Important Information Updated 1-19-2021 From Mrs. Alyssa Mick, OGMS Principal. Parents will receive a One Call this evening with the same message.
We are excited to welcome our students back to school this week; however, it is also important for us to communicate how school will look for our students. Oak Glen Middle School will still be able to provide virtual learning for all of our students four days a week. When the group with last names A-K is in person on Monday and Tuesday, the L-Z group will log into Microsoft Teams to participate virtually, and when the L-Z group is attending school in person on Thursday and Friday, the A-K group will log into Microsoft Teams virtually. This ensures that all students have access to live teaching every day and that all students are able to proceed at the same pace. The one difference will be the time schedule. Students who are participating in virtual learning will be following the same schedule as the students who are participating in person; therefore, students learning at home will be following their normal schedules. Teachers will be providing an opportunity each period for instruction and to practice new skills. This will eliminate the need to spend a lot of time completing homework after the school day ends. If students participate through in-person learning and virtual learning, their teachers will help them complete all of the required assignments; therefore, it benefits students to attend all learning sessions. Wednesdays will still be reserved for teachers to provide additional tutoring sessions if needed, communicate with students and parents, and to be present if a student requires assistance.
This week, Thursday, January 21 will be in-person instruction for students whose last names start with the letters A-K. These students do not need to log into virtual learning on Friday. For students attending school on Friday, January 22 with last names starting with the letters L-Z, they do not need to log into the virtual learning platform on Thursday. This way, teachers can update students, familiarize them with in-person and virtual learning expectations, and provide detailed instructions for how they will proceed in the foreseeable future. We do not know how long we will be using this hybrid model, so it is our goal to provide our students with the greatest possible access to their grade-level curricula. It is our goal that when we do eventually transition back to full school in-person learning, our students will all be able to shift back to school with few barriers.
Alyssa Mick Principal Oak Glen Middle School firstname.lastname@example.org