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Philosophy:  The safety of Bishop Kelley students, faculty and staff is the primary factor when making decisions to implement BK Distance Learning.  When conditions warrant, Bishop Kelley will choose to implement the BK Distance Learning model.  This will allow students to continue learning without having to travel to campus.  In extreme situations which demand BK Distance Learning, coverage of curriculum may be somewhat limited but the school will work to meet the learning needs of our students to ensure their future success.    

 

Expectations of Bishop Kelley students during BK Distance Learning:

  • Have your Chromebook/computer charged every day
  • Have a space in your house free of distractions that you can use each School day to complete your assignments
  • Check into your Google Classrooms by the beginning of the block. 
  • Actively work during each block so you don’t get behind 
  • Follow your teacher’s instructions for completing daily assignments 
  • Avoid social media during school hours to avoid distractions
  • Take the breaks built in to the schedule
  • Expect some learning to be synchronous; you will need to be present for the Google Meet at the times posted. 
  • If you are having technology issues, email your teacher immediately (you can access email on your phone) 
  • Just as it is during on-campus school, you are required to follow the Student-Parent Handbook. This includes all aspects of student behavior including social media posts. Rules about academic honesty still apply. Work is to be done individually, unless specified otherwise, and test security measures will be maintained. 

 

During BK Distance Learning, students can expect: 

  • Breadth: All classes in all departments will implement Distance Learning lessons.
  • Google Classroom:  BK Distance Learning is managed through Google Classrooms for all classes.  Students will be invited into the classes by their teachers with the access code.  Classes that met through the previous quarter may use the same Google Classroom for the current quarter.
  • Regular Schedule:  Students should plan to follow the regular schedule of school during BK Distance Learning on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays.  Wednesdays are Late Start days during BK Distance Learning. Some classes may require students to be present for Google Meet (as part or all of their Daily Attendance Requirement) or on-line discussions through their Chromebooks during class times.  Students not present for these will be considered “Absent.

 

  • Regular Schedule (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays)
    • 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Block One
    • 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Block Two
    • Break
    • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Block Three
    • Break
    • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Block Four

 

  • Late Start Schedule
    • 9:00 - 10:15 a.m. Block One
    • 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Block Two
    • Break
    • Noon - 1:15 p.m. Block Three
    • Break
    • 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Block Four

 

  • Dress: During BK Distance Learning, students should follow the Free Dress Guidelines found on page 28 of the Student-Parent Handbook. 
  • Internet Access: This Spring, Spectrum is offering free 60 day Internet Access to households with students in K-12 schools.  To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Assignment Requirements:  Students will have two different types of assignments: Daily Attendance Assignments and Long Term Assignments (Homework).
  • Daily Attendance Assignments: Each class will have daily attendance assignments -- beyond simply checking in with a teacher -- that might include a short review sheet or a quiz or watching a video or a Google Meet.  The Daily Attendance Assignments will usually take students about 10-15 minutes maximum to complete if it is independent work. A student must complete the Daily Attendance assignment during the block of the class.

  • Long-term Assignments: Long-term assignments are much broader than Daily Attendance Assignments; Long Term Assignment might simply be the daily homework.  They may include: completion of worksheets, reading assignments, writing assignments, class forums, projects, viewing instructional videos, etc.

 

Guidelines

  • Teacher Availability: Teachers may establish times they will be available for email, chat, or other identified help/Q&A during the day or identify office hours available for students, which will be communicated to students by the teacher on a course-by-course basis. 
  • Absences:  Parents or guardians must call the attendance office (918.627.3390) no later than 9:00 a.m. to provide notification of a student absence from BK Distance Learning.
  • Dress: During BK Distance Learning, students should follow the Free Dress Guidelines found on page 28 of the Student-Parent Handbook. 
  • Internet Access: This Spring, Spectrum is offering free 60 day Internet Access to households with students in K-12 schools.  To enroll in the program, call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
  • Tutoring: Remote Tutoring help is available in addition to the classroom teacher.  
  • Additional Tutorial Help:
    • Math Lab (Monday through Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.)  Entry to the Math Lab is through Google Hangouts (  https://meet.google.com/euv-cgju-ynw )
    • Writing Lab (Monday through Thursday, 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.) .  Entry to the Writing Lab is through Google Classroom (Code:  swa3nhw).
  • Counselors: Bishop Kelley counselors are available to help students with quarter four class assignments, emotional support, college advising and class pre-registration for 2020-2021 school year.  Please contact the counselors directly:
  • Technical Support:   If you need technical support, you should email the BK Technology Department ( IT@bishopkelley.org  )  
    1. Include a parent or guardian’s phone number so Technology can contact them quickly, if necessary

    2. Include student contact information

    3. Include a copy/paste of the error message or a screenshot of the issue to expedite resolution

    4. Debugging the problem may involve calling, emailing, or remoting into the student’s Chromebook (with the student or parent’s permission) 

 

BK Distance Learning FAQ

  • When does BK Distance Learning Begin?  
    • BK Distance Learning begins Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
  • How will I know my grades in a class?
    • Grade books will be maintained by teachers through PlusPortals in the same manner as during previous quarters for the 2019-2020 school year.