Hybrid Learning Guide

Lower Merion High School

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.

Hybrid Information

Ordering Breakfast and Lunch

Breakfast and lunch should be ordered online by midnight at www.myschoolaccount.com and can be in advance for the week. Click HERE to learn how to pre-order.

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Customizable Hybrid Schedule for Students

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.

Hybrid Bell Schedule Explanation
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Reminder:

Advisory is every Friday from 9:30AM till 10:00AM. Go to the Advisor’s Blackboard and under classes, select Advisory and then click on the link to join the Advisory session.

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Power Point Hybrid Parent and Family Information

This is the power point used for the 9th Grade Parent Information Session on 10/7/20

Power Point Hybrid Parent and Family Information

This is the power point used for the 10th through 12th Grade Parent Information Session on 10/8/20

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Hybrid Learning Model FAQ

Review the FAQ link to learn more about the frequently asked questions regarding the hybrid learning model at LMHS.

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****Student Daily Guidelines and Protocols****

Students must review these important health and safety guidelines and protocols. We are #allinthistogether

Watch the video below to learn about our return to school health and safety plans in the hybrid model. This video will explain information about returning to school in the hybrid model, the hybrid schedule, and the building health and safety plan.
Hybrid Explanation of the Schedule and Power Point

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):


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Attendance

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 (davisj@lmsd.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

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Instructional Technology for All HS Students

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 Guidelines For Students

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.

Student Instructions for Blackboard Collaborate & Zoom

These instructions are meant to help you navigate these resources.

Camera or microphone problems?

Troubleshoot Microphone & Camera on Macbook using Chrome by clicking Here

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Lower Merion High School students and staff now have access to over 1,000 eBooks and 700 Audiobooks through our newest LM Library database vendor, MackinVIA!


How to Access:

2020-21 Student Planner

2020-21 Student Planner

There is a student planner with letter days & dates available to copy here if you’re interested: Hybrid Student Planner for 10/19 to 11/19 (Go to File > Make a copy) It includes the weeks from 10/19 - 11/20. You can also access the planner by clicking the picture below.

Remote Learning Best Practices For Students

Please click here for a comprehensive list of important strategies to navigate remote learning.

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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.

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LMSD Reporting Form

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.

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Click on picture to return to the Remote Learning Guide

Activities Page:

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) @ shalonk@lmsd.org with information any club student leader would like posted, or if there are questions.



https://lmsd.blackboard.com/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_37276_1&content_id=_944887_1&mode=reset

Lower Merion High School

To Access the Lower Merion High School Website Click here

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The attached is an update from Supt. Copeland regrading opening Hybrid and weather days in Winter