• Hello Families!

    Welcome to VSH Middle School. We will be using Microsoft Teams and Fuel Education/Peak as our primary curricular platforms. Live sessions and office hours will be accessed through Teams and class work will be accessed through Peak. Please make sure that you can access both using your West Ada login credentials before our first class period. Please contact me at mcvey.amber@westada.org with any questions or concerns throughout the quarter.

    • Attendance:
      • Attendance will be taken based on class attendance and completed course content.
      • Classes are recorded and can be accessed in the Archived channel.
    • Expectations:
      • Read all assigned lessons and interact with all materials in a timely manner.
      • Come to class read to work and engage.
      • Work will be completed by the end of each school day.
      • Communicate needs with teacher in a timely manner.
    • Online Etiquette:
      • Login on-time during assigned session(s).
      • Appropriate, focused questions in chat and verbally.
      • Appropriate dress.

     General guide for the platforms your student will be using:

    Teams channels

    Purpose of Channel

    General

    Teacher Posts and Updates, Pacing Guides, and support documents

    Archived Sessions

    To view any missed live sessions

    Live Sessions

    Join link for daily/weekly live session

    Office Hours

    Live session links to access for office hours

     

     

    Fuel Education/Peak: https://peak.getfueled.com/#login

    FuelEd

    Purpose of Tab

    Grades

    Graded material. Students check here to ensure they have completed work and to read any comments / feedback on assignments.

    Tools

    Assistance for the FuelEd platform.

    Class Home

    Contains Announcements and a link for unread feedback. 

    Class Plan

    Never use.  Assignments are not in order and readings are skipped if you click on this instead of going to content.

    Content

    Lessons, Quizzes, and other independent student work

    -          Click to get to readings

    -          Click the unit number

    -          Click the reading section (i.e. 1.01)

    -          Click Learn

    -          Start with the introduction and click the arrows to move forward

    Assessment

    -          Where quizzes are kept in lessons with quizzes

    -          Where assignments and rubrics are downloaded to complete in Word

    -          Where assignments are uploaded after they are completed in Word.

    Progress

    Where students and parents can go to see grades, work completed or not completed, how much time a student has spent reading each topic, etc…

    Help

    Contains many video and written resources students should refer to when they have a question about technical issues (i.e. how to submit work)

    Service Station

    Has many helpful resources for navigating FuelEd plus a Student Support menu with live support

       

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

    Tab

    Purpose of Tab

    6-8th Grade

    General Setup and Questions Video

    Peak/FuelEd information and links for assistance

    Teams/email information and links for assistance

    WestAda helpline

    Sub-tabs under

    6-8th Grade

    Supplemental module materials, support documents, pacing guide, welcome letter, etc.

     

    Daily Schedule

     

    Monday

    Tuesday

    Wednesday

    Thursday

    Friday

    Period 1

    7:45-9:15a

    7:45-9:15a

    8:00-9:30a

    7:45-9:15a

    7:45-9:15a

    Period 2

    9:20-10:50a

    9:20-10:50a

    9:31-11:01a

    9:20-10:50a

    9:20-10:50a

    Lunch

    10:50-11:35a

    10:50-11:35a

    10:57-11:42a

    10:50-11:35a

    10:50-11:35a

    Period 3

    11:35a-1:05p

    11:35a-1:05p

    11:42a-1:12p

    11:35a-1:05p

    11:35a-1:05p

    Period 4

    1:10-2:40p

    1:10-2:40p

    1:14-2:41p

    1:10-2:40p

    1:10-2:40p

    Office Hours

    2:45-3:15p

    2:45-3:15p

    2:45-3:15p

    2:45-3:15p

    2:45-3:15p

     

    General Questions and Guidance

     Peak/FuelEd

     To Access Email and Teams:

    • If your district device is working, these are located in "All Applications" under Outlook and Teams (I believe).
    • If you are using a personal device, navigate to westada.org->Parents and Students->TEAMS & Office 360->Link to student email. Your login is your computer login @westada.org. Your password is your computer password. 
    • **If westada.org is down, you can also type outlook.office.com in the url and get to your email that way. Once you have your email open, you can find teams in the waffle cone (9 dots in the upper left corner of the screen), opening it in your browser (this is what I choose for myself and my own kiddos) or downloading to your desktop. On apple devices you will need to download the Teams app.
    • Getting to Teams

     How to Access OneDrive (District Cloud)

    • org -> parents & students -> TEAMS & Office 365 -> Link to Student OneDrive 
    • If westada.org is down, access student email (see above) -> navigate to the waffle cone in upper left corner -> choose OneDrive

     West Ada Help Line

    • Student help line at 208-350-5300