How Does My Child Access His/Her Virtual Classes?

All students should receive a welcome email from their teachers this week. The welcome email contains teacher info, Google Classroom codes, and directions for accessing the Google Meet. As we detailed in our Miner Family Return, students who are virtual will be in our live classes every day via the Google Meet. They will see and hear the teacher, see and hear other students, and be able to interact with the teacher and students.  We want them to have an excellent educational experience.

How Does My Child Know About Assignments and Tests?

Virtual students share the same Google Classroom (GC)  with all other students. They will have access to teacher announcements, assignment posts, schedules, and class comments.  All students in a GC have the ability to email one another through GC (monitored by the school’s account) to ask questions or seek clarification. They are always welcome to email their teachers. My Backpack will have grades for all assignments.

What Should My Child Wear?

Virtual students do not have to be in uniform; however, they do have to be dressed in appropriate clothing and in an appropriate location (no beds please) for class each day.  They will be seen by the teacher and other students.

Does My Child’s Camera Have to Be On?

Yes. We want our teachers and students to know your child. We want them to be a part of our family.  We want to include them.  Please make sure they are sitting in good light and we can see their faces.

What About Tests?

Virtual students will participate in all knowledge checks, quick checks, quizzes, projects, and essays with the class.  Summative Tests in Math, Science, English, and Social Studies will be given to virtual students at the midterm and the final; they will not take the regular chapter/unit tests during the quarter. Their midterms and finals will equal the amount of the tests given to other students during the semester. On a summative testing day, virtual students will not participate in the class or be monitored for attendance. They will have a study day in that particular class period.  Teachers will email all parents about upcoming test dates; virtual parents will know their child has a test period (an unmonitored study period) through teacher email or Google Classroom at least 72 hours in advance.

Can I Have Access To Google Classroom?

Yes. All parents/guardians will be invited to Google Classroom. You will receive a weekly “Guardian Summary” that details classwork, assignments, upcoming posts, and more.

What If I Want To Change To In-Person Learning?

You are welcome to change your child’s learning style at any time. If you would like to change, please email lauren.mcbride@bishopmanogue.org with your request. We ask that you only change once, we do not want to change back and forth throughout the semester.

What If My Child Is Having Difficulty Managing Virtual Learning?

If your child is having difficulty with one class, start communicating with the teacher of that class and copy his/her counselor so we may offer assistance.  If your child is having difficulty with multiple classes, please email Dr. McBride so we may work on solutions with you. Difficulty with Virtual Learning is different than difficulty with course content or delivery. For all content and delivery questions, please begin your communications with the teacher and reach out to your child’s counselor if you need further assistance.

We want you and your child to have a successful experience. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bri Thoreson at bri.thoreson@bishopmanogue.org .