ACLC prides itself on providing all learners with the technology needed to actively participate in distance learning. If your learner does not have the needed technology, please contact us at 510-995-4300.

 

 

Middle School Distance Learning Norms and Expectations

 

Punctuality and Attendance
  • All learners are required to attend all classes at the scheduled times. This "synchronous learning" time enables learners and facilitators to engage with each other in real time.
  • Learners must have their cameras on during the first and final 10 minutes of class to be marked present. Please discuss any challenges regarding this with your facilitator.
Workspace and Attire
  • A quiet work-from-home area with a neutral, non-distracting background (real or virtual) will need to be created.
  • Learners must dress as they typically would for an in-person class when attending virtual classes. Learners cannot be lying in bed during class.
Be Ready to Learn
  • Have your computer charger with you.
  • Close non-school related tabs and turn off notifications before class.
  • Open relevant class documents and downloads.
Virtual Classroom Norms
  • When entering the virtual classroom, learners must be signed in to their school email and have their displayed name be their own first and last names.
  • Learners are expected to join Zoom classroom meetings with webcams on and mics muted. Keep mics muted unless you are speaking. Mics can be unmuted in breakout room discussions if you are in a quiet environment.
  • The only acceptable virtual backgrounds for learners are the default options provided by Zoom. If learners choose to have a profile picture on Zoom, it must be a picture of that learner.
  • As always, learners are expected to be kind and respectful to others and to their facilitators.

High School Distance Learning Norms and Expectations

 

Punctuality and Attendance
  • Learners must be present for their assigned classes and do not have the option to attend the same class on alternate days or times. If extenuating circumstances arise, then the ACLC Office must be contacted prior to class.
  • Learners are expected to be on time to class. Once a learner has been tardy to class five times, parents/guardians will be contacted. Two unexcused absences will also result in a contact home.
  • Learners must have their cameras and microphones on during the first and final 10 minutes of class to be marked present. Please discuss any challenges regarding this with your facilitator.
     
Workspace and Attire
  • A work from home area will need to be created. Learners cannot be lying in bed during class.
  • Learners must dress as they typically would for an in-person class when attending virtual classes.
     
Virtual Classroom Norms
  • Learners must use a PC, laptop or Chromebook for Zoom classes. Phones and tablets are not allowed because they do not have the capabilities to adequately complete the required lessons and assignments.
  • When entering the virtual classroom, learners must be signed in to their school email and have their displayed name be their own first and last names.
  • The only acceptable virtual backgrounds for learners are the default options provided by Zoom. If learners choose to have a profile picture on Zoom, it must be a picture of that learner.