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The District 196 School Board has determined that secondary schools will shift from our current hybrid model to a distance learning model beginning November 12. Click here read more about this decision from our District 196 website. Our hybrid schedule will continue next week as normally scheduled.

It is important to note that November 9 and 10 are no longer student contact days. These days are now planning and development days for the move to distance learning. Wednesday, November 11, is a distance learning and student support day. Students are expected to log in to Campus to take their attendance that day.

Digital Academy students should follow a Cohort A or Cohort B schedule according to their last name.
  • Students with last names that begin with the letters A-K should follow the Cohort A schedule.
  • Students with last names that begin with the letters L-Z should follow the Cohort B schedule.
Cohort A students will continue to meet with teachers on Monday and Thursday. Students should complete assigned work through Schoology independently on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. We recommend students work on classes on those independent days according to their regular school schedule (ie: complete first work for first hour during the class time allotted for first hour).
Chart for Cohoart A Students
Cohort B students will continue to meet with teachers on Tuesday and Friday. Students should complete assigned work through Schoology independently on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We recommend students work on classes on those independent days according to their regular school schedule (ie: complete first work for first hour during the class time allotted for first hour).
Chart for Cohort B students

Distance Learning Schedules

The Middle School Distance Learning Model was designed with three priorities.
 
Keep small class sizes: Students engage best on Zoom when the teacher is able to interact with each student. Splitting students into two cohorts (approx. 50% in each) allows for students and teachers to interact and engage in smaller, more accessible community. Additionally, appropriate interactions and behavior can be monitored and positively reinforced in a smaller setting.
 
Minimize transition: The schedule is already familiar to the majority of our students. Mirroring our hybrid schedule maintains additional support schedules as well including our intervention (additional math/reading support zooms), and music lessons, and ease transition back to the hybrid schedule when it is time to return.
 
Maintain two synchronous (live) sessions a week: This is an increase the number of synchronous times for our Digital Academy students and maintains two touch-points of contact for our in-school hybrid students in this distance learning model.
 
*Student schedules (ie: teachers and the hour they have each class scheduled) shouldn't change. Students attend zoom sessions according to their current schedule.

Communication between Parents and School is Important

 

School Messenger:  

Texts are delivered via SchoolMessenger, the mass notification service the district uses for phone calls and email messages. Parents must opt-in to receive text messages. Standard message and data rates may apply.
 
GETTING STARTED
  • Text Y to 67587, you will receive a confirmation message stating you are registered to receive SchoolMessenger notifications via text.
  • For help information, text HELP to 67587.
  • To opt-out at any time, text STOP to 67587.
*Only SMS numbers listed as Guardians in the Infinite Campus student information system can receive texts.
**If you do not receive a confirmation message of what appears to be an error message, it most likely means that short code texting is not enabled on your wireless plan.
 

Schoology

Schoology is integrated with Google Drive and Infinite Campus to provide students, teachers and parents a networking tool to submit assignments, post grades, share feedback and take learning digital.  Sign up instructions on the Family Resources page.

Infinite Campus Portal

Infinite Campus Portal, a web-based system that allows you as a parent to become even more aware of your child’s progress at school.  Sign up instructions on the Family Resources page.