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Plan for Phase 2 of Distance Learning

  • You may have received communication on March 24 that Yuma Union High School District will be moving into its second phase of distance learning. As noted previously, the plan has been created in collaboration with principals, instructional leaders, and the district teaching and learning staff.

    • While the district is currently closed through April 10, we do not know how long the state’s mandated closure will last. With that in mind, teachers are currently planning for the final six weeks of the school year with a focus specifically on standards, and which essential standards have not been met by your student in class.  

    • Objectives and assignments will be created that are based on the standards and are expected to be rigorous and use multiple modes of delivery such as video, picture, text, etc.

    • Teachers are expected to post their first standard and its congruent assignments to the class Canvas homepage by 8 a.m. on April 6, 2020, following YUHSD’s regularly scheduled spring break. For students who are unsure of how to create an assignment in Canvas, please visit our resource page at yumaunion.org
    • After the first standard is posted, teachers will begin maintaining office hours via Google Meets for a total of six hours per week, spread across at least two days. The office hours will be posted on the class Canvas page. 

    This certainly is an unprecedented time, and YUHSD teachers and principals want to make sure students are supported. If families have questions, they should contact their teacher or campus principal. 

    Thank you for your patience and understanding as we move forward with distance learning.

    Es posible que haya recibido comunicación ayer sobre que el Distrito Escolar Secundario de Yuma Union pasará a su segunda fase de aprendizaje a distancia. Como se señaló anteriormente, el plan se ha creado en colaboración con los directores, los líderes de instrucción y el personal de enseñanza y aprendizaje del distrito.

    • Aunque el distrito está cerrado hasta el 10 de abril, no sabemos cuánto durará el cierre obligatorio del estado. Con eso en mente, los maestros actualmente están planeando las últimas seis semanas del año escolar con un enfoque específico en los estándares y qué estándares esenciales no ha alcanzado su estudiante en clase.

    • Se crearán objetivos y tareas que se basarán en los estándares y se espera que sean rigurosos y utilicen varios modos de entrega, como video, imagen, texto, etc.

    • Se espera que los maestros publiquen su primer estándar y sus tareas congruentes en la página web de su clase en Canvas antes de las 8 am del 6 de abril de 2020, despues de las vacaciones de primavera programadas regularmente por YUHSD. Para los estudiantes que no están seguros de cómo completar una tarea en Canvas, visite nuestra página de recursos en yumaunion.org

    • Después de que se publique el primer estándar, los maestros comenzarán a mantener horas de oficina a través de Google Meets durante un total de seis horas por semana, repartidas en al menos dos días. Las horas de oficina se publicarán en la página de Canvas de la clase. 

    Este es ciertamente un momento sin precedentes, y los maestros y directores de YUHSD quieren asegurarse de que los estudiantes reciban apoyo. Si las familias tienen preguntas, deben comunicarse con el maestro o el director de la escuela. 

Grading system for distance learning / sistema de calificaciones para aprendizaje a distancia

  • Distance learning will only improve a student’s academic standing.

    YUHSD students will be offered both digital and non-digital learning options, as well as dedicated “office hours,” where students and families can receive support from teachers virtually via Google Hangout and by phone or email. While students are expected to complete assignments through Canvas and teachers are able to provide feedback and grade work, grades will be counted ONLY if they improve a student’s overall grade in the course and will not negatively impact any student’s academic standing. Students who do not engage in academic work due to barriers, such as no internet, etc, can be issued an incomplete and will be expected to make up incomplete assignments following the distance learning period.

    Grades posted on the Synergy/ParentVue portal include work submitted to teachers for assignments through March 13, 2020. Due to the closure of all YUHSD schools, assignments completed between March 16, 2020 and the end of the 2019-20 school year will be posted on your student’s Canvas page. Final grades will be available on Synergy at the end of the semester.

    Whether it’s during this unprecedented time or through the regular course of our school year, Yuma Union High School District’s mission remains to ensure that EVERY student graduates from our schools college, career, and community ready. The influx of digital learning at the post-secondary level, the need to connect with a global community through virtual meetings, and the creativity and flexibility necessary to thrive after high school, are just some of the potential ways YUHSD students will continue achieving that mission even during a time of such uncertainty.

    El aprendizaje a distancia solo mejorará la posición académica del estudiante.

    A los estudiantes de YUHSD se les ofrecerán opciones de aprendizaje digitales y no digitales, al igual "horas de oficina" dedicadas, donde los estudiantes y las familias pueden recibir apoyo de los maestros prácticamente a través de Google Hangout y por teléfono o correo electrónico. Mientras se espera que los estudiantes completen las tareas a través de Canvas y los maestros podrán proporcionar comentarios y calificaciones, las calificaciones se contarán SOLAMENTE si mejoran la calificación general de un estudiante en el curso y no afectarán negativamente la posición académica de ningún estudiante. Los estudiantes que no participan en el trabajo académico debido a barreras, como la falta de internet, etc., pueden recibir un incompleto y se espera que terminen las tareas incompletas después del período de aprendizaje a distancia.

    Las calificaciones publicadas en el portal Synergy / ParentVue incluyen el trabajo enviado a los maestros de tareas hasta el 13 de marzo de 2020. Debido al cierre de todas las escuelas de YUHSD, las tareas completadas entre el 16 de marzo de 2020 y el final del año escolar 2019-20 se publicarán en la página de Canvas de su estudiante. Las calificaciones finales estarán disponibles en Synergy al final del semestre.

    Ya sea durante este tiempo sin precedentes o durante el curso regular de nuestro año escolar, la misión de YUHSD sigue siendo garantizar que CADA estudiante se gradúe de nuestras escuelas preparado para la universidad, la carrera y la comunidad. La afluencia del aprendizaje digital en el nivel postsecundario, la necesidad de conectarse con una comunidad global a través de reuniones virtuales y la creatividad y flexibilidad necesarias para prosperar después de la escuela secundaria, son solo algunas de las maneras potenciales en que los estudiantes de YUHSD continuarán logrando esa misión, incluso en un momento de tanta incertidumbre.

Planning for Distance Learning

  • Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD) has a plan in place in the event schools were to close and distance learning were to take place. Distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. It can be successfully accomplished through the use of learning management systems. YUHSD uses Canvas. This page will help you navigate using Canvas.  Research also shows that setting a schedule can help students be successful.  Please see the example below:

    • 7:00-7:30 Breakfast
    • 7:30-8:30 English (through Canvas)
    • 8:30-8:35 Break 
    • 8:35-9:35 Math (through Canvas)
    • 9:35-9:45 Break
    • 9:45-10:45 Science (through Canvas)
    • 10:45-10:50 Break
    • 10:50-11:50 Dance Class (through Canvas)
    • 11:50-12:30 Lunch
    • 12:30-1:30 History (through Canvas)
    • 1:30-1:35 Break
    • 1:35-2:35 Business Management (through Canvas)

What is Canvas?

  • Canvas is a learning management system. It is a place for teachers to store and update all content, materials and assignments online for students to view at any time. It can serve as a way for students to get caught up when they miss a day or in times, for exmaple, when school has to be closed to continue learning. Canvas is used at colleges and universities across the world including Arizona Western College and Arizona State University.

Logging into Canvas

  • Click Here: https://yumaunion.instructure.com/login/ldap

    Username: YUHSD email (first name, ID # @yumaunion. org)
    Password: Tx 6 digit birthday (mmddyy) (UNLESS Student has changed it) 

    Username: john123456789@yumaunion.org
    Password: Tx010101

Navigating Canvas

Turning in Assignments

Reviewing Feedback from Peers and Teachers