August 14, 2020
When will students know their schedules
Gruening will be hosting a virtual Open House on August 18th. Please look for a link on the 18th to watch our short introduction video.
- Each class will be approximately 90 minutes long with at least 30 minutes of that time done via zoom as direct lesson from their teacher. Attendance will be taken during the first ten minutes of each class. Students are expected to stay in the Zoom sessions the entire time of instruction.
- When we are in the High Risk Designation (like we are now) students will meet via zoom FOUR days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday These classes will meet on a regular Bell Schedule which is attached below.
- We are currently in a High Risk COVID model, which means school will begin online August 20th using Zoom lessons and CANVAS for class work. Please watch for emails early next week with Zoom Session invites for each course.
- The students will have to log into each of their three classes, which will be on a bell schedule each of the four days for attendance and instruction from their teachers.=
- The goal of having classes taught at the same time each day (synchronously) will build consistency and stability for the students, teachers and families. When we get to move back into the school, the bell schedule will remain the same.
- Wednesdays will be used for asynchronous work(students work on their own). Students will be working on the assignments the teachers put on their Canvas Shells. Teachers may require students to attend some study sessions. Teachers will also use this time to reach out to students and parents.
- You should have gotten two emails regarding technology needs. If you need a chromebook or internet connectivity please contact the school via 742-3600. We will put you on the list and the district will let you know when and where the device will be delivered.
- Students will have two core and one elective each quarter.
The Bell Schedule is the same one we will use when students are here in the school. We have decided to follow it in order to create a routine for students which will transfer into the classroom.
Canvas for parents/guardians
Canvas for students
Canvas is an Online Classroom
Canvas is an online classroom. When in-person school is not open due to COVID-19, students log into Canvas to receive instruction, do their assignments, and receive their graded work from their teachers. When a student does their work in Canvas, they are doing “school at home”.
All teachers will be instructing in Canvas, and all students will be learning in Canvas—it’s the virtual online platform for learning. Work done in Canvas is not supplemental or optional--it is required and is graded, just like in-school work is required and graded in a regular classroom.
Parents can also see their student’s progress, their assignments, and monitor their grades with Canvas Parent Observer.
How students access Canvas
1--Follow this link https://asdk12.instructure.com/ or Google “ASD Canvas Login” and click the first link.
2--Next, sign in the way you normally would to access your student GoogleDocs, which is with your Anchorage School District username (lastname.firstname) and password (student ID number for most students).
3--You must agree to the terms, and then it should take you to the dashboard of your Canvas classes. If you have any problems, you can email the teacher for the class you are trying to enter/join.
Assessment and retention
- Jackie Larson - Physical Education/Health
- Shane Logan - Social Studies/Language Arts (Grizzly Team)
- Meg Watson - Language Arts (Summit Team)
- Laura Storrs is back! - Choir
- Tawny Wright - Affective Skills