Mr. Church's Classes:
Hello Parents and students! I just wanted to give you a clear understanding of how COVID-19 has affected our normal procedures for my classes. This is a different year, and it will difficult for all of us to adapt... so know that I will be flexible and compassionate regarding that adaptation. I hope that you will as well.
Masks are to be worn at ALL times, above the nose and extended down to the chin. We must be vigilant and not complacent on this issue if we want to continue to be able to provide in person instruction.
Assignments can be submitted online (preferred) or in person. The online option, through Microsoft Teams, is there as an additional resource. I also am trying to work out the kinks now, just in case we end up being forced to quarantine. If we work out the issues sooner rather than later, the transition will be smoother and we won't have as much confusion. Teams is also helpful just in case a student has to work from home, as all the relevant handouts and lectures will be available there for students to use.
This will not change how I operate in class. I will still hand out work in person and work with students in person. Work can still be turned in in the bin on my table.
Teams is currently only available for my government classes, but will soon be available for the others.
Thank you for your understanding, and please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
I would like to welcome you, and your child, to another year at Dunnellon High School. My goal is to help guide my students to a successful year. I aim to give them the tools and skills they need to move on to college or into the workforce, and while this may be a monumental task I am sure we can achieve it together. Social Studies is generally a pretty rigorous curriculum, but if we can stay vigilant on homework and projects we can have massive success. I look forward to the challenge.
It is absolutely imperative that communication lines are open between teachers and parents, and I am always willing to talk or email you if you ever have any concerns. Email is preferable, as time is so scarce during the day. I am always available for you or your child if ever you need clarification or need to discuss anything.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 465-6745 ext: 58293 or by e-mail at Joshua.Church@marion.k12.fl.us.
11th and 12th Grade Social Studies
Dunnellon High School