Grades 7 - 9 


On April 13, teachers will resume teaching students using WebEx (a digital meeting platform) and Google Classroom. They will contact students and families to provide a designated time for class meetings. Each site and teacher has worked to create a schedule that is consistent and reliable. Each teacher will provide direct instruction, share videos, give assignments, and make themselves available for smaller group support.

These meetings give your child the opportunity to stay connected with the classroom teacher and peers. Teachers have been asked to share assignments with students that can be completed within the general guidelines below. We know that different families will have different time windows to complete work; if your child cannot make class, please communicate with your student’s teacher for other options.

Your child’s teacher(s) may have already contacted you regarding how to access class content digitally. Teachers will reach out through email with directions for accessing Google Classroom to both student and parent email accounts prior to April 13, 2020 when Distance Learning is scheduled to begin. If you or your student have not heard from your teacher(s) by Sunday, April 12, please contact your site principal through email.

The minutes and schedules delineated below are designed to launch our Distance Learning Programming; they may be adjusted as we get more familiar with distance learning.  Direct Instruction will be broken up in smaller chunks, mindful of screen time and student age.  Where we have noted each class period is where staff will provide direct instruction and further guidance on how to submit work, get help, etc.  Office hours are options for students to check in, get help from staff, ask questions, etc.  Our sites are also coordinating office hours so that our students can predictably get support as needed.  All content areas are included.

Thank you for your ongoing support of our new Distance Learning Plan. This is new for all of us and we will continue to learn, grow, and refine over the coming days and weeks.

Attendance

Teachers will note attendance through your child’s daily meetings and interactions in Google Classroom with their teachers. Teachers will track attendance and submission of assignments to ensure that students are engaged in their learning and to follow up with families where there are concerns. We are working to be flexible in our instruction; if your student must miss class, the sessions will be recorded or shared in another way.  We understand that we are all working to share devices, adjust to school and work at home, and we are all mindful of stress that may be caused by child care, illness, and shelter in place.

Junior High School Websites

Link to Da Vinci Junior High website    Link to Emerson website      Link to Harper website      Link to Holmes website

    Link to DSIS website

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