The teachers have been working hard this week to prepare for online learning to start Monday. By now, you should have heard from all teachers through a welcome email. We have several resources below to help your child prepare and be successful for online learning. Remember that the campus is closed to the public, but we are still here to assist, so don't hesitate to reach out.
Questions about courses - contact the teacher
Questions regarding schoology - contact Carolyn Milian (547-8367) or Jennifer Druggan (547-8291)
Questions regarding your child's IEP - contact their case manager
Starting Monday, March 30th Nease will no longer be a lunch/breakfast distribution site. Any student wanting to receive a free lunch and breakfast need to go to the closest school to them. The closest school to Nease is Valley Ridge Academy.
We will be distributing laptops tomorrow, Saturday, from 8am to noon in the bus loop. ONLY parents who requested a laptop through the district form by Thursday at noon will receive a laptop. We will ONLY give the laptop to a parent. Please bring a pen to use to sign for the computer. If you need a laptop and missed the request, you can complete the form for round 2. The link to the form will be active on Monday, March 30th.
The district has ordered hotspots, but they are not scheduled to arrive until April 6th. We will contact families who have requested a hot spot.
Seniors Parents: Don't let your child be left out! Order your graduate yard sign now!!
Report cards will be available in HAC on Tuesday, March 31st.
Directive to the teachers from the District: For the duration of the school closure, all grades will be recorded in the formative category of the gradebook. We thought parents should know as you are monitoring grades in HAC.
Lots of communication is being sent by the District and Nease through text messages. If you are not receiving these texts, you need to follow the directions below to opt-in for these notifications.
How to Opt-in to Receive Notifications
1. From your mobile device, Text “Yes” to 67587. You should then receive a response text message stating, “You’re registered 4 SchoolMessenger notifications”.
2. Now that you have registered your device to receive text messages, you must verify that your mobile device phone number(s) is on file at your child’s school.
You can verify that your contact phone numbers are up to date by viewing them in the SchoolMessenger Information Center mobile app for Apple and Android phones. Please use the
SchoolMessenger App Instructions
to download the SchoolMessenger InfoCenter app, establish your account and verify your phone numbers and email address.
If you need to make changes to the phone numbers listed, please contact your child’s school.
If you do not have access to download the SchoolMessenger mobile app, please contact your child’s school to check the phone numbers on file.
Below are several resources to help you and your child with online learning.
Please take a few minutes to read the helpful PowerPoint created by the Nease Guidance Department.
Below is a link to a weekly organizer, if you feel this would be beneficial for your child.
Parents, do you have questions about Schoology, such as how to create an account?
Students CAN do conferencing on their smartphone only if they log into Schoology through the web browser on their phone (Safari, Chrome, etc). Most kids have the Schoology app, and the app can do everything except the conferencing portion.
Student and parents should access Schoology through our school webpage under “Links for Students”
If a Google search for Schoology is done, then you will not have the necessary credentials to be able to access NEASE'S Schoology site. Please ensure you are using Chrome or Firefox with Schoology as Internet Explorer does NOT work well.
Information that we have received regarding required testing & grades.
Question & Answers from FL Department of Education
Q: How does the cancellation of state assessments impact students?
A: The answer will vary based on students’ placement within their educational journey.
Current seniors: If a senior is expected to graduate in spring 2020 and has not met the exit criteria for Algebra I EOC and/or Grade 10 ELA FSA, or earned a concordant score, this criteria will be waived. However, students still must earn the necessary credits and meet the GPA requirements to graduate.
Non-seniors: The Department is waiving the requirement for non-senior students who are currently enrolled in a course that requires an EOC to take the associated EOC. However, non-seniors who have yet to pass the Grade 10 FSA ELA must still meet the exit criteria by passing that assessment during a future administration or earning a concordant score. Though non-senior students enrolled in the EOC course of Algebra 1 are not required to take the Algebra 1 EOC, they must still meet the mathematics assessment graduation requirement by either passing the Algebra 1 EOC (offered four times each year) during a future administration, earning a concordant score, or passing the Geometry EOC during a future administration.
30% for final grade: For students currently enrolled in courses that include a statewide EOC to be factored into the student’s grade, this requirement will be waived. Districts have the discretion to determine whether district-developed EOC assessments are necessary for these courses for the 2019-2020 school year.
Q: Will students receive grades for the spring semester while they are in a distance learning environment?
A: Yes, although campuses are closed, school is still in session and students are still earning grades. Districts will incorporate the process for assigning student grades in their instructional continuity plans.