SES Distance Learning Spring 2020
In line with state requirements, SES will be tracking attendance during distance learning starting March 31. Accountability for learning (completing assignments/assessments) will be separated from “showing up for distance learning” (attendance). For the purpose of distance learning, attendance is defined as a student demonstrating that he/she is showing up for “school”, understanding the expected tasks for the day and ready to engage in learning. Specifically for SES, this means a student “showing up in Schoology” by completing the daily check in posted in their house course by 1:00 PM every day.
Students will have assignments every school day, posted in Schoology by 9:30 AM in their various courses. Once posted, students can login at any time to complete their assignments. Our Non-House classes will continue to be every other day (“Earth” and “Sky” days). This is to try to keep things as normal as possible for students both now, and when we transition back to school within the building. Days are labeled on the school calendar.
Assignments will have due dates. However, know that we are aware some students will have unique circumstances that may dictate the times that they are able to login to complete/submit these assignments. Please ask your student to be aware of assignments and their due dates and to communicate with teachers as needed. And, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions in supporting them. If teachers identify students who are either not logging in or not turning in assignments, we will be reaching out to help troubleshoot.
The district has made "Pass" or "No Credit" an option for all students. This means students who participate in a class to the best of their ability and earn a minimum of 60% or higher, can choose to have a "P" on their transcript rather than the letter grade earned. They earn credit for the course towards graduation, but no letter grade will be figured into their GPA. If, for any reason, they are not able to achieve 60%, a grade of "NC" or No Credit would go on their transcript. They do NOT earn credit towards graduation, but an F letter grade is NOT figured into their GPA. If you have questions about this, please reach out to Mr. Nelson or to your student's teachers. Here is the link to Ms. Trainer's email from April 6, 2020.
All of our staff are working during this time. This means we still be able to offer non-academic support to all students. If you are concerned about your student, please contact the nurse, school psychologist, or school counselor for support. The district has also created a virtual calming room to assist in identifying different strategies for managing emotions.
Direct classroom questions about coursework to the classroom teacher using email or Schoology Messages.
SES Distance Office Hours
Staff will periodically be checking email, voicemail and learning management platforms throughout each work day during distance learning. During distance office hours, teachers will be readily available to answer student questions in real time. If your student logs in outside of these times, they can still message their teachers for answers, just know the response may not be immediate. Teachers have posted their general office hours in the link below. Any daily changes will be posted by the teacher as a Schoology update.