Oct. 9, 2020
We can finish STRONG!!!
Gearing up for 2nd quarter
We have almost completely scheduled 2nd quarter classes for our students. All students are scheduled into one elective class. General parameters for core classes are that any student that took Math now takes Science. Any student that took Science now takes Math. Any student that took Language Arts now takes Social Studies. Any student that took Social Studies now takes Language Arts. Please remember that even though these classes only last a quarter they cover a semester’s worth of content. Schedules are viewable in Q. If you have any questions please contact your student’s counselor.
2nd Quarter Open House - Oct. 22nd 6:20-7:20
For this fall we will be holding Parent conferences virtually via Zoom. On October 22nd teachers will have their regular classes during the day and run a Zoom Open House in the evening for parents. The schedule is as follows: Period 1 from 6:20 pm to 6:40 pm, period 2 from 6:40 pm to 7:00 pm, and period 3 from 7:00 pm to 7:20 pm. This will be a great opportunity for parents to meet their student's second quarter teachers. The zoom meeting link is the same that students use to join their normal classes. Staff will also send an email with the link and they can be found in the Canvas shell. Please put your name and the full name of your student when naming yourself for the meeting.
Important Dates to remember
Oct. 16th - inservice - no zoom sessions.
Oct. 19th - first day of 2nd quarter (all new classes)
Oct. 22nd - PM Open House
Oct. 23rd - inservice - no zoom sessions
Student Art at the Museum!
Congratulations to two Romig artists! Their work will appear in an online art show with the Anchorage Museum inspired from our "Pandemic Portraits" project. We have been so impressed by the art our students have produced this quarter.
"Masked" (with blue background) by Hazel Fuhs
"M" by (pink and green background) Leah Williams-Shimanek
Battle of the Books
Library Curbside Pickup
Appropriate Behavior in Zoom: Reminder
This message is a reminder of appropriate behaviors while using ZOOM and CANVAS. Our recent attendance data shows that students are showing up for classes. This is great news! While attending classes is half the battle, we need to strive for quality participation during virtual classes as well. Please note that while in a ZOOM meeting, students need to apply the following items:
- Be on time to the lesson and remain on as long as instructed by the teacher
- Be appropriately dressed for a learning environment
- Make sure that the student has an appropriate bedtime so that they are rested for school
- When asked a question by the teacher, a response is given in an efficient manner
- Follow all instructions for video, mute, and naming
- Put phones away; remember, unless directed by the teacher, there is little to no reason a phone should be used during a virtual lesson besides the potential of accessing ZOOM
- A lapse in these could result in a student being removed from the virtual environment
Safecomputing: District Monitoring of ASD resources used by students
- With the onset of online learning across the District, ASD has an obligation to ensure that students are not accessing or exposed to inappropriate content or engaging in any destructive online behavior when using the District network or computers.
In an effort to keep students safe from potentially harmful online activity, ASD monitors all activity through all Google applications for any content related to:
· Drugs & Alcohol
· Nudity & Sexual Content
· Profanity & Vulgar Language
· Suicide & Self Harm
· Violence Towards Others
This monitoring process screens documents generated by, shared by, or shared to students via Google Drive, which includes documents that may be submitted via Google Classroom. These documents include but are not limited to Google Suite and Microsoft Office documents, spreadsheets, and presentations, as well as a variety of image file formats. When questionable content is identified, it is flagged and a report is forwarded to school administrators, who will in turn notify parents or guardians. Again, the focus here is maintaining a safe and healthy online learning environment for all of our students.
Schools have always borne the responsibility of monitoring students’ school-related work and communication. Given that all instruction, communication and work submission is web-based, this safety check has taken on a new form. All monitoring follows the strict guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which safeguards sensitive student information. The District takes staff, student, and family confidentiality very seriously and has robust systems in place to ensure that information is not released in an unauthorized manner.
For more information and resources to help guide the discussion with your children about safe internet use and online behavior please go to