As of April 13th, we will have the following program in place to help you guide your children as we navigate this new educational terain for the remainder of the school year, currently scheduled to end on June 19th, 2020.
Rosalia High School Class Guidance:
- For Digital Learning opportunities, teachers will have the opportunity to use Google Classroom as the main platform to distribute assignments online.
- As of now, most HS students are familiar with the platform, as it has been used in classrooms prior to closing school on March 17th.
- We will also continue to use paper packets for students with limited wi-fi access or for those who request paper copies. If families qualify for Free and Reduced Lunches and do not currently have internet access, we may be able to provide low-cost wi-fi access in their respective homes for a limited basis (until July 31st). Please contact Mr. McLain @ mmclain@rosaliaschools to take advantage of this opportunity.
- Coursework assignments
- Assignments will be passed out on Mondays with the expectation of completion weekly by Sunday at midnight.
- Types of work: weekly assignments or projects with clear weekly checkpoints that will be provided by students' teachers
- No penalty for late work to accommodate family at-home situations, but there will be minimal expectations from teacher for students to complete work.
- No more than 1-2 hours of work per week per course taken (HS students would have no more than 14 hours worth of work total for all classes).
- We will be providing all necessary support materials, whether it be digital or paper/pencil. If you need copy paper, writing paper, pencils or any other necessary course item, please call the District Office, and we will deliver necessary items to your home via lunch bus or mail service.
- Grading Expectations for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year
Because students earn credits toward graduation in high school, letter grades (A, B, C, D) will still be earned. Students will, however, not earn an F grade in their courses. If students do not complete the minimum requirements from their courses, they will receive an Incomplete (I) grade. The consequences for earning an Incomplete grade will be one of the following: taking summer school courses, taking courses in the following term or year, and/or taking online credit recovery courses. These options will be subject to availability and needs of the student.
- Grading will be used to improve students' current grades in their respective classes. We are working on developing a holistic grading policy that with simplify the grading of the limited amount of assignments that will be expected from students' respective teachers.
- 3rd quarter grades will be posted the Week of April 17th for work that was completed prior to our closing on March 16th.
- Though the State has given us permission to waive certain course credits (mostly electives), we do not have the ability to grant credit for courses, as students need to complete coursework to earn respective credits.
- As for Seniors taking courses, all seniors are considered on track to graduate, assuming they complete the courses they are currently enrolled in. We may be waiving some of the High School and Beyond requirements, but that will be done sparingly.
- Communication with Students and Parents
- Use of teleconferencing meeting platforms to provide teacher access or student tutoring options
- Students still have the option of sending email or receiving phone calls if they cannot access teleconferencing options.
- Virtual Office Hours will be held on Wednesdays and Thursdays 2:00-3:00pm so that students/parents can access teachers to discuss assignments, progress toward accomplishing learning goals, and providing opportunities to make meaningful connections with teachers
- Teacher-led instruction opportunities may be scheduled depending on the need and wishes of students/parents.
- Accountability Measures Rosalia Schools will Take
- Teachers will make weekly contact with students/parents via email, phone, teleconferencing, etc.
- Students will need to turn in weekly packets for completion grades only (At this time, we are not taking hard copies, but we will accept digital copies via teacher email). Students are typically graded on proficiency and effort, but we want to make the process as painless as possible for students during this life-altering time. Teachers will use what students turn in to establish grading criteria for their students.
- Teachers will log communication with students and parents using communication logs, in an effort to provide equitable services to all students.
- Seniors and Graduation
- We are working to provide seniors with a meaningful Graduation Ceremony. We are in the planning stages and making contingency plans in case we have to provide a "virtual" graduation ceremony. Ideally, we would love to have a traditional ceremony. We will know more by May 4th, when the Governor has scheduled the order that limits public gatherings to end. We will do everything in our power to make this celebratory event a memorable one.
- IEP services will be provided as needed through the Special Education Department. We will not be providing on-site services at this time.
Policies and Learning Processes are subject to change depending on future State guidance or requirements. We thank you for your patience as we are all trying to come to grips with this evolving "new normal".