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Lancers, Lamoille Union is ready to move to distance learning, effective Monday, March 23.

Flexibility and adaptability must be at the heart of how students and teachers work together now. To the extent possible, teachers will be available for live student contact and support at certain times during the day. There are expectations for students to complete assignments and for teachers to send meaningful feedback of work on an ongoing basis. This might mean a video meeting as a class, individual teacher-student phone check-ins, or prompt email responses, based on the technological capabilities of the students and their teachers. The scheduled class time is an opportune time for this contact, but due to personal situations, the scheduled class time may not be feasible for all students or for teachers. Teachers will communicate with students about when such contact is feasible, and participation from students will be necessary for learning and growth.

It is the expectation that students continue to learn and connect, either online or through the mail, from home, or McDonald's, or a library, or a library parking lot, or a school parking lot, or a phone call with their teachers. Whatever it takes! LUHS and LUMS students will still be able to contact the IT helpdesk for support at 851-1250 or helpdesk@luhs18.org with any access needs.

Undoubtedly, this is going to be different, and it actually may be harder than being physically present in a building for 175 days during the school year. It's hard for all of us - but I need to be clear that if students don't access their education in this new way, we plan on being here for the long term. While we may have a different path in front of us, graduation requirements remain in effect. We will continue to work with every Lancer to graduate in June in stride with their class, 2020 and beyond.

Schoology will be our primary platform to ensure continuity of learning in a student's classes; teachers are spending this week receiving training, and the expectation is that every Lamoille Union High School teacher will complete weekly lesson plans using this site. You can find the Schoology Parent Guide here. If you need help logging in on a computer, here is a video. If you need help logging in on iOS, here is a video. Be forewarned when following video links, you may have to choose a “download” option, and that may take up more data. For any questions about Schoology, please contact Denise Krohn at 851-1280 or dkrohn@luhs18.org, or Lori Lisai at 851-1373 or llisai@luhs18.org.

In addition to Schoology, we are building additional learning resources and will communicate those to you when ready for use.

Another pathway to learning which we've seen much success over the years are Plato/Edmentum online courses. Please see available course options here. If you are interested in utilizing LUHS online coursework to continue building on your current proficiencies please email Chris Lesauskis, Online Class Coordinator, including your name and the name of the course(s) that you would like to enroll in. If you are already enrolled in an online course, please let him know if you would like to add additional courses. He will respond to your email with your login credentials and some guidelines to help you get started. He can be reached at clesauskis@luhs18.org or 851-1317.

Many students have independent learning options, and those will continue. Please contact Lori Lisai at 851-1373 or llisai@luhs18.org with any questions.

Parents and students should expect regular communication from our teachers, by way of phone, email, videoconferencing; pretty much every option is on the table! If you haven't heard from your teacher, you will soon. Students should check in to their @luhs18.org email accounts frequently. We know we'll learn a lot from this week, and we will need to keep all communications open.

We continue to monitor the Vermont Agency of Education and the Vermont Department of Health recommendations, and will communicate them to every family as guidance changes.

In these unprecedented and challenging times all of our lives have been disrupted in many ways. As Americans, and Vermonters, and Lancers, we have a shared history of pulling together and helping one another when the going gets tough. It is in that spirit that I wish every last Lancer the very best; if I can be of any assistance to any of our families during this unprecedented time, please do not hesitate to reach out - we’ll be here.

Brian J. Schaffer Principal Lamoille Union High School School

Website: luhs18.org Follow us on Twitter: @LUHSLancers Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/LUHSLancers

Work: 802.851.1205 Cell: 802.730.2550 Fax: 802.888.2997




Here are the links to the information shared during today's morning announcement:

Vermont Department of Health

LNSU Policy on the Prevention of Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying of Students

Should you have any questions, please feel free to see, email, or call me.

Thank you,

Brian J. Schaffer



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