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Distance Learning Zoom Meeting

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Weston Middle School will be hosting a Comprehensive Distance Learning Question and Answer session for 4th and 5th-grade families on Thursday, August 13th, at 5:30 pm and for 6/7/8 families at 6:30 pm.

In order to join the school Q & A sessions tonight, you must complete the below reservation forms. Please click on the link for the meeting/meetings you wish to attend, fill out the form, and submit. THE FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT BY 4:30 PM TODAY. You will receive a link to the zoom meeting in your email once the form is submitted. Thank you and we look forward to answering your questions. 

Topic: 4th and 5th Grade Comprehensive Distance Learning Q&A

Time: Aug 13, 2020 05:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

4th and 5th Reservation Form 

 

Topic: 6th-8th Grade Comprehensive Distance Learning Q & A

Time: Aug 13, 2020 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

6th, 7th, and 8th Reservation Form 

 

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2020/2021 Distance Learning and Virtual School Options

2020-21

Distance Learning and Virtual School Options

Overview of Student/Family Options During State-Mandated School Closures


K-5 DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Students are assigned to their in-building classroom teacher.
  • In-person school registration and orientation for families will occur the week of August 31st.
  • Technology will be provided as needed.
  • Student work will be rigorous, have deadlines and be graded, the same as on-site classes.
  • Teacher facilitated instruction will be Monday - Friday.
  • Students will have a recommended weekly schedule but it will be flexible to meet family needs.
  • Teachers will maintain office hours for student and parent assistance.

 

6-12 DISTANCE LEARNING

  • Students will have a schedule that is similar to in-building schedules.
  • In-person school registration and orientation for families will occur the week of August 31st.
  • Technology will be provided as needed.
  • Student work will be rigorous, have deadlines and be graded, the same as on-site classes.
  • Teacher facilitated instruction will be Monday - Friday. 
  • Students will have a recommended weekly schedule but it will be flexible to meet family needs.
  • Teachers will maintain office hours for student and parent assistance.

 

AW VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY

  • Students will remain enrolled with AWSD while learning online for the year, homeschool option.
  • All grades are taught by licensed teachers through the Intermountain Educational Service District.
  • Students may still participate in AWSD clubs, sports and activities.
  • Technology will be provided by the IMESD.
  • Students will have flexible schedules with additional support as needed by IMESD staff.

2020-21

Distance Learning and Virtual School Options

Overview of Student/Family Options During State-Mandated School Closures

 

ATHENA-WESTON SERVICES

  • Students have full access to district services. This includes nursing, counseling, and intervention services.
  • Sports and activities will resume as allowed by the Oregon Health Authority.
  • School meals will be available.
  • Students will be provided a technology device, if needed.
  • All students and families will have access to online video tutorials regarding distance    learning platforms.
  • Technology and academic support will be available for families.

 

ATHENA-WESTON ACCOMMODATIONS

  • Students receiving Special Education services will work with the IEP team to determine service options.
  • Small group or 1:1 intervention services will be provided to qualifying students.
  • Recorded lessons and copies of work will be provided for families without internet.

Athena-Weston School District #29RJ | 375 S. 5th Street | Athena, OR 97813

Phone: (541) 566-3551 | Fax: (541) 566-9454

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Weston Middle School Pandemic Players

Pandemic Player Instrument

The social distancing requirement for blowing a musical instrument is 11-12 feet.  This cannot be done again until the pandemic ends.

In its place, Mr. McIntyre has designed a fleet of PVC pipe marimba instruments inspired by the "Blue Man Group."  "Pandemic Players" members will be issued an instrument like the one shown to take home during distance learning and we will learn together to play them.  Instruments can be taken apart for easy transportation.  When you return to school in your cohorts, we will play instruments like these in three different sizes that play ranges similar to your band instruments.

These instruments are laid out like a piano keyboard.  We will write all of the group music this year and produce some video performances that combine the cohorts into one group.

We hope that this extensive effort will encourage band members to remain involved in music during the 2020-21 school year.  We will return to regular WM band programming when the pandemic ends.  

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