Welcome Back Information for the 2020-2021 School Year

Welcome Back Frederick Warriors!

 

I hope everyone is staying safe and is getting prepared to return to learning on Aug. 18th. As you know, we continue to follow the guidance of our state and local health officials on the best practices and safety guidelines. Per the email sent on Aug. 4th, all schools will be starting in an online environment on Aug. 18th. 

 

Online Learning Plan:

It is important to note that our fully online-learning model will be much more robust than students and families experienced when schools unexpectedly were required to discontinue in-person learning this spring. Please click this link to learn more about the online-learning model for your student’s specific grade level, which will include synchronous (live, real-time) and asynchronous (flexible) instruction, as well as independent student assignments/work.

 

Students will log on at the beginning of each period to their teacher’s WebEx room for a period of synchronous learning where they will meet directly with their teacher.  After a period of time, teachers will direct students to complete work, practice, and collaborate in ways that may not require direct teacher instruction.   Each block will operate in this way, a time for synchronous learning followed by time for asynchronous learning.  Students will be able to find WebEx room links for each class on their teacher’s Schoology pages and in this document

 

Monday/Wednesday: A - Day (Blocks 1 - 4)

 

Tuesday/Thursday: B - Day (Blocks 5 - 8)

 

SVVSD Calendar of A/B Days

 

Bell Schedule:

7:45-9:20        Block 1/5

9:25-10:55      Block 2/6

11:00-11:30    Lunch

11:35-1:05      Block 3/7

1:10-2:45        Block 4/8

·       Students must be logged in and present during the synchronous lesson to be marked present.

 

Friday: 8 Period Day with Advisory

7:45 - 8:10 -------- Teacher Office Hours

8:10 - 8:50 -------- Advisory (Attendance is required for synchronous (live, real time) learning

8:55 - 9:30 -------- Block 1

9:35 - 10:10 ------ Block 2

10:15 - 10:50 ---- Block 3

10:55 - 11:30 ---- Block 4

11:35 - 12:05 ---- Lunch

12:10 - 12:45 ---- Block 5

12:50 - 1:25 ------ Block 6

1:30 - 2:05 -------- Block 7

2:10 - 2:45 -------- Block 8

·       Blocks 1 - 8 will be asynchronous (flexible) instruction and will require student participation during the day to be marked present and receive credit. 

 

Grading:

This year, we will return to our school-wide grading practice. Teachers will have two grading categories, Assessments and Learning Activities. Assessments will consist of tests, quizzes, and large projects which will make up 70% of the final grade. The Learning Activities category will content daily activities, practice, small quizzes, and other experiences that will make up 30% of their final grade. Please note this is different from the engagement grading that was done last spring during the school closure.

 

Attendance:

Teachers will be taking attendance everyday and during every class. On Mondays through Thursdays they will take attendance during the synchronous (live, real-time) learning at the beginning of each period. It is important students follow their schedule and login on time. On Fridays, attendance will be based on participation and submission of the required activities. 

 

Technology and Internet Access:

St. Vrain Valley Schools has made a significant investment in technology resources to ensure a high-quality and equitable online learning environment for all students. An iPad will be available to all students in grades K-12 to support their learning at home and school.

Additionally, our district will continue to operate community WIFI hotspots and has developed additional resources for families who do not currently have internet access. Please click here to learn more

 

Technology Support

Infinite Campus

Student grades and attendance will be updated in Infinite Campus. You can log into Infinite Campus by going here. You can also download the app via your app store and setup notification settings that will alert you about attendance and grade changes. 

 

Schoology

Schoology is our learning management system. This is where teachers will house resources, assignments, conduct discussion posts, and more. Parents can login to Schoology with their Infinite Campus Account. 

 

iPad and other Tech support: 

Use this link for more information on iPad Setup, insurance, access, and more. If you need help creating an account, trouble accessing something, or other tech questions, please contact Jennifer Urban in our library at urban_jennfer@svvsd.org

 

If you need an iPad because you are new to St.Vrain and Frederick HS, please stop by the front office between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm and we will check out an iPad for you. 

 

Counseling and Administration support:

Our counseling department and administration department are committed to supporting you and your student. To help organize the students, our counselors and administrators have divided up our caseloads based on the first letter of a student’s last name. 

Admin. / Counselor Assignments:

·       A - E = Doug Jackson / Phillip Winslow

·       F - L = Ty Gordon /  Carey Beneke

·       M - R = Jennifer Santos / Teresa Hytowitz

·       S - Z = Russel Fox / Amanda Fitzgerald

·       Please note, that counselors are still finalizing schedules as some things have shifted. They are only making schedule changes for graduation requirements, ICAP plans, or other technical issues. 

 

Nutrition Services and Food Distribution:

St. Vrain Valley Schools will continue to provide drive-through breakfast and lunch meal distribution during in-person school closures for all students. Click here to learn more about meal distribution sites and schedules.

 

Calendar for the first week of school:

·       Students need to refer to their schedule and login to their teacher’s WebEx link at the start of each class. Teacher WebEx links can be found here.

Aug. 18th - B - Day (Blocks 5 - 8) First Day of School for ALL Students 

Aug. 19th - A - Day (Blocks 1 - 4)

Aug. 20th - B - Day (Blocks 5 - 8)

Aug. 21st - 8 Period Day and Advisory

 

Sports and Extracurricular Activities:

·       Introducing our new Athletic and Activities Director, Ty Gordon

·       Virtual Fall Sports Parent Meeting Info. Slideshow

·       Sports: See CHSAA announcement here

·       Clubs will meet virtually for the first 6 weeks. Announcements will be made during Advisory Time about when clubs will meet.

 

Other miscellaneous items:

·       The Ed. Foundation of the St. Vrain Valley has donated backpacks of school supplies. Stop by the front office if you need one. 

·       Picture Day has been postponed until October. More info to come as we get closer to that date.

 

Thank you again for your support and flexibility as we work to meet the needs of our students in conjunction with the state and local health guidelines designed to keep our kids safe. If you have any questions or need anything else, please call us at 303-833-3533. 

 

Sincerely,

Brian Young

Principal

Frederick High School