DISTANCE LEARNING RESPONSIBLE
USE GUIDELINES

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PVPSS DISTANCE LEARNING RESPONSIBLE USE GUIDELINES

At PVPSS we believe in encouraging positive behaviors from classmates.  Be a positive member of your online community.  

  • Respect others.

  • Be kind.

  • Share positive messages.

  • Do not take screenshots of others.

  • Do not post pictures of other people.

  • Do not use online platforms to bully or harass others. 

BE READY TO LEARN

  • Arrive at online meetings on time or early.

  • Dress appropriately, as you would at school.

  • Choose an appropriate location, with few distractions. 

  • Have materials ready.

  • Focus on learning and connection activities. 

  • Use school-appropriate language.

  • Complete academic assignments with integrity.

PROTECT YOURSELF

  • Think before you post.

  • Refrain from publishing personal information.  

  • Report any cyber-bullying to your teachers or a trusted adult.

BEHAVIOR

If a problem persists, and the teacher and principal have exhausted all available corrective measures, including contacting the parents, the student will be dismissed with no refund.

DO YOUR BEST

  • Distance learning is different from at-school learning and can be tough.  

  • Ask for help when you need it.

  • Communicate with your teachers. 

  • Take breaks.

  • Do activities that don't always involve a screen.

DAILY PARTICIPATION

  • Must have a laptop or tablet with working camera and audio features

  • Must have reliable WIFI

  • Face to face and voice/text contact with faculty

FROM THE DIRECTOR OF PVPSS ONLINE/DISTANCE LEARNING SUMMER SESSION


Welcome to our Online/Distance Learning Summer Session. We hope we can be of service to further support your child’s education.  As PVPSS has transitioned quickly from the traditional “brick and mortar” setting into a 100% online platform, we believe we have taken every possible step to ensure that we are creating a safe place for our students to learn.  


Perhaps, you have heard of disruptions that have occurred during online instruction at both the K-12 and college and university levels across our country by students disrupting online classrooms; known as “Zoombombing” the "Zoom" (i.e., individuals spewing racist remarks and using misogynistic vulgar content and or language, etc).  While Zoom is aware of these incidents and has taken steps to help educators prevent these unfortunate events, we as adults and educators alike, need to be mindful that our students play an important role in being respectful of the learning environment and adhering to policies and procedures to protect their education and the education of others. 


That being said, we need the help of our parents in the Palos Verdes Peninsula community to talk with their children about the appropriate behaviors and expectations provided below and throughout the PVPSS Online/Distance Learning website. Students choosing to disregard the policies that have been established such as, making inappropriate comments or displaying images that may attack or offend other individuals' race, sex, gender, religion or national origin will be immediately referred to the respective school’s online administrator. I trust that our community of students will follow all guidelines provided below to make this year’s summer session both enjoyable and productive.


On the first day of class, the teacher will review behavioral expectations. It is essential that all students adhere to the rules set forth. Teachers have been directed to remove a student from an online session for failure to adhere to the standards. 

If the removal of a student should occur, the student is not permitted, under any circumstances, to enter into a dispute with the teacher or disrupt the class in any manner.  

Immediately following the session where a student has been removed, the teacher will contact both student and parent to discuss the behavior(s) exhibited. PLEASE NOTE: Should the behavior involve making inappropriate comments or display visual images that may attack or offend any individuals' race, sex, gender, religion, or national origin, the student will be immediately removed from the program and no refund will be issued. This provision also applies to any student who attempts to visit other online classes in which he or she is not enrolled and/or provides a password that would enable other individuals into a class they are not registered. 


Should any inappropriate behavior of a minor nature be displayed a second time, the student will be removed from the session and a follow-up meeting will be convened including the principal, teacher, parent, and student to discuss the behavior in detail. 


Should a third disruption occur, the student will be dismissed from the program. ​NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED. 

                          

If you have any additional questions after browsing our website and the courses we offer, please do not hesitate to get in touch. 

 

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