Distance Learning/Classroom Expectations.

  • General Expectations

    · Students should not share their login information, meeting links, or passwords with others.

    · To the extent possible, students should participate in virtual instruction from a quiet and neutral area that is free of distractions.

    · School and classroom rules apply to the virtual instruction environment.

    · It is recommended that students review the District Technology Acceptable/ Responsible Use Policy regarding expectations for behavior while conducting themselves online and on District devices. [Click here to Review the CVUSD Responsible Use Policy.]

    · Students should dress appropriately for virtual instruction sessions.

    · Students who use inappropriate language, share inappropriate images, or in any way behave inappropriately on a video conference will be subject to appropriate discipline.

    · Students should not conduct audio or video recordings or take screen shots of virtual class meetings or activities unless they have received prior permission to do so from a teacher or authorized District official.

    · To the extent possible, parents should allow the student to work with the instructor or provider in a quiet, private space. However, to the extent a student requires adult support to participate in virtual instruction/services, a parent or guardian may be specifically asked by the instructor or service provider to provide such support.

    · Once the virtual instruction session or meeting is over, students should be sure to close out of the meeting platform entirely. Students should also ensure that cameras are covered and that microphones are turned off to avoid inadvertent transmission following the meeting.


    Virtual Meetings

    · Students should begin loging into virtual meetings 2-3 minutes before the start time of the meeting.

    · In addition to appropriate clothing, students should make sure that their video is on and microphone is on mute when loging into virtual meetings. 

    · Participation in virtual meetings is expected.

    · Meeting times will follow district scheduling

    · Students will find the meeting code either on their Google Classroom main screen or in the Steam section of their Google Classroom.

    · Students missing a virtual meeting can receive information on the topics covered during Office Hours or via email where appropriate.


    Communications / Academics

    Teacher commitments

    Student expectations



    · All assignments will be posed in the Classwork section of a Google Classroom.

    · Mr Ottman's 2020-2021 courses will use Google Classroom and Google Meets. Other software may be introduced as needed: Kami.

    · CP and ELD students will use Google Classroom, Gale, Aeries, and Savvas Realize will be their their primary text; AP Students can expect to use the same Classlink apps but in addtion will use Turnin. Other Classlink apps will be used as needed.



    · Assessments will be assigned at the end of short stories, novels, or poetry units; at the end of writing units; midterm; finals; as required by the CVUSD and the State of California.



    · Feedback will be provided via Google Classroom or Turnin as written or audio comments, whichever seems appropriate.

    · Assignments completed in Pearson and/or ConnectEd may have instantaneous feedback. All other work submitted will have feedback provided by the teacher in a timely manner.



    · Grade updates will be through 6 week progress reports. In addition, parents are encouraged to access grades in Aeries. Parents can also contact me directly to inquire about current grades; however, Aeries is the preferred method as this can be done at parental convenience.


    Troubleshooting Guidance

    Student self-solving: visit CVUSD EdTech Notebook (linked on student ClassLink page)

    Access to district technology from home: Community Support Hotline (M-F, 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) (909) 628-1202, ext. 1080

    Access to district technology from home: CommunitySupport@chino.k12.ca.us

    Email teacher for access to teacher-specific applications (list here)