We hope you have had a good weekend with your children. We know that these are uncertain times and it’s so important to make sure your children feel safe and protected, but also to keep a sense of normalcy going forward.
The junior high team (Mrs. Richardson, Ms. Hennrikus, Mrs. Hopkins, and Ms. Fleming) met and discussed what learning will look like for students in 6-8. We decided that for consistency, we will be using an online platform called Edmodo where students are able see assignments, participate in discussions, and to submit work. Edmodo is free and can be accessed by computer or an app. www.edmodo.com
Initially, students will need to set up an account by logging in with a user name, password, and class code. Once they have logged in, it asks them to verify with a parent email or cell phone. After logging in with one class code they will be able to add their other classes by clicking the plus sign in the top right corner of the “Classes” page and entering the other class codes.
Assignments and information will still be posted on Gradelink and it will also be available on the class pages.
Each Monday we will send out a weekly plan with information and assignments to try and keep up with what is going on around us.
Finally, we ask you to bear with us as we are adjusting to the online platform with all of you. Please expect first assignments to be posted by this Wednesday, 3/18 and in the meantime familiarize yourself with Edmodo.
Mrs. Richardson Ms. Hennrikus, Mrs. Hopkins, and Ms. Fleming
Religion: This centers on Jesus' life, his teachings, and the sacraments he instituted. It presents Jesus' call to each person to become his disciple and the ways in which his teachings, his sacraments, and his Church nourish people for discipleship.
L.A./Lit.: is designed to involve students in applying reading, writing, listening, speaking, and viewing skills in an independent manner through meaningful tasks. Students will continue to develop an appreciation for writing and literature through the study of grammar and literary elements in classic and contemporary selections. Emphasis is placed on moving from the literal to the abstract in the student's critical thinking skills and in the use of language.
Homework, Quizzes, Test, and Projects can be found on Gradelink.It is also written on the board in class for students to see and/or write down.
- Gradelink School Code: 1952
1. Each student will come to class prepared.
2. Each student is on her/his best behavior in school
3. Each student is respectful of themselves, their classmates, and the teachers.
4. Each student will make learning a priority and therefore, challenge themselves to do well, complete work on time, and take risks.
5. Student cell phones or other electronic devices are not to be used on campus at any time.
6. Lockers should be cleaned out each day for loose paper, food, and/or other trash. Students must keep their books and supplies in their lockers (7th and 8th grade).
Rules for the classroom
Be polite and respectful at all times.
Be on time to class and ready to work.
Respect others' property
Listen while others speak.
Take responsibility for yourself.
CHomework is the students responsibility and the parent is a "resource". Homework will be assigned daily. Most homework that your child receives is work not completed in class or any ongoing projects.
All work needs to be turned in on time. Late work will be accepted, although there will be a grade reduction. Also, late work will only be accepted with a grade reduction within two weeks of the due date. The first week the students can receive a maximum of a 'B' and the second week is a 'C'.
Tests that receive a grade of a 'C' or below are sent home for a parent signature. Students must return the test with a parent signature within the allotted time. They can then retake the test and the two test scores will be averaged for a final grade.