshunt
Tatum gestatum
Gonzales gesgonzales
11:00 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
Schmidlapp gesschmidlapp
Windham geswindham
Young gesyoung
Bechtel gesbechtel
11:30 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
Kays geskays
McKay gesmckay
White geswhite
Ronau, J gesronau2 10:OO a.m.
10: 30 a.m.
Krausen geskrausen 11:00 a.m.
Grade Live Lesson Live Office Hours Students Work For 
Kindergarten 9:00-9:30 11:30-12:00 Two Hours
First Grade 9:30-10:00 11:00-11:30 Two Hours
Second Grade 10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00 Two Hours
Third Grade 10:30-11:00 10:00-10:30 Three Hours
Fourth Grade 11:00-11:30 9:30-10:00 Three Hours
Fifth Grade 11:30-12:00 9:00-9:30 Three Hours
ECE Krausen 10:00-10:30 10:30-11:00 Three Hours
ECE J. Ronau 11:00-11:30 10:30-11:00 Two Hours

Live Lessons: Teachers and Students meet on Google Meet Daily. Lessons are staggered in case siblings are sharing a computer. Lessons are recorded so students may catch up if they miss a lesson. Lessons take place in Google Classroom using Google Meet. 

Office Hours: Teachers are available for live Google Meet to offer help, reteaching, and tech help. Teachers might present to small groups or individuals. 

The estimated independent work time is two-three hours. If students are reaching a frustration level, this can be scaled back and the work can be done after a break. The school work should not add excessive stress to your family. Reach out to your child’s teacher if assignments are taking much longer than 2-3 hours. 

Teachers will accept late work with no penalty during the course of Non Traditional Instruction. 

NEW: Choice Boards for paper based NTI:

Here are the links to the translated JCPS Choice Board versions of Round 3:







Frequently Asked Questions:

Problem: I  can’t get in to Google Classroom or Live Google Meeting
Possible Solution:  It is important that the student is logged in with JCPS User ID and Password. He/She will not  be able to get into Google Classroom or Live Meetings without it. Every staff member has the ability to look up your child’s name and original password. If it has been changed and forgotten, we have one staff member who can reset it. 
Problem: Hardware and Software issues
Generally speaking, Chrome is preferred browser if on a computer of any flavor. Tablets such as a Kindle or iPad? Chrome is available in the different app stores and so are individual apps for Classroom and Meets. Vital that the student is logged in with JCPS ID- See above

Problems with the JCPS issued Chromebook? Parents can request support with here:

Problem: Training Needed on Google Classroom or Other Tools
Parents can do a lot of self-help on the District NTI Page. There is guidance on Google Classroom, FAQs about NTI in general, Backpack Information and more. There are live and recorded parent sessions. See: 
Problem: I am not sure what the daily or weekly work schedule is.
Teachers are posting work for the following week each Friday. Teachers are accepting late work all during NTI. Work is turned in on Google Classroom or shared during a live session. The Goldsmith Web Page has an NTI Coronavirus Tab on it with our schedule, live schedule and weekly plans on it. See
Problem: Mental Health/Stress/Frustration
If students are getting frustrated with the school work, it is okay to take a break and complete the work later. If the work is taking longer than 2-3 hours per day, reach out to the teacher and we can modify and adjust assignments.

The Goldsmith counselor and the culture and climate team is on call for live mental health support and can help families with stress and anxiety during NTI. They can be reached at:

Problem: No Access or Limited Computer Access
JCPS Choice Boards. Picked up at food site and linked here for people who have some access to tech:

Coming soon: Ability to turn in items at food sites. 

Question: Where are the lunch sites?
Food Sites: