• Welcome to Mr. Murphy’s Distance Learning Classroom from now until April 3rd, please use the extended learning plan located HERE.

    Please check back here on April 6th for updates.

    Contact information

    Email:  neil_murphy@chino.k12.ca.us

    Virtual Office Hours

    Monday and Wednesday

    9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Updated syllabus (reflecting on-line distance learning--listed below)

    Dear Parents and/or Guardians,

    We are certainly living in interesting times.  We will get through these troubling times together.

    In the midst of our troubling times, we want the education of our teens to continue, hence, On-Line Distance Learning.

    In the course syllabus below, I outline my office hours, how I will continue to run my Google Classroom, the District’s philosophy towards On-Line Distance Learning, etc.

    After the first on-line assignment that I assigned, I found that I needed to be even more clear and precise with directions.  You will see future assignments laid out very precisely and clearly.

    Overall, my main goal for your teen is to maintain his/her current English skill set.  I do not want your teen’s skills to regress during this quarantine, which fully aligns with the District’s overall educational goal.  I will introduce some new material, but this will not be the focus. 

    Thank you for your cooperation.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Murphy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------                                                                                                                             Syllabus Outline

    Office Hours:

    Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

    Aeries Communication:

    • Murphy will continue to send out communications via Aeries. Mr. Murphy tries to use Aeries communication sparingly because he does not want parents and students to get overwhelmed with messaging.
    • Murphy has already sent out Aeries communications over the following topics: 1)  Notified students that they could download parts of the English textbook in Mr. Murphy’s Schoolwires page.  2) Notified students that Google Classroom codes were being forwarded.   3) Provided an attachment that outlined the curriculum for the rest of the semester.  4) Etc.

    Communication:

    • Murphy will respond to e-mails within 24 hours.
    • If you e-mail Mr. Murphy during his office hours, you will receive an e-mail response within an hour. Murphy has been responding to a myriad of e-mails, so your patience is appreciated.
    • Please do not re-send an e-mail multiple times if you have not yet gotten a response; please be patient.
    • Murphy’s e-mail address is the following: neil_murphy@chino.k12.ca.us

    Frequently Asked Questions about CVUSD Distance Learning:

    CVUSD Distance Learning Resources:

    Google Classroom:

    • Murphy will send out assignments via his Google Classroom on Sunday of each week.
    • Assignment(s) will need to be completed using Google Docs.
    • Submit your Google Doc(s) to Mr. Murphy’s Google Classroom, NOT to his e-mail.
    • Google Doc(s) documents must be submitted by Saturday of each week by 11:59 PM.
    • Do NOT submit assignments via PDF.
    • Points will be deducted for late submissions. Point deductions will equal one letter grade for each day that an assignment is late.
    • Murphy’s On-Line Curriculum Plan is subject to change (this plan was submitted to each parent and student via Aeries as an attachment).

    On-Line Distance Learning Philosophy:

    • Murphy is adhering to the District’s philosophical stance towards On-Line Distance Learning.
    • The District’s On-Line Distance Educational Philosophy can be broken down into three basic points: 1) Maintain the academic skill-set of students; focus more on review material than new material.  2) Do not overwhelm students because On-Line Distance Learning is new to everyone.  3) Hold students accountable but with understanding and patience.
    • There will be no FINAL EXAMS.

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    I wish your teen continued academic success in my class, and together we will navigate through On-line Distance Learning. 

    Please take care and stay HEALTHY.

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Murphy