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QHHS First Day of School Questions?

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QHHS First Day of School Questions?

We Can Help!

 

Need Help with Enrollment or PowerSchool?

Need Help with Google Classroom? 

Need to Change Your Schedule?

Need a Textbook or a Chromebook or Help Troubleshooting Technology? 

  • Neil Love             nlove@avhsd.org

  • Pickup Times                          M-F  7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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We begin classes Monday, August 10th, 2020 promptly at 7:30am.

As crazy as this sounds, the new school year is already here! We begin classes Monday, August 10th, 2020 promptly at 7:30am. Although we are in a distance learning model, our teachers and staff are committed to providing your student with the best possible learning experience. Please view this email in its entirety for information on very important procedures and answers to frequently asked questions. Before responding directly to this email, see the link at the end to DIRECT CONTACTS for our most asked questions. 

 

Student Requirements and Expectations

1) Students will attend all virtual classes at their scheduled times (see schedule below).

2) Students will check their Google Classroom and school email daily.

3) Students will submit their assignments for grades.

4) Students will contact their teachers live during the Office Hours or via email when they need assistance. 

 

What does my student do on Monday?

Your student needs to sign on Monday morning in their Google Classroom. Students will see their classes and should click on the link to their live class each period. Teachers have provided the links in their Google Classroom. Google Classroom can be accessed by clicking http://classroom.google.com and logging in with their school Google login. 

 

Schedule

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Your student will attend their virtual sessions live via Google Meet/Zoom all 5 days of the week. Each day will have specific periods of instruction. Please see the calendar for the scheduled period times. The links to each class can be found in your Google Class. Calendar can also be assessed by clicking HERE.

 

Attendance and Participation

Attendance will be taken during all daily live interactions. Students who are not present during daily live interactions, will be marked absent. Participation will be documented by using PowerSchool Gradebook. Grading will be traditional. There is no longer a "no harm" grading policy. Grades are based on the work assigned. Students who are disengaged (not in attendance) will be contacted by staff for intervention. 

 

Technology (Chromebook) and Textbook Distribution

We distributed both Chromebooks and textbooks during our scheduled times and via appointments, however if you were unable to come in to get your Chromebook or textbooks, you may do so Monday-Friday during the hours of 7:30am-2:00pm. For questions, please contact nlove@avhsd.org

 

Google Classroom and Google Accounts and PowerSchool Accounts

Google Classroom is located at

http://classroom.google.com/

 

If you do not have your Google Classroom set up yet, go to Google Classroom and log in with your school email and password. If you are an incoming Freshman or new to our district, use:

123456@students.avhsd.org

(123456 being your Student ID) and your password is: fl123456 (fl is an example - This should be your first name initial and last name initial and your student ID).

 

If you need assistance with your Google Classroom login information click

HERE

PowerSchool is located at

Powerschool.avhsd.org

 

Problems with your schedule?

Due to the late switch to full Distance Learning, we have been significantly delayed in fixing student schedules. We understand that some may have holes in the schedule, classes passed in summer school, or other errors. Teachers are aware and will work with your student if they are enrolled late. Email your counselor with your schedule concerns. Counselor email and alphabet breakdown located HERE

 

Do you have a question?

Do you have a question on Enrollment, PowerSchool, Google Classroom, schedules, textbooks, technology, health records, SPED, EL, IB, AVID, athletics, activities, or food service? If so, click HERE for direct contact email addresses. Contacting the person directly is the fast way to get your question or concern addressed. 

 

What is the best way to receive school information?

Wherever you are reading this, may be your best way to receive school information. However, to receive the most up-to-date information the moment we post it, you absolutely need to get our school app. To get our app, search for "avuhsd" in your app store, download the app, open the app and select "Quartz Hill High School," accept notifications if it asks. Once you have the app, all information is under the "notifications" button on the first page. This app is a must and includes PowerSchool within the app. 

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With directives given by our governor, we will be in a full distance learning ("At-Home") model.

Good afternoon Quartz Hill families! I would like to update you on our school opening, athletics/activities, name/mascot transition, and school events, while also addressing some frequently asked questions within each area as we rapidly approach our August 10th start date. This update will not answer every question that you have. I assure you, we will be providing you more detailed information as soon as possible. The governor order was given last Friday and we are moving as fast as we can, especially considering the ever-changing state orders. We commit to continue to make communication a priority, please remain patient with us.

 

School Format Update

 

As our Superintendent has reported (please see last night's email from the district or at https://bit.ly/2ZSPuRi), with directives given by our governor, we will be in a full distance learning ("At-Home") model. During the At-Home model, we will not be using the group A and group B format. The calendar (attached) is approximately the same as the one shared with you last week, minus the A and B groups. Students will be assigned classes (3 periods per day) to attend virtually each day from 7:30am - 12:00pm. There will be daily online/phone check-in opportunities as well. Attendance and participation will be documented during these classes and your student will have opportunities to have their attendance taken at various times. This model will not be like last quarter/year's emergency distance learning (no "work cycles"). Teachers and students have the opportunity to be in a more fluid, live, and engaging At-Home model. 

 

School Format FAQ

  • Will chromebooks be available? Yes, we will provide chromebooks to those who need it. Stay tuned on social media, app, and email for info. 
  • Will students be able to get their textbooks? Yes, we will provide a schedule to checkout textbooks.  Stay tuned on social media, app, and email for info. 
  • Will students need to check in live to classes? Yes, there will be times that students need to check in live with teachers, however there will be multiple opportunities to do so. 
  • What will the "time on task" be? More info to follow regarding learning expectations, however there will be guidelines.
  • Will 0/7th period course be offered? During the At-Home model, there will be limited 0/7 period classes offered. The days these classes meet will be on your student's schedule. 
  • What is the time commitment for each class? There will be a time-on-task guideline for each class that will combine online/phone (live interaction) time with at-home work time.  
  • What state and county guidelines are you referring to? If you would like further information on the state and county guidelines that drive our process of reopening, please see the Reopening Resources attachments included in this message on our website news section.
  • My student has an IEP, how will my child be serviced? Your case carrier will reach out to you specifically to discuss the IEP and services. 
  • I indicated that I want my student on Independent Study and have not heard back, what do I do? If you still want I.S. even with distance learning, please contact our counseling office directly. You may email Ms. Duke at mduke@avhsd.org

Athletic/Activities Update

 

As of today July 24th, Phase 1 will continue for our students to be able to have the limited access to athletics and activities. Although we are not able to open our schools to an At-School model for 3000+ students due to state and county guidelines, we are able to meet the guidelines of having limited athletics and activities in very controlled environments outside. Athletics and Activities is a vital part of our educational experience with the large majority of our students involved in one or the other. The 3-Phase model for Athletics and Activities was built with these guidelines and expectations for safety at the forefront. Phase 1 is highly controlled and contained for the safety of our students and staff. Athletic programs and activity program start-up dates and times will vary depending on the program. 

 

Athletic/Activities FAQ

  • How are you able to offer athletics or activities, but not have an "At-School" learning model? Unfortunately, the Governors directives were clear on the learning model we had to follow. However, the Governor and county guidelines on working with students did allow for limited, live, groups to meet outside. We are currently in Phase1 (of 3) which is a very limited phase. For more information on the 3 Phase Model, please see our website.
  • Will we have sports this year? CIF has pushed athletics to the Winter and Spring seasons, essentially combining 3 seasons into 2. We anticipate a December start to the sports season. This means we are still operating under "summer time" rules. Students can play on their club/travel teams this season. Games have not been cut or even limited as of now. For more on the CIF announcement, please visit our website's athletics page and/or this site for CIF news  https://cifss.org/news/july-20-2020-update-and-2020-21-sports-calendars/
  • Is band, cheer, ASB, choir, dance, robotics, and clubs considered activities? Yes, these are activities and fall under the 3-Phase model. Each program will vary in their start up and participation times. 
  • Why hasn't my team or club begun under the 3-Phase Model? There could be many reasons why your team or club activity has not started. Please contact your coach or advisor directly (see website if you do not know who to contact) to get information regarding specific start-up dates/times.

QHHS Mascot/Name Transition Update

 

We are well into the transition to a new name/mascot. This week, alumni, students, and staff will receive information on name/mascot submissions. After submission collection, the committees will bring their selection to the leadership committee and we will select a new name/mascot. The entire process should be completed before Sept. 4th. 

 

Mascot/Name Transition FAQ

  • Why are you changing the name, don't you know the history/origin of the "Rebel" name? We are well aware of the history and origin of the Rebel name. Unfortunately, a symbol was used to represent the Rebel for well over 30 years that has not stood the test of time. We will continue to respect and honor our school's history while we look forward to the new era of Quartz Hill. 
  • Why can't you just rebrand the Rebels name? This has been attempted multiple times through our history with unsatisfying results. This change was not a knee jerk reaction to any petition or isolated complaint. This transition is years in the making and it was time to implement the change. 

School Events and Senior Activities Update

 

Quartz Hill High School commits to bring to you the most complete high school experience as we are allowed to do. With this commitment, QH will do everything in our power to have all the events and activities that our students look forward to. These events and activities may be postponed, delayed, or look different, but we will have every event that we can do within the safety guidelines and protocols given by our state and county. In short, if we CAN do it, we WILL do it. 

 

School Events and Senior Activities FAQ

  • Will we have dances/prom? If we can, we will. It is way too early to report on this, but we commit to have every event we can.
  • Are we going to have a graduation? Again, it is way too early to make this call but our intention is to have graduation. Our graduation date is set for Wednesday June 2nd. 
  • Should we buy an ASB card? The discounts you get on yearbook, free spirit shirt, free academic/athletic/activities letter (if earned), and free valedictorian medal (if earned) make it an economical purchase. 

I appreciate your time and hope this information was helpful. More information to follow. Please visit our website for information on just about everything you may need. We look forward to seeing your student again in a few weeks. 

 

At Home Distance Learning

Distance Learning Standards

SB98 Opening Info

LACDPH Reopening Protocols

 

 

 

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Quartz Hill High School is excited to announce Phase One of our Athletics and Activities participation plan.

 

Quartz Hill High School is excited to announce Phase One of our Athletics and Activities participation plan. Although the beginning date is July 13, actual starting dates will be determined by the coach or advisor. Please contact your coach or advisor for actual start dates. I have included the full Phase One protocols that our coaches and advisors will be held to. We appreciate your patience and understanding through this process, especially your understanding that these plans are subject to change as guidance and restrictions are constantly changing.

Phase One of Athletics & Activities to Begin July 13

Summer athletics and activities will enter Phase One of a Three-Phase Return to Training plan beginning July 13 with voluntary returns to campus for a soft-opening focused on summer conditioning. The following protocols are in place for Phase One:

  • All students, coaches and advisors will complete a health screening. 

  • No gathering of more than 10 people at a time on any one field. 

  • Workouts/ meetings conducted in “pods” of students with the same 5-10 students always working out/ meeting together

  • All activities to take place outdoors.  Locker rooms will not be utilized.

  • There must be a minimum distance of six feet between each individual at all times

  • Students must bring their own water bottle(s)

Phase Two of Athletics & Activities to Begin Once Successful Completion of Phase One, TBD

● Pre-Workout Screening

● No gathering of more than 10 students at a time inside. Up to 50 students may gather outside for workouts 

● Locker rooms may be used if there is a minimum distance of six feet between each individual at all times 

● Workouts conducted in “pods” of students with the same 5-10 students always working out together 

● Students must bring their own water bottle(s) 

Phase Three of Athletics & Activities to Begin Once Successful Completion of Phase Two, TBD

● Gatherings of up to 50 students are allowed indoors and outdoors 

● Students and coaches should maintain a minimum distance of three feet when not directly participating in practice or games 

Student athletes will need to complete their athletic clearances, including athletic physicals, before they will be allowed to participate in the Phase One summer conditioning programs.  Students will receive information specific to their sport/activity from the school Athletic/Activity Department.

Visit https://www.quartzhillhs.org/programs/athletics for all athletic information or contact our Athletic Director Aaron Kavanagh at akavanagh@avhsd.org with questions not answered on our page.

Please understand that these plans are subject to change as guidance and restrictions are constantly changing.

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In an effort to help you make the best choice for your student, below you will find sample schedules for the "At-School Learning" and the Distance Learning option of "At-Home Learning".

Please see your email or APP (search “avuhsd” in your app store) for a DETAILED review of the learning options. 

 

You may also click here for DETAILED INFORMATION

https://www.smore.com/peu1w-learning-model-update?ref=email

 

In summary:

 

In an effort to help you make the best choice for your student, below you will find sample schedules for the "At-School Learning" and the Distance Learning option of "At-Home Learning".  Please note that the start, end and break/lunch times are subject to change.

 

To select the learning model that will best meet the needs of your student(s), please complete this form at https://antelopevalley.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1SlO9c7NbnRa9H7

 

Please note that the Resource and Special Day Class schedules are for students receiving special education services as outline in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

 

To find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, please visit our website at https://www.avdistrict.org/schools/20-21-school-year-information