Hybrid Learning Guide
Lower Merion High School
Letter Days and Bell Schedules until February 26, 2021
Revised Hybrid Schedule with 10 minute Passing Time:
Dear Students and Families,
Please play the video below to learn more about the information in this Hybrid Learning Guide. We know this format comes with a learning curve and we are hopeful that this edition of smore will help you navigate our return to school and the hybrid model. Please refer to this smore to help guide you/your student through this learning experience.
To copy, please go to File > Make a copy, and you will have a version you can edit and bookmark.
Please play the video below for an explanation of the hybrid learning schedule.
Revised Hybrid Schedule with 10 minute passing time:
This is the power point used for the 9th Grade Parent Information Session on 10/7/20
This is the power point used for the 10th through 12th Grade Parent Information Session on 10/8/20
Students will be expected to attend all periods Monday through Thursday either in-person or online. The only mandatory session on Friday, unless directed specifically by a teacher, will be advisory where attendance will be taken that counts for the day on Friday. Teachers will record attendance in PowerSchool in both academic and advisory periods. If your child is absent or requires a late “arrival” or early “dismissal” from school, please utilize the Safe Arrival system to communicate with our attendance secretary, Jean Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org). If a student self screens and is not safe to attend school, the student can access the class remotely and be recorded as present for the lesson. While an email to the teachers is always appreciated, the use of the Safe Arrival System is necessary to track attendance. Please use this link for the form. https://www.lmsd.org/lower-merion/parent-info/attendance/absence-form
Students, If you will not be attending school in person on your scheduled cohort day, you should ask your parents/guardians to follow the normal attendance procedure for notifying the school of an absence. You must do this EVEN IF you are still able to participate virtually. This is important so that we can ensure that you are safe. It also helps us to record and report accurate attendance details which allows for more efficient and effective contact tracing, if necessary.
Review the FAQ link to learn more about the frequently asked questions regarding the hybrid learning model at LMHS.
Students must review these important health and safety guidelines and protocols. We are #allinthistogether
Other Important Return to School Videos:
Please click on the titles below to learn more about our return to school in the hybrid model (these are real assistant principals and not actors):
The dashboard will be updated weekly and includes confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 reported to LMSD by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) in individuals who attend or work in LMSD.
On this page, you will learn about how to access virtual classes, get help, and use LM’s most common sites like PowerSchool, Blackboard, and Google Apps for Education.
Netiquette refers to "etiquette on the internet." The following guidelines for online etiquette are good rules to follow if you want to enrich online academic conversation and communicate in a respectful and effective way with others.
These instructions are meant to help you navigate these resources.
LMHS Learning Center
Learning Center: The Learning Center is now will open and can be accessed virtually. The schedule is above. Students will be sent the learning center links each day via email. Students will access the Learning Center sessions remotely from their study hall or free - only if they need help or support in a certain subject.
Please click here for a comprehensive list of important strategies to navigate remote learning.
Questions? If you have questions - open this document: Who to Call?
A Message from Our Student Services Department
We know that all of these transitions have been challenging. It’s a learning curve for all of us and we are all adjusting together. Please know we are all here to support you in many ways:
· If you are struggling with accessing or completing schoolwork, please reach out to your school counselor (posted below).
· If you’re a teen who is starting to feel overwhelmed and need another teen to talk to, please call Montgomery County’s teen talk line at (866) 825-5856 or text (215) 703-8411. It is available, free of charge, Monday through Friday, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
· Montgomery County Children’s Crisis Support Program provides not only immediate support for crisis situations but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-HELP-414.
Counselor Programs and Newsletters:
The Lower Merion School District strives to create a community where every student feels valued and safe. All members of the LMSD community are urged to use form to share areas of concern regarding matters of social-emotional safety.
Click on picture to return to the Remote Learning Guide
Below is the link the to the Activities / Athletics Blackboard. Students can find current information, meeting dates, fundraisers, and more for clubs and athletics that may be of interest to them. Please email Ms. Shalon (Secretary in the Athletics and Activities Office) @ email@example.com with information any club student leader would like posted, or if there are questions.