Welcome


Cohort 2023….WELCOME BACK TO THE DOG POUND!

Cohort 2023: It is time to begin identifying classes for next year. Please check your email on Friday, 10.23.20 for an email from me. The email will contain a link for a Google Form. The Google Form will ask your name, student ID, cohort & grade, and preferred method of contact for us to communicate to complete your course request. After I receive your Google Form back, I will send appointment information. Course request appointments will be completed during your English classes.


These are different times that require a different frame of mind. Consider adjusting the way you think about things.



Information for the 1st day : i.e. Canvas, Google, etc.


Please review the following information which can be found on SPS Website: https://www.spsk12.net/

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
*September 2 – The SPS Parent Guide to Virtual Learning will be made available on the District website.
*September 3 – Students can access Canvas. Parents can generate access codes to set up Parent Canvas Accounts.
*September 7 – All courses must be made available to students by their teachers.
* September 8 – First Day of School.


Virtual Learning Schedules https://www.spsk12.net/fall_learning_plan/virtual_learning_schedules

The virtual learning schedules below provide information on the general times allotted for online learning. Teachers will provide a weekly schedule, in Canvas, of the days and times they will be in ‘live’ or synchronous instruction. Teachers will also provide advanced schedules of small group instruction and one-to-one meetings with students. While encouraged, your child IS NOT REQUIRED to be engaged live in front of the computer during these times.

For parents who may not be able to work with this schedule, please keep in mind that all teaching sessions will be recorded and viewable in Canvas for two weeks. When class is not ‘live’ students will have classwork assignments and activities to complete by scheduled due dates. This allows families to work around their schedules and still gives students the opportunity to receive instruction.


High School Schedule https://www.spsk12.net/fall_learning_plan

Classes will be held between the designated hours, but live sessions do not have to last for a full 45 minutes. This is the time designated for students and teachers of that block/course.

High School (Odd and Even Days)

Period
-1st (Include Morning SEL) 8:30 A.M.-9:30 A.M.
-2nd/3rd 9:35 A.M.-10:20 A.M
-Morning Brain Break 10:25 A.M.-10:40 A.M.
-4th/5th 10:45 A.M.-11:30 A.M.
-Lunch 11:35 A.M.-12:15 P.M.
-6th/7th 12:20 P.M.-1:05 P.M.
-Enrichment and Support for Periods 1 and 2/3 1:10 P.M.-2:05 P.M.
-Enrichment and Support for Periods 4/5 and 6/7 2:10 P.M.-3:05 P.M.


Welcome back cohort of 2023! Last year was an eventful year…full of surprises. I look forward to us having a productive and memorable school year again. I will be following up on your goals or plans after graduation. Let’s keep our forward thinking caps on! We will be working together until 2023 and there is no reason to wait until the last minute.


WIFI HOTSPOT Information – with the help of local officials, schools, and libraries across Virginia, the Commonwealth Connect team and Virginia Tech have developed an interactive map of free, publicly available wifi hotspots that Virginians can access from a vehicle. Updates will be done weekly as they receive new locations. https://virginiatech.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=825546b05bba47048470e1cfa7364de3

Grading Scale:


-As we are home and out of our regular routine. I’ve posted information to assist with coping with COVID-19. Click on this link: https://confidentparentsconfidentkids.org/2020/03/13/my-kids-school-is-closed-so-now-what/ -Also Click on the Coping Strategies tab for more information.

School attendance is vital to a student’s academic achievement. The testing calendar will assist families when scheduling appointments and/or planning to go out of town. Please click here for the calendar: https://www.spsk12.net/departments/instruction-curriculum/high_school_testing_calendar_2019-20

Suffolk Public Schools Website has a wealth of information for families. https://www.spsk12.net/


2020-2021 SAT Dates https://www.collegeboard.org/ or https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/sat/register/dates-deadlines Please review for updated testing information.

Test Date Registration Date
09.26.2008.26.20
10.03.2009.04.20
11.07.2010.07.20
12.05.2011.05.20
03.13.2102.12.21
05.08.2104.08.21
06.05.2105.06.21

2019-2020 ACT Dates https://www.act.org/ or http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/registration.html#fall-reg – Please review for update testing information

Test Date Registration Date
09.12.2008.14.20
10.24.2009.18.20
12.12.2011.06.20
02.06.2101.08.21
04.17.2103.12.21
06.12.2105.07.21
07.17.2006.18.21