Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

How can I help my student?

Parents are a key component to student academic success.  During summer school, it is important that parents provide the structure students need to be successful.  Help your students by providing organization support, accountability, and encouragement.  
 
  • 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 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.  (It is expected that, in addition to work completed in class, students will spend 2-3 hours outside of class working on the coursework.) Or if they are struggling to understand a concept, encourage them to not give up and to use the resources available to them. (For example, rewatch the lecture and complete the example problem, search online for alternative explanations of a concept, or communicate with their teacher.)  Online-blended learning requires more active student involvement. 

How can I find out my students class and period? 

Students’ course information can be found on the Aeries Family Portal.  

 
  • STEP 2: View your students “Classes” under the heading “Student Info”. 
 
 
 
 
 
  • STEP 3:  Once you are on the “Classes” page, uncheck the box labeled “View Only Current Term” and check the box labelled “Sort by Term”.

 

Your student is required to attend class during their scheduled period.

  • Period 1: 8:30am - 10:15am
  • Period 2: 10:30am - 12:15pm

How can I check my students grade and progress?

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. 

During the 12 days of summer school it is important to focus on two data points: your student’s actual grade and making sure your student is “on target” (amount over the course they have completed is equal to the target completion). 

Is my student required to attend class everyday?

YES, students are required to attend class everyday. If students miss two days of class they may be dropped from summer school.  During class, students can receive in person support.  Additionally, all tests must be taken in class.   

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.

Where does my student login and submit their online work?

All work is completed in Edgenuity. 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.  Using their SVUSD username and ID, students will log into their Edgenuity course at: learn.edgenuity.com/student

Who should my student contact for help?

Each student is assigned to an SVUSD teacher who will support, monitor, and assess students’ online assignments, quizzes and tests.  Encourage your student to be proactive and seek academic help and support from their teacher.

What is Blended Learning?

The SVUSD Math and Science Summer School blends online coursework with face-to-face 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 required to attend class everyday. During class time, students will continue to work on their online coursework, receive academic support as needed, and take their unit tests and final. 

Students are expected to work on their coursework outside of class for 2-3 hours a day. 

Where is the SVUSD Summer School located?

SVUSD Summer School is located at Mission Viejo High School: 25025 Chrisanta Dr, Mission Viejo, CA 92691.  All classes are held in the 200 building.  The Summer School Office is located on the backside of the main office (see map).

SVUSD Summer School Map - 2019

What is the SVUSD Summer School phone number?

(949) 837-7722.  The summer school phone will staffed during summer school hours from 8:30am - 12:15pm. 

What technology does my student need?

Students need to bring with them to class headphones with a 3.5mm jack. (Apple lightning plugs will only work with the adaptor.) 

To complete the coursework outside of school, students need a computer and a way to 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. 

Can my student borrow a Chromebook?

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.