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Weekly JHS Student Schedule for Distance Learning 2.0 2020

Weekly JHS Student Schedule for Distance Learning 2.0 2020

 

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous learning means that the teacher and students will meet together as a class at the same time.  To do this during distance learning, teachers will use a video conferencing platform like Google Meets. Your teachers will inform you of the platform they will be using for synchronous sessions.

Students will meet together as a class virtually using the schedule below. Attendance at synchronous class meetings is required of all students, and teachers will use the following schedule. Students should expect to be online in synchronous sessions with their teachers and classmates from 10 AM to noon M-Th. It is also possible that alternative synchronous sessions will be scheduled by teachers for specific reasons. Those sessions will be clearly communicated to students far ahead of time and will be rare in occurrence.

 

Day

Period

Time

Monday

Period 1

10:00 a.m.

Monday

Period 2

11:00 a.m.

Tuesday

Period 3

10:00 a.m.

Tuesday

Period 4

11:00 a.m.

Wednesday

Period 5

10:00 a.m.

Wednesday

Period 6

11:00 a.m.

Thursday

Period 7

10:00 a.m.

Thursday

Period 8

11:00 a.m.

 

Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous learning means that students can work independently to complete the course work assigned by their teachers. They can work when they choose as long as assignments are submitted to teachers via Schoology by the 11:59 PM Friday weekly work deadline. (ALL WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE DEADLINE EACH WEEK.)

 

Teachers will post new asynchronous lessons to Schoology on the following schedule:

Monday: Periods 1, 2, 3, and 4

Tuesday: Periods 5, 6, 7, 8

Wednesday: Periods 1, 2, 3, 4

Thursday: Periods 5, 6, 7, 8

Friday: A regular school day with enhanced opportunity for individually-scheduled synchronous meetings with teachers, asynchronous work sessions, small group meetings, tutorials, EL and Special Education support sessions, teacher preparation and evaluation, student-to-student meetings, mentor meetings, etc.

 

Teachers set daily office hours and communicate those hours to students and families. Office hours will not be scheduled during the M-TH synchronous class times between 10:00 AM and noon.

 

All course information can be found on Schoology.

 

All “front pages” of Schoology and file organizational structure will be the same for all courses and follow district guidelines.

 

Each week all student work is due by Friday at 11:59 p.m.. (All work will be accepted without penalty, even if late, though we will not guarantee prompt evaluation of work that is submitted late, and work that is submitted late after units have been completed might not be able to be counted in final grades.)

 

Teachers will communicate clearly with students and parents what students can do to get additional support from teachers.

 

Students will contact teachers when they have questions or need additional support.

 

Teachers are available to help individual students upon request.

 

Teachers will also be contacting students who are struggling academically. Please use these opportunities to get the teacher support that you need.

 

 

Products Versus Tests

Teachers will be asking students to demonstrate their learning by having students create more products during distance learning this fall. Students will be expected to explain their thinking as they show teachers what they have learned by creating projects that will often be produced in multiple steps or stages. Students should be prepared to practice the new skill they are learning before they show their mastery with the final product. Overall, students can anticipate fewer traditional tests.

 

Additional Support

Besides receiving instructions and support from teachers, JHS students can also request help from counselors, special education teachers, English language learner teachers, and social workers.

 

Grade 9 support team, with Govie Leaders as peer mentors, will be in place for freshmen at the start of school or shortly thereafter. Each Govie leader will be assigned to one or two incoming students for at least weekly check-ins and specific guidance on use of Schoology and all other matters—via JHS Freshman Focus, AVID, and IED introductory courses (in which the vast majority of 9th-graders are enrolled during quarter 1).

 

Grades 10, 11, 12 support team, with staff and peer mentors will also be in place for start of school or shortly thereafter.