Ms. O'Bryan's Class
Mrs. O'Bryan's Google Classroom Page: https://classroom.google.com/u/4/h
Welcome to Mrs. O'Bryan's 7th Grade Science Online Distance Learning,
Online learning starts Wednesday, April 1st. All 7th-grade science material will be accessible through Google Classroom (please see the link above). Students have been using Google Classroom all year and everyone has access to their class page. Please email me immediately if your student is having issues accessing Google classroom. I will post assignments on Sunday evenings to Google Classroom. It is my expectation that the week's assignments are completed before noon on that same Friday. This means students have all week to complete assignments. I encourage students not to procrastinate! Each week's assignments should take from 2 to 3 hours to complete. On Friday afternoons I will grade the week's assignments and take attendance for the week.
Attendance Policy: On-line attendance and participation are required throughout our distance learning time. While not taken daily and hourly, attendance will be taken by 4 pm on the Friday of each week beginning April 3rd in Infinite Campus. Students that actively participate throughout the week as directed by the classroom teacher will be recorded as attending. If a student does not participate throughout the week, the student will be recorded as absent.
I will be available to answer questions, provide support, and communicate promptly with students and guardians during my office hours. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will send out a Zoom invitation weekly for my Thursday session or click the link below.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9am-11am (via email)
Tuesday: 3pm-5pm (via email)
Thursday: 3pm-5pm (virtually via Zoom)
Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/710959205?pwd=bnBvQkpUd1dBMUwwUEJ6RnRTSGhqUT09 Meeting ID: 710 959 205 Password: 772037
Grading Policy: Northglenn Middle School communicates student achievement levels based upon the common district criteria aligned to state standards.
7th Grade Science Standards:
Standard 1: Life Science Standard 2: Physical Science Standard 3: Earth Science Standard 4: Scientific Practices
Grading Scale: 4 – Exceeds Standard 3 - Meets Standard 2 – Approaching Standard 1 – Below Standard
All summative assessments will be graded with rubrics. In all courses, the higher the rubric score on a summative assessment, the better the student’s demonstration of knowledge. At the end of each semester, I will issue a final trend mark for each standard. I will determine the final trend mark by the knowledge the student demonstrates throughout the semester.
Missing assignments for a student that has not completed any work has not turned in a project, or has not attempted an assessment will become part of the overall demonstration of knowledge that I will consider for a final trend mark. Every student has the right to take a summative assessment once. I will evaluate exceptions on a case-by-case basis. Students will be allowed to re-take/re-do assessments provided that the student attends a help/study session with the teacher. The study session requirements will be an agreement between the teacher and the student. Retakes/redo of assessments must be completed by the end of the next unit. In addition, all make-up work must be completed by the end of the next unit. Students will always receive the highest grade they achieve on a test regardless of the number of times attempted.