• Distance Teaching and 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 begin to login to virtual settings a few minutes before the start of the meeting. Students will be marked late to the meeting if they are not on time for the start of the meeting
    • All students must initially start meetings with microphones muted. All participants will be visible for entire length of the instruciton (have cameras on). Students will not use non-instruction related screens during meetings (e.g. cell phones, video games, other screen content, etc.). 
    • Students will daily check our Google Classroom page for meeting and general announcements, check for pending assignments or work and for general information. Meeting times and other information can be found on their Biology of the Living Earth Google Classroom.
    • Absent students will check our Google Classroom for missed notes, assignments, projects, etc. and contact me at mary_drumonde@chino.k12.ca.us for support and clarification as needed. 

    Communication with Teacher is done during live class meetings or during Office Hours. I can only address email or have non-class time meetings during my office hours since I'll otherwise be teaching. Email teacher for access to teacher-specific questions, concerns or applications Email: Mary_Drumonde@chino.k12.ca.us 

    Teacher commitments-We're all learning (and teaching) in new ways this year. Lets meet these challenging times with understanding, grace & a sense of humor. I know we'll all learn so much about all the amazing things we can accomplish when we work together! My sincere hope is that all my students will learn many wonderful things about science and also build confidence in their ability to meet challenges successfully.

    Student expectations: Please see the posted class Syllabus and Class Expectations Matrix for details on expected the student approach and behaviors for this class.

    Grades- Please check Aries frequently for updated grades.

    Assignments will be posted on student's Bio Living Earth (Biology of the Living Earth) Google Classroom. Parents can find assignments, pending tests and other class related announcements on my classroom website. 

    Assessments will be given routinely in the form of quizzes, tests and projects. Check Google Classroom and our classroom website for details.

    Feedback on student assignments, projects, labs & assessments will be posted through Google Classroom. Grades will be posted on Aries.

    Some assignments will have be checked and graded within a few days of submission. More complicated or indepth assignments may take longer to return to students since they often require teacher comments to help guide and help improve student work.