Calamity Day Learning Guidelines For Perkins High School

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Perkins High School
Calamity Day Learning Guidelines for 2021-2022

If more than four calamity days are declared by the Superintendent or Board during any single school year, all students and staff will make up those days beyond four. Each classroom teacher shall develop lessons for asynchronous learning and put them in the learning management system.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS

  • Log into Powerschool to access Canvas to view the calamity day assignments, coursework and grades. If needed, see Canvas Student Instructions for instructions on how to access it.
  • Complete academic work to the best of your ability. Established grading procedures and scoring mechanisms will be used regardless of the learning environment to maintain high expectations and accountability for student work.
  • If clarification is needed on any calamity day assignment, the student should email the teacher.
  • Follow all rules and guidelines of the Perkins Local School District’s Acceptable Use Policy. These rules apply to your school-issued Chromebook for In-person as well as home learning. Students are reminded to make sure all virtual interactions are respectful and that the words or actions you say, do, or type are appropriate and abide by the Perkins High School Student Handbook.
  • As the need arises, seek help with technical issues from the PLSD Technology Department via the Help Desk at help@perkinsschools.org.
  • Complete calamity day assignments by the established deadlines. A calamity day’s assignments are due the day students return to classes.

PARENT & FAMILY REQUIREMENTS

  • Log into Powerschool to access Canvas to view your child’s calamity day assignments, coursework and grades. Instructions for accessing Canvas can be found here. If you do not have access to Powerschool, please contact Carla Schweinfurth at cschweinfurth@perkinsschools.org.
  • Monitor that your child[ren] is[are] completing calamity day assignments. A calamity day’s assignments are due the day students return to classes.
  • If clarification is needed on any calamity day assignment, the parent/guardian should email the teacher.
  • As the need arises, seek help with technical issues from the PLSD Technology Department via the Help Desk at help@perkinsschools.org.

TEACHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Within Canvas, create and post assignments, activities and/or assessments for each of your classes impacted by the calamity day. If the calamity day happens on a non-block day, assignments should be posted for all classes. If the falls on a block day, assignments should only be posted for the classes that normally would have met on the block day.
  • Teachers are not required to report to work on a calamity day; nor are teachers required to be online or provide synchronous instruction on a calamity day.
  • Score student work utilizing the same grading procedures and scoring mechanisms that would be used if school was in session to maintain high expectations and accountability for student work.
  • Teachers should respond to emails and Canvas/email messages from students, parents, and administration in a timely manner. (24-Hour Rule)




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