The middle school has a few friendly reminders to about simul-class to pass along today as we return from Christmas break and finish the last two weeks of the semester:

  • If your child needs to use simul-class for a day or for an extended period of time, please ask for permission by contacting Mr. Rickbeil by sending an email to .  Mr. Rickbeil keeps track of all students who are using simul-class and communicates each day with the teachers so they know who is on campus and who is learning from home.  Additionally, in-school hybrid rosters are updated each week, and it is very helpful to know which students are simul-learning from home when creating the simul-learning rosters each week.
  • Please make sure the camera and microphone on your child’s device are working when they are using simul-class.  Students need to be able to be on camera during class at all times and audible so that their teachers can call on them during class and monitor their progress in class.
  • Please do not use simul-class for family vacations.  Similar to other years, students are able to take excused absences from school for scheduled family trips.  Broadcasting from a vacation home or a hotel room creates distractions for students learning remotely and students who are learning in the classroom, and it is better to have students catch up upon their return than to use simul-class while on vacation.  
  • Likewise, if your child is feeling sick, they do not need to use simul-class, and may call in sick if they are not feeling well enough to learn.  Although the simul-class equipment we have this year is extremely helpful for students with minor illnesses and quarantines, we encourage students to be absent from school and simul-learning if they are not feeling well.

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