Distance Learning Plan

Learning Plan, Device Pick-up Schedule, & New Class Schedule

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Dear Minor High School Families,

We hope this letter finds you and your loved ones healthy and staying safe while at home. Even though our school building is currently closed, our goal is to move forward with new innovative styles of learning for our students. Since the last time we were together with students, our faculty has been attending training on how to utilize technology to support our remote learning program beginning on September 1, 2020.

I would like to thank you for your patience as we create a remote learning plan to reach our Minor High School students that involves over 75 classroom teachers. We know that remote learning cannot reasonably replace daily in-person instructional programs, however, we are working to ensure that we are providing our students with the best online instruction possible. We will continue to share information with you as it becomes available via phone calls, emails and on our social media sites. Please stay connected to us by following Minor High School on Facebook, Twitter and the school website.

Our Distance Learning Plan provides for students to continue learning in developmentally appropriate ways while being mindful of their health and safety. The plan includes the distribution of technology and the usage of online programs like Schoology and WebEx to deliver instruction. You will receive more information on training that will be available for you and your student in the near future.

For the next nine weeks, you will hear the terms synchronous and asynchronous used to describe the learning style your child will be practicing. In the simplest form, Synchronous (S) learning means direct instruction from the classroom teacher much like they would receive if they were sitting in class or working with their teachers in small groups. Asynchronous (A) learning is when your student will be working independently to complete their assignments online. Best description would be a student completing their class assignments outside of school, but with a teacher available online to assist them.

We have created schedules for students to participate in live learning sessions with teachers, office hours daily where teachers will be available online and an after-hours support program (3:00-6:00 pm) should any questions arise outside of the scheduled school day. Please review the schedule at the bottom of this letter so that you are aware of your child’s daily schedule.

We are missing you and looking forward to connecting with each of you soon.


Sincerely,


Kalvin Eaton

Principal, Minor High School

Device Pick-Up, Parent & Student Schoology Info Pick-up, School Registration, Senior Early Graduation

August 26th -28th

12th and 11th Grade - - - - - - - - - - -

August 26th

8:30a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


10th and 9th Grade - - - - - - - - - - - -

August 27th

8:30a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Make up - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

August 28th

8:30a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

12:30p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Important Information

  • Computers will be distributed to the students that completed the technology survey sent out by the district and completed online registration
  • If you have not completed the technology survey link, please click on link.


English: https://forms.gle/xJ9VqU7rPWVkgBoB8

Spanish: https://forms.gle/BDoAaQ911KBMdQFU7


  • Registration: All students will need to be registered by August 25th. If you need additional assistance or to use the school computer, please come to the school at the designated times above and bring the following documents: Current Lease or Deed, 2 Current Utility Bills (current, gas, water, or electric bill). Parent ID

2020-2021 Remote Learning Schedule

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A - Asynchronous Learning - Students work on assignments independently. Teachers are working with small groups and providing feedback to students, as needed.

S - Synchronous Learning - Students are working with teachers in interactive virtual whole-group sessions. (This time should range between 30 - 45 minutes daily with the rest of the time dedicated to asynchronous.)

L - Lunch - Teachers/Students will have 25 minutes

OH* - Office Hours - During your planning period block, use this time to schedule parent meetings and/or respond to parent communication.

** On Asynchronous Learning Friday’s, students will be expected to complete assignments in Schoology. If students need additional help, they can log on during teacher Office Hours’ time for additional assistance.