Middle School Memo

January 11 & 14, 2019

MS 2019 Electives

At Agora Middle School, students have the option of taking either Art or Music as an Elective. These classes meet either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. They are synchronous, semester, graded courses. If you would like to take Art or Music during the 2nd semester session, please complete the survey below.

Students must also take one semester of Physical Education/Health during Middle School grades. 6th or 7th graders who would like to complete this requirement now, may sign up by completing the survey below. Students in 8th grade who have not met the requirement will automatically be assigned to Phys Ed/Health and do not need to complete the survey. PE is also a synchronous, semester, graded course.


This survey must be completed by January 16, 2019.

Please contact your guidance counselor if you have any questions.

Congratulations are in order!!

Emily Sattler has accepted to present at the Keystone Lead and Learn Conference. She will be presenting about Nearpod.

Emily Sattler and Allison Keefe will be presenting at the ISTE conference, as well!

CDT Information

CDT will be conducted in homeroom with the homeroom teacher for half the a day to ensure we get participation from all students. The afternoon will then have a shortened class schedule. One half day during the window will be ELA test and one half day will be math.

2nd Benchmark Dates & Schedule:

  • January 31 in the AM (ELA) Homeroom: 9 - 11:10 (12:30 - 1:00 Lunch)

  • February 7 in the AM (Math) Homeroom 9 - 11:10(12:30 - 1:00 Lunch)

January 31 through February 6 make-up & new students benchmark during PLT (ELA)

February 7 through February 12 make-up & new students benchmark during PLT (Math)

Asynchronous/Synchronous Status Changes Information

This link will close on 1/25/2019.


If approved Async/Sync status will begin 1/29/2019.

We will not be issuing any more requests after start of Semester 2, unless it is designated a crucial circumstance.

The criteria to maintain Asynchronous Attendance Status:

  • Maintain strong communication with teachers and strong attendance by logging in to the OLS every school day
  • Maintaining quality course grades of mostly A’s and B’s.
  • No Missing Assignments
  • Completion of ALL required assessments- This includes Unit Assessments, CDT, and any classroom assessments.

As an asynchronous student you should still attend core classes as often as possible. You must log into the OLS daily, and check emails at the beginning and end of the day. Constant communication with teachers is the key to success in a virtual school. It is very important to watch recordings when you are struggling to understand a concept from a class you had to miss. Please reach out to your teachers if you have any questions or concerns.


End of Semester Reminders:

January 14 - 25, 2019: Asynchronous/synchronous referrals due:

    • Second asynchronous/synchronous referrals due during week of (1/14/19 - 1/25/19)

January 25, 2019 - End of semester 1

January 28, 2019 - Asynchronous - Grading Day

January 29, 2019 - Grades due

February 1, 2019 - PRs printed

February 4, 2019 - Elective courses start

February 13 - 15, 2019 - Student, Parent, Teacher conferences (more details forth coming)