•              Office Hours                              Zoom

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    • Teacher Web-site Disclaimer - Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.).  These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms.  If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.

    I will be using the Zoom App. (Please download the Zoom App on your phone, tablet, or computer in plenty of time before participating in your first meeting   https://zoom.us/download) to video chat with students, twice a week for instructional purposes and for when they need any additional help. All instructional zoom conferences will be recorded for future reference for those that have time conflicts. Beyond the instructional zooms I will be available on Zoom twice a day for “office hours” starting on April 1st until classes resume.  The zoom code you will use for me will be https://zoom.us/j/5717526227.    

    Make sure to use your first & last name when joining us for a meeting.

    Office Hours with Mrs. Root will be held twice daily. They will be between 9-10:00 a.m. and 12-1:00 p.m. This can be used for asking questions about the asignments or how to submit your work. This time will not be used for instruction for it is open to both Regular and Cambridge. This is a time to ask questions and get immediate answers and feedback for both parents and students alike. Remember though others can hear you unless you request a private zoom session with me.  If someone requests a private session I will send you a new, one time use link to connect with me.  This would be the only reason I am not on during my office times.  If zoom shows me as in another meeting then be patient and try again a few minutes later.  I will log back on my main zoom line when I am done with the private chat.  We can however privately chat while on my "public" zoom.  During the main zoom time is a good time to help you get through the digital work questions, for others may have them too. Remember please use your first and last name when logging in.  

    Instructional Zoom time will be Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10:00-10:30 am for Regular and 11:00-11:30 am for Cambridge. Having at least one of my office hours first will allow me to gather some input from students on what additional instruction might be needed during this time.

    I am still available via phone call – (941) 345-6043 (Mon - Fri. 9-4 pm), email or the Remind App any day and time. Please note if I don’t answer you, you can text me your name (Student’s name) and I will return your call ASAP. Remember, I could be on another call with other students or parents or on a zoom call. Also know, as to give my own family their time, I will not return calls after 4:00 pm until the following day. If there is a better time to return your phone call during the day please include that in your message and I will try my best.

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