STEM Academy Distance Learning

What will this process look like, and where do we go?

DIRECTOR'S DIALOGUE

STEM Families,


I hope that this message finds you and your family well. I know that our students may be nervous or anxious during this time. The decision for the district to implement school closure was not an easy one, and we are all transitioning in to this time together.


Beginning Monday, March 23rd our students will be presented with an online platform for learning. For many of our students this will not be difficult. They have already had classes that presented materials using flipped instruction where the teacher presented the lesson online before the students came to class. I know that much of the correspondence that you have been receiving mention that the students throughout the district will be using Google Classroom. STEM Academy, because we have already been using an online learning management system for so long, has opted to continue the use of Blackboard (Moodle). This is the program with which our students are most familiar, so in an effort to maintain normalcy we have opted to stay the course. Having said that, we have some supports that are contained herein in order to help you and your student during this time.


We also realize that for some families access to technology or the internet may prove to be a challenge. As a district we are working through that right now. I appreciate that so many of you have already gone online in order to complete our technology form. This was helpful in determining how many packets to make at both the middle school and the high school. If you have not yet had the opportunity to share information regarding your technology, would you please take just a moment to let us know by clicking on this link https://forms.gle/U7MKf9wWuQLg8cVo7?


Stay safe and healthy during our time apart. We miss all of our STEM family members and hope to see you online really soon!


Jennifer Jensen & Lane Smiley

STEM Academy Administrative Team

UPCOMING EVENTS - Districtwide

3/23 - 4/3 - School Closure


3/23 - Distance Learning, Packet Pickup Begins

STEM Middle School News

MS Packet Pickup Service

We will have Nimitz/STEM Curbside Packet Pickup Service for those without internet or data plans on Mondays between 11:30am and 1:30pm, and from 4:30pm - 6:00pm. Pickup will take place on the Blanco Road side of campus. In order to practice social distancing, you will be able to do it all from the comfort of your own vehicle.

HELP! How do I help my student navigate through Blackboard in order to find courses and resources?

STEM LMS Introduction

When my student needs help, how will s/he access the teacher?

In order to best meet the needs of our students, and in order to maintain our relationships with our students, we have developed a plan!


Our teachers have set up a daily Blackboard Collaborate session in order to assist students with their assignments and to answer questions. By clicking on the link below you will have access to direct links to each teacher's Blackboard (Moodle) page and the questioning forum, in addition to the Collaborate space. It is also available on our middle school and high school webpages. We hope that these face-to-face "office hour" sessions will allow students to feel supported and involved in spite of our distances at this time.


As always, our teachers are available through email for those needing assistance outside of their "office hours". We truly want to be available to assist your student how and when our help is needed!

Still Need Help?

If you can't seem to find the answers that you are looking for, please feel free to reach out to our STEM Offices for help.

STEM Academy - High School News

HS Packet Pickup Service

We will have LEE/STEM Curbside Packet Pickup Service for those without internet or data plans on Mondays between 9 am and noon. Pickup will take place in the front of the LEE HS campus. In order to practice social distancing, you will be able to do it all from the comfort of your own vehicle.

STEM REFERENCE TOOLS

Family Access

This link provides information and links for ease of access when looking to email teachers, check grades, view attendance records, sign up to receive alerts, monitor cafeteria spending and more!

NEISD Volunteer Sign-Up

Looking for ways to help? Please sign up to be a STEM Academy volunteer!

2019-20 School Calendar

Click on this link for access to our traditional school calendar.

Regular Start & Dismissal Times

Click on this link to see regular start and dismissal times, per campus.

NEISD Testing Calendar

Click on this link for the district STAAR testing calendar.

Staff Directory – MS

There are no classroom telephones, so it is best to contact teachers by email. Please click on the link above to access teacher contact information.

Staff Directory - HS

There are no classroom telephones, so it is best to contact teachers by email. Please click on the link above to access teacher contact information.

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