All learning activities will be aligned to the Tennessee Academic Standards, and grades will be based on academic performance. Core academic courses (social studies, science, math, and English Language Arts) will be available for all grade levels as well as activities for special areas and elective courses. Students will be engaged in assignments, videos, activities, and periodic interactions with teachers for a full school day. The expectations and rigor will mirror in-person instruction, and digital students will have a full seven (7) hour school day Monday-Friday following the school system calendar. Students in grades K-2 will engage in remote learning through paper-based learning packets and other supplies. Due to the age of these students, families in this circumstance may need to designate a parent or family member to help younger children organize, complete, and submit work as well as connect with teachers on a daily basis.
Google Classroom will be used as the primary learning environment for remote instruction. The required hours for remote learning engagement include synchronous and asynchronous video instruction, reading, completion of tasks and assignments, writing, experiments, homework, and other activities. The remote learning option is not designed nor intended to be sitting in front of a screen for all of these hours. Students may complete assignments at their own pace which could impact their engagement times.
Make-Up and Late Work
Students will be expected to follow the board policy for make-up work (BP623) and school policies for late work. Students with absences are expected to complete the work missed. The student should communicate with teachers immediately upon returning from absences to make arrangements to complete make-up work.
Academic Integrity is a key character trait for all students. Students with academic integrity make decisions based on ethics and values that will prepare them to be productive citizens. The Sevier County School System expects a full commitment to academic integrity from each student, regardless of the chosen instructional format. Parents will be contacted should an academic integrity violation occur. Should a student demonstrate an issue in academic integrity, consequences will follow the same process as a school site incident. Continued negligence could result in the removal of the student from the digital learning opportunity and require a return to a regular schedule in the school building. The following definitions will be utilized in defining academic integrity issues:
- Plagiarism: representing work that has been copied or pasted from a published internet resource without proper credit.
- Fabrication of data: manufacturing data for a table, chart, survey or similar requirement;
- Collusion: supporting academic dishonesty of another student, as in allowing work to be copied or submitted by another; .
- Cheating: representing any other person’ work or work from any source as your own
- Student Academic Broker: posting to a secondary source (Yahoo!, Answers, Facebook, etc) OR sharing a virtual or hard copy of any work whether or not compensation occurs.
- Also including, but not limited to, any other behavior that creates an unfair advantage: taking unauthorized material into an assessment environment, disrupting an assessment by misconduct, any effort at passing on information related to an assessment that is not directly from the student, failures to comply with assessment instructions, impersonating another student, stealing assessment materials