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Distance Learning Student Information (High School)

2020-2021 DISTANCE LEARNING SCHEDULE

 

Semester 2 Distance Learning Schedule - Beginning January 25, 2021

 

 

Monday

Tuesday 

Wednesday

Thursday 

Friday

8:00-8:50

Asynchronous Work & 0 Period

Asynchronous Work & 0 Period

Asynchronous Work & 0 Period

Asynchronous Work & 0 Period

Asynchronous Work & 0 Period

9:00 - 9:25

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

9:30 - 10:50

Asynchronous Work

1A

Live Instruction

1B

Live Instruction

1A

Live Instruction

1B

Live Instruction

10:55-11:05

Asynchronous Work

Nutrition Break

Nutrition Break

Nutrition Break

Nutrition Break

11:10 - 12:30

Asynchronous Work

2A

Live Instruction

2B

Live Instruction

2A

Live Instruction

2B

Live Instruction

12:35 - 1:55

Asynchronous Work

3A

Live Instruction

3B

Live Instruction

3A

Live Instruction

3B

Live Instruction

2:00 - 2:45

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

2:45 - 3:45

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

 


Semester 1 Distance Learning Schedule - August 19, 2020 - January 22, 2021

 

 

Monday 

Tuesday A

Wednesday B

Thursday A

Friday B

9:00 - 9:50

Asynchronous Work & 0 Period

Office Hours,  Asynchronous Work, & 0 Period

Office Hours,  Asynchronous Work, & 0 Period

Office Hours,  Asynchronous Work, & 0 Period

Office Hours,  Asynchronous Work, & 0 Period

10:00 - 10:25

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

Homebase

Live Instruction

10:30 - 11:20

Staff Meeting

10:30-12:00

1A

Live Instruction

1B

Live Instruction

1A

Live Instruction

1B

Live Instruction

11:30 - 12:20

Grade and Prep

12:00-3:30

2A

Live Instruction

2B

Live Instruction

2A

Live Instruction

2B

Live Instruction

12:30 - 1:20

Grade and Prep

3A

Live Instruction

3B

Live Instruction

3A

Live Instruction

3B

Live Instruction

1:20 - 2:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

2:30 - 3:30

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

Office Hours & Asynchronous Work

 

Notes:

  • All live instruction periods are mandatory.  
  • Office Hours and tutoring are optional.
  • Monday, students attend zero period and homebase, then complete assignments independently.
  • All students follow their regular school schedule Tuesday through Friday.

 

Please note you do not have to wear O’Farrell uniforms for distance learning. Rather, we ask that you follow our “free dress” guidelines found in their student handbook.


Technology

If you are having computer access issues or problems with their school computers, please bring your issues to room 101 (it faces the middle school parking lot) Monday-Friday from 8:00am-2:00pm for technical assistance.

 

Login to Schoology

 

Sign onto Schoology to get to all the resources you need for your courses. Login instructions for Schoology are listed below. Chrome or Firefox Browsers work the best with Schoology.

  1. Go to http://ofarrell.schoology.com
  2. Sign in using your OCS email information
  3. Connect to Edgenuity, Google Classroom, or any other resources your teacher may have posted through Schoology
If you are having login issues, please contact your homebase teacher to let them know.
 

Live Instruction and Assignments

Classes will be instructed by your regular classroom teacher.  Attendance is mandatory.  You will have assignments to complete outside of the live instruction periods.  While you may start an assignment within the period you will need to complete assignments after school as you did with traditional “homework.”

 

Internet Options:
 
1) Cox through their Connect2Compete program is offering no term commitment, no deposit, and no installation fee for internet services. Learn more by visiting cox.com/lowcostinternet or call 800-234-3993. $9.95 per month (plus taxes)
 
2) Charter Communication/Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. To enroll, please call 844-488-8395. Free if Eligible.
 
3) Verizon is tripling the data allowances for students participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) program. No action on the part of participating students to take advantage of this benefit. Learn more by calling 800-837-4966.
 
4) AT&T is temporarily lifting data caps, allowing existing customers to communicate with one another without concern for overages. Visit ATT.com to learn more or call 866-861-6075. $10 per month (plus taxes)
 
5) T-Mobile for the next 60 days is lifting data caps and giving an additional 20GB of mobile hotspot service to existing customers. To learn more, visit T-mobile.com or call 800-866-2453. $15 per month (plus taxes.)
 
6) Sprint for the next 60 days is lifting data caps, and will soon allow users with hotspot-capable handsets to utilize 20GB of hotspot service, if hotspot service is not already subscribed to. To learn more, visit Sprint.com or call 888-211-4727.
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Day Three: Friday, August 21
 
Hope you had a great two days of school! 
 
If you still need helping logging into Schoology or have any other tech issues on Friday, August 21, please complete the following steps 
 
  1. Contact your homebase teacher 
  2. Log onto the high school tech support Zoom, beginning at 9:00am: https://zoom.us/j/96929495802?pwd=R3lBK3cydWxpZnphaVE0L1hOeVdIUT09
  3. Call the office at 619-266-0112
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Day Two: Thursday, August 20
 
Hope you had a great first day of school! 
 
If you still need helping logging into Schoology or have any other tech issues on Thursday, August 20, please complete the following steps 
 
  1. Contact your homebase teacher 
  2. Log onto the high school tech support Zoom, beginning at 9:00am: https://zoom.us/j/92740293946?pwd=eUgxU2oyd0lrdmc1M3JFZmQvd2pzUT09
  3. Call the office at 619-266-0112
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Steps for Logging In

  1. At 9:50am on August 19th, go to http://ofarrell.schoology.com
    1. Use your student email and password
  2. Select your homebase course
  3. Select conferences from the left hand menu
  4. If you click on conferences and don't see a homebase conference link, look for a post within your homebase course about how to log onto a homebase Zoom.
That's it! You've made it to homebase!
 
If you need assistance with Schoology, watch this short video from Mr. Bui to learn how to log in and get into your conferences!
 
If you are having issues logging in on Wednesday, you have the following options to connect reach out with questions. 
  1. Email your homebase teacher to let them know your issue. You should have received an email from them recently about how to log on
  2. Jump on the Zoom help line starting at 9am - https://zoom.us/j/93939748447?pwd=T2pnVktBMUx4VmRQbEZZQm11VDJRdz09
  3. Call the high school office at 619-266-0112 to receive more assistance
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8/7/2020

Dear Students,

 

It is time to begin the school year.  While the challenges of starting the year in distance learning are considerable, The O’Farrell High School is committed to overcoming those challenges and delivering the most rigorous and relevant education in San Diego.  We are excited about the new tools we have to deliver this content and interact with you and how they can bring us closer together while teaching at the highest level possible.  

 

To streamline our online program, and to make it easier for you to manage as a student we will be using a system that allows for you to log on to one place to access all of your accounts. From there, all of the courses, support programs, gradebook, etc. will be accessible in one place. More information about the program, along with login information for students, will be shared closer to the start of the school year. We will be using Schoology as our learning management system and most courses will use Edgenuity to deliver curriculum for this year. Our first day of instruction is on Wednesday, August 19, and the first few days will be spent helping both you learn to use the new programs. 

 

Please note you do not have to wear O’Farrell uniforms for distance learning. Rather, we ask that you follow our “free dress” guidelines found in their student handbook.

 

Technology

If you are having computer access issues or problems with their school computers, please bring your issues to room 101 (it faces the middle school parking lot) on Monday mornings from 8:30am-10:30am for technical assistance.

 

Schedule

On the second page of this letter you’ll see your daily schedule.  This schedule creates live classes for you to attend each day.  These classes are mandatory and attendance will be taken.

 

Monday

Monday is different from the rest of the week schedule.  The only two classes you must attend are zero period (if assigned) and homebase.  After that they work independently.  They may of course attend office hours and tutoring.

 

Tuesday - Friday

You will start the day with zero period (if you are assigned) or can drop into office hours, or can start their work for the day.  From 10:00am to 1:20 you will attend classes.  After lunch at 2:30 you may attend office hours and tutoring for help, or DIVE activities starting at 3:30.

 

Live Instruction and Assignments

Classes will be instructed by your regular classroom teacher.  Attendance is mandatory.  You will have assignments to complete outside of the live instruction periods.  While you may start an assignment within the period you will need to complete assignments after school as you did with traditional “homework.”

 

Work Space

Please make sure you have a suitable place to do your work.  It should be as free of distractions and noise as possible with enough space for them to have your computer and write notes.  You will need this space during live instruction as well as independent work time.

 

First Day of School

The first day of school will be a one time exception to the schedule.  Wednesday, August 19th, the first day of school,  will be a homebase and townhall day.  On this day, you will work with your homebase teachers to log into platforms, understand the expectations of distance learning, and orient you for the weeks to come.  Regular classes will start Thursday, August 20.

 

High School Distance Learning Schedule

 
 

Monday 

Tuesday A

Wednesday B

Thursday A

Friday B

9:00 - 9:50

0 Period. Office Hours, Tutoring, & Independent work time 

0 Period. Office Hours, Tutoring, & Independent work time 

0 Period. Office Hours, Tutoring, & Independent work time 

0 Period. Office Hours, Tutoring, & Independent work time 

0 Period. Office Hours, Tutoring, & Independent work time 

10:00 - 10:25

Homebase

Homebase

Homebase

Homebase

Homebase

10:30 - 11:20

Independent work time

1A

Live Instruction

1B

Live Instruction

1A

Live Instruction

1B

Live Instruction

11:30 - 12:20

Independent work time

2A

Live Instruction

2B

Live Instruction

2A

Live Instruction

2B

Live Instruction

12:30 - 1:20

Independent work time

3A

Live Instruction

3B

Live Instruction

3A

Live Instruction

3B

Live Instruction

1:20 - 2:30

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

2:30 - 3:30

Office Hours & Tutoring, Independent work time

Office Hours & Tutoring, Independent work time

Office Hours & Tutoring, Independent work time

Office Hours & Tutoring, Independent work time

Office Hours & Tutoring, Independent work time

3:30 - 6:00

DIVE Activities

DIVE Activities

DIVE Activities

DIVE Activities

DIVE Activities

 

Notes:

  • All live instruction periods are mandatory.  
  • Office Hours and tutoring are optional.
  • Monday, students attend zero period and homebase, then complete assignments independently.
  • All students follow their regular school schedule Tuesday through Friday.
 

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