Student Support Services

General Considerations for Distance Learning during these unprecedented times Designs for Learning will support our schools as they develop their Distance Learning plans. Special Education is a unique service that can’t be easily replicated in a virtual or solely paper-pencil method. Due Process and compliance issues complicate the development of plans. To that end, Designs […]

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State Assessments and ACT Testing

MCA/MTAS tests for the 2019-2020 school year have been canceled.  More information is forthcoming for ACT tests. 0

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Absences

Attendance is defined as a student demonstrating that they are showing up for school. Because Distance Learning is asynchronous (students complete work when it works for them and their family) time-bound attendance processes (i.e. hard deadline of 3:00 p.m.) are not sufficient ways to determine attendance. This is not meant to be a punitive process, […]

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Grading

Middle School (5 – 6 Grade) With the move to Distance Learning, both 5th and 6th grade courses will be graded on a Hybrid Pass/No-Pass basis. Any student receiving a C or below will be assigned a Pass/No-Pass grade.  Any student who receives any grade above a C can accept the letter grade of A […]

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Learning from Home Tips

Distance Learning Tips 1.Set goals. Goals help you stay on task and give you an attainable reward to work toward. 2.Time management. This is probably the most important tip of them all. Make sure you set time apart for studying every day, and treat it like a job. Practicing time-management will ensure your success in […]

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