Hello AYMS Families, I hope that all of you are healthy and safe. All of our teachers have worked hard to make online learning accessible to all of our students. Each of our teachers have created their own guide in accessing their class. Each teacher has created office hours through Google Hangout. These office hours are for you to be able to reach out to them directly and they will be online. The URL that they have provided is so that you can have a live session with them through Google Hangout. However, you may call email them at any time. They will be online daily checking messages, grading student work and checking in directly with students to make sure they are understanding and completing assignments. For students who do not have access to WiFi, you are now able to get free WiFi through Comcast. If you do not have a device, please let your teacher know so that they can create alternatives for you. If you are in need of a packet because you do not have access to a device, please reach out directly to your child's teacher to ensure a packet is assembled and pick up day/time is arranged. During this of a school closure, it is important that children utilize their time wisely to continue the learning. We understand that this time period is new for all of us; hence, we are here to support you through this transition. An important part of online learning is understanding the importance of being on a schedule. Ms. McCaffrey has created a video to help students create a schedule. Here is the link to the video. Teacher Tree (Middle School Art): We now have our Middle School Art class accessible through Distance Learning. The Google Classroom Code to Teacher Tree's class is: 4zx75k3. She also has her Google Hangout during students normally scheduled class time, Thursday from 8:30-9:30. Once students add the Google Classroom, then they can access the Google Hangout code as well.
Mr. Salvatore (Middle School Band): We now have Middle School Band up and ready for students to access and complete assignments. Mr. Salvatore has set up the Google Classroom for our band students. Please have your student sign in to their band class with the following class code: xeu5ufh. Once again, please feel free to reach out directly to Mr. Salvatore for any further questions and/or concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mr. Burns (Middle School Computer & Technology): We also have our Middle School Computer & Technology ready for student to access and complete assignments. Mr. Burns has sent up Google Classroom for our students. Please have your student sign into their Computer & Technology class with the following code: Computer and Technology Period 1, MTH, 7th Grade: ou4nm2n Period 2, MTH, 6th Grade: mdcxmxc Period 2, TF, 6th Grade: n3d5hve You can reach Mr. Burns at: email@example.com.
Coach Clarke (Middle School Physical Education-PE): It is important for students to continue to remain healthy and active during this time period. Coach Clarke has set up his Google Classroom for our students to access and complete work for PE. We are encouraging students to continue to exercise at home and go for walks, hikes, bike rides, while abiding by the social distancing expectations and the Shelter in Place. The following are the Google Classroom codes for PE: 6A - xarzjrk 6B - qey5sol 7A - 7r23nch 7B - nnwwpzi 8A - n6ucjbx 8B - xx5jt3z Please feel free to reach out to Coach Clarke for any questions. Coach Clarke can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ms. Smith (6th Grade English/History): I will reach out to each student separately and provide you with information regarding how to access assignments. Packets have been made which will need to be picked up from the school. Ms. Smith can be reached at: email@example.com. Mr. Clark (6th Grade Math/Science): Students should complete 2 pages of math review work a day. Please remind students to refer to their notes if they have any difficulty with the review work. In addition, students should complete 45 minutes of online Iready lessons a day if they have access to the internet. Also, this is a great opportunity for students who struggle with their multiplication facts to master them. If your child still struggles with multiplication they should practice their timed multiplication drills for 10 minutes a day, every day until they are learned! Students that have internet access will also complete all NewsEla assignment by the end of the break. Students should complete one NewsEla assignment a day. I will also be having online office hours for students who have internet access at home. My office hours will be on Wednesdays from 11am to 12pm and Fridays from 3pm to 4pm. I have sent out invites for my office hours via student email. Feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Mr. Goodreau (7th Grade Math/Science): I will be posting assignments on Math, Science, Math Lab, and Advisory every morning on Google Classroom. You only need to check the classrooms for directions. For those without internet access, I am putting together packets that they will be able to pick up at the school. Please help each other out by making sure everyone is seeing these messages. To make sure that you can all get help on the work, I will be hosting regular Office Hours via Google Hangouts on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 4:00 pm, Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:30 am (Last half hour for Math Lab only), and Fridays from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. You will get the links to join these emailed to you, and I will post them on the Classroom as well. You can reach me via email at: email@example.com. Ms. DeGuzman (7th & 8th Grade History): Class expectations: Students are expected to check Google Classroom every day for new assignments. Please be mindful of due dates and times. All apps in the Google suite are timestamped. Students may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for support. Period 1: Literacy Enrichment Google Class Code: xjxxzj2
Period 3: 8B U.S. History & Advisory Google Class Code: sey4vdg
Period 4: 7A World History Google Class Code: ximcbkk
Period 5: 7B World History Google Class Code: mumvfct 7th Grade Support Google Hangout Wednesdays & Thursdays 10:00-11:00am Ms. McCaffrey (7th & 8th Grade English): For 7th and 8th grade English, I will post lessons and materials daily in the morning, beginning Tuesday March 17. Students are expected to complete the assignment by 8am the following day, unless it is a multi-day assignment and stated otherwise. I will grade assignments as we go along, update the grade book, and check in with individuals who need more support. My advisory students have a daily reading and writing expectation, which is also posted on Google Classroom. Students in my enrichment class will need to check that Google Classroom each Monday and Thursday for that day's plan, and submit the assignment by the following day at 8am. Students may reach me at any point via email at email@example.com. We can arrange a phone call or Google Hangout from there. I am available for office hours Tuesdays from 9-10 and Thursdays from 2-4. Mr. Nash (8th Grade Math/Science): Class code - 7cjnvoe Math expectations are as follows: Students with Internet access are expected to login to Google classroom daily and get their assignments. They may also post questions and receive answers from me. Only appropriate posts related to an assignment will be tolerated. I will also be available to take questions by email or speak with Parents during my office hours from 10 am till 12pm Mon. and Wed. A phone call from a Parent should be scheduled the day before with a specific time to speak. Questions from students should be emailed to me or a meeting in Google Hangout as soon as it becomes available. A daily and a weekly Math assignment will be available in Google classroom. The daily assignment will be due the same day as assigned. The weekly work packet is due by Monday morning of the following week or 7 days from the date given. Science expectations are as follows: Students with Internet access are expected to login to Google Classroom and Stemscopes daily and follow routine protocols for Stemscopes and also those set up for Google Classroom. What this means is that you should always start by going to your Stemscopes account and complete what is in there. Many of you have not completed the assignments already in there, so this is an opportunity for you to get caught up before grading period ends in a couple of weeks from now. New Assignments starting this week are due weekly in most cases but there will occasionally be daily assignments or two day assignments. Please check the due dates. All assignments will be posted to Google Classroom under the Science title Posts and any Assignments given . Please see the above statement for my availability and office hrs. Students without Internet access and Math Intervention Students: Students that are not able to get online work assignments are responsible for picking up their works packets weekly from the school and turning them in by the following Monday at noon. Your instructions will be attached to the work packets.
Please use this time to have students complete assignments, but also as a way to spend time with each other. With the current Shelter in Place, we are able to take walks and enjoy some fresh air with the children. Please feel free to reach out should you have questions, concerns and/or need support with anything.