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Mr. Simpson

Government

Google Classroom: nrq5zhu 

Distance Learning Policy & Procedures 

OVERVIEW 

During this period of distant learning we will using technology to cover the foundations of  American Government. I want to do everything possible to challenge you as students, but at the  same time, support you through this shift in your education experience. The main goal of this class is to help you develop a foundation and better understanding of how our American Government  operates, and how we can be involved as citizens. You are expected to be present on Zoom classes,  prepared, engaged, and responsible for your words and actions. We will cover several units/topics in which you will have videos, readings, virtual discussions, online assignments, group projects,  virtual presentations, and online assessments…

eCONOMICS

Google Classroom: gre3pxr 

Distance Learning Policy & Procedures

OVERVIEW 

During this period of distant learning we will using technology to cover Micro and Macro  Economics. I want to do everything possible to challenge you as students, but at the same time,  support you through this shift in your education experience. The main goal of this class is to help you develop a foundation and better understanding of the fundamental principles of economics,  which will benefit you in making better economic decision in the future. You are expected to be  present on Zoom classes, prepared, engaged, and responsible for your words and actions. We will  cover several units/topics in which you will have videos, readings, virtual discussions, online  assignments, group projects, virtual presentations, and online assessments…

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EXPECTATIONS AND BEHAVIOR 

It is the responsibility of each individual in this class to provide positive and safe learning  environment, online and in person. You are expected to respect and treat others, as you would want  them to respect and treat you. Since we will be interacting with one another in virtual class  discussions, you are expected to listen when others are talking. Respect is not given its earned.  Abuse of technology will not be tolerated. Please be aware of your actions and speech while on  Zoom classes. FYI - the Zoom meetings are recorded. 

PARTICIPATION 

Everyone is expected to participate in class. Therefore, participation will be 30 percent of your  grade. Everyone starts out with 10 participation points per day. At the end of every week I will add  up your points to enter a weekly participation grade into Infinite Campus. Violation of any norms  will result in a deduction, which will affect your total grade. Unexcused Absences (-10 points) and  Tardies (-3 points) will result in the identified loss of participation points for each occurrence. If  you were in another class that went overtime, or being assisted by another staff member, remind  them to contact me to excuse your absence or tardy. If you are absent or tardy and it is excused you  can make up work and participation points. You are responsible for reaching out attaining notes and  assignments for the lessons you missed while absent, excused or not. 

ONLINE LEARNING 

Due to the pandemic, school will be conducted virtually until further notice. The district requires  you to use your school email for all virtual learning. We will be using the following applications or  online platforms (see chart below). Make sure you know how to access them and keep your login  information accessible. Write them down or store them in your devices. Online classes are recorded,  and professional conduct will be monitored. All school rule violations will be referred to an  administrator. Please see the Technology Acceptable Use Policy on the district website.