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    Parent & Student Guidelines

     

     

    Lockport Township High School Beliefs about Virtual Learning:

    These beliefs were generated by an Administrative, Department Chair, and Teacher team and approved by a teacher team on Friday, March 13, 2020. These have been updated on March 26, 2020 to reflect the Virtual High School Experience.

    Continuity in the learning process is essential for student achievement. We are committed to delivering the best educational opportunity for our students given the current reality of the COVID-19 crisis in America.  

    It is important that students, supported by their parents and teachers, participate in the Lockport Township High School Virtual Learning Experience. 

    We will, to the best of our ability, deliver learning within the limits of a virtual learning environment, understanding that virtual learning will be different from traditional classroom learning.

    All stakeholders, teachers, parents, and students, should assume the best intentions of each other in executing this plan. 

    We are fortunate that we have a great staff of professionals who work as problem-solvers and a Board of Education that made us 1:1 six years ago.

    What Teachers Will Do As Part of the LTHS Virtual High School Experience:

    1. Teachers will work with their course teams to provide new daily learning experiences and assessments.
    2. Teachers will share with students through email and on their Google Classroom/PowerSchool Learning pages assignments as well as how to access their teachers and classroom resources.   
    3. Teachers will release learning experiences comparable to the days in the week.  These experiences may be released at one time, daily, or in small blocks. 
    4. Teachers will communicate timelines to students.
    5. Teachers will respond to parent and student emails within 24 hours and will participate in regularly scheduled virtual office hours.
    6. Teachers will communicate regularly online with students and parents to support daily student engagement.
    7. Teachers will activate LTHS support protocols for students who are not engaging in the Virtual High School, are falling behind in their assigned work, or are demonstrating other concerns.
    8. Teachers will focus on virtual experiences rather than live lessons.
    9. Teachers will grade assignments. If an assignment is not submitted or is of less than acceptable quality, teachers will use an I (Incomplete) or another relevant gradebook symbol and the teacher may require students to revise and resubmit. Teachers should contact students about guidelines for changing incompletes in a timely manner.

    What Students Will Do As Part of the LTHS Virtual High School Experience:

    1. Be flexible during this new time of learning.
    2. Take advantage of the learning opportunities provided by teachers.
    • Be responsible.
      • Be online each day for learning.
      • Check LTHS email daily.
      • Check your Google Classroom, and/or Powerschool daily for learning activities from your teachers.
      • Check for your teachers'online availability hours so you will know when it is easiest to connect with them.
      • Email teachers with any questions you might have; please allow a response window of 24 hours.
      • Keep you Chromebook charged.
      • Do your assignments in the suggested timeline.
    • Use Google Classroom and PowerSchool.
    • Use technology responsibly to stay connected with teachers, counselors, and peers.
    • Reach out to teachers with questions or concerns about the online learning experience.
    • Produce and submit high-quality work to teachers. If an assignment is not submitted or is of less than acceptable quality, teachers will use an I (Incomplete) or another relevant gradebook symbol and the teachers may require students to revise and resubmit. Students should contact teachers about guidelines for changing incompletes in a timely manner.

    3.  How Virtual Learning will help you:

    • Build your understanding of important concepts and grow your knowledge and skill base.
    • Develop 21st-century learning skills for your future use in school and work.
    • Grow beyond social media for staying connected.
    • Make you a more independent learner in preparation for college and career.

    Teacher Virtual Office Hour Schedule and Weekly Schedule Information 

    During the times indicated below, teachers will be available to either via email or will set up a Google meet to answer questions from students. This is not a fixed class schedule for students. The schudule is flexible and teachers will daily publish lessons through PowerSchool or Google Classroom.  Students should check their LTHS email regularly for updates on assignments.  This schedule is for the first two weeks of the LTHS Virtual High School Experience. The office hours and daily schedule for the rest of the month will be published Friday, April 17th.

     

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    8:30-10:00

    Mathematics

    English

    Mathematics

    English 

    Student Independent Work Day
     

    Physical Education

    Visual & Performing Arts

    Physical Education

    Visual & Performing Arts   

    10:00-11:30

    Social Studies 

    Science

    Social Studies 

    Science 

    Teachers in department & course team meetings.  
     

    College & Career Application

    World Language & Culture

    College & Career Application

    World Language & Culture 

     

    11:30-1:00

    Science

    Social Studies 

    Science

    Social Studies 

     
     

    World Language & Culture

    College & Career Applications

    World Language & Culture

    College & Career Applications 

     

    1:00-2:30

    English

    Mathematics

    English

    Mathematics 

     
     

    Visual & Performing Arts

    Physical Education

    Visual & Performing Arts

    Physical Education