High School Framework

Lewis Mills High School
Distance Learning Information for Students and Parents
Spring 2020

Please find below all the details around our distance learning plan. This updated information includes feedback from our parent, student, and staff surveys which were given just before April break. We anticipate this is the plan we will be using into May and as long as we remain out of the building.

The following is the schedule we have used since we started distance learning back in March. It will remain in place:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

“A Day”

 

Social Studies

English

Arts/Music

World Language

 

 

“B Day”

 

Science

Math/Business

Wellness/FACs

Tech

 

“A Day”

 

Social Studies

English

Arts/Music

World Language

 

“B Day”

 

Science

Math/Business

Wellness/FACs

Tech

 

 

Work day and Office Hours with your teachers


Students and Parents:

  • The teacher for each course will post the assigned activity and expectations by 8:00am on the designated day.

  • Each class will have an assigned activity with a graded assessment that should last about 45 minutes or so. 

    • Lessons will look different than normal.

    • Your teachers will communicate via Teams on what to expect for each day.

    • Pay attention to due dates.

  • The expectation is that on each day you are working on four different class assignments. As of right now, there is no assigned time to get work done each day; your schedule can be flexible each day.

  • On Fridays, teachers will have scheduled Office Hours where they are available to answer emails and connect with students and parents over concerns.

    • Teachers will communicate their Office Hours with students via TEAMs.

    • School Counselors will have office hours daily, to help support students as well; those will be communicated to students.

One change we made related to feedback from students and parents is more “live” contact. In order to allow for students and teachers to connect more frequently, we developed some guidelines for when subject areas can schedule “live” lesson opportunities. Please understand these continue to be voluntary, but students are encouraged to take advantage when their teachers schedule “live” connections to go over questions and talk with classmates. This is the matrix we have asked teachers to use so there are not conflicts between subject areas:

Times

A Day

B Day

9:00am-10:00am

Social Studies

Science

10:00am-11:00am

English

Math/Business

11:00am-12:00pm

Fine Arts/Music

Wellness/FACs

12:00pm-1:00pm

World Language

Technology


  • Teachers may use some sort of video conferencing, like Zoom, in order to teach content and connect with students.
    • The expectation is that although school looks different right now, school rules have not changed.
    • It is expected that students are not misusing technology or acting inappropriately.
      • If students fail to do so, their grade for that class may be affected.

A few things to consider:

  • It’s recommended that students identify a time and a place to get their work done each day.
    • Although classes do not have “assigned times” during this Phase, it’s important that students create consistent habits during this time.
  • Your teachers will be communicating via email; please make sure to check that often, so you do not miss instructions.

Grading Policy – One other recent change to our distance learning program has been clarification of our grading policy. Here is what we will using for the last portion of the year:

Distance Learning – Grading Policy - LSM:

  • Teachers will continue to assess assigned work and put grades into PowerSchool.
  • There will not be final exams (whether we return to the building or not) in June.
  • For Semester 2 Classes Only:
    • Student average for class will be based on 70% for Q3 and 30% for Q4.
    • On transcripts these courses will be given a High Pass/Pass/Incomplete
      • Final semester average 80-100: High Pass
      • Final semester average 60-80: Pass
      • Final semester average below 60: Incomplete
    • These courses will not be included in overall student GPA
  • For Year-Long Classes:
    • An Average will be calculated using grades from Q1(30%), Q2(30%), E1(10%), and Q3(30%).
    • Teachers will also calculate a grade for Q4
      • If the Q4 average is higher than previously calculated average, the grade will be averaged into the year-long calculation.
      • If the Q4 average is lower than the previously calculated average but in the Passing range (above 60%), the previous average will be used.
      • If Q4 average is below 60% the student receives an Incomplete.
      • If both the average for the first three quarters and the Q4 grade are below 60%, than the student does not receive credit for the class.

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