Mrs. Whitmore

Welcome to Distance Learning with Whitmore!

Nuts & Bolts: Time to be Real! We are learning together! Be flexible and think outside the box with me! Many of these platforms or their evolving functions are new to me too! Also—I will be home with my whole family during this time as you are with yours!  (For those that do not know I have 3 daughters—12, 9, and 3)    I will keep office hours for each class—please understand that I will not be answering questions outside the school day in order to take care of my family and maintain sanity.  😉  (they are screaming in the other room now as I type—don't worry, they’ll be fine too! 😉 )


Communication Cha Cha Cha:  I will do my best to keep you in the loop without inundating you with waves of messages.  I know my own inbox has EXPLODED with information—be aware of that if you are sending me the same message on multiple platforms—one will do ;)

REMIND APP: Make sure you have each of your classes! We will be using this app for weekly updates & direction.

SCHOOL EMAIL: You can certainly email me—but we are moving away from email as a main mode of communication. Ask questions via our Teams chat or remind. More lengthy information will be communicated via Summit, Teams, etc.

SUMMIT—our grades and assignments are ALL on Summit! This is the most accurate and up to date grade record.  You must complete ALL the little checkpoints for each project to be graded! 😊

POWERSCHOOL: Grades will be updated every 2 weeks. See Summit for most timely grade info.


ZOOM: ALL classes will begin on Zoom unless otherwise communicated via email or Teams.  A Zoom link will be sent prior to class beginning—check your email.  If Zoom is not working—check in on Teams—it will be our fallback.  Attendance is taken on Zoom—make sure you put your name in the CHAT or I might miss you.  It is a visual meeting—that means comb your hair, pants are not optional! 😉  I love to see your face—so if you don’t want to use your live picture—put one up!


TEAMS—(this is part of the Office 365 suite—go to the waffle in upper left hand corner and drop down to Teams—or use email invite) ALL classes may use TEAMS to communicate—if Zoom is not working for you—go to Teams for an update.  We will use the chat function for questions, information direction & clarification, and teaming and small group work to aid in the social skills and writing cohort simulated environments. Please keep all chatter APPROPRIATE—no swearing, etc.  We are more creative than that. ;)


Attendance: YES—we are doing attendance (lots of reasons—not going into that here .) I have to verify that you are getting the information and are tuned in.  I need YOU to attend ZOOM for me to “count” you here.  How to be counted? Put your name in the chat OR do any forms that I provide during the Zoom meeting.  Miss the meeting? You will be marked ABSENT unless you contact me the same day!  Any changes to attendance beyond the day missed will need to go through the front office. Easy Peasy—we can do this!


How can you make this a Distance Learning Class?  OH!  😊  Do not underestimate me (or yourselves) my friends!  This is a CREATIVE TIME, it is time to look OUTSIDE THE BOX!  And all of you know that that is my forte (and yours too)!

We shall DISTANCE DANCE, LIVE & WRITE HISTORY, and BREATHE WELLNESS in this exciting time.


Thank you for your gracious patience as we embark on this adventure together!  We can do this and we can do it well! And though we are apart—we can do it together.

Open Minds Open Hearts and Open Dreams!


Now go hug your loved ones and take life one cup at a time!

Mrs. Whitmore



Remind Code


1P Yoga, Walk, Wellness


Mon: 8:30am Zoom

Thurs: 8:30am Zoom

3P Social Dance


Mon: High Noon Zoom

Thurs: High Noon Zoom

4P Social Dance



Mon: 1:30pm Zoom

Thurs: 1:30pm Zoom

6P Creative Writing I


Tues: 10:00am Zoom

Fri: 10:00am Zoom

7 Creative Writing I


Tues: High Noon Zoom

Fri: High Noon Zoom

8 Ballroom Team


Tues: 1:30pm Zoom

Fri: 1:30pm Zoom



Wed: 1:30pm HOUSE Zoom

Wed: 9-Noon by apt Zoom

Office Hours: 2:45-3:30pm (Mon-Tues/ Thurs-Fri)