Welcome to DVUSD Pathways!
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ABOUT YOUR COURSE
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will be taking your English Language Arts 3 or English Language Arts 4 class on Canvas - this is the same system used throughout DVUSD. Class begins June 1st and ends June 26. While you can reach me via email here all written class communication will be done in Canvas. I will be checking messages in Canvas at least once a day and responding daily.
Your class will begin within the Home Learning (virtual) Environment. A new element within the Home Learning Environment is that students will be tracking and submitting their daily learning minutes via the My Hours software platform. These minutes will be submitted by the end of each week of enrollment. Additionally, we will meet daily, Monday through Friday at 11:30 am, via an app called Zoom, to take attendance, answer questions, and give an overview of assignments. Zoom meeting attendance is mandatory. Links for our Virtual Class Session will be posted in Canvas.
Additional appointments to meet with me individually can be scheduled via Inbox Messages via Canvas.
HOW TO GET STARTED
Every day will begin by logging into Zoom at 11:30 am to take attendance and begin bell work/reflections. The link is posted on the home page of your Canvas course. We will meet on Zoom again at 2:45 pm to finish up, log your hours, and end at 3:00 pm.
Login to Canvas online or with the Canvas app (iOs/Android).
Parents can also login to Canvas to observe classes and student progress. Parents even have their very own app: Canvas Parent.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
Do not fear the online format. I will be meeting with you live on Zoom Daily and will help you through this. Here are some things you can do to be successful.
- Log in DAILY
- Turn your phone off and minimize all other distractions
- Find a quiet place to work
- Ask questions and don't miss our Zoom meetings!
Click HERE to access your grades in Powerschools.
Here's a video showing you how to log your hours:
The link for live Virtual Class Sessions will be posted in Canvas for students only.
Messaging via Canvas In Box
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org