Distance Learning Protocols for Mr. Yoshida's Classes
Welcome, families, to another fantastic school year! Do you have questions about the technology in our classroom? Use this guide as a helpful resource. Print out and post the cheat sheet for quick reference. Contact me at any time if you have other questions or concerns.
For parents and caregivers:
Q: How will I get information about assignments, progress, and other classroom news?
A: Register for the LAUSD Parent Portal and log into Schoology. Get help with this process by calling the office at 323-265-6725 to make an appointment for one-on-one assistance. You can set up your Schoology account so that you will receive automatic weekly reports on your child’s attendance and assignments.
Q: How/where should my kid keep track of their assignments?
A: All students should log into Schoology daily, where they can track their progress.
Q: How can I contact you? How can my kid contact you?
A: Teachers can receive messages through Schoology or by email. Teachers’ email addresses are posted on the school website on their teacher pages.
Q: What's the best way to share a problem or concern?
A: Call the school office at 323-265-6725, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4 pm, and ask to speak with your child’s counselor, the magnet coordinator or an administrator.
Q: What should we do if we have technical difficulties or our device breaks?
A: Contact Ms. Tina Phan, IT Support Assistant at email@example.com or call the office at 323-265-6725.
Q: How will the school help facilitate social connections while distance learning?
A: Teachers and Educare staff will offer clubs and activities during lunch, during some advisory sessions and after school. Choices will be posted on the school website, and all students will have a chance to sign up.
Q: Will you have office hours or other one-on-one time with kids?
A: All teachers will hold open office hours for parents, guardians and students on Wednesdays from 2:15 to 2:50 pm. Reach out to your child’s teacher through Schoology or by email to set up an appointment.
Q: How can I help keep my kid on task?
A: Students should work in a space within their home where parents may see their computer screen. Students should take breaks to move around as needed, but parents or guardians who are at home should remind them to return to their school tasks after short breaks.
Q: What happens if my kid is absent?
A: Teachers will mark students absent if they do not attend their live Zoom classes. Parents and guardians should call the school office when their child is absent and inform office staff or the Pupil Services & Attendance Counselor, Mrs. De Luna, of the reason for the absence.
Q: For how long will my child need to sit still?
A: LAUSD requires high schools to provide 150 minutes per day of live, interactive class time, so that should be the limit of what is required of students, as well. Teachers provide movement breaks during class time.
Q: How will we know how to access online classes? Where will the links be?
A: Zoom links for all classes are accessed from Schoology. Students must log into Schoology daily at the start of their classes at 9 am and 12:30 pm for their main classes, and at 10:50 am or 11:55 am for their Advisory session on all Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesday classes start at 9 am and are shorter, but students will be in Zoom classes for most of the day on Wednesdays.
Q: What's the best way for me to get in contact with you?
A: Students should send email or Schoology messages to their teachers.
Q: What's the best way to share a problem or concern?
A: Problems and concerns should be shared via email so that we can have productive conversations and address students’ concerns.
Q: How will I know how to access online classes? Where will the links be?
A: All online classes will always be accessed through Schoology, where Zoom links will be in the external tool symbol for each course.
Q: What should I do if I have technical difficulties?
A: Call the school office at 323-265-6725 if you are having trouble logging into your class. Contact Ms. Tina Phan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any laptop or connectivity issues.
Q: What are your expectations during distance-learning classes?
A: Students are expected to uphold digital citizenship expectations, follow school-wide rules for positive online behavior, use only appropriate language for written and spoken comments in class discussions, use only appropriate virtual or actual backgrounds without offensive words or images, keep screens on when asked by the teacher, and wear clothes that are school-appropriate when on camera.
Q: What are the consequences of not meeting expectations?
A: Students may be excluded from their live, interactive Zoom class meeting if they use offensive language, share offensive images, use an inappropriate background or disrupt instruction. Parent-student conferences will be held to review behavior expectations during online learning.
Q: How should I keep track of my assignments?
A: Keep track of your assignments by checking Schoology daily.
Q: What happens if I'm absent?
A: Send a message to your teacher through Schoology or by email.
Q: What should I do if I'm feeling sad, disconnected from people, or anxious?
A: Contact your teacher, counselor or an administrator to get support.