Tuesday, March 17 – Day 2

Good Morning!

As we go through the process, we are all learning more.  For today, you should access Clever.com.  This is the main platform you will access to see all of your teacher’s pages.  They will have resources loaded directly there or link you to another site.  For me, you will see my teacher page on Clever.com then I’ll be sending you to my website for instructions.  I’ve also provided the links for NoRedInk and Schoology – two online resources we will be accessing.

Assignments

  1. Access Clever.com and do some looking around to see what your teachers have posted.  Become familiar with the platform.
  2. Work on your NoRedInk Unit 8 practice (Eng II) or Unit 7 (Eng III).
  3. Finish your NewsELA article of the week (The New Whopper!).
  4. Check back here for directions on how to set up a Schoology account.  This is where you will access assignments directly and participate in discussions.  There will be a quiz due Thursday by midnight (very easy).
  5. Find a book in your home or digitally (see below) that you want to read over the next few weeks.  This was going to be an assignment over Spring Break, so think of you just getting a jump start!  I’ll load a time chart on Schoology that you can use to track your time.

REMINDERS:

  1. Technology check out is tomorrow (Wednesday) at HHS from 8-12.  See below for information regarding Wi-Fi.
  2. Online learning will start on Thursday.

Access to Digital Books

  1. Through Helena High’s Library: Sign in using your library login (ID# then first and last initials): https://mslsdcmt.libraryreserve.com/10/45/en/SignIn.htm?url=Default.htm
  2. Lewis and Clark’s Public Library Digital Collection: https://www.lclibrary.org/236/Download-Books-Music-Movie
  3. Audible Accounts: Remember, you have access to free Audible accounts through the school.  Contact Ms. Heaton for information on how to get signed up: cheaton@helenaschools.org
  4. Amazon: If you have a Prime account, you have access to free downloads.  If you don’t, there are still inexpensive opportunities: Amazon.com

Wi-Fi Issues?

If you don’t have access to a wifi network at your home, please contact:

Charter/Spectrum

Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon

These companies are also offering customers increased data access at this time. They may also offer low-cost wireless hotspot options for parents who are outside of Spectrum’s service area.

Monday, March 16 – Day 1

Good Morning Everyone!

For today, you have two assignments.

1st: I would like you all to simply set up a “learning” area in your house.  For our house, it’ll be the kitchen table.  If you have a dedicated study area, this will help you focus and will act as a visual reminder that you actually have things to do! The teachers are meeting today and tomorrow to figure out the best way to proceed.

2nd: Take a moment to look around your neighborhood.  If possible, go for a walk.  Find a neighbor that needs an act of kindness.  Do they need their walk and/or driveway shoveled? Will they need their garbage taken to the curb? Are they elderly and you haven’t seen them in a little bit?  Knock on their door and see if they need grocery shopping done.  Is there a single parent on the block that would love even just an hour of babysitting (for free!)?  Anyone can handle any kid for an hour 😉

This is a time for great change to occur both as a society and for us as individuals.  We are on a precipice, and I truly believe how we react to the next three weeks will define who we become.  This is an incredibly historic event – let’s be on the right side.

REMINDERS
1. 
Breakfast and Lunches are available on school sites today and tomorrow.
2. After tomorrow, meals will be offered at mobile sites.  Please be checking emails.
3. School is open today from 7:30-4:30 to go grab materials from lockers, classrooms, the nurse, etc. 
4. 
Technology check-out (for Chromebooks) will be 8-12 at HHS on Wednesday.
5. Lessons will start rolling out on Thursday officially.

English III – CareerCruising Research

Click this link to pull up the form to insert your research for the Careers: Career Research.

**TIP: You might want to type your answers into a Google or Word Doc then copy and paste it into the form.  The form itself will not save for you.  So research and type it into a Google Doc and Word Doc form then copy and paste it into the form when you are ready to turn it in.

Click this link to enter the three colleges/ advanced schooling options: College Names.