Post-Orientation Review

Orientation and Regular Schedule Rotation

Orientation Sessions for the core academic subjects have concluded, and tomorrow we will return to normal office hours. The fuzzy image below depicts the weekly schedule for ZOOM tutorial and office hours. Also, just a reminder that electives will begin meeting on the Tuesday/Thursday rotation starting Tuesday, April 14th.

Weekly High School Tutorial and Office Hours by Subject

Technical Support. Parents and students who are experiencing difficulty with technology can seek guidance and help at the following link :

https://asdhelp.atlassian.net/servicedesk/customer/portals

Student Conduct in ZOOM Sessions

The majority of our students and teachers had positive re-introductions to one another over the past two days. I was able to attend some of the Orientation Sessions over the two-day period, and also get back in touch with students. However, there were a few instances of disruption, inappropriate language, and disrespect, which negatively influenced many other students’ ability to learn.

Please review the information below pertaining to appropriate student etiquette in ZOOM:

Student Etiquette When Attending ZOOM Sessions

Please be aware that ZOOM sessions are optional for students, and any behavior that disrupts the education of another student or is deliberately disrespectful of the teacher will not be tolerated. Students may be temporarily or permanently removed from ZOOM meetings if they do not meet the expectations outlined in the document linked above.

COVID-19 Insight & Graduation Information on The Den from April 2nd:

A Parting Note:

We’re all learning how best to interact and learn in an environment that is brand new and challenging for both students and teachers. We’ll continue to do the very best we can for students, and make sure they have the support they need.

At the same time, I’d like to challenge students to take action even though times may be tough. Ryan Holiday’s final thought from his chapter, Get Moving, helps frame this idea well:

Just because conditions aren’t exactly to your liking, or you don’t feel ready yet, doesn’t mean you get a pass. If you want momentum, you’ll have to create it by getting up and getting started.

Holiday, The Obstacle is the Way, p. 75.

Times are tough, but we’ll all become more resilient as we make our way through the challenges together. Keep after it!

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