We ask that students remain present as much as possible during Distance Learning. Students will be counted present on synchronous days when they are logged on and engaged in classes. On asynchronous days, students will be counted present when they submit the required work by the deadline indicated.
Please treat online classes as you would face-to-face classes. If your student has a doctor's appointment, please provide a copy of the doctor's note to the teacher(s) AND the front office staff at the respective campus to excuse the absence. If your student is sick, an email from the parent will suffice. If a student is out 3 or more consecutive days, a doctor's note is required. We cannot accept notes after two weeks from the date of absence.
Please keep in mind that teachers will take attendance for each class session. If the student joins after attendance is taken, then that student might be marked as "Tardy-Unexcused." However, if there is avalid reason for the tardy, an email can be sent to the front office staff.
Absences and tardies due to "technological difficulties" are still absences and tardies. An email to the front office staff and ccing school administration explaining the trouble may "excuse" the absence or tardy, but will not remove it.
AT GLOBE, we believe the first few weeks of school should be spent laying the foundation for a successful school year. During this time, teachers are focused on getting to know the students and building community. They are also explicitly teaching the routines and procedures so that the students are able to work with autonomy for the rest of the year. Spending the extra time now before introducing academics allows the students to practice and for it to become automatic in a non-threatening environment. The intentions of the first weeks are to create a climate and tone of warmth and safety, teach the schedules and routines and what the expectations are, and establish expectations about how we will learn together in the year ahead. (The First Six Weeks of School | Responsiveclassroom.org)
If your student is having technical difficulties with connecting to Google Classroom, Google Meets, or other sources for academic learning, please contact Judy Limor, email@example.com. Please be detailed in your communication so that she can help solve your issue as quickly as possible.