Remote Learning Guide
Harriton High School
Dear Students and Families,
When we return back to the hybrid learning model, please reference the Harriton High School Hybrid Learning Guide.
⬇️ Remote Learning Schedules ⬇️
⬇️ The Remote Learning Schedule Video ⬇️
Students will be expected to attend all periods Monday through Friday. Teachers will record attendance in PowerSchool in both academic and advisory periods. If your child is absent or requires a late “arrival” or early “dismissal” from school, please utilize the Safe Arrival system to communicate with our attendance secretary, Tedi Queroli. While an email to the teachers is always appreciated, the use of the Safe Arrival System is necessary to track attendance. Please use the link below for the form. https://www.lmsd.org/harritonhs/parent-info/attendance/absence-form
On this page, you will learn about how to access virtual classes, get help, and use Harriton’s most common sites like PowerSchool, Blackboard, and Google Apps for Education.
Netiquette refers to "etiquette on the internet." The following guidelines for online etiquette are good rules to follow if you want to enrich online academic conversation and communicate in a respectful and effective way with others.
Please click here for a comprehensive list of important strategies to navigate remote learning.
These instructions are meant to help you navigate these resources.
A Message from Our Student Services Department
We know that this transition to on-line classrooms has been challenging. It’s a learning curve for all of us and we are all adjusting together. Please know we are all here to support you in many ways:
· If you are struggling with accessing or completing schoolwork, please reach out to your school counselor (posted below).
· If you are finding day to day life as we know it now to be overwhelming or difficult, we want you to know you can email your school counselor, Ms. Loverdi firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ms. Manfre email@example.com.
· If you’re a teen who is starting to feel overwhelmed and need another teen to talk to, please call Montgomery County’s teen talk line at (866) 825-5856 or text (215) 703-8411. It is available, free of charge, Monday through Friday, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
· Montgomery County Children’s Crisis Support Program provides not only immediate support for crisis situations but also assistance with managing recurring or future crises. Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-888-HELP-414.
To sign up and join a Club or Organization, follow these steps:
- Log into Blackboard.
- Choose Organizations at the top.
- Select Harriton HS from the Organization Catalogue.
- Scroll to the bottom and select Show all.
- Navigate to the Club or Organization that you want to join. Choose the dropdown menu to the right of the name and click Enroll
Click below to the view the Mental Health smore
Unsure who to call? This chart lists a variety of situations that can arise for high school students, and the first point of contact is the school. The check mark shows the first contact. In some cases, it’s useful to inform other staff members.
The Lower Merion School District strives to create a community where every student feels valued and safe. All members of the LMSD community are urged to use form to share areas of concern regarding matters of social-emotional safety.
- Hanover Research’s How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Students
- Hanover Research’s How to Succeed in Distance Learning: 5 Tips for Families
Teacher Expectations: Check out this video to see how we expect our summer preparation will make a difference in your experience.
Student Expectations: Check out this video outlining the student expectations of… attend class, be engaged, be kind :)
There is a student planner with letter days & dates available to copy here if you’re interested: Remote HS Student Planner (Go to File > Make a copy) It includes the weeks from 11/16 to 1/8.
Advice to complete independent learning work
- Make a plan - Identify where in your residence you work best; this place should minimize distractions.
- Create a daily schedule - Decide when you will start to work and the order you will work on tasks, how long you will work on each task, and when and how long you will give yourself a break. Checklists are perfect for this!
- Organize materials - Gather the materials and supplies that you will need to complete assignments.
- Monitor the schedule - Make use of a timer or watch to help keep you on track.
- Set alerts or reminders - Use a calendar or reminder app to schedule office hours or live lesson reminders so you don't miss out.
- Check-in - Make use of teacher Synchronous Instruction Time to update your progress, ask questions, and seek feedback.
Harriton Student Council Officers
The Harriton Home and School Association (HSA) weekly e-newsletter is Ramblings
The easiest way to sign-up is to text: Ramblings to 22828
You may also sign up for the HSA's weekly e-newsletter, "Ramblings," with the latest news and notices relevant to the Harriton community at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the Harriton Home and School Association (HSA) with questions, comments, or concerns at HarritonHSA@gmail.com.