• Hello Families!

    Welcome to VSH Middle School Science. This quarter your student will be enrolled in 6th grade Earth Science. We will be using Microsoft Teams and Fuel Education as our primary curricular platforms. Please make sure that you can access both before our first class period on Monday, November 9th, 2020. Guidelines to accessing are attached as .pdf documents.

    Each week we will hold live sessions your child will attend. All students will attend three sessions a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Prior to attending these sessions, students should have read all prior lessons as well as the lessons assigned for the day and they should have completed at least one attempt on quizzes and module exams. Open sessions are times available for students to receive help on difficult material. They will become mandatory for any students who have incomplete work. 

    • Attendance: Attendance will be taken once a week based on live class attendance and once a week from completed course content.
    • Office Hours: First, attend during an open session time, after class hours begin at 2:45 by appointment
    • Expectations:
      • Work will be completed by the end of each day. All work will be turned in no later than 2:30p.m. on the following Monday. If work is not turned in, student will join in the next open session for an opportunity to complete work. Open sessions are a time to meet with the teacher and/or complete work.
      • Communicate needs with teacher in a timely manner.
    • Online Etiquette:
      • Login on-time during assigned session(s) with microphone muted and camera turned off.
      • Appropriate, focused questions in chat and verbally.
      • Appropriate dress in case we are able to turn on cameras.

     

    Please contact me at mcvey.amber@westada.org with any questions or concerns throughout the quarter.

    Below is our schedule for the first week of school. Please note your child will have a different schedule beginning November 16, 2020.

    Week 1 Period 2

    9:20-10:50

    Times

    Monday

    Nov 9, 2020

    Tuesday

    Nov 10, 2020

    Wednesday

    Nov 11, 2020

    Thursday

    Nov 12, 2020

    Friday

    Nov 13, 2020

    9:20-10:20

    Whole Class Meeting

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    10:20-10:50

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

     

     

    Week 1 Period 3

    11:35-1:05

    Times

    Monday

    Nov 9, 2020

    Tuesday

    Nov 10, 2020

    Wednesday

    Nov 11, 2020

    Thursday

    Nov 12, 2020

    Friday

    Nov 13, 2020

    11:35-12:35

    Whole Class Meeting

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    12:35-1:05

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

      

    Below is our normal class schedule starting

    Monday, November 16, 2020.

    Period 2

    Monday 12:20-1:05 &

    Tuesday – Friday 9:20-10:50

    Mon Times

    Monday

    Tue-Fri Times

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Morning

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    9:20 -10:20

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    12:20-1:05

    Whole Class

    Meeting

    10:20 -10:50

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

     

     

    Period 3

    Monday 1:10-1:55 &

    Tuesday – Friday 11:35-1:05

    Mon Times

    Monday

    Tue-Fri Times

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Morning

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    11:35 -12:35

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    Independently  read day’s assignments & take quizzes

    1:10-1:55

    Whole Class

    12:35 -1:05

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

    Open Session

    Whole Class

    Meeting

     

    Students should come to “Whole Class Meetings” having read the lessons assigned for the day and ready to work on any graded assignments that have been due prior to the class period.

     

    Open sessions are times available for students to receive help on difficult material.

    They will become mandatory for any students who have incomplete work.

     

    Live sessions and office hours will be held through Teams. Your student has already been added to their quarter 2 science team. Please refer to the attached document for directions on how to access the Teams platform.

    General guide for the platforms your student will be using:

    Teams channels

    Purpose of Channel

    General:

    Teacher Posts and Updates

    Archived Sessions:

    To view any missed live sessions

    Discussion Board:

    To ask questions and have discussions

    Live Sessions:

    Join link for daily/weekly live session

    Office Hours:

    Live session links to access for office hours

    Weekly Checklist and Class Material:

    Pacing guides, schedules, and support documents

     

     

    https://peak.getfueled.com/#login

    FuelEd

    Purpose of Tab

    Content:

    Lessons, Quizzes, and other independent student work

    Grades:

    Graded material. Students check here to ensure they have completed work.

    Progress:

    Completed lessons, quizzes, and other independent student work

    Tools:

    Assistance for the FuelEd platform.

     

    https://www.westada.org/Page/82720

    Teacher Webpage

    Purpose of Tab

    6-8th Grade Science:

    General Questions Video

    Peak/FuelEd information and links for assistance

    Teams/email information and links for assistance

    WestAda helpline

    6th Grade Science:

    Supplemental module materials and support documents