Overview of Summer School for Parents
The SVUSD Math and Science Summer School blends online coursework with teacher support and instruction. Each student is assigned to an SVUSD teacher who will support, monitor, and assess students’ progress as students complete assignments, quizzes and tests in Edgenuity, an online education platform. Students are expected and required to attend class everyday. In addition to the required class time, it is expected that students will spend 2-3 hours daily outside of class working on the online content to complete their course. Students who fall more than 20% behind the content pacing calendar may be dropped from the course with no credit earned.
This course is different than most courses as it allows for greater flexibility and autonomy while students complete the assigned curriculum. However, the increased autonomy requires increased student responsibility. To be successful in their summer school course it is ESSENTIAL that students are PRESENT and on-time every day of summer school and that they stay up-to-date with their assignments. Students who fall more than two days behind may be dropped from the course.
Edgenuity provides standards-based, online curriculum. Each course has been customized by the SVUSD summer school teachers who will monitor, assess, and support students as they progress through the lessons, assignments, and tests.
Next, students will click over to the Course Map (left) which provides them with a list of their activities, the date they need to complete the activity, and the estimated amount of time it will take them to complete each activity. Students are able to work ahead but they must complete the activities and assignments in chronological order.
You can watch a short overview of the Edgenuity platform and student experience here: Edgenuity Platform Overview.
Blended-online learning requires students to be more responsible for and ACTIVE in their learning. In addition to attending class on-time, everyday, students must organize and manage their time to complete their coursework as assigned, take notes of the material, work and rework the example problems, and seek teacher support when needed.
Parents are a key component to student academic success. By providing organization support, following student progress to provide accountability, and encouraging student effort, parents provide the structure their student needs to succeed.
Top 3 Things Parents Can Do to Support Their Student
- Organization Support: have your student identify a workspace free of distractions and a consistent time that they will work on their summer school coursework on a daily basis. For example, have your student work everyday that summer school is in session at the kitchen table from 11am - 1pm.
- Accountability: ensure that your student attends class everyday and review, with your student, their daily progress. You can ask them to log into their Edgenuity account and show you their actual grade and their course progress. It is vital that they stay “on target”. Remember, each session of summer school is only 12 days long so it is very easy to fall behind!
- Encouragement: focus your encouragement on your student’s effort rather than on their grades. For example, instead of focusing on earning a specific grade, focus on encouraging your student to spending a specific amount of time working each day. Or if they are struggling to understand a concept, encourage them to not give up to use their resources by communicating with their teacher. Online-blended learning requires more active student involvement.
Daily student attendance in class is mandatory. Students may accrue no more than six (6) attendance points. Once a student accrues seven (7) attendance points they will be dropped from summer school.
- TARDY (L) (1-30 minutes late): 1 point
- TARDY TRUANT (Y) (missing 30-60 minutes of class): 2 points
- ABSENT (no mark indicated)* (missing more than 60 minutes of class or all-day absence): 3 points
Student will complete most assignments, quizzes and tests online. Students need to bring to class with them headphones with a 3.5mm jack. (Apple lightning plugs will only work with the adaptor.) During class, all other technology and resources needs will be provided for students. To complete the coursework outside of school, students need a computer and access the internet.
Students have the ability to borrow a chromebook for the duration of summer school. Students and parents must both sign the SVUSD Chromebook Take Home Form acknowledging the parents’ assumption of all responsibility for damage or loss to the chromebook. Students can bring the signed form to the MVHS library during the first two days of summer school to check-out a Chromebook. All Chromebooks must be returned at the end of the summer school session.
Understanding the Edgenuity Progress Report
Parents of students enrolled in the SVUSD Math and Science Summer School will receive daily emails detailing their student’s course progress. The Edgenuity Progress Report (pictured below) provides many pieces of information useful to provide accountability. For further explanation please view "Understanding the Student Progress Report".
Using the Progress Report you can:
- Monitor how much of the work your student has completed (course completed) vs. how much of the course they should have completed (target completed).
- Monitor your student’s grade on work completed (overall grade) vs. if they are behind, their grade factoring in both the work they have completed plus zeros on all work they should have completed but have not (actual grade). If they are on target, their actual grade will equal their overall grade).