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Distance Learning Parents for Quarter 2,
As we are approaching the 2nd quarter, we wanted to send out some reminders and small changes for distance learning in the 2nd quarter of the school year. Since we have 9 weeks under our belt, we have been able to see what is working well and where improvements are needed. Please see below for some 2nd quarter tips and requirements: 1. During the live streaming sessions, you MUST keep your camera on at ALL times and you MUST show your entire face on the screen. Seeing just foreheads doesn’t help us effectively communicate with you as students. You can only be marked present for class if we can see that you are attending to and participating in the entire class. 2. It is the expectation that the distance learner is following along with the teacher during the lesson and is able to participate when called upon to read, respond, or show work. This is not consistently happening with all students. We would appreciate any assistance you can provide in this area at home. 3. Please continue to wear a school uniform shirt for live streamed classes. 4. There shouldn’t be any toys with your student during live streaming and also, we ask that they do not eat during live streaming, as well. 5. For students in gr. 6-8, at the beginning of the year, information was shared about how to complete ‘correct and return’ work on Google classroom/Google docs. Please take time to have your 6th-8th grader review this packet and follow the proper procedures. They are there to ensure that we can see corrections and that proper credit is earned. 6. Remember that if your child will not be attending live streaming for a day, you need to call them off absent to the school office. We understand that one benefit to distance learning is that it can be done anywhere, but if you are planning a vacation, etc. please still communicate with the school about these plans so we are on the same page. Thank you for helping us to continue to navigate this blended style of learning and we are looking forward to continuing to serve your families as distance learners for the 2nd quarter of the school year, which ends on Friday, January 22nd. I also wanted to thank you for the extra time and effort you have put into picking things up and dropping things off at SJS, as well as your participation in the recent fundraiser and food drive. It is nice to still feel like one community even when we cannot all be together. Nothing about this year is ideal, but I am thankful that we can work together to make it through.
Check out our 2019-2020 end of year video