Regina's Remote Learning Plan

Dear Parents:

Thank you for your patience and support as Regina High School moves to remote learning per the November 15th Michigan Department of Health Order suspending in-person instruction in grades 9-12. Our staff is committed to student learning by continuing high-quality teaching through the platforms already in place (Zoom and Google Classroom) under our hybrid system. We are confident that this transition will be a smooth one.

After examining the Health Department order and recognizing the possibility that it may be extended, we believe it is prudent to proactively plan for seamless instruction through the end of the first semester. In looking at the calendar, a potential return to a hybrid system for a few days prior to exams does not seem to be in the best interest of our students and teachers. As a result, the following decisions have been made:   

 

  1. Remote learning is in effect through Wednesday, Dec. 16th. There will be no classes during Thanksgiving vacation: Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Monday, Nov. 30th. Classes resume on Tuesday, Dec. 1st. Christmas vacation begins for students on Thursday, Dec. 17th, and ends Monday, Jan. 4th. Regina High School plans to return to the hybrid model on Tuesday, Jan. 5th. Other calendar information will be communicated through the news brief and SchoolMessenger as usual.
  2. Final exams for 1st semester have been canceled. Due to the timing of the switch to full remote learning, the faculty determined that it would be difficult to administer exams consistently and equitably for all students. The 1st semester grade will consist of averaging the final 1st and 2nd quarter percentage grades.
  3. The current daily schedule remains the same. All students are expected to attend each class, every day at the assigned time. There is no Blue or White Team rotation during full remote learning. Teachers take attendance every period and the school attendance policy is in effect. Please call the attendance desk (586-585-0500 x 239) if your daughter is ill and cannot attend class.

SCHEDULE:  1 -        7:50 – 8:40 a.m.

                                    2 -        8:50 – 9:35 a.m.

                                    3 -        9:45 – 10:30 a.m.

                                    4 -        10:40 – 11:25 a.m.

                        Lunch -            11:30 – 11:55 a.m.

                                    5 -        12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

                                    6 -        12:55 – 1:45 p.m.

                                    7 -        1:55 – 2:40 p.m.

 

  1. Faculty and staff report to the building daily. The school office hours remain the same: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Contact the office with any questions. In the case of a faculty absence, students should check Google Classroom at the regular meeting time for the day’s assignment. Counselors will be available to students for academic and emotional support.
  2. Although all athletics are currently suspended, some extracurricular groups may meet virtually.

 

Expectations for Remote Learners:

  1. Students should prepare a designated work space that is quiet and organized. Minimal interruptions help students stay engaged in the learning tasks. It is expected that students are sitting up, have all materials, and are ready to learn.
  2. As closely as possible, the classroom setting should be replicated to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Students should refrain from eating, using cell phones, playing music, and talking to others.
  3. Students should be appropriately dressed for learning. While comfortable clothes are acceptable, pajamas are not.
  4. Students must remain in attendance for the entire class period unless otherwise instructed by the teacher. The student’s face must be visible on the screen at all times. Family members, friends, and pets should not appear because it is a distraction to other learners and the teacher. If a student’s face is not visible, if she leaves the class early, or she arrives significantly late, the student is marked absent. If there is a technological problem, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the teacher immediately by email. If there is a loss of power or some other situation, please contact the school and the teacher will be notified.
  5. Students are expected to adhere to the Regina Honor Code. Academic integrity is integral to the learning process and an individual’s work should represent her own best effort. General Honor Code guidelines are described in the Student Handbook and every student received a more detailed policy in August.

The entire staff sincerely appreciates your understanding as we continue to navigate during these difficult times. It is our sincere hope that your family stays safe and healthy during the holidays. May God bless us all and keep us Saddlelite Strong!