INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS AND COVID-19 DAYS

In the event schools are closed due to weather or COVID-19 emergency, families will be contacted by the district’s  automated phone-calling system.  A message will also be posted on the school’s website and posted on the local news channels. 


Norwood Middle School
Remote Learning Expectations
 
Daily Schedule Expectations
 
All students should plan on following a consistent bell schedule Monday thru Friday (5 days per week) while on the Remote Learning Schedule.  Students will find daily Google Meeting links, learning activities, and videos in order to maintain a familiar and coherent learning environment.  The bell schedule and class times are listed below.  Attendance will be taken daily in every class.  Students are encouraged to check their email accounts daily for important school news and information.
 
Logging In/Setting Up for the Day
It is important students create positive routines and habits.   Students should log-in to each class at the beginning of the bell each day.  Teachers will be able to plan to deliver instruction, facilitate collaboration with classmates, and provide supports to students.  Being on time to every class is important in the remote learning classroom.
 
Class Routines
 
Our bell schedule allows students time for independent work, to have access in real-time to teaching staff, provide structured lessons and build the necessary relationships important to learning. Each teacher will guide the remote instruction time depending on the course.  Classroom teachers will provide Google Meet codes and specific routines.
 
Lunch Break
Daily, students should take a break from learning and enjoy lunch!  Our food service team will be providing packed lunches for pick-up on Mondays and Wednesdays at the Sherman Avenue entrance of the High School between 10:30 and 12:00 for those wishing to access their services.  Students should stretch, eat lunch, and decompress before attending afternoon classes.  All students District Wide will have a lunch break from 11:00-12:00 Monday - Friday.
 
Teacher Connections
 
All of our students will have access to teachers in order to support the needs of all learners.  Our hopes are that this learning experience will be positive for students, families and teaching staff.  We are committed to providing sound instruction and maintaining a high level of student engagement in their learning.  Students can access additional resources such as counselors and administrators as needed through their email or Canvas accounts.
 
Remote Learning Bell Schedule
 
Bell
Times
Sample Class Schedule
Teacher Office Hours/Sm Group Instruction
7:30 – 8:45
Students may be asked to join small groups or meet individually with teachers
Bell 1
8:45 - 9:25
Math
Bell 2
9:30 - 10:10
Science
Bell 3
10:15 – 10:55
Art 1
Lunch
11:00 - 12:00

Bell 4
12:05 - 12:45
Physical Education
Bell 5
12:50 - 1:30
Social Studies
Bell 6
1:35 - 2:15
Language Arts 
Bell 7
2:20 - 3:00
Reading
 
 
 

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