MARCH 13, 2020

Secondary Faculty and Staff, 

As you read in Dr. Lambert’s email, CAC will be closed until March 27. Our goal is to minimize the extension of the school year beyond the current schedule without negatively impacting our instructional goals and standards. Considering this, we are implementing a Remote Learning Strategy to begin the morning of Monday, March 16.  

I have outlined online education expectations, given detailed examples, addressed scheduling and answered as many questions as possible. Please know I have worked hard to be as clear as possible to minimize any potential frustrations.  

READ ALL THE INFORMATION BELOW THOROUGHLY


 

Spring Break

To allow all CAC families and employees to enjoy Spring Break, we will schedule 5 full days of online work (March 16 – March 20). Students and teachers will not be expected to work during Spring Break (March 23 – March 27).


REMOTE LEARNING DETAILS

Online Class Schedule 

Next week (March 16 – 20) students will follow a rotating class schedule.

Monday
March 16
Tuesday
March 17
Wednesday
March 18
Thursday
March 19
Friday
March 20
1st Period
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
5th Period
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
1st Period
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
5th Period
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
1st Period
8:00 - 8:45 a.m.
2nd Period
8:50 - 9:35 a.m.
6th Period
8:50 - 9:35 a.m.
2nd Period
8:50 - 9:35 a.m.
6th Period
8:50 - 9:35 a.m.
2nd Period
8:50 - 9:35 a.m.
3rd Period
9:40-10:25 a.m.
7th Period
9:40-10:25 a.m.
3rd Period
9:40-10:25 a.m.
7th Period
9:40-10:25 a.m.
3rd Period
9:40-10:25 a.m.
Chapel
(Bible Reading)

10:28- 10:53
Genesis 1 & 2
Psalms 1
Matthew 1
Chapel
(Bible Reading)

10:28- 10:53
Genesis 3 & 4
Psalms 2
Matthew 2
Chapel
(Bible Reading)

10:28- 10:53
Genesis 5 & 6
Proverbs 1
Matthew 3
Chapel
(Bible Reading)

10:28- 10:53
Genesis 7 & 8
Proverbs 2
Matthew 4
Chapel
(Bible Reading)

10:28- 10:53
Genesis 9 & 10
Psalms 3
Matthew 5
4th Period
11:00-11:45 a.m.
8th Period
11:00-11:45 a.m.
4th Period
11:00-11:45 a.m.
8th Period
11:00-11:45 a.m.
4th Period
11:00-11:45 a.m.
AFTERNOON INDEPENDENT STUDY

Periods:
5th/6th/7th/8th
AFTERNOON INDEPENDENT STUDY

Periods:
1st/2nd/3rd/4th
AFTERNOON INDEPENDENT STUDY

Periods:
5th/6th/7th/8th
AFTERNOON INDEPENDENT STUDY

Periods:
1st/2nd/3rd/4th
AFTERNOON INDEPENDENT STUDY

Periods:
5th/6th/7th/8th

Teacher Expectations

Online Lesson Plans / RenWeb Expectations

ALL lessons for March 16-20 should be uploaded between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15. 

Parents and students will be instructed to check RenWeb (per usual) for lesson instructions and due dates. You may post all detailed lesson plans on RenWeb OR post a link in RenWeb to your Google Classroom (or other outside resources) that will include more detailed instructions.

RenWeb Lesson Plan Example: Please see Mr. Stewart’s Math Google Classroom for full assignment details. <Link Here> Math assignment due Friday @ noon. 

Assessing Student Assignments

While you will have to be creative regarding your online testing, it is critical we monitor continued academic progress. I suggest varied graded assignments including: research papers, presentations, shared documents, student videos, Google Forms, etc.

I highly discourage creating large assessments due to the complexities in creating high-quality assessments with a limited ability to manage the testing environment.

Posting Grades 

Teachers are required to consistently assess and post grades throughout the week as usual. Please communicate with parents if you are running behind on grades. Mr. Stewart will be monitoring RenWeb to make sure grades are posted in a timely fashion.

Teachers should post grades on RenWeb as normal when students complete online assignments. Ensure all graded assignments are clearly marked in your lesson plans so students and parents are aware of assignments that will contribute to the overall class grade.

Class Periods

You are required to be present on your laptops/devices each day during your teaching periods. You are not required to utilize an interactive lesson such as Google Hangouts Meet (your students may be using Google Docs, creating a presentation, working on individual assignments, etc.) but you should be available for an individual interactive conversation with a student via Google Meet, email, or phone (text/call) at any point during your assigned teaching periods. Students will be encouraged to reach out and ask questions during class periods.

Lessons are required to be posted but teachers are not required to be present on their device during Independent Study times.

Students will be highly encouraged to attend (be present on their devices) the class period online as scheduled; however, we cannot guarantee students will always be present online when the class is in session. Thus, it is important to vary class content and if you do partake in a live interactive session (Google Hangouts Meet) that you use Screencast to record the lesson and post it. 

Afternoon Independent Study

Afternoon Independent Study is in place to allow us to complete a full week of classes (Remember: ½ day of online work = 1 documented day). Independent Study will allow us to have 5 full days of online work. Teachers are required to create lessons for Independent Study, but not required to be present at your device during Afternoon Independent Study. We will encourage students to complete Independent Study assignments at their own pace. Thus, the plan is for the Independent Study lessons to be made available for students the day prior to lessons occurring. 

Independent Study lessons should include 45-minute lessons covering information that will be presented the next day or as follow-up lessons from the day before. Lessons can include reviews, reading, study guides, prep work for the next day’s activity. Again, the Independent Study will count as a lesson period but there is no requirement for the teacher to be present online during that time. 

Example: Mrs. Holland teaches PreCalculus (2nd period).

Students will have completed 5 lessons in the week (3 taught lessons + 2 independent studies = 5 full PreCalculus lessons)

Online Teaching Information & Resources

Google Classroom Instruction 

Google Hangouts Meet is an incredible resource I would suggest you utilize. It allows you to run an interactive classroom and teach your lesson to students as you would in a regular classroom. 

Even if your lesson plan does not include an interactive portion, YOU NEED TO BE AVAILABLE VIA GOOGLE HANGOUTS MEET OR AT A MINIMUM VIA EMAIL OR PHONE to answer any questions during your scheduled morning class periods.

Click the button below to view a Google Classroom presentation created by Mrs. Northen. It provides a thorough explanation of the tools available on Google classroom. Please contact Mrs. Northen with pertinent question associated with Google Classroom. 

 REMOTE LEARNING FAQ's
What happens if a student does not have a class period or has a subject that is not scheduled to meet online?The student can classify the period as a study hall but has no responsibility to attend a class period during that time. If possible, we advocate for students to work ahead on other assignments or use the time to enjoy reading a book.
What happens if a student misses a deadline?Middle School
If a student misses a deadline, they are still required to complete the assignment. If a student misses a deadline, they can turn in the assignment in the next day for up to 75% credit. If a student misses the second deadline, they will receive a zero for the assignment, but must complete the assignment.

High School
Late work is subject to the classroom teacher's policy.
Can students get on campus to get supplies?Students will not be able to collect any textbooks or materials from campus until March 30. All materials students require will be posted online. There will be no need or requirement for students to collect any materials from campus.
Can teachers get on campus to get supplies?Teachers will not be permitted to come onto the CAC campus until the quarantine period ends and you receive a confirmation email from CAC administration.
Is CAC providing students and teachers with devices?Yes. We have set up a Device Loan Program. Click Here for instructions.
What are the student attendance requirements?We highly encourage students to attend online classes according to their schedule. However, the only way to keep students accountable is through assignment completion. Regular attendance will not be taken or required to be taken by teachers.