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Mark Dragon

Middle School Information for Virtual Learning

 

Schedule

 

8:00 – 8:20

1st Elective

8:22 – 8:42

2nd Elective

8:45 – 9:30

1st Period

9:35 – 10:20

2nd Period

10:25 – 11:10

3rd Period

11:15 – 12:00

4th Period

 

 

Supply List (6th and 7th Grades)

Students will still need supplies for their classes.

 

  • 5 Composition Books (these will need to be replaced as the year progresses)
  • Pencils
  • Colored Pencils
  • Having access to a calculator would be beneficial for some math assignments
  • Optional:Folder or folders to keep up with any printed materials.

 

Supply List (8th Grade)

 

  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Paper
  • 3in binder · 1pack (with 5+) of dividers
  • 4 folders with pockets and holes

 

 

 

Grading

 

Grades are set up in four categories and each category is weighed equally at 25% of your overall grade.

  • Classwork/Homework
  • Quiz
  • Test
  • Participation/Projects

Work must be submitted through Teams or later through Canvas.  Do not submit work through email.

 

 

Late Work

 

When work is not submitted on the due date, it is considered late. 

Late work will be accepted with a reduction in grade.

Grade will be lowered by 10 points each day it is late.

After 3 days, the assignment will receive a grade of zero.

 

 

Virtual Behavioral Expectations

 

Many of the same behavioral expectations still apply in the virtual classroom such as being on time and using appropriate manners.  However, there are some expectations specifically for virtual learning.

  • Be on time for class.
    • You are expected to be logged into your class at the appropriate time according to the schedule.
    • You do not want to miss important information so try to be on time.
  • When you enter the conference, enter muted.This may already be done for you when you enter but, if not please mute your microphone.
    • This is to cut out extra noises from disrupting the teacher and the other students.
  • THINK about your workspace.... If possible be in the same location each day, free from distractions. Please do not have background noise (radio, television, people talking) going on during our classes. It is distracting to everyone.
  • DO NOT change your visual backgrounds. It can be VERY distracting to others.
  • Do not have pets or siblings present during the video conferences.
  • Dress appropriately for the video conference.Think about what others will be seeing.
  • Stay Attentive: It is important that you pay attention to what is going on during our class time, this is the only live interaction you will have with your class. (turn off the tv and cell phone).
  • All conferences will be videoed.Be sure that you are behaving appropriately at all times.
  • You must log in with your face showing.No icons.Your face must be visible the entire time.
  • When you have questions, since you will be muted, let us know you have a question by typing that you have question in the chat section.We will call on you as soon as we can.
    • After being called on, either we will unmute your microphone or you will and ask your question.
    • After your question is finished, please mute your microphone again.
  • If the chat function is not available due to screen sharing, unmute yourself and say that you have a question but keep in mind that only person should be talking at a time.Try not to talk over each other.

When expectations are not met… We have VERY clear expectations and will be VERY consistent in dealing with rude/disruptive behaviors.

o 1st Offense –Verbal Warning

o 2nd Offense—Call /Email Home

o 3rd Offense—Office Referral

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We will be using Microsoft teams to do our virtual learning.  Here are our expectations and some instructions to help you.  If you need more assistance, please contact one of your teachers.

 

Signing into Microsoft Teams

  • Go to office.com
  • Go to the red sign in button on the left-hand side.
  • Enter your school email address under the word sign in.
  • Enter your given password.It is case sensitive.
  • When prompted update/change the password.The password needs to be 8 characters long, cannot include student name and must include 3 of the following:uppercase, lowercase, numbers and symbols.
  • Please write down your new password.We will not know it is if you forget it.
  • Choose whether to stay signed in or not when prompted.
  • There is a tutorial of available Microsoft features.
  • To access the email, you click on the Outlook app.
  • To access Microsoft Teams (the live video meeting app) click on the TEAMS app.
  • If you are in Outlook (your email), you can get back to all of the Microsoft apps. By clicking on the square of dots in the top left corner.
  • Every class you are enrolled in at school has its’ own team
  • To see all of your Teams at any time, click on Teams on the left side of your screen
  • To enter a Team, click on it
  • Every class has a General channel which is the main discussion area you share with your teacher and classmates. (Be sure your communication here is related to education!)
  • You may have other channels your teacher added to organize topics
  • Click Assignments to view all assignments for class as well as quizzes
  • Select Activity on the left to see what is happening in all your classes including new assignments.

 

 

How to enter a live meeting

  • Click on your class
  • On the General Channel, under Posts, there will be a Join button.
  • Click the Join button and answer the prompts.

How to submit assignments

  • Click on the assignments tab
  • Click add work
  • At the bottom of the box click upload from this device
  • Select your file
  • Click Open
  • Once it is uploaded, click Done
  • You can add more work if needed by again clicking on add work
  • When all the work is uploaded, click the blue Turn in button in the upper right of the box
  • If successful with the turn in, you will see an animation
  • If you make a mistake, you can undo your turn in by clicking the undo button
  • You can then edit your submission and once finished, click the turn in button

 

 

How to take a picture and submit assignment with a PC

  • Go to the start button for your computer (the window icon at the bottom left of your computer screen)
  • Open the camera app
  • Hold your work in front of the camera (don’t worry if it looks backwards it will submit correctly)
  • Take the picture
  • Go back to Teams
  • Click on assignment
  • Click add work
  • Select Upload from this device
  • Under “This PC” find your pictures folder
  • Open
  • In the Camera roll, find the picture you need
  • Click Open
  • After it uploads, click Done
  • You can add multiple pictures or other documents by clicking add work
  • Once all are added, click the Turn in button
  • Enjoy the animation

If you are using a device other than a PC, you can find directions by just typing into Google, how to submit a picture to Microsoft Teams from a _______.

If you cannot find the directions, please do not hesitate to ask one of your teachers.