Middle School

Schoology Video Tutorials

Remote Grading Video 

 

Dear QVMS Students, Parents, & Guardians,

On Tuesday, March 31, Quaker Valley will move to an asynchronous remote learning platform due to Pennsylvania’s mandated school closings. The asynchronous approach will allow students to work on lessons and assignments each day at their own pace, rather than having to meet with specific teachers/classes at a designated time of day. All middle school students will engage in each of their courses via Schoology; however, they will follow a unique A-Day/B-Day schedule with different courses occurring each day.

Below you will find two items: 1) A Remote Learning Cheat Sheet for QVMS and 2) a QVMS Suggested Student Schedule. Both items will be helpful to students as they begin to organize their school day. Please notethe provided schedule is only a suggestion and students have the ability to work at their own pace on any given day. We fully recognize that families are working through an incredibly difficult time and may not be able to adhere to this exact schedule. Regardless of the individual schedules of our QVMS families, students should focus on the learning opportunities that are provided to them on the scheduled A-Day/B-Day rotation. All students will remain in their Quarter 3 related arts classes – we cannot shift to Quarter 4 classes at this time.

To ensure that students have plenty of time to complete assignments and engage online with their teachers, we purposefully crafted a suggested schedule that contains 1-hour time slots for each course. Please note: teachers are not planning 1 full hour of instruction per course, per day. Again, we are cognizant that the move to remote learning is a major shift for students, parents, guardians, and teachers. We simply provided students with a suggested schedule that included as much time as possible to engage in learning. All teachers will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each school day for “Office Hours”, regardless of the A-Day/B-Day schedule.  Students and teachers may use this time to engage with one another virtually during the school closure. Students, parents, and guardians may email teachers at any time outside of the scheduled “Office Hours”. Emails sent to teachers outside of the “Office Hours” timeframe will be responded to within 24 hours.

 

We sincerely appreciate your kindness, concern, and partnership during these unique times. We hope that you and your family are well and we look forward to seeing all of you soon!  Stay healthy!

 

Thank you,                   

                 

Dr. Mooney      Miss McGuirk
Principal – QVMS    Assistant Principal - QVMS
@QuakerValleyMS (Twitter)   @QVMSAsstPrinc (Twitter)


Remote Learning Cheat Sheet for QVMS

  1. Remote learning begins on Tuesday, March 31st (A-Day).
  2. Week 1 of remote learning will involve a basic orientation to the online platform for each course.
  3. Follow the A-Day/B-Day schedule and log into the correct courses on Schoology each day.
  4. Core content area teachers (ELA, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Language) will post one lesson on each of their designated days (A-Day or B-Day), resulting in multiple lessons per week.
  5. Performing Arts and Related Arts teachers (Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Computer, Art, etc.) will post one lesson for the entire week (A-Day or B-Day), resulting in one lesson per week.
  6. All students will remain in their Quarter 3 related arts classes during the school closure.
  7. Teachers will hold online “Office Hours” every day from 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM.
  8. Teachers may be emailed at any time outside of “Office Hours” and will respond within 24 hours.
  9. Contact information for all QVMS faculty and staff members can be found here: Contact Info
  10. If a student is struggling to create a remote learning schedule or is struggling to keep up with assignments, they should reach out to their counselor (Last Names A-L, reah@qvsd.org) (Last Names M-Z, parrishm@qvsd.org).

 

QVMS Suggested Student Schedule 

Time 

A-Days

B-Days

9:00 – 10:00 

Math 

ELA 

10:00 – 11:00 

Science 

Social Studies 

11:00 – 11:30 

Break 

Break 

11:30 – 12:30 

World Language (7th and 8th grade)
*If not enrolled in a World Language course, read for pleasure 

Mathia (6th Grade)

Music/Performing Arts 

*If not enrolled in Performing Arts courses, read for pleasure 

12:30 – 1:00 

Lunch 

Lunch 

1:00 – 2:00 

Related Arts #1 (Period 1, 3, or 7)

Related Arts #2 (Period 2, 4, or 8)

2:00 – 3:00  

Options, based on student schedules 

1.     Math Lab Intervention 

2.     Enrichment exploration 

 

Enrichment options are available on 

 QV’s resource page 

 

Options, based on student schedules 

1.     ELA Intervention 

2.     Enrichment exploration 

 

Enrichment options are available on  

QV’s resource page 

 

 

Student attendance:  Students in grades 6 – 12 will check-in for daily attendance through an app on their iPad. When students check in on this app, their attendance will be recorded with a date and time stamp.  Students should check in daily before 8:00 p.m. Middle school students who do not have the app on their iPad for some reason, should communicate directly with Mrs. Wick, who will record attendance for them. wickp@qvsd.org