Distance Teaching and Learning Classroom 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.
Students should login to Google Meets a few minutes prior to the start of each class.
Students should have their camera activated - for identity purposes - and their mic muted unless otherwise instructed.
Google meets will be held at the beginning of each scheduled class session, and during virtual office hours, as well.
If a student misses a meeting, s/he can make up the work posted in Google Classroom.
Syllabus for Bio Living Earth:
Biology living Earth – The Study of Life
This document outlines the topics we cover, some rules we will follow, and where to access our content.
Biology is the study of life, on Earth and possibly elsewhere. The study of life is essential for many things, including medicine, preserving our environment, and many other things. Having a basic understanding of how life works can help guide a person in making personal decisions about these things.
Class rules are very simple:
- All official school policies apply, even online
- When you enter an online meeting, have your mic muted.
- Attendance will be taken with a daily question which you answer through google classroom
- The teacher is the boss. Follow directions and you’ll be fine.
Discipline will be handled with parent contact in the online experience.
Grading is based on the percentage of points earned. 60% of your grade will be assessment points and 40% will be based on classwork points.
If your combined percentage is in the 90’s, you will have an A. If your combined percentage is in the 80’s, you will have a B. If your combined percentage is in the 70’s, you will have a C. 60’s will be a D, and 59% or lower is failing. +’s will be awarded to the top 2 percent of each category and –‘s will be given to the bottom 2 percent of each category. You can always check your progress through ARIES.
Under normal circumstances, schoolwork will not be allowed to be made up if the student is present, but these are not normal circumstances. Although there are due dates for work, there will be some flexibility on this topic.
Signature sheet which indicates this sheet was read and understood.
This year, we are using a new book and for ease of use through difficult times, we will simply take it in order, starting with chapter 1.
Digital signature -
Communications / Academics
Student assignments will be posted in Google Classroom
Assessments will be given after each Chapter Section, and each Chapter, and will be based on the publisher provided materials. They will be announced on Google Classroom.
Work supported by the publishers will provide nearly immediate feedback, while teacher graded work will take a few days.
Grade progress will be available through ARIES online.
Student self-solving: visit CVUSD EdTech Notebook (linked on student ClassLink page)
Email teacher for access to teacher-specific applications: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com