Distance Learning

Administration Contact emails

List of emails for administration

Susan Tyson - sgtyson@fcps.edu  (Principal Admin Asst)

Tim Boyd - tboyd@fcps.edu

Michael Cohen - mccohen@fcps.edu

Mark Nocera - menocera@fcps.edu

Kendria Boyd - kdboyd@fcps.edu

Deborah Guillen - dlguillen@fcps.edu

Gregory Dombrowski - gsdombrowski@fcps.edu

Whitney Ketchledge - wsketchledge@fcps.edu

Michael Bodakowski - mjbodakowski@fcps.edu

Weekly Schedule Chart

Weekly Schedule

Office Hours Chart

Chart of student office hoursPlease join the library Google classroom using the code:  wcfihvj

Letter to Parents Friday April 24, 2020

Good Morning, Edison Families,

 

Today we heard positive feedback from teachers that many students were able to successfully log into Blackboard Collaborate Ultra and connect with their classroom teachers.  By Tuesday April 28, all classrooms should be back and up and running!  

 

Below are some important updates regarding grading:

 

Third Quarter

Third quarter has been extended to Friday, May 1st. Teachers may continue to work with students to close out the third quarter and accept assignments through that date.

  • Access in ParentVUE and StudentVUE to view the report card module will now be closed from Friday, May 1 at 4:00 p.m. until Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 a.m. 

Fourth Quarter

 

Fourth Quarter Timeline:  While third quarter work is being accepted until May 1st, fourth quarter work has been assigned to students.  Any new work will be entered into fourth quarter gradebooks beginning Monday, May 4th

Providing Feedback to Students/Parents and Monitoring Progress: Teachers should provide feedback such as comments on quality of work and guidance for improvement. 

  • Assignment “marks” will be entered into the gradebook and will be: Proficient, Attempted, Not Attempted
  • This data will be considered to positively influence the final course grade 
  • Students and families will be able to see “marks” in SIS, though weekly emails will not be sent since there will not be a quarter 4 grade 
  • For teachers using a Rolling Gradebook or a Standards Based Gradebook, students may not submit assignments/assessments from quarters 1, 2 or 3 for regrading during quarter 4. Standards that continue to be part of quarter 4 coursework, may be marked as proficient, attempted or not attempted. 

Calculating Final Grades

Final Exams: There will be no final exam and/or culminating activity included as part of the final course grade calculation this year.

Year-Long Courses - Calculating Final Grade 

  • Teachers have the discretion of raising a student's final grade by one grade distribution (B to B+), based on demonstrated proficiency of quarter 4 learning. 
  • A student’s final grade will be the highest of the following:
    • Average of Qtrs 1, 2, & 3
    • Average of Qtrs 1, 2, & 3 w/1 grade distribution increase consideration
    • 1st Semester Grade
    • 1st Semester Grade w/1 grade distribution increase consideration

 

    • For Rolling Gradebook a student’s final grade will be the highest of the following::
    • Quarter 3 grade
    • Quarter 3 Grade w/1 grade distribution increase consideration
    • 1st Semester Grade w/1 grade distribution increase consideration

 

Current Semester Courses - Calculating Final Grade

  • Schools/teachers have the discretion of raising a student's final grade by two grade distributions (B to A-), based on demonstrated proficiency of Qtr 4 learning.  
  • A student’s final grade will be the highest of the following:
    • Quarter 3 Average
    • Quarter 3 Average (w/up to a two grade distribution increase consideration)

 

Report Cards

 

Report Cards/Progress Reports: Report Cards/Progress Reports will be mailed centrally for both third and fourth quarters.

Parents/Guardians may opt into “Go Paperless” for report cards by following the below instructions:

  • Parents/Guardians can take advantage of the paperless option, by logging into ParentVUE, then going to “My Account” and selecting "Go Paperless!". This is the only way to keep a paper report card from being generated for students at the secondary level. All parents who share the same address as the student must have a SIS ParentVUE account and must select the paperless option. This option must be selected prior to May 12th to prevent the 3rd quarter report card from being mailed. 

 

Last Day of School

The last day of school for all students (except seniors) is Friday, June 12.   Seniors’ last day of school is May 26, 2020

Summer Courses

Additional summer offerings and support through FCPS summer learning programming are being discussed and will be shared as soon as available pending developments with the state-wide closure of schools.

 

Regards,

 

Pamela Ellison Brumfield

Principal

April 13 Town Hall sessions by class:

Student Resources

Distance Learning Student Organizer - PDF Version   -    Word Version

FCPS 24-7

FCPS 24-7

FCPS 24-7 (BlackBoard) will be used to access many of the Distance Learning Activities.

Parents who have signed up for SIS parentVUE automatically have black board access with the same user account.  

Behavioral Expectations

Behavioral Expectations: 

Virtual meetings and synchronous learning meetings are FCPS activities and the same rules and expectations are in place as if we were in the school building.  Students may not use inappropriate language or make inappropriate references in chat, post random items, scribble on the whiteboard, or use false names or nicknames.  Students must log in with their first and last name.  If a student does not log in with their full name or behaves inappropriately,  he/she will be removed from the meeting/session.  We are counting on students to be great Eagles and show us their best selves.  Thank you for your cooperation. 

Student Schedule 

Monday:

Independent or collaborative work completed by students.  Dedicated Planning Time for Instructional Staff:

  • Check-in time for administrators and faculty
  • Individual, grade level and content team planning within school or across division. Time to record, create and post assignments and presentations, respond to emails, etc.

Tuesday: Red Day (Synchronous Learning)

Period 1:  9:15 -10:00

Period 3:  10:30 - 11:15 

 Lunch Break

Period 5:    12:15 - 1:00

Period 7:    1:30 - 2:15

Wednesday:

Independent or collaborative work completed by students.  Office Hours for Individualized Instruction and Support.

Thursday: Blue Day (Synchronous Learning)

Period 2: 9:15 - 10:00

Period 4:  10:30 - 11:15

Lunch Break

Period 6:  12:15 - 1:00

Period 8:  1:30 - 2:15 

Friday:

Independent or collaborative work completed by students.  Office Hours for Individualized Instruction and Support.

Office Hours

Wednesdays & Fridays

Departments

9:00 -10:30

World Languages

Social Studies

ESOL: Williams Wednesday/Friday

10:00 - 11:30

CTE, Academy

Math

ESOL: Cruciotti - Wednesday    Gill/Kremers - Friday

11:00 - 12:30

Fine & Performing Arts

English

ESOL: Hernandez - Friday

12:00 - 1:30

Student Services, IB/DP Coordinator

Science

ESOL: Sablack - Wednesday   Bouallegui - Friday

1:00 - 2:30

HPE, Case Managers

ESOL:

Wednesday - Bouallegui, Kremers, Gill, Hernandez, Wall, Ochoa

Friday - Cruciotti, Wall, Ochoa

FCPS Distance Learning = Asynchronous Learning + Synchronous Learning

Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous Learning

  • Students learn at different times throughout the week
  • Teachers provide materials (videos, assignments, activities, links, group work)
  • Feedback is provided to the student through collaborative tools and email
  • Communication is not live
  • Flexible and allows students to work at their own pace
  • Due dates and time frames are important

Examples: Pre-recorded video, Narrated Slide Deck, Screencasts, EdPuzzle, Flipgrid Video, Pear Deck student paced lessons, Blog or Discussion boards, Collaborative documents

Synchronous Learning

Synchronous Learning

  • Students learn at the same time, often at a scheduled class time
  • Requires students and teachers to be online at a specific time
  • Direct interaction between teachers and students
  • Allows for instant feedback and clarification
  • Checking in, Q & A, discussed and presentations occur at specific times in an online setting
  • Often requires more bandwidth

Examples: Video conferencing, Chat window, Telephone, Office Hours, Collaborative documents, Pear Deck teacher paced lessons.