Back to School 20-21
A Message From Dove Schools
DOVE Students, Staff, and Families,
As we prepare to start the new school year, there is still much uncertainty and concern about how it will all work. This is understandable. The current pandemic has disrupted daily life in unprecedented ways, and we are all still facing the many challenges it presents. We have created this presentation to help clarify our plans with details and resources so we can work together to begin the year successfully.
Although we are starting virtually, Quarter 1 will be much different than the end of last year. As you will see, we have made several improvements to ensure all students and teachers have the tools they need to succeed. We have added innovative and creative programs to provide virtual learning that is engaging and challenging, yet accessible and inclusive.
We have also created a flexible curriculum and calendar that will allow us to transition back to in-person instruction as soon and as safely as possible without interruption to learning. And when we do begin that transition, families will still have options based on their own comfort levels.
Most importantly, we look forward to joining with you to keep the focus where it always belongs—on the students. Let’s work together to make sure they have a safe and productive school year.
Dove Schools, Inc.
Vision for 2020
- HEALTH AND SAFETY
- Our priority will always be the safety and well-being of our DOVE students, staff, families, and community. We have created our reopening plans based on guidance from local, state, and federal partners in health and education. We will modify these plans as necessary to ensure the safest environment possible for all school stakeholders.
- TEACHING AND LEARNING
- We have implemented several new programs to ensure students of all levels receive the academic and social-emotional instruction they need to succeed. All instructional options we provide are focused on maintaining continuous learning throughout the year.
- In order for all students to have equal and fair access to our programs, DOVE will assist students with technology, internet access, and school supplies. We will also provide modifications and one-on-one teaching/counseling based on individual student needs.
Instructional Management System and Programs
DOVE will use the following LMS and online programs to ensure all students receive the instruction, support, and individualized learning plans they need. Usernames and passwords will be sent to all students and parents in one document for easy access.
Learning Management System (LMS): Grades 6-12
Learning Management System (LMS): Grades PreK- 5
Schoology is a learning management system (LMS) that provides students, parents, and teachers all the tools they need to create and share educational materials, complete assignments, share homework, receive grades, manage calendars, and message in one easy-to-use place. Teachers also can post daily reminders or updates. Regardless of whether students are learning online or in-person, they will use Schoology.
Live Lesson Expectations
While our online learning environment affords students the opportunity to attend class anywhere, it is our expectation that all students conduct themselves in a respectful manner during live sessions, as you would in a face to face classroom.
The following guidelines outline our behavioral expectations in the virtual classroom environment:
The student’s camera must remain on during class times.
- The student must maintain school-appropriate behavior even though they are at home.
- Student must be dressed appropriately for class (Shirt, School Shirt, and Jeans or Khakis are OK).
- Only the student must be visible (no friends or siblings).
Computer microphone must be off unless specifically instructed by teacher. This ensures there is no background noise or outside distraction.
COMMUNICATE THROUGH CHAT:
- Students are expected to interact through the Zoom chat function.
- Students must show up on time.
- Students must use appropriate and respectful language at all times.
- Use tools such as “raising your hand” (available in Zoom) and the chat feature if you have a question or want to answer a question.
- Remove distractions, such as going where there’s less background noise and turning off your phone.
- Use headphones, if possible, for increased privacy and better speaker and microphone quality.
- Put your phone on silent.
- Select a good location with a power supply.
Attendance for Virtual Learning will be calculated by two requirements:
Time Spent (25%)
- DOVE expects every student to spend at least 24 hours / week on assignments.
- Although most students will need to spend more than this amount to be successful, 24 hours each week will count for 25% of Attendance.
Assignments Completed (75%)
- Students must complete and submit at least 13 assignments each week for Attendance.
- At least 2 assignments in each core class and 1 each week in non core classes
Remember: These requirements are to be counted “Present” for Attendance purposes only.
Student grades will be based on the performance on each assignment.
- Late and Extra Assignments Will Be Accepted for Attendance Purposes.
- Students can complete and submit late assignments for Attendance counts until 7 calendar days before the end of each quarter.
- Students who turn in more than the minimum 13 assignments each week will have those assignments count toward their quarterly Attendance total.
REMEMBER: OK State Law requires 90% Attendance to receive credit.
- Students who do not submit work for 2 weeks will be reported as Truant.
- Students may be dropped from DOVE after 10 consecutive absences if parent does not contact school and provide documentation of reason for absences.
Grading for all learning settings will follow Dove Schools grading practices as practiced during a typical school year. Courses that earn high school credit will count in GPA calculation and class rank as specified in the Dove high school course guide.
DOVE Tulsa will offer curbside “Grab and Go” meals at 1 location during our Virtual Learning calendar. Parents can pick up meals here no matter which DSA campus or campuses their students attend.
DSA-MS Tulsa Campus: 280 S. Memorial Drive Tulsa, OK 74112 (918-834-3936)
Days and Times
- Mondays and Thursdays from 9:00am-10:30am
- Can pick up 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Mondays
- Can pick up 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches on Thursdays
- Student does not need to be in car for meal pick-up.
- Breakfast and Lunch will also be served during Supervised Study Hall sessions.
- Contact the campus to request a scheduled pick-up time due to emergency need.
Students who attend study hall will need to be in their school uniform.
When school returns to blended or traditional learning, all students will be expected to be in school uniform.
When we resume classes to in-person learning, the Dove Schools district will provide the majority of supplies for each student.
- Start Date is Monday, August 31st
- Virtual Classes for Quarter 1
- Labor Day--No Virtual Classes on Monday 9/7
- Parent/Teacher Meetings on Friday, 9/25
- Fall Break--No Virtual Classes on Friday, 10/30
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Oklahoma State Department of Health https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/
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Center for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus
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