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Remote Learning Information

The teachers and support staff at Jenkins Jr./Sr. High School would like to welcome you back to school this fall. We know that our Distance Learning 2.0 Plan will be challenging for students and parents but we are dedicated to creating engaging learning activities that will make your year special and that will allow you to advance your educational goals and dreams. Please don’t give up on our school. We love educating students, we love our content areas and we desire the best overall education for our students that we can provide. Together we as a community can make this work.
 
Below are the policies and procedures shared with students and parents during our on-boarding meetings.

To accommodate diverse student and family needs we have outlined three options for remote learning this fall.

 

Fully Internet Connected Student

This option is designed for students who have access to adequate internet bandwidth and connectivity (i.e. ability to stream YouTube, Netflix, Disney). Students will be enrolled in a six-period day and teachers will take attendance for each class period (see later attendance guidance). During live class sessions, students will receive live instruction from their teacher via Zoom with the ability to ask questions and have them answered during that class period. Students may also participate in class / group discussions and be able to interact with the teacher and other students. They will also have access to the recorded live sessions. Teachers will use Zoom for live class sessions and Canvas as the learning management system where students will access materials, assignments, videos, and turn in work, etc. When live sessions are not in progress for a class, students will be working independently on assignments or projects from that class and will have the opportunity to contact the teacher for help as needed during the regularly scheduled class period, and throughout the regular school day (8:15AM-3:00PM). Teachers will use these class periods for additional small group instruction, individual help, and office hours, etc.

 

Limited Internet Connected Student

This option is ideal for students that have limited internet access. This could be for a variety of reasons such as: multiple students accessing the internet at the same time, unreliable connectivity, limited data plans, etc. Students will be enrolled in six period day. Students are welcome to join the live class sessions when possible but may also connect later in the day or a couple times per week to view or download live session recordings. Teachers will use Zoom for live class sessions and Canvas as the learning management system where students will access materials, assignments, videos, and turn in work, etc. When live sessions are not in progress for a class, students will be working independently on assignments or projects from that class and will have the opportunity to contact the teacher for help as needed. Teachers will use these class periods for additional small group instruction, individual help, and office hours, etc.

 

Non-Internet Connected Student

This option is designed for those students who have poor or no internet access. Students will be enrolled in a six-period day. Students will have access to recorded instructional lessons and have the ability to complete assignments offline. Please contact Mr. Anderson or Mrs. Baker to create an individualized remote learning plan that will work for your student/family.

 
 

Remote Learning Class Schedule

Time

Monday

 

Time

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:20 - 10:05

1st Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

 

8:15 - 8:30

Independent Work

Independent Work

Independent Work

Independent Work

10:10 - 10:55

2nd Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

 

8:30 - 9:25

1st Period Live Session

1st Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

1st Period Live Session

1st Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

11:00 - 11: 30

Pride/Rock Live Session

 

9:30 - 10:25

2nd Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

2nd Period Live Session

2nd Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

2nd Period Live Session

11:35 - 12:15

3rd Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

 

10:30 - 11:25

3rd Period Live Session

3rd Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

3rd Period Live Session

3rd Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

12:25 - 12:45

Lunch

 

11:30 - 12:25

4th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

4th Period Live Session

4th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

4th Period Live Session

12:50 - 1:30

4th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

 

12:25 - 12:55

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:35 - 2:15

5th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

 

1:00 - 1:55

5th Period Live Session

5th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

5th Period Live Session

5th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

2:20 - 3:00

6th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

 

2:00 - 3:00

6th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

6th Period Live Session

6th Period
Small group / office hours / independent work

6th Period Live Session

 
Highlighted fields indicate live Zoom meeting offered by teacher of your student's class.

Attendance Expectations

Attendance will be taken daily for all students participating in remote learning. A remote learning absence is defined as a student not participating in planned instructional activities on a scheduled remote learning day. Student participation, in order to be counted as present, may include, but not be limited to:

  • Daily logins to Canvas
  • Daily interactions with teacher to acknowledge attendance (including messages, emails, phone calls, or Zoom meetings)
  • Evidence of participation in a task or assignment.

If a student does not engage or demonstrate participation in required work, the student would be marked absent. For our non-internet connected students, if assignments are not turned in as outlined in the individual remote learning plan, their attendance for the week would be marked as unexcused.

Parents or guardians will still need to notify the school office if their student is sick, has an appointment, etc.

If your student is sick, or shows symptoms of Covid-19, please do not send your student to school.

  1. Do they have any of the following symptoms that are not caused by another condition?
  • Fever (100.4 F) or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Recent loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nauseas or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  1. Have they been in close contact with anyone with confirmed Covid-19?
  2. Have they had a positive Covid -19 test for active virus in the past 10 days?
  3. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about Covid infection?
  4. If you answered yes to any of the above questions in 1-4 your student will need to stay home for student and staff health and safety, this includes attending partial school or any entry to the buildings. Please contact the office attendance secretary Renee Whitley if this situation arises.

Engagement Expectations

Regardless of the Remote Learning option chosen by students and families, all students are expected to be actively engaged in learning during the day. The above Remote Learning Schedule was designed to accommodate a smooth transition back to having the same class when students are in our building with live learning. The schedule also provides for easy transitions and time for short breaks.

 

Teachers expect students to be present for class and to complete work assigned during both live and non-live class periods. Each teacher will be developing due dates for assignments and will be using Canvas to communicate these expectations for learning. It is critical that students are organized for their day, they have a specific location in your home to engage in learning, and students develop routines like they were taking classes in the school building. If students are Fully Internet Connected, they are expected to fully participate every period. If students are Limited Internet Connected, they are expected to fully participate as much as their Internet Connection will allow. It may be more challenging for students to stay organized in the Limited Internet Connected option; please communicate if there are areas where we can assist.

 

Behavior Expectations

We have limited control of the learning environment when students are working remotely from home. However, many of the same behavior expectations will be necessary for their success.

 
  • Be on-time for classes, both live and non-live periods. Don’t wait to the last minute to get connected and join a Zoom class.
  • Be prepared for class in the designated space at home.
  • Follow the directions of the instructor during live sessions and parents and/or guardians, always.
  • Be respectful of others during live sessions.
  • Use district technology appropriately to maintain availability of a laptop for student use.
  • Students are expected to behave in a manner consistent with live classroom expectations.

 

Internet Cafe

Jenkins Junior/Senior High School will have an Internet Cafe available for students who are Limited and Non-Internet Connected to access their assignments and videos from Canvas. The Cafe will be in the Jenkins Library on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30 -6:30 PM. Students will need to contact Shirley Baker to request a timeslot that will work for you and/or your family. Other students will be scheduled for time slots based on their Individualized Remote Learning Plans. Students will enter through the library entrance in the back of the school. A health screening is required before entrance in the building. Between sessions, the area will be cleaned by custodial staff for health and safety.

 

Support Services

Change is difficult for many reasons, and distance learning is a huge transition in teaching and learning. There will be challenges for both students and parents with the new distance learning expectations. The expectations are much higher than last spring for staff, students and parents.

If you need assistance, please reach out to us. We want to help. Start out communicating at the basic level first, the student. What is the challenge? What are the needs? Then use that information to communicate with staff via email first as a tool and calling if needed. If you do not know who to talk to about a specific issue or challenge, then contact our office and talk to Renee Whitley, our secretary, and she will assist you to connect with the right person.

 

Universal Assessment of Student Learning

In September, we will be administering a Universal Assessment to measure student learning in Reading and Mathematics up to the 11th grade. We currently use the online STAR assessment as our data tool. We will be using this assessment as a tool to review student academic achievement and to inform any content in ELA and Math that we might need to review with students. Families will receive additional information about the STAR assessment procedures from your teachers.