April 13, 2020
Welcome back from Spring Break! As you are aware, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the State of Michigan continues to be on a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order from the governor. All school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. The schools may be closed but learning is not over for the year. We will continue remote learning through the end of the school year.
In compliance with the Executive Order, Fraser Public Schools has developed a Continuity of Learning Plan. This week we will continue with the same remote learning (EOLO) schedule for secondary students that we have used since school closed. We will be rolling out Phase II of our remote learning to start the week of April 20th. This week it is important for students to log into Blackboard and their Fraser email accounts. Teachers’ office hours will be posted on Blackboard.
Our goal is to provide meaningful learning opportunities for students based on their current courses. Students are encouraged to complete the activities/tasks provided by teachers. All of the assignments are aligned to course competencies and will be counted toward student grades. Students should contact their teachers on how to make up competencies not met before the school closure. Grades will start to be updated the week of April 20th. We will be sharing the plan with parents and students later this week. Tuesday, April 14th, is a professional development day for teachers throughout the district. There will be no office hours on this date.
Do's and Don'ts of Video Conferencing Etiquette
The 8 Do's of Video Conferencing Etiquette
Do be courteous to other participants
Do speak clearly
Do keep body movements minimal
Do move and gesture slowly and naturally
Do maintain eye contact by looking into the camera
Do dress appropriately
Do make the session animated
Do be yourself and have fun!
The 7 Don'ts of Video Conferencing Etiquette
Don't make distracting sounds
Don't make distracting movements
Don't interrupt other speakers
Don't carry on side conversations
Don't wear "noisy" jewelry
Don't cover the microphone