As we navigate the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our students. We are also committed to ensuring that our students have the ability to continue to learn and grow. With that in mind, we have launched our remote learning plan. The high school plan does not rely on assignment packets. The work focuses on online activities. Students should use devices they own to complete the work (laptops, tablets, cell phones). All students/families who have not updated their email addresses should complete the "Scholar Email Request" form above. Here are the key details of the high school plan:
Seniors- Transcripts have been audited as of Thursday, March 19 to identify seniors who have completed the minimum graduation requirements and can be graduated out for the year, as well as, the remaining course needs of the seniors who still need to complete their requirements. Seniors who need to complete specific requirements will either be immediately enrolled in our Edgenuity online program or work with individual teachers for completion. Those Seniors at our ACE locations will continuing their online program at home. All seniors will be enrolled in a course by Wednesday, March 25 by our credit recovery and counseling team. The April National ACT date has been postponed until June and Accuplacer test dates at St. Louis Community College have also been postponed. We will a waiver letter for seniors who have participated in the A Plus program, as well as monitor the updates for NCAA and NAIA exemptions due to school closures. Seniors who attend North County Technical half-time will complete their assignments via Google Classroom. The Six Flags activity scheduled for April 7th has been cancelled and a refund will be issued. Additional updates related to other school activities including prom and graduation, will be provided as soon as they are available.
Remote Learning- It is our goal to provide remote learning opportunities that are engaging, but will not create any added stress to our families. These learning opportunities will consist of various methods, including but not limited to virtual instructional platforms and grade level packets. We will continue to use of various online platforms to provide student instruction. Those platforms include Edmodo, Remind101, Google Classroom, Flipgrid, Zoom, The Khan Academy and email. Our Teachers will work with you to determine the best platform. Links to teacher assignments, student access codes and contact information can be found in the RGHS “Remote Learning Edition” parent newsletter. Special School District has provided learning materials for students who are receiving services that will be shared with families.
Websites for Remote Learning:
Khan Academy-features standards aligned content with activities in a variety of content areas, which offers videos, practice exercises and allows you to track student performance. www.khanacademy.org
Flipgrid-a free resource to create short video-based discussions on classroom topics. Remote Learning with Flipgrid
Edmodo-an online resource which allows you to communicate with students, provide lessons, share documents, allow a space for students to collaborate and you to track their performance. Edmodo
Remind 101-allows you to share files, resources, instructional files and communicate directly with your students and families. Students will receive text messages directly to their phone informing them of a new communication. Remote Learning Guide
Zoom-conference call and video conferencing to work with groups of students and families during remote learning. There may be times that leadership will need to meet with you and you may be asked to join a conference call via this method. https://zoom.us/
USA TestPrep-each student was provided with their logins prior to departure for break.
It is important to remember that learning can take place at any time in any environment. In addition to the instructional websites and resources included within this letter, our Counselors and Social Workers will provide support to students and their families. Their work will include student check- ins, virtual groups, crisis counseling, college access counseling and instructional lessons on coping and trauma. Our families will also receive information about essential resources including, but not limited to, area food banks, “grab and go” student meals, housing and utility assistance, as well as, unemployment assistance. Please visit our district website, www.rgsdmo.org, for updates, as well as our social media pages:
Riverview Gardens School District @Facebook
Throughout the closure teachers will be available via email and other platforms to assist in the remote learning process.
Educator Schedule for Remote Learning
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Mathematics Department 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Science Department
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 a.m. - Social Studies Department 12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - English Department
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Elective Areas
Please understand that this is an evolving situation that will require adjustments. There will be bumps in the road. We will keep going. Our commitment to educating your child will not waver.
Riverview Gardens High School