When they were younger, Elementary teachers may have used Class Dojo. This application, Remind, is much better suited to older kids who may have quick questions about an assignment or parents want to know how their child is doing. We all have our anxious moments as parents, I know I do sometimes. "My son wasn't feeling the greatest yesterday, how was he today?" or "We have a deal that if he's good, he'll get ice cream in two weeks. But that behavoir better shape up!" It matters not Parents, I'm here for you with this program. Sure, you can send an e-mail; yet sometimes I'm flooded with those regarding things very different than your child. Remind allows us to focus just on your child, their progress, and their goals. We excel together as a team because we have open communication lines as a team. I look forward to meeting all of you.
Below, are the six (6) individual printouts I would try to send home to you. With us all being a little more technoligically oriented, I'm putting it here in case we have a second interuption, but just to start the year off right. My coding system is pretty basic. I teach six (6) courses, four (4) that are Read 2 Achieve (IR classes) and two (2) core Civics classes. Many of my online students are in both, which I'm stoked for. However, it is important to know that while I'll bend over backwards to help your student achieve all their goals, they must show me the effort to meet mastery standards, because that is how our grading works in Marion Co. It's not based on trivial worksheets, but mastery based assessments. If your student is misbehaving in class and gets kicked out of the meeting for constantly un-mutuing themselves (to cause distractions to others), they will still be responsible for all work for the day. My in person classes are between 10-20 students, but online is 40+. I will not stand for disruptive behavoir and will most certainly love to reach out whenever it occurs.
Lastly, look at your child's schedule with them. Ask them when they have me. It will dictate which class period to add in the photos below. Again, I teach my online classes in Period 3 and Period 6. Chances are, if they're an online learner, they may have both, or only one. but when you see, "pd1/pd2/pd3/etc." that simply means PerioD # / pd #. So, kid has Read to Achieve in Period 3? R2Apd3. What about Read to Acheive Period 5? R2Apd5. I did my best to keep things simple, because this modern world is complicated enough.
Stay safe and thank you for being proactive in a time where people are trying to be so hands-off.