Remote Learning Guide

Lower Merion High School

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome back to the Remote Learning Guide. This smore has been updated for our return to the remote learning model including letter days, bell schedules, and resources to help you through this transition back to remote learning.



When we return back to the hybrid learning model, please reference the LMHS High School Hybrid Learning Guide.

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Letter Days & Bell Schedules from 11/16 - Winter Break

Please click HERE to see the schedules now updated until winter break.

Letter Days and Bell Schedules until Winter Break attached below:

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Please play the video below for an explanation of the remote learning schedule from beginning of the year:

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What does the week (November 30th to December 4th) look like?

On Monday (11/30 - "B" PM Day):

Classes start for everyone at 9AM

Set 5: 9AM until 10AM

Set 6: 10:30AM until 11:30PM

Set 7: 12:30PM until 1:30PM

Set 8: 2PM until 3PM


On Tuesday (12/1 - "C" AM Day):

Classes start for everyone at 9AM

Set 1: 9AM until 10AM

Set 2: 10:30AM until 11:30PM

Set 3: 12:30PM until 1:30PM

Set 4: 2PM until 3PM


On Wednesday (12/2 - "C" PM Day):

Classes start for everyone at 9AM

Set 5: 9AM until 10AM

Set 6: 10:30AM until 11:30PM

Set 7: 12:30PM until 1:30PM

Set 8: 2PM until 3PM


On Thursday (12/3 - "D" AM Day):

Classes start for everyone at 9AM

Set 1: 9AM until 10AM

Set 2: 10:30AM until 11:30PM

Set 3: 12:30PM until 1:30PM

Set 4: 2PM until 3PM


On Friday (12/4 - "D" PM Day):

Classes start for everyone at 9AM

Set 5: 9AM until 10AM

Set 6: 10:30AM until 11:30PM

Set 7: 12:30PM until 1:30PM

Set 8: 2PM until 3PM

Reminder:

Our next Advsiory is Friday (11/20, "A" AM Day) from 9:00AM till 9:45AM.You should look at your schedule to find out the name of your Advisor. Then go to the Advisor’s Blackboard and under classes, select Advisory and then click on the link to join the Advisory session.

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 11/16 to 1/8 (Go to File > Make a copy) It includes the weeks from 11/16 - 1/8. You can also access the planner by clicking the picture below.

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Student Attendance:

Students will be expected to attend all periods Monday through 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 (610-645-1898). While an email to the teachers is always appreciated, the use of the Safe Arrival System is necessary to track attendance. Please use the link below for the form. https://www.lmsd.org/lower-merion/parent-info/attendance/absence-form

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Student Expectations: Attend Class, Be Engaged, Be Kind :)

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.

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Camera or microphone problems?

Troubleshoot Microphone & Camera on Macbook using Chrome by clicking Here

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Student Accounts: How to Log On

Here is some important info regarding student accounts, including what students should be using to log in and what to do if they can’t:

How Students Log On:

PowerSchool

Username: s0#####

Password: NEW 20-21 network password (students received new passwords when picking up their laptop)

Blackboard

Username: s0#####

Password: NEW 20-21 network password (students received new passwords when picking up their laptop)

LMSD Google Accounts (including Gmail)

Username: s0#####@students.lmsd.org

Password: whatever the student selected when they set up their account. If they forget, they will need to contact Helpdesk and request a reset

Students who forget OR do NOT have their new 20-21 network password before Tuesday

Students should contact the Helpdesk and the Helpdesk will verify identify and provide the info:

Call at 610-645-1899

Email techsupport@lmsd.org

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LMHS Learning Center

Learning Center: The Learning Center is now open virtually. The schedule will be updated and listed above. Students will be sent the learning center links each day via email. Students will access the Learning Center sessions remotely - only if they need help or support in a certain subject.

NHS Tutors:

Our National Honor Society members are now available to start tutoring. Please let your students know that tutors are available in all subjects. This year tutoring request forms are available on-line as a google doc and can be accessed by going to LMHS “Activities” and then scrolling down to National Honor Society. Please see the link below if you wish to share with your students directly.

https://forms.gle/t4FGJuP8mVrJqk3TA

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.

LMSD Family Toolkit For Remote Learning

The LMSD Curriculum Office created a LMSD Family Toolkit for Virtual Learning. This toolkit was developed by elementary, middle and high school teachers, along with District administrators, as a common resource for LMSD students and families

Student Instructions for Blackboard Collaborate & Zoom

These instructions are meant to help you navigate these resources.

Questions? If you have questions - open this document: Who to Call?

EBooks:

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:

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A Message from Our Student Services Department

We know that this transition to on-line classrooms has 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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Advice to complete independent learning work

  • Make a plan - Identify where in your residence you work best; this place should minimize distractions.
  • Create a daily schedule - Decide when you will start to work and the order you will work on tasks, how long you will work on each task, and when and how long you will give yourself a break. Checklists are perfect for this!
  • Organize materials - Gather the materials and supplies that you will need to complete assignments.
  • Monitor the schedule - Make use of a timer or watch to help keep you on track.
  • Set alerts or reminders - Use a calendar or reminder app to schedule office hours or live lesson reminders so you don't miss out.
  • Check-in - Make use of teacher Synchronous Instruction Time to update your progress, ask questions, and seek feedback.

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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.

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

LMSD COVID 19 Dashboard

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.

Lower Merion High School

To Access the Lower Merion High School Website Click here

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