Information Regarding Distance Learning: 2019-2020                                                

First off, I want to acknowledge that this is a difficult time for all of us and I hope that we can all extend an extra measure of grace and patience as we try to figure out how to finish the academic school year strong. It is my desire to provide my students with the best instruction and resources that we have available to ensure understanding of the material. I will do my best in providing instruction, providing useful resources, and answering questions so students feel confident they are getting beneficial instruction. With that being said, here are some key pieces of information to help in moving forward in an online format.

I will be giving continual updates, announcements, and extension activities through Microsoft Teams.
Students can access Microsoft Teams simply through logging on to their school email. Once in their email, “Teams” is an app that students can click on. When they click on it, they will be taken to the Teams app where they are automatically members in my class. Once in the Teams app, there is a tab across the top called “Files” where all of the resources mentioned above are located. Under the “Files” tab you will see all of the folders of the Chapters/Learning Targets we have learned this year. There is also a folder labeled “Distance Learning”. This is where I will be uploading materials moving forward. Double click on the video in the Files and Documents tab labeled "Accessing Microsoft Teams" to walk you through how to find all of this information from the internet.

Virtual Office Hours:
 Mondays 12noon - 1pm through Mircosoft Teams Video Conferencing and Wednesdays 1pm-2pm through email.              
 This is a great way and time for students to ask questions, review topics, and/or receive feedback!

As we are all aware, this time is one of continual change. I hope to keep open communication during this time and encourage parents and students to not hesitate in reaching out with any questions/concerns you may have.

Thank you,  

Ms. Laura C. Chaves