Hello Panther families!
Although I’m sure most of us never imagined a week of Spring Break to look like this, I hope your entire family has stayed healthy and safe thus far.
I’m pleased to share with you two important schedules that you should refer to as we complete the school year through online learning.
Online Learning starting Monday!
Prospect will be shifting to a period-based schedule for online classes. As you can see in the graphic below, each period will meet once during the week, either from 10-11am or from 1-2pm.
We hope this makes it a little easier to plan your class time while at home. Your teachers will communicate the format for their class sessions – whether they will have a video conference or a text-based chat or some other online activity. Pay close attention to the messages sent by your teachers – check your e-mail, Schoolloop, and Google Classroom regularly to make sure you do not miss any updates.
Attendance will be taken during this new phase of online learning. Students must show that they have engaged in the work for each class at least once a week. This can be done by submitting assignments, joining a live session with the teacher, or communicating via e-mail or other means.
You will also see several Study Hall periods in the schedule above. These are times where you’ll be able to connect with a variety of teachers. Don’t expect all teachers to be available in every Study Hall. Here again, pay close attention to each teacher’s messages so you can create your own schedule and connect with as many teachers as you can during these Study Hall times.
Finally, I’m also happy to share with you the revised schedule for Advanced Placement (AP) exams. This is a condensed schedule, listing only the exams that are offered at Prospect.
As you may know, AP Exams will be administered online at specific days and times, but the start of Exams has been moved a week later to Monday, May 11. These will be 45-minute exams that must be taken at the schedule day and time. If you are planning to take any AP exams, make sure you put these dates and times in your calendar.
You can also download a copy of the AP exam schedule here. This file also contains links to get more details about the exams for each course, access review sessions, or learn more about test security.
We will continue to send updates, tips and tricks, and other supports to help you navigate online learning. In fact, Mr. Pinza will frequent Instagram Live to take questions about online learning. Check out his instagram or facebook page for more information about when!
We know this is all very new, and we want to make sure you are set up for success. You are not alone, Panthers. Regardless of the distance, we are still owning our future together!
Paul C. Pinza
Principal, Prospect High School