WELCOME TO MRS. WATTERUD'S BIOLOGY!

My classroom expectations for you digitally are the following:

  1. Participation
    1. Sign up for Remind (see directions)
    2. Sign up for Zoom (see directions)
    3. Check your email
    4. Read the email sent from me (awatterud@nsd131.org) thoroughly so you know the plan for the day.
    5. Select the Zoom meeting link. (Please let me know if you are not able to attend live Zoom for whatever reason.)
    6. Participate in the chat appropriately; as if you are in class.
      1. No foul language
      2. Crass conversations.
    7. Enter a goal in Summit for class each day, based on the lesson plan from my email
    8. Complete the lesson plan
    9. Check your goal off in Summit in the Week tab
  2. Attendance Policy
    1. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND/PARTICIPATE
    2. Attendance will be demonstrated by:
      1. Student engagement in Zoom live sessions
      2. Goal setting in Summit
      3. Work submitted in Summit
    3. If students do not participate, they will be marked absent.
  3. Online PFA Procedures:
    1. ONLY content teacher can approve PFAs
    2. PFAs will only be approved during your class period or my office hours
    3. Assessments will be approved if the following conditions are met, no exceptions:
      1. Proper notes are shown to the instructor via Zoom live sessions or email
      2. A passing diagnostic test is shown in Summit
      3. If you fail the assessment more than 3 times, you will need to meet with me during office hours
  4. Online Office Hours: (beginning March 31)
    1. Tuesdays and Thursday: 9 am to 10 am
    2. Contact me via:
      1. Zoom live sessions
      2. Remind text messaging
      3. Email
 

Classes

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How to sign up for Remind:

  1. Go to remind.com
  2. Set up an account
  3. Enter your cellphone (this will allow me to send you a text to alert you when I've sent an email or uploaded classwork into Summit)
  4. Enter the four digit code texted to you
  5. Create a password (you may want to use the password you use for school)
  6. Click "Join a class" on the left hand side
  7. Enter class code:(items in parenthesis indicates the class; is not part of the code)
    Class Remind Code
    1A 1awatteud
    3A 3awatterud
    4A 4awatterud
    2B 2bwatterud
    3B 3bwatterud
    4B 4bwatterud
  8. You should see that you've been added to A. Noonan-Watterud's class

How to sign up for Zoom

  1. Go to zoom.us
  2. Create an account
  3. I will send you links to join the class via email
We will not be observing the traditional Wednesday mentoring schedule during distance learning. I absolutely want to continue mentoring with you weekly. I will do my best to set up a Zoom meeting with each of you for mentoring.  It is more important that we touch base as we navigate this new adventure.
 
How to set up a Mentoring meeting:
  1. Monday
    1. Fill in the Check-In for Mentoring on Summit
  2. Message me THREE options for when we could meet
    1. During the school day 
    2. Ex: I could meet 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.
  3. Wait for confirmation from me on the time and day that works best.
  4. Check your email at our scheduled time and click the Zoom link to join me for our 10-minute check-in