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Miss. McGinness' Class

General Education

As many of you already know, our district is moving to remote learning as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in accordance with the State of Colorado due to COVID-19. This means that all teaching and learning will be done virtually. Our district has created an asynchronous learning model meaning "all students access and learn the same material, but do so at different times and from different locations. This approach does not require that the teacher and students be online at the same time." Here are some answers to important questions:

Where will materials be posted?: All materials will be posted on our classroom's Google Classroom: Students have been using this platform all year and should know how to use it. I sent login information home on the Friday before Spring Break, but if you need another copy, please let me know ASAP!

How often will I post assignments and when are they due?: All materials for the week will be posted on Mondays and students will have until the following Monday to finish the work. This gives students flexibility in when they are able to complete the work. Since the first week starts on a Wednesday, students will be given work on Wednesday, April 1 and will need to complete it by Monday, April 6.

How will attendance be tracked?: Attendance will be tracked based on the completion of weekly assignments. Students do not need to login every day but need to complete assignments by Monday. Failure to complete assignments with no communication will result in an absence. Please reach out if anything comes up that makes it difficult for your student to complete their assignments by Monday. We are very flexible and understanding! 

What are office hours and when will they be?: Office hours are a time when students or parents can reach out to me. I can help with any technology questions or assignments. I am available over email or if you would prefer face-to-face, I can set up a Zoom meeting. I will host two hours of office hours every weekday at different times in order to accommodate as many schedules as possible! Here are my office hour times (note: office hours may vary each week depending on other meetings I need to attend. I will update these if necessary):

Monday: 8 AM to 9 AM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Tuesdays: 10 AM to 12 PM

Wednesdays: 8 AM to 9 AM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM

Thursdays: 10 AM to 12 PM

Fridays: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM to 2 PM

How will assignments be graded?: Coming soon!