With students across the nation moving out of classrooms and into virtual learning, some Great Bend USD 428 students found online traffic caused delays in their math lessons last week, according to Director of Teaching and Learning Tricia Reiser.
She sent a message to parents of affected students.
“In the move to online learning, we anticipated some hiccups and problems along the way. We have discovered that Pearson, the company we use for our K-12 math curriculum and additional subjects at the secondary level, is experiencing overwhelming amounts of online traffic. They are working on a solution to the problem, but in the meantime, your student will experience some delays and/or problems accessing their online content,” Reiser reported.
“Our teachers are aware of the issues and will be very understanding with students. If requested, there are options to get the work needed in an offline format (paper/pencil or workbook). While Pearson is working to correct the problem, they suggested accessing the online platform at different times, or just wait for it to load (it will load, most of the time; it just takes a while), or you can decide to move offline.”
Reiser said families with questions or concerns should contact their teacher or building principal.