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    Instructional Expectations for our Mustangs

     

     

    Accessing Schedules on PowerSchool, Courses on Canvas, & Times of Classes

    On Friday, Aug. 21, the MMS Advisory Course in Canvas walked students through the process of finding and following their schedule in PowerSchool.  Detailed log in info is on the last page of this document but students find their schedules by clicking on PowerStudent instead of Canvas when logging into my.NCEdCloud.org.  All courses will be present on Canvas when students log in on Monday, Aug. 24.  Please refer to your child’s schedule and plan to have them logged in at the beginning of each class period for maximum engagement Weeks 4-9.  Class Schedules are posted in each student’s PowerSchool but TIMES students attend classes are outlined in the “Daily Class Period Schedules,” seen on this document & our website under both Connect Ed & Remote Learning sections.    

     

    Meet Each Teacher

    On Monday, Aug. 24, teachers will hold Orientations for each class, sharing expectations for remote learning, exploring canvas, and explaining how to access both daily lessons and recorded lessons, in the event of an absence.  Due to county-wide security and privacy concerns expressed with some “live platforms,” teachers will be “live on computer” at Orientations but participants won’t see one another.  Some schools are still using these platforms but we, along with GCS, are exploring more safe & reliable “live interactions” and plan to have these safeguards in place when beginning daily ‘live interactions’ in each class period on Week 4, Sept. 8.

     

    Core & Encore Canvas Instruction (Weeks 2 & 3)

    During Weeks 2-3 (Aug. 24-Sep. 4), students will attend class Orientations and work in Core & Encore instructional Canvas courses.  Just like Week 1, there are assignments to complete even though most classes will contain pre-recorded content according to the GCS timeline.  Although we are gradually increasing expectations, assignments are tied to each Core & Encore class.  Weeks 2-3 will help provide stability and consistency so students may acclimate to schedules and become accustomed to logging in to each course daily. 

     

    Core & Encore Canvas Instruction (Weeks 4-9)

    During Weeks 4-9, teachers will be live in each course every day, providing in-class support along with office hours at other parts of the day.  Office hours for teachers are posted in the Weeks 4-9 Student Schedule.  Teachers may pre-record parts of their daily lessons in order to avoid potential technology problems and potential background interferences.  However, during Weeks 4-9, the teacher will be ‘live’ in each period, each day, on their computer, engaging with and providing support for students during class time. 

     

     

    Core Schedule for Weeks 2-9

    Core Schedule times, as shown below, will begin Monday, Aug. 24, and will remain consistent while students are learning from home.  

     

    Encore Schedule for Weeks 2-3 & Weeks 4-9

    Encore Schedule TIMES of classes will be consistent, but DAYS will be different from Weeks 2-3 & Weeks 4-9.  Please see info below.    

     

    Important:  While students are attending virtual classes, they will have a simpler Encore schedule to follow and will not switch back and forth each day between A/B classes.   Students will find their specific Encore CLASSES on their schedule in PowerSchool, then find the TIMES of classes on the “Daily Class Period Schedules” below, and the DAYS they will meet for A/B day classes are explained in info below.  If students accidentally attend the wrong class, Encore teachers will help students understand which one they should attend. 

      

    ENCORE SCHEDULE Weeks 2-3 (Aug. 24-Sept. 4) ONLY: 

    • Only during the first two weeks, students will go to A day on Monday and Wednesday & B day on Tuesday and Thursday. 
    • Teachers will be live with their A day class on Monday, Aug. 24th and B day class on Tuesday, Aug. 25th.

     

    ENCORE SCHEDULE after Weeks 2-3:

    • Students in ESL and in Music Dept. will attend ESL, Band, Orchestra, or Chorus classes every day for the whole quarter.
    • Students in Art, PE, Spanish, or one of the 3 CTE classes (Ms. Ivey, Ms. Wiggins, & Ms. Shaw) will follow this schedule:
      • Weeks 4-6 (Sept. 8-25): Students will follow A day schedule every day and will NOT go to B day classes.  
      • Weeks 7-9 (Sept. 28-Oct. 16): Students will follow B day schedule every day and will NOT go to their A day classes. 

     

    Daily Class Period Schedule

    Weeks 2 & 3:  Aug. 24–Sept. 4

     

    *This schedule (times classes are held) will remain consistent but Teacher Office Hours will be included to Weeks 4-9 (see next page).

     

    ENCORE SCHEDULE Weeks 2-3 (Aug. 24-Sept. 4) ONLY: 

    • Only during the first two weeks, students will go to A day on Monday and Wednesday & B day on Tuesday and Thursday. 
    • Teachers will be live with their A day class on Aug. 24th and B day class on Aug. 25th.

     

     

    6th GRADE

    9:00-9:40

    Core 1

    9:45-10:10

    Encore

    10:15-10:40

    Encore

    10:45-11:25

    Core 2

    11:30-12:30

    Lunch/Physical Activity

    12:30-1:10

    Core 3

    1:15-1:55

    Core 4

                                                          

    7th GRADE

    9:00-9:40

    Core 1

    9:45-10:25

    Core 2

    10:30-11:30

    Lunch/Physical Activity

    11:30-11:55

    Encore

    12:00-12:25

    Encore

    12:30-1:10

    Core 3

    1:15-1:55

    Core 4

                                                          

    8th GRADE

    9:00-9:40

    Core 1

    9:45-10:25

    Core 2

    10:30-11:10

    Core 3

    11:15-12:15

    Lunch/Physical Activity

    12:15-12:55

    Core 4

    1:00-1:25

    Encore

    1:30-1:55

    Encore

     

    Go Mustangs!


     

     

    Daily Class Period Schedule

    Weeks 4-9:  Sept. 8–Oct. 16

     

    *This schedule (times classes are held) will remain consistent but Teacher Office Hours are included in Weeks 4-9 (see below).

     

    ENCORE SCHEDULE

    • Students in ESL and in the Music Dept. will attend ESL, Band, Orchestra, or Chorus classes every day for the whole quarter.
    • Students in Art, PE, Spanish, or one of the 3 CTE classes (Ms. Ivey, Ms. Wiggins, & Ms. Shaw) will follow this schedule:
      • Weeks 4-6 (Sept. 8-25): Students will follow A day schedule every day and will NOT go to B day classes.  
      • Weeks 7-9 (Sept. 28-Oct. 16): Students will follow B day schedule every day and will NOT go to their A day classes. 

     

    6th GRADE

    8:00-8:45

    Teacher Office Hours for Conferences/Support

    9:00-9:40

    Core 1

    9:45-10:10

    Encore

    10:15-10:40

    Encore

    10:45-11:25

    Core 2

    11:30-12:30

    Lunch/Physical Activity

    12:30-1:10

    Core 3

    1:15-1:55

    Core 4

    2:00-3:00

    Teacher Office Hours for Conferences/Support

     

    7th GRADE

    8:00-8:45

    Teacher Office Hours for Conferences/Support

    9:00-9:40

    Core 1

    9:45-10:25

    Core 2

    10:30-11:30

    Lunch/Physical Activity

    11:30-11:55

    Encore

    12:00-12:25

    Encore

    12:30-1:10

    Core 3

    1:15-1:55

    Core 4

    2:00-3:00

    Teacher Office Hours for Conferences/Support

     

    8th GRADE

    8:00-8:45

    Teacher Office Hours for Conferences/Support

    9:00-9:40

    Core 1

    9:45-10:25

    Core 2

    10:30-11:10

    Core 3

    11:15-12:15

    Lunch/Physical Activity

    12:15-12:55

    Core 4

    1:00-1:25

    Encore

    1:30-1:55

    Encore

    2:00-3:00

    Teacher Office Hours for Conferences/Support

     

    Go Mustangs!


     

     

    Student Log In Instructions for PowerStudent Schedule & Canvas Courses:

     

    1. Go to https://my.ncedcloud.org/ to sign in to your NCEdCloud account.
    2. Start of the year passwords are Mustangs2021 – your teacher may assign another at some point but all students are starting with this password.

     

     

                 

    SCHOOL OPENING INFORMATION:

     

    • Although decisions have not yet been made, Governor Cooper and other state and education leaders recently released possible plans for the fall.  
    • Final decisions regarding reopening plans are set to be released on July 1. 

     

     

      • Detailed Plan Outlined by Governor Cooper:     REOPENING PROPOSALS  (click here)
        • Click on links in article or
        • Click on links below
      • Strong Schools NC Public Health Toolkit:             TOOLKIT RESOURCES  (click here)
      • NCDHHS Guidelines for Schools:                            SCHOOL GUIDELINES   (click here)
        • Click on SCHOOLS link on webpage
        • Click on each link for information
      • Summary of Gov. Cooper’s Plan from EdNC:       SUMMARY OF PLAN  (click here)

     

    • OTHER WAYS YOU CAN ALSO STAY UP TO DATE: