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7th Grade

Get Ready for College and Career Day - Friday, March 26th!

7th Grade Virtual Student Expectations 

 

  • You are expected to be checked into your class within 10 minutes of the start time.  
  • If your teacher hasn’t started the class yet, leave them a message in your class’s Teams channel to let them know that you are there and waiting. 
  • Please be patient with us as well as we are learning how to use Teams just like you are. 
  • Have your camera on and your mic muted. 
  • You may turn it on to ask a question or submit your question in the chat. 
  • You are to be dressed appropriately and behave as if you were physically in class with us. 
  • You are to complete all work assigned to you on the learning platform of the teacher’s choice. 
  • If you don’t understand something in class, you need to ask question just like you would if you were physically in class with us.  
  • If you know the answer to a question we are asking, you can answer it just like everyone else in class. 
  • If you choose to use a virtual background, it must be school appropriate. Once you have selected it for that class time, you will not be allowed to change it during class. 
  • There will be a weekly check in on Fridays after school for about 15 minutes. We will discuss what was working or not working and anything else that may have come up during the week. 

 

 

1. Be respectful. While it is easier to say hurtful or disrespectful things without standing face-to-face with someone, it is important to remember that your classmates and teachers are real people who are affected by the words you say and write.  It is essential to keep in mind the feelings and opinions of others, even if they differ from your own.  If you would not say it to someone’s face, do not say it online either. 

2. Be aware of strong language, all caps, and exclamation points. It is easy for written text to be misread and misunderstood.  Have you ever sent a text message with good intent, but your recipient thought you were being rude? If so, then you have experienced this firsthand.  By being cognizant of strong language, you can identify potential confusions before sending messages.  Tip: Read everything out loud before you send it. 

3. Be careful with humor and sarcasm.Certainly, you should not avoid being funny. We love to see your personality shine through in online classes.  Many of our teachers are exceptionally funny too.  But like mentioned in Rule #2, make sure that it is clear you are being funny and not being rude. Emoticons and smileys can be helpful when conveying humor or sarcasm so that it is read correctly. Just remember to keep the smiley faces away from academic papers. 😉 

4. Yes, grammar and spelling matter. While texting, textspeak can b gr8 4 ur friends.  In an educational setting (even online) however, keep it formal.  Your written communication should be professional and reflect proper writing style.  Save written shortcuts and less than stellar grammar for Snapchat if you must but follow grammar rules for school. 

5. Do not post or share (even privately) inappropriate material. Enough said there. Nothing is truly private online. 

6. Be forgiving. Remember that not everyone will know these rules before posting. Try to be understanding of others when they struggle with written communication.  It is very different than simply talking to a person face-to-face.