Model 4: Virtual Learning at North
- Know the Schedule and Expectations
- What You Will See In Canvas
- Establish a Routine
- Take Care of Your Well-Being
- Ask for Help
Student Expectations and Daily Learning Responsibilities
- Students should check-in using Infinite Campus for attendance each virtual day (IC Attendance Directions).
- Students should log in to Canvas at 8:30 a.m. to see the assigned work for the day.
- Students should attend their scheduled classes for “Live Lessons” (see schedule below).
- Teachers will send a Google Meet for live instruction according to the schedule below.
- Students should contact their teacher if they are having trouble accessing Live Lessons or Canvas materials.
- Students should complete assigned work from teachers in Canvas for each course every day.
- When applicable, students are encouraged to turn on their Chromebook cameras during live lessons, if home wifi supports it. Seeing peoples' faces helps keep a sense of community in the classroom!
A Typical Virtual Learning Day
- 1 - 3 hours of live instruction per day (NOTE: Live instruction can occur in a variety of ways, including: Google Meet, online discussions, collaborative group projects, and virtual lab demonstrations, etc. in real time - not pre-recorded)
- Up to 3 hours of self-paced learning per day with activities to complete. Students will have learning and work to complete in all classes each day
- Students are expected to attend all live classes and sessions (virtually)
- Just like a regular school day, students may have homework to complete after 3:15 pm depending on course load.
In an attempt to make sure Canvas pages are easy to navigate as possible, you will see the following items:
- Links to the live sessions with teachers will be present on the Home page of the course
- Modules will be listed by the week of the lessons (ex: Week of 10/26-30)
- Modules will be listed with the most recent week first
As always if you are having issues accessing items in Canvas please contact your teacher through email or Google Meet and they will be more than happy to assist you.
- Designate a work space at home if possible. Ideally, use a desk in a quiet, distraction-free room. Avoid doing your work in bed or laying on the couch.
- Make sure you have the school supplies you need.
- Minimize distractions:
- Phones - our best friend and worst enemy! Put your phone in a separate place while you are focusing on school. It will still be there when you are done and you will likely feel accomplished that you were able to focus and fulfill your academic responsibilities.
- Utilize Wednesdays as intended! Each Wednesday is a day to get caught up and connect with teachers regarding any questions you may have.
- Check Canvas daily for the agenda for each class:
- Watch this video on how to check Canvas for assignments: Canvas Organization Video
- Utilize some type of planner (written, Google Calendar, etc.) to keep track of assignments and due dates.
- Set attainable goals for each day (i.e., make a “to do” list for each day in order to keep track of assignments).
- Take your attendance daily: IC Attendance Directions
- Focus on what you do have control over! There are so many unknowns right now, so it is more important than ever to reframe your thinking to what you do have control over!
- Establish and maintain healthy eating and sleeping habits:
- Make sure to take breaks to eat your meals
- Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day
- Make sure you are getting enough sleep
- Teachers have mentioned a number of 2AM submissions - for your health, you should avoid being up this late!
- Maintain social connections in a safe manner. We get it! You miss your friends and everyone needs a break in order to recharge. Maintaining your social interactions is important. Make sure to schedule time to connect with friends and family! You will have more time for your social life if you do your best to adhere to your school schedule during the “school day”.
- Find ways to stay active:
- Since you are likely utilizing technology more than ever, make sure you are allowing yourself breaks to get up and move. Not only is this something that is physically healthy, but movement breaks also help with focus.
- Get outside (when possible)!
- Mental Health Resources:
ONHS Counseling Mental Health Resources (please select the “Mental Health Resources” tab)
Many people struggle to ask for help, but let us assure you that asking for help is ESSENTIAL for success within a virtual learning environment. Unlike face-to-face instruction, teachers are not able to get an indication that you're struggling by reading non-verbal cues. Reach out to teachers with questions (via email, ask to schedule a video meeting, phone call, etc.). This is important to help you get your concerns addressed so you can keep progressing with your work. Further, this communication shows your teachers that you care about your education and that you want and need their support.
Reach out to a school counselor, school social worker, school psychologist, and/or administrators regarding other barriers to your learning:
Freshman Counselor (Mrs. Erickson)
Sophomore Counselor (Mrs. Holdorf)
Junior Counselor (Mrs. Stindt)
Senior Counselor (Mrs. Plonsky)
School Psychologist (Mr. Bonson)
Encompass Program Social Worker (Mrs. Falk)
Dean of Students (Ms. Gauthier)
Assistant Principal for Grades 9 & 11 (Mrs. Last)
Assistant Principal for Grades 10 & 12 (Mr. Umentum)
Principal (Mrs. Kiffmeyer)
- Chromebook/Tech Support
- Familiarize Yourself with the Expectations and Schedule
- Become a Canvas Observer and Check the Parent Portal
- Articles and Resources
The biggest key to helping your student achieve success with virtual learning is understanding what is expected of them. Please read through each tab of the "Tips for Virtual Learning Success" above to understand the schedule and expectations, as well as resources available when your student needs assistance.
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Please click on the link below to have an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account set up or have your parent portal password reset. Fill out the below link and you will be emailed your username/password along with directions within 24 hours. If you have immediate questions. Please call 920-424-0395.
Canvas for Parents
Parents (Observers) can link their Canvas account to their student's account so thy can see course grades, assignment due dates, announcements, and other course content. Please click the below link for more information on logging into Parent Canvas Account. If you have questions, please contact 920-424-0395.
The OASD developed a 2020-21 School Year Plan webpage to help share information and resources with families as we navigate the current school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more visit the OASD's 2020-21 School Year Plan webpage.
During district-wide Model 4: Virtual Learning, school meals will be provided in a grab-and-go format at four OASD school sites within the district. To learn more visit the OASD's 2020-21 School Meals webpage.