IV Online Learning Flyby - March 30

Usually at this time of year, you and I would be attending spring sporting events, preparing for the band, chorus, and orchestra concerts, planting in the SAVE Jr. gardens, and participating in many other activities. I can say that working virtually at home during this global event solidified the fact that the IV faculty and staff sincerely miss seeing the students, parents, each other, and overall, just being in school. It is clear to me that we miss all of you.

Moving forward with the online learning this week, I am sure you and your children will have many questions. However, to be honest, the IV staff and I do not have all the answers right now.  As we have experienced, this is a new learning environment for teachers, students, and parents. We have adjusted to the many changes this pandemic has caused without much time to plan. I know that this has not been easy and trying to balance all things impacted by this situation is an immense challenge for everyone. However, I am confident that together with flexibility, patience, persistence, and purpose we will bring out the potential in our children, keeping them engaged, supported, and challenged during this difficult situation.   

Please see the online learning snippets below.

  • IV students will begin online classes on Tuesday, March 31. 
    • Note that activities have been posted for Monday, March 30 for students on the District's At Home Teaching and Learning Page.
    • Teachers will be posting lessons daily on their Schoology page beginning Tuesday, March 31. Students are expected to login to their Schoology accounts, access, and complete the assignments on a regular basis.
  • MP3 ends on Tuesday, April 7.
  • MP3 grades on report cards for courses will be determined by…... 
    • The grade from completed assignments through Thursday, March 12.
    • The grade from one online task that requires the learning from March 31 through April 7.
    • Report cards live on HAC (Home Access Center) is TBD and will be communicated to you when finalized.
  • The Easter/Spring Holiday Break runs from Wednesday, April 8 through Monday, April 13. Teachers will not be posting any work for these days over the break. Online classes may resume on Tuesday, April 14 pending the status of the pandemic situation.
  • MP4 and grading for the quarter are TBD and will be communicated to you when finalized.
  • As teachers make their daily posts on Schoology accounts……... 
    • Students and/or parents can contact the teacher with any questions regarding assignments. They are ready to help and are the front line of communication with your child’s virtual learning.
    • Student tech support can be reached at AtHomeLearning@soudertonsd.org

The IV staff and I express our gratitude to the many who are at the forefront of this pandemic. We appreciate all you are doing in our community to keep us as safe as possible. Hopefully, we will have a speedy end to the spread of this virus.
Please stay healthy and safe!