Ms. Carrey will be using the following digital tools:
This website to communicate to parents,
Zoom to do daily sessions with students,
and Google Classroom to post learning materials, to gather student work and to mark student work.
Students will need daily access to consistent internet, and devices on which they can use Google Classroom and Zoom.
Summer School is only for students who earned a 40% or higher in their regular academic courses during the previous academic year. Anyone who has been incorrectly placed will be removed from the Summer School program, as it is only intended as an opportunity for students to improve skills and knowledge they already have.
There are policies and procedures (see headings below) for Summer School online, just as there are for regular school and regular summer school. Please be sure to read them and abide by them.
Summer School 2020 runs from Tuesday, June 23rd through Friday, July 17th (inclusive).
Students must attend an hour per day of online instruction time with their teacher. The other hours of work will be completed independently, and will require students to manage their time, commitments and effort with parental support.
Ms Carrey's Summer School classes will NOT be having final exams - there will be weekly work/assignments and a final project. Quizzes that are part of the weekly work will be done via Google Classroom, and will be open book.
Summer School 2020 Policies and Procedures
Student ExpectationsSummer School is a fast-paced, credit recovery program. Student success is determined by a student’s ability to keep up with the course and ask questions when confused. The following rules and expectations are designed to both hold students accountable and to help them to succeed.
BehaviourAll students are expected to act in accordance with “netiquette” when taking online courses. They should make sure to be polite, knowledgeable and respectful when posting and communicating in an online environment. DisciplineTeachers will endeavour to provide a stimulating learning environment. Students who disrupt the learning process may be dealt with firmly under the following guidelines:
First offense: Warning of suspension
Second offense: One day suspension/Expulsion
Third offense: Expulsion
Incidents involving illegal substances or confrontational behaviour will warrant an automatic expulsion from the summer school program and no refund.
AttendanceStudents are expected to attend online classes each day. Parents must contact the teacher if a student will be missing a class for medical reasons. Teachers may choose to handle technology and time conflicts on an individual basis.
Lates Students are expected to be on time to all online classes.
Classwork and HomeworkStudents are expected to complete all assigned work on time and will be held accountable for all assignments. It is reasonable to expect that every hour of online class requires an additional three hours of study out of class.
Academic Warning Students who fall behind three assignments or more will be placed on academic warning. Parents will be notified and students will have until the following Monday to catch up on assignments. If the student fails to catch up on their work, they will be withdrawn from the program. Refunds will not be issued.
Reporting Interim Reports will be sent by email on July 6th. Report Cards will be mailed home on July 20th. Students will receive a final report card grade with percent and letter grade.
Attendance is critical to success. Being able to interact with their instructor, ask questions and get clarification, as well as to be accountable, will support students in achieving their goal of earning a credit.
Obviously, Summer School in 2020 is NOT going to be like previous summer school years.
So how should kids in Ms. Carrey's Summer School classes approach their work?
Be sure to attend the daily Zoom Session for Instruction and Information