MIDDLE SCHOOL (MYP) DISTANCE LEARNING
The Middle School offers a high quality, rigorous, tier 1 curriculum to students in Grades 6-8. Here are the curricular and supplemental resources that will be utilized this school year.
|Wit and Wisdom
Distance Learning Platform
The school will utilize Google Classroom with Google Meet, an online learning platform where teachers will deliver live, synchronous lessons for students.
Families and students will be given a date to pick up materials like textbooks, novels, art supplies, band instruments in the near future.
Students will be given their class schedules during Student Orientation on the first day of school which is August 4th. Families will be sent information about Orientation on Friday, July 31.
Instructional Day for Students
The schedule for each student depends on that student’s electives.**
|Time of Day
|8:00 – 8:48 am
|9:00 – 9:48 am
|10:00 – 10:48 am
|11:00 – 11:48 am
|11:48 am – 12:08 pm
|12:08 – 12:41 pm
|12:41 – 1:30 pm
|1:42 – 2:30 pm
**Art, Band, PE, and Intervention courses are scheduled for either Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday. On Wednesday, Art, Band, PE, and Intervention classes are shortened to 24-minute classes.
Whether students are participating in instruction in-person or via distance learning, we want to ensure students are engaged in rigorous content.
What you can expect from our teachers:
- Teachers deliver instruction and administer various assessments through Google Classroom.
- Teachers deliver live lessons and instruction online for students. In the event of a teacher being absent, the teacher posts a recorded (asynchronous) lesson and assignment in Google Classroom.
- Teachers posts in Google Classroom relevant supplemental materials to support students with live instructional delivery such as Google Slides, Documents, Forms, and/or website links.
- Teachers track attendance each class period, student engagement, and issue Study Skills grades accordingly for each subject.
- Teachers post grades for assignments and assessments within two weeks of the assignment/assessment being due on Powerschool.
What we expect from students:
- Students should log in to each of their live, synchronous lessons prior to the start time of class to be considered on time and present. Students that log in late will be marked tardy. Students who miss more than 15 minutes of a class will be considered absent. In the event of an absence, students should email teachers directly to get missed work.
- Students need to participate fully in lessons, complete all required assignments, and submit all work through Google Classroom.
- Students should complete all asynchronous, video lessons by the end of the school day in the event of a teacher’s absence.
- Students understand that they will be graded in accordance with the Middle School Assessment Policy, meaning they will earn an IB Year to Date grade (Summatives) and a Study Skills grade (Behavior/Participation, Homework, Classwork, Quizzes) each quarter for each subject.
- Students can speak to their teachers during live synchronous lessons. If a student has any questions and/or concerns pertaining to the class, lesson, or assignment outside of class time, they can email their teacher.
How can families help?
- Ensure that your child is logging on to their live, synchronous lesson on time.
- Ensure that your child is watching all videos and/or participating in live video lessons for each of their classes every day.
- Ensure that your child is completing all required assignments/assessments and submitting these to his/her teacher by the due date.
- Ask your child daily about what they are learning and monitor your child’s work progress through Google Classroom Guardian Summaries and check your child’s grades regularly through Powerschool.
- If at all possible, designate a space for your child to participate in live, synchronous lessons free of distractions and ensure he/she accesses all class materials your child needs. Keep in mind that students will use Google Meet and be required to keep their video on, meaning other students will be able to see what is behind your student.
- Encourage your child to reach out to their teacher if they have any questions or concerns or need any extra help!