Do we have to complete our work? Do our grades count?
Yes, here is a description from our Superintendent, Susana Cordova, of how the grading for this entire semester will work. “All spring 2020 marking periods for grades 9-12 that were in progress as of March 13 will convert to a credit/no credit model. This model will focus on the essential understandings/big ideas/competencies of a course and will rely on a body of evidence (e.g., essay, presentation, project) for determining credit for the course. All marking periods that were in progress, or yet to begin, will be converted to a credit/no credit model. The 2020 spring semester will be removed from all cumulative GPA calculations for students in grades 9-12. Class ranking for seniors will be based on GPA through the fall of 2019.”
It is extremely important to complete all of your assignments when you can (try your best to turn them in by 4PM on Thursday of each week), as you need the credit for these courses to graduate. I am meeting with Ms. Cordova’s team and other Principals from around the district to get more clarity around grading practices this week. I will send out information as it comes.
What about Senior Check Out? We will create a detailed plan shortly regarding Senior check out and share asap.
How do I receive my Senior Pictures and Cap and Gown?
We are creating Senior packages to be safely distributed to Seniors with all items you’ve already purchased as well as some special treats. Details coming.
When will Graduation be rescheduled?
We will reschedule Graduation as soon as it is safe to reconvene as larger groups. We are planning something special virtually for the day Graduation was originally planned on 4/28. Stay tuned for details.
Can I still buy a cap and gown? Yes, contact Laurentz Gilmore at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I get the personal items I left in my locker?
When the stay at home order lifts and it is safe for students to be back in the school, we will let you know.
I still don’t understand how this works!
You can find all the information you need for Remote Learning under the remote learning tab on our website jfk.dpsk12.org, you can access the Student Guidance doc here.
How do I get on track during remote learning?
Contact your counselor to determine ways to get back on track through Edgenuity. We will be hosting a Junior Class Meeting virtually and will send out details soon.
If you have QUESTIONS, please enter them on this Google Form which will be posted to the website for you to access as questions arise, and a staff member will reach out to you via text or email with an answer.
REMINDERS and Celebrations:
Information about our JFK Remote Learning plan is found on our website (jfk.dpsk12.org), and you can find your student and family guidance document here. Check your email and Schoology everyday!
IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND LINKS:
https://safe2tell.org/ which will provide an anonymous way to help someone who is struggling or hurting.
List of ONLINE Learning Sites
All dates tentative until further notice.
4/7 through the end of the year — remote teaching and learning
4/13 – 4/17 — Virtual Spirit Week
7/13 – 7/31 — Ready for 2024 for incoming Freshmen
8/3 – 8/6 — Ninth Grade Academy
8/17 — First day of school 20-21