Remember that your classmates and teachers are real people. Think before you type and speak. Keep in mind the feelings and opinions of others, even if they are different from your own.
You all show great courtesy in the classroom, being respectful and saying please and thank you. Remember to do this online too – it helps to create a welcoming virtual learning environment.
BE CAREFUL WITH HUMOR AND SARCASM
You all have wonderful personalities, and in the real classroom it shines through and we can tell when you’re being humorous. In an online setting, it is difficult to tell when someone is being funny or sarcastic. To be on the safe side, don’t do it!
GRAMMAR AND SPELLING MATTER
Please do not use textspeak and acronyms (TTYL, LOL, etc). Use complete sentences, words or phrases, and check your grammar, just as you would when writing an assignment in the classroom!
To work your best and focus on the work 100%, try and ditch distractions (I know this may be hard). Silence or turn off your cell phones, go to a quiet room if possible, and turn off any background TV/radio noise!
DON’T POST OR SHARE INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL
Though we are virtual you are at school so please make sure you dress appropriately. No pajamas and bonnets please!
Please apply to the rules and expecttation! This goes without ssaying.
Discipline: If your child is actively participating in live online lessons, they will get points added to their ClassDojo account! If your child fails to comply to virtual learning expectations, a verbal warning will be stated. If issues still occur, I will schedule a virtual one-on-one meeting with a parent to discuss appropriate learning expectations. If issues still occur after this, a referral will be sent to the counselor’s office and a written notice will be sent to parents as well. Finally, if the previous steps have been taken and there are still issues that occur, there will be an administration report.