News Briefs: Week of May 11, 2020

The details you need to know now as the school year transitions into the summer

Kyla Henige, News Editor

Drivers Ed

 The first session for Drivers Ed has been postponed due to social distancing guidelines. Come July, if socially distancing restrictions have been lifted, session one students will be joined by session two students in a “mega session” covering both behind the wheel and in-class curriculum. “This session would run 24 days from 6:30 am-2:30 pm.  Please keep in mind just like what was explained for our traditional session a student would be responsible for a 90-minute classroom session every day and a 90-minute btw [behind the wheel] session every other day,” mentions West Campus Principal Marsha Potthoff in an email sent out May 7. Be on the lookout for more details in emails, and if you have any questions or concerns, email Tony Caruso or Jennifer Beattie.

 Summer School

 The 2020-21 Summer school year will be held digitally for both make-up courses and regular courses. Students will have to log on and remain in their classes until a certain time. Along with this, students will have daily check-ins with their teachers to make sure they are keeping up and understanding the curriculum. West Principal Marsha Potthoff mentions, “Since teachers and students have only one class per session, students are expected to be present and engaged in that course from 8-12:30 daily (8-11 for blended courses). Teachers will begin and end each day with the asynchronous connection (Zoom meeting).” It is encouraged that if you are in summer school, so look for updates from Potthoff or the director of summer school Sean Sterner.

AP Bootcamp

In an email sent out to all AP leaders on May 5, English teacher Margaret Carhart talks about how AP Bootcamp for the 2020-21 school year will be canceled due to social distancing guidelines. Carhart mentions, “There are simply too many unknowns to move forward with our original plans. While we are disappointed, we have some alternative projects in the works!” AP leaders and participants are encouraged to keep an eye out for further information on how they will proceed.