Distance Learning Materials and Resources
Hello AFSA Families,
First of all I just want to say hello, and thank you for everyone’s willingness to be open minded as we navigate our new set of circumstances. As many of your students know I am a big advocate of change, and flying by the seat of my pants, I kid, I kid…. Even so I am confident, and excited to help them navigate this chapter of their education as best as I am able.
I will use GoogleClassroom for my class. Students should have received an email in their AFSA email with information on how they can add themselves to each class. If your student did not receive the email or mistakenly deleted it, reach out to me for the class code. Parents can also access Google Classroom to help monitor student assignments by sending a message to the teacher to be added to the class. The teacher will send an invitation to the parent’s preferred email address upon receiving this request.
During the week, I will have daily office hours from 2pm to 4pm where students can contact me via phone or email.I will be available by phone (651) 504-4362 or through text messaging during the daily office hours. Students are also welcome to email me or request a video conference through Zoom. This is a time to ask questions on assignments and class materias or just to check in. I will also be available by email. If my office hour time does not work for us to connect, we can work to find a different method for touching base.
Materials will also be delivered from AFSA for hard-copy materials that students cannot access online and for students with limited access to technology. This may include books, worksheets, or other hands-on materials. The day/time of your delivery will be scheduled by our transportation department.
Even though students are not physically at school, they must demonstrate attendance. In order to be marked “Present” each day, students will check in with me in the advisory Google Classroom. I will post a daily question that students must answer fully and appropriately to be counted as “Present” for that day. If the question is not answered fully and appropriately, the student will be marked “Absent”, and school staff will follow up with parents. For families without internet access, I will call daily to check in during my office hours.
My classes will include primary source readings and responses from the textbook, guiding questions, as well as interactive projects and videos to help supplement information.
Here you will find a weekly schedule for Live Interactions. Students will receive an invitation to participate in live learning through Zoom. These invitations can be accessed through their email and links will be posted in Google Classroom. Each of these opportunities will be recorded and shared in Google Classroom.
As we work together to adjust to this new method of learning, just know I am more than willing to help each and every student find academic success during this time. I am also here to be a sounding board and advocate as students and their families work through the multitude of challenges many of us now face, rest assured we can navigate through it together.
Peter Zurn - Social Studies Department
- Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone - 651-259-4971