Whether you have 1:1 devices in your building or next to none, get ready to build your online presence over the summer. I realize those with fewer devices are rolling their eyes. If so, stop. Even without devices, teachers can post content and assignments on either Canvas or Classroom. Use those platforms to "teach" from each day, so they are familiar to students, and use them as the information homework hub for both kids and parents. Absences? There's no better place to share written content, videos, online sites, and more. Instead of placing those items in a website or newsletter, create a link to the online platform. I realize some families don't have an Internet connection at home, but it's amazing how many people own smartphones.
Basically, it's time to stop making excuses and time to get serious about your online classroom presence. The year 2020 demands flexibility from educators, students, and parents, and we must be ready to meet any challenges that lie ahead.