LONGHORN WEEKLY

NGC and CHHS Edition

Dear Teachers,

Thank you for the flexibility you all are showing as we work through our at-home learning. It was great seeing so many of you today during department meetings! This is going to be an ongoing process of learning and trying new things to ensure we are doing the best for our students and families. Cedar Hill HS faculty, staff, and students are RESILIENT!


Please know that I can be reached via phone, text message, or email. If you have a question about anything, please reach out. No matter what, no matter the time. I appreciate all of the hard work that is being displayed.

Grades

A definitive decision has not been made about how grading will look. More information to come next week.

Virtual Office Hours will begin March 30

To allow students the opportunity to connect with their teachers for additional support, each content area will have scheduled virtual office hours through Google Hangout to meet with a number of students. Additionally, teachers will be available via e-mail and respond to students and parents within 24 hours.


ELAR 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ( Monday and Wednesday)

Fine Arts & Electives 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ( Monday and Wednesday)


Math 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ( Tuesday and Thursday )

CTE 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM and 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ( Tuesday and Thursday )


Science 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Monday and Wednesday)

Sos. Studies 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM ( Monday and Wednesday)


LOTE - Hours are established ( Refer to email)

Functional Skills- Set up a schedule conducive to the needs of your scholars


Friday- Scheduled appointment only between the hours of 8-10 and 1and 3 at your discretion

Google Voice Tutorial

Google Voice Tutorial 2019 - Quick Start

Weekly parent contact script and log

All Faculty/Staff are expected to make telephone contact with the scholars in their 2nd-period class starting Monday, March 30. Aim to have the initial week completed by Wednesday, April 1. All Special Education teacher to reach out to their assigned caseload, as well.


SCRIPT:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Sth4BHi1qxNcw0zZAzBs53bQ_jCiVh6-uXidh1l-1Mw/edit?usp=sharing


LOG:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mdluPX4tYAMoseKZEY1A79IQ301gXhSM/view?usp=sharing

The motherlode

If you read only one thing in this newsletter, this blog presents a wealth of options for how to teach online. There are structures for lessons, assessments, and creative ways to re-think teaching practices for k-12 distance-learning.

The slides below offer a comprehensive list of online resources for engaging students in learning in a variety of modalities.

How to build community in your online class

This article describes six fun and engaging activities for MS - HS that will help you to build community remotely. If students are logging on for class, at first things will feel weird. These activities will help you to recreate a sense of community.

Emergency School Closures Due to COVID 19 Roundtable Discussion 2
Wondering how to make an online class more personal?

A lot of online teaching happens in the world of ESL. Regardless of your subject area, ESL teachers have great tips to share. This article shares strategies to make an online class more engaging for students.

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