6-8 School Leaders

Responsibilities, Resources, & Support

Responsibilities

Schedule

Develop a school-wide schedule that documents when teachers will be available to support specific content areas. Flexible: Schedule may evolve over time based on lessons learned.

Develop a schedule for support staff (paraprofessionals, office staff, deans, etc.) Flexible: Principal discretion.


Communicate & Connect

Weekly communication will be sent to staff by the principal (newsletter or email). Flexible: Additional communication with staff are optional.

Weekly communication with families (email, text, or virtual). Flexible: Time, Length, Medium Used and Content.

Weekly content level team meetings will be used to check in. Flexible: Time, Length, and Content.

Engage with individual teachers weekly as needed (principal and/or leadership team). Flexible: Time, Length, and Content.


Monitor

Ensure each teacher has a daily virtual touch point with students. This space will ensure all students can check in with their teacher and class everyday. Flexible: Schools can determine times for the morning meeting, though staggering the times is recommended.

Develop a protocol for teachers to notify administration of students not connecting virtually to Edgenuity or connection time. Flexible: Format.


Academic Integrity - Code of Conduct Expectations

Aurora Public Schools takes academic integrity very seriously and expects a full commitment to it from each student. Students participating in our emergency remote learning plan are agreeing to the following statements:

  • I will not submit work completed by or copied (in full or in part) from another person . This includes classmates, friends, parents/guardians, siblings, etc.

  • I will not submit work copied (in full or in part) and pasted from the Internet. This includes exact sentences, paragraphs, videos, logos, images, templates, etc.

  • I will not submit work that reflects the ideas of another person, regardless of whether or not I use the other person’s exact words.

  • I will work independently on all assignments.

  • I will not allow others to copy my work.

  • I will not misuse content from the Internet.

  • I will not use translators to complete assignments in world language classes.

  • I will not use any external materials or testing aids on assessments.

  • I will properly punctuate and cite all ideas from others I wish to use to support my own ideas.

  • I will contact my teachers for help in avoiding plagiarism.


Behavioral Integrity Remote Learning Code of Conduct

Aurora Public Schools takes behavioral integrity very seriously and expects a full commitment to it from each student. Students participating in our remote learning plan are agreeing to the following statements:

  • I will actively participate in all online platforms while honoring my classmates’ voices, experiences and situations.

  • I commit to being present in live meetings and doing my best to eliminate all distractions.

  • I will abide by the virtual classroom expectations set by the teacher.

  • I will refrain from using inappropriate, offensive or abusive language in my speech, writing or images I share on my electronic device.

  • I will not display inappropriate, offensive or abusive material on my device screen.

  • I will wear clothing that follows the expectations set in the Safe Schools Policies and Regulations Handbook while my webcam/camera is in use for remote learning activities.

  • I will not be involved in cyberbullying as defined in the Safe Schools Policies and Regulations Handbook.

  • I will only visit school approved internet sites.

  • I will not give out my personal information to anyone.

  • I will inform my teacher if I see something inappropriate or uncomfortable online.

  • I will not change device settings without permission.

  • I will not use someone else's credentials to log on or log on as someone else.

  • I will not share the passwords or links that are provided for Google Classroom, Google Meet or Google Hangouts, unless I have permission from my teacher to do so.

  • I will not post any educational materials including class videos, documents, and other multimedia to social media without permission from my teacher.

Behavior that violates our district conduct and discipline codes can result in consequences. Some violations may also be referred to law enforcement.

Consequences can include but are not limited to:

(09) Detrimental Behavior: Harassment - Sexual, Discriminatory, Bullying/Cyberbullying, Sexting

(12) Other Violation of Code of Conduct - Cell Phone/Electronic misuse, Computer/Internet misuse

Mental Health Support

For students:

  • During the extended school closure, after school hours or on the weekend call Colorado Crisis Services at 844-493-TALK (8255), or text “Talk” to 38255. This service is available 24/7 year-round. If this is an emergency please dial 911.

  • The walk-in clinic is available between 8:00am and 11:00pm daily at Anschutz Medical Campus 2206 Victor Street, Aurora, CO 80045

  • On and after March 30, between 8:00am and 3:30pm you can contact your student’s school counselor, social worker, or psychologist through Google Hangouts. Please go to the remote learning website to find the name and contact information for the school mental health provider.

For staff:

  • Professional counselors can help you manage any type of problem with complete confidentiality, 24 hours a day.

  • Guidance Consultants can assist you at 1-888-324-2631 or visit guidanceresources.com and register using the organization web ID: APS to create your own personal login.

  • Completely confidential - APS will never know if you use this program.

Resources

Students Use Clever To Access Everything

The Clever Portal will automatically be signed in and all resources available when students sign in to Google Chrome.

Video - Logging into Clever from Home Computer

The Clever Portal has sections at the top of the page called "Remote Learning" with buttons that will take students to school content, eBooks, Google Classroom, and back to this website.


Google Classroom

Manage teaching and learning with Classroom

Classroom helps students and teachers organize assignments, boost collaboration, and foster better communication.


Edgenuity

Grades 6-10 and "off track" 11 and 12 grade students (those who are in need of additional credits to graduate) will use Edgenuity for all core courses in English, Math, Science, and Social Studies, and some electives.


Supports for English Language Learners

The links below are supports for explicit language support as well as secondary ELD teachers.

Language Services Support


Choice Reading

Sora eBook Library Over 6000 ebooks and audiobooks curated for Aurora Public School's PK-12 students and staff.


Chat & Video With Your Staff

Google Hangouts - For quick chat and "lite" video teleconferencing.

Google Meet - For a more "formal" webinar-style video teleconferencing including features like recording and live closed captioning (great for ELL students!).

How To

Need Personalized Human Help?

The Genius Bar is now open! Get help from our very own experts in instruction, content, ed tech integration, and digital library. Schedule personalized support in a 1:1 or small group online setting, or just pop in to say "Hi!" during office hours. All questions are GREAT questions!

For technical issues: Email the APS help desk - helpdesk@aurorak12.org

Or, call the APS help desk 303-340-0520, ext. 28203 and leave a message.

💥PLEASE: When using the help desk email (using the link above) or leaving a help desk voicemail, please make sure the parent includes the name of your child, grade, school, and your call back number in addition to your question. If your parent is having issues with their child's Chromebook and need it replaced, they need to contact their child's school.


How To Use Your Home Computer For Instruction

Download and install Google Chrome

Sign in and turn sync ON in Chrome

Short Video on syncing Chrome


Go To & Log In To Clever

Use this link to get to APS Clever: clever.aurorak12.org - Use your Google username and password if prompted.

Video - How to sign in to Clever using your Google email and password


How To Get Started Using Google Classroom

💥See all Google Classroom Tutorials Here

How Teachers Post Their Daily Connection Meeting on Google Classroom

Google Classroom "Cheat Sheet"


How To Use Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is a tool that you will use to chat via text with your students and colleagues - Learn more about it here

Video Tutorial on Setting Up Hangouts


How To Use Google Meet

What is Google Meet?

How to record a Google Meet

Example of a Google Meet Linked in Classroom

How to Post Your Daily Connection Meeting on Google Classroom

How to Get a Grid View of Your Students ala "Brady Bunch" Style


Edgenuity Basics

Webinar - How To Use Edgenuity To Monitor Student Progress


How to Use Infinite Campus for Communication & Google Info

Help Sheet for Sending Google Information

How to Run a Report for Student Google Information

How to Use IC Messenger to send Email to Parents and/or Students


Getting Started With Sora

Click here for a helpsheet on getting started with Sora, or click here for video instructions