Remote Learning Updates

New Online Instructional Schedule - Effective Monday March 30th

    Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
    Odd Odd   Even Even
8:00  9:15 1st 5th   1st 5th
9:30 10:45 2nd 6th   2nd 6th
10:50 11:20 Break Break   Break Break
11:30 12:45 3rd 7th   3rd 7th
1:00 2:15 4th 9th   4th 9th
 2:20 3:00 Dept. Mtg. Dept. Mtg.   Faculty Dept. Mtg.

Wednesday:  Office Hours, Extra Help, Clubs, Events, etc.

A couple of important points about the schedule itself:
Not every class "meets" every day.  Rather than try and have all periods meet, we will focus on providing more time for fewer classes in a single day to promote deeper learning. Classes that normally meet on odd/even days are designated above as well.  
75 minute blocks - while a generous amount of time has been devoted to each block, please do not expect that you'll have to listen to a lecture for 75 minutes straight.  Our goal is to provide instruction coupled with learning activities, independent practice and assessment throughout that time.  
Flexibility - I know many of us have several children at home, in many cases in different buildings of PASD.  All are trying to move forward with online learning.  With that said, while there are suggested times, teachers at PAHS will be posting videos of instruction and materials that will allow students to access materials at any time. Links to live sessions will be posted in announcements, and recordings will be posted in the modules.  Teachers will be available via email, Canvas and virtually to help!  
Hotspots - I realize many of us may be in need of Wi-Fi access and data during this transition.  Comcast has generously decided to open its Xfinity Wifi Network for free during this difficult time.  This can be a wonderful resource for those of you that may need access to Wi-fi or data.  Please visit the link to get more information.
My belief and hope is that this change will be a bit easier than our initial transition.  Teachers and staff will be sharing information with students during this week and what to expect in each individual class.  Please let me know if you have any questions about this change and the schedule moving forward!  Again, THANK YOU!!! 
Dr. Parkinson
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