Guidelines for Virtual Students and Parents

• Attendance

  • Student must log on at class start time
  • Student must log in to all classes, specials and electives included
    - Student must log on after lunchtime
    - If student is tardy past 10 minutes, the student will be marked absent at the teacher’s discretion
    - If student is late due to internet issues, parent must call the school and inform of the issue
    LMS: 505-552-9091 or LES: 505-552-9200
    - Parents/guardians need to contact the school if student will be absent
    - Laguna’s Attendance and Truancy policy will be followed per the student handbook

• Environment

  • Remember when we are logged into Zoom classrooms we are sharing the environment with all the students in the classroom on campus, as well as the teachers
  • Student must have a work area free from distractions
    - TVs, radios, etc, should not be on in the background
    - Conversations in the home should not be heard in the campus classroom
    - If background noise, conversations, or images are inappropriate, the student’s zoom will be muted and the teacher has the discretion to log the student out of the zoom account
  • Student is not to log in from vehicles
  • Make sure that materials and supplies are ready to use
  • Student should not eat during class time

• Participation

  • Student is expected to participate and complete activities in the virtual classroom, as if they were in the classroom in person
  • Cameras must be turned on, facing the student, showing the student’s face at all times
  • Virtual students are expected to answer and communicate with the teacher or staff members online
  • If a student is not interacting the teacher has the discretion to log them off for the class and count it as an absence
  • Student needs to complete the work themselves
    - Parents are to monitor their student during the classes but refrain from completing the task themselves
  • All assignments need to be submitted as designated by the teacher.
    - Follow the teacher’s submission/late policy
    - Grades reflect the completed work that is submitted
    - Parents can check Google Classroom, to see what assignments have been submitted
    - Submitted assignments that are blank documents will be graded accordingly
    - Upper-grade level students are responsible for their assignments; in the lower-grades, virtual parents accept the responsibility
  • The teacher is not responsible for missing assignments

• Respect and Patience

  • Staff, students, parents, and others in the learning environment are expected to be respectful of all
    - Foul language verbally or in writing should not be heard or seen during Zoom class sessions
    - Teachers have the discretion to mute or log the student out of the zoom session if they deem the situation inappropriate for the school environment
  • Staff, students, and parents are all focused on doing what is best for all of the students, those that are virtual and in-person
  •  Technology Help
    - A teacher may not be able to address a virtual student’s technology issue during the class time
    - If you are having issues with your device or other technology, contact the IT help desk at #505-552-3080
Free Second Step and Committee for Children Resources for Educators and Families to Use During School Closures

Free Social-Emotional Learning Activities: There are a number of Second Step activities freely available online for children ages 5–13. Many of these are adaptable for remote learning or for families to do at home with their children. 

The Imagine Neighborhood: This new podcast for families is designed to help children and grown-ups practice their social-emotional skills. Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up. 

Mind Yeti®: Fifteen of our mindfulness program sessions are now available for anyone to use, no experience necessary! Designed for educators and families to do alongside children, or for older children to do on their own, Mind Yeti provides a great way for everyone to practice mindfulness during this difficult time.

Mind Yeti on Vimeo 
Mind Yeti on YouTube  
Mind Yeti Podcast: RSS Feed | Spotify | Stitcher

Little Children, Big Challenges: Committee for Children and Sesame Street have partnered to create a collection of resources for young children facing significant challenges. These materials, aimed at building children’s resilience, may be useful for educators and families. 

Captain Compassion®: Here, children can find games, comics, and activities they can do on their own, or with their families, to learn about how they can help stop bullying.