March 31, 2020
I hope everyone has had an opportunity to enjoy this beautiful weather we’ve been having. There are several updates below so please be sure to take a look.
6th Grade:12:00 – 1:00
7th Grade:1:00 – 2:00
8th Grade:2:00 – 3:00
In the coming days I will be sending another message with important information about what to expect with “New Learning” beginning April 6th. Teachers have been working extremely hard to prepare for this next phase. We will be sharing a document, which will highlight “office hours” for students to reach out to their teachers. Teachers will also be posting lessons and assignments for students to complete. All of this will take place through the Google Classroom and Google Meet application.
Please remind your child that if/when teachers or students are engaging in dialogue through Google Meet, you are essentially inviting someone into your “home”. Please be mindful of this for both the teacher and the student as you consider the location and background in which online learning is taking place.
We would like to encourage students to regularly check their WCPSS email account for information from teachers. It is recommended they check that at least 1x/day.
We are still waiting for additional guidance around grading. Teachers will be reaching out to fill in any gaps for 3rd quarter (missing assignments, re-takes, make-ups, etc.). We want to provide maximum flexibility as it relates to grades for 3rd quarter.
In terms of grades for 4th quarter, we want to focus on the learning and activities over grading. While there will be some measure of assignments, our primary focus is on learning that is engaging, meaningful and relevant. I will communicate more information around grades and grading as I know more.