DISTANCE LEARNING

Beginning Tuesday, March 24, we will move from our modified traditional schedule to an “A-B” block schedule. How will this work? Using Google Classroom, teachers will post assignments for their courses for students to access . At the beginning of each A-B block, students will have access to all their class assignments for the next two days. Students will spend the day working on the  activities for their assigned day, with everything being due by 9:00 p.m. that day. 

 

OVERVIEW & GUIDELINES

Schedule

A Day Courses

  • English: English 1, Pre-AP English 1, English 2, Pre-AP English 2, American Literature. AP English Language, British Literature, AP English Literature
  • Math: Applied Algebra, Algebra 1, Pre-AP Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre-AP Algebra 2, Algebra 3, Geometry, Pre-AP Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-AP Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Statistics
  • World Languages: Latin 1, Latin 2, Pre-AP Latin 3, AP Latin, French 1, French 2, Pre-AP French 3, AP French, Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Pre-AP Spanish 3, Pre-AP Spanish 4, AP Spanish

B Day Courses

  • Science: Methods of Science, Honors Methods of Science, Biology. Pre-AP Biology, AP Biology, Chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Physics C, Physics 1, AP Environmental Science, Anatomy/Physiology, Studies in Medical Science
  • Social Studies: Oklahoma History, World History, AP World History, US History, AP US History, US Government, AP US Government, Personal Finance
  • Theology: The Bible, The Paschal Mystery, The Sacraments, Vocation, Jesus the Christ, The Church, Moral Life of Christ, Spiritual Development & Leadership, Sacred Scripture, Church History, Catholic Social Teaching, Ecumenism/World Religion

If a course is not listed above it is classed as an elective and is due by 9:00 p.m. on the B Day.

If families need to allocate resources, students can meet their seat-hour requirement as long as they check-in and complete their assignments by 9:00 p.m. each day.

Checklist
  • Identify a space in your home where you can participate in remote classroom activities and complete schoolwork.
  • Have your iPad or computer charged and ready to go everyday before you begin class.
  • Check-in and complete assignments through Google Classroom by 9:00 p.m. each day.
  • We suggest actively working through the sample schedule to stay on track each day.
  • Take breaks as needed.
  • If you are having technology issues, email your teacher immediately.
  • Just as it is during on-campus school, you are required to follow the Student-Parent Handbook. This includes all aspects of student behavior including social media posts. Rules about academic honesty still apply. Work is to be done individually, unless specified otherwise, and test security measures will be maintained.
Google Classroom

Distance learning is managed through Google Classroom for all classes. Students will be invited into their classes by their teachers. Students will meet their seat-hour requirement as long as they check-in and complete their assignments by 9:00 p.m. each day. 

Teachers will work carefully and creatively to create assessments that set students up for success. They are encouraged to employ flexible and creative assessments. Teachers will communicate proactively to students what is expected for each assessment, how students will be assessed, and how students are to submit their work.

Daily Attendance

Each class will have a daily attendance assignment, beyond simply “checking in” with that teacher. Assignments will vary and be driven by the teacher, but could be as simple as a response to a discussion board question, a quiz, or an essay. What is important to note is a grade will be given each day.  All assignments for each A-B cycle will be available at 7:30 a.m. on the “A Day,” and are due by 9:00 p.m. on that class day.

Grades/Grading

Grades will be maintained through PowerSchool in the same manner as normal. A grade will be taken for each assignment for each class day. There will be no changes to our grading policy for now. However, we will revisit our policy as this situation evolves. Let’s agree, though, that no student will be penalized for something that is not in their control.

Counselors

Bishop McGuinness counselors are available to help students with assignments, emotional support, college advising and class registration. Please contact the counselors directly.

REACH & Special Services

REACH and Special services support is still available and will be tailored to the situation that will support students most effectively. Dr. Kylie Lyons will be in contact with all REACH students to establish protocols for support.

Teacher Availability

Teachers will establish times they will be available by Gmail, Zoom, or Google Hangouts to answer questions or further explain that day’s lesson. Teachers may also establish office hours available for students, which will be communicated on a course-by-course basis.

Technical Support