For the fall semester, families chose one of two learning options:
Full-Remote Learning or Plan C.
Full Remote Learning will be conducted in a virtual environment for the entire Fall Semester. Plan C students schedules and expectations could look different in the fall in some cases as public health conditions change. Canvas, a learning management system (LMS), will be used to deliver instruction and assignments to ALL students grades 9-12, both Full-Remote and Plan C. High schools will operate on a remote learning schedule much like a normal school day, and teachers will be expected to engage students in live teaching and learning each day while providing resources/assessments through Canvas. Parents are able to gain access to their student’s Canvas courses by following the Directions to Observe Your Student in Canvas document. Teachers will have Remote Learning students and Full-Remote Academy students assigned to them. Student schedules can be found in PowerSchool. To access your child’s PowerSchool, please use the PowerSchool Parent Access directions on the CMS Parent Resources site.
Classes begin Monday, August 17, online regardless of the student’s option or group.
All students will learn through Canvas. They must login to their courses in Canvas daily at 8:00 am and again in every block in order to be counted as present. Attendance will be taken each block.
All students will be assigned to a teacher at Olympic High School.
Will have a MINIMUM OF 75 MINUTES of *synchronous instruction per day (Semester and A/B Day schedule).
Students will attend A day classes on A day and B day classes on B day, like a normal schedule.
Teachers will also provide **asynchronous student practice. Recommended times are 35 minutes per class per day (Semester and A/B Day schedule).
All students have access to Honors/AP Coursework if they are enrolled in those classes.
All students have access to electives if they are enrolled in those classes.
Essential learning will include options such as direct instruction, small group discussion, large group discussion/seminar, real-time feedback, etc.
*Synchronous Learning - Synchronous learning is any type of learning that takes place in real-time, where students are engaging and interacting in learning simultaneously with the teacher. This means that the student, classmates, and instructor interact in a specific virtual place, or in person, through a specific online medium, at a specific time. It’s not exactly anywhere, anyhow, anytime. Methods of synchronous online learning include video conferencing, teleconferencing, live chatting, and live-streaming instruction.
Advantages: It provides active discussion, immediate feedback, and a personal familiarity. Student questions can be answered instantly.
Limitations: There is a rigid schedule and significant disruption in the event of technical difficulties. The quality of the instructional sessions is dependent upon the instructor.
**Asynchronous Learning - Asynchronous learning happens on a student’s schedule. While the student’s course of study, instructor or degree program will provide materials for reading, instruction for viewing, assignments for completing, and exams for evaluation, the student has the ability to access and satisfy these requirements within a flexible time frame. Methods of asynchronous online learning include self-guided lesson modules, streaming video content, virtual libraries, posted lecture notes, and exchanges across discussion boards or social media platforms.
Advantages: Flexibility, Pacing
Limitations: Isolation, Requires more student self-discipline
Full-Remote students will NOT report in person during the first 10 days of school, but will begin learning from Canvas on the first day of school (August 17).
These students will continue with the Full-Remote academy until the end of the first semester. They can make changes after the first semester to leave the Full-Remote Academy.
Full-Remote students will continue to work from home via the Canvas course if the district moves to Plan B or Plan A.
Full-Remote students may or may not be grouped together in a class with students attending in person due to the complexities of scheduling and staffing.
Plan C students will begin the school year with virtual learning. Plan C students will begin attending school in person if the district moves to Plan B or Plan A. More information will be shared with families as it is received.
Attendance will be taken in each block daily during the Google Meet video teleconferencing. It is important that students are in their online, live class each day, on time in order to be counted as present. Students that watch the link later and make-up missing work will still be marked as absent from class that day. Please stay in touch with your teacher if you are unable to attend class so they can let you know what you need to do to get caught up and receive your make-up work.
Students will be graded on the traditional grading scale in which the grade will reflect the student’s mastery of the material. CMS will be following the same grading guidelines that were in place before we left due to COVID. Please see your teacher’s Canvas page for more information about their grading guidelines,
The Student Technology Needs Helpdesk form is located on our school website. Student Technology Helpdesk is open by appointment only prior to the opening of school. The most common requests are for Chromebooks, chargers, logins, hotspots, etc. Once you submit a helpdesk request from our school website, contact will be made via phone or email (within 24 hours) to set up a virtual or in-person appointment based on the technology needs.
Thank you for your continued support of Olympic High School. If you have any questions, then please reach out to the school at 980-343-3800 or the CMS Student Support Center 980-343-3001.