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  • Rori Abernethy


I hope everyone had a nice first week back.

Try to reduce screen time a much as possible and spend some time outside in the fresh air each day (or open your window to get some air)


Here is the grading, communication and office hours structure going forward.


Thank you all for your patience during this transition time and during our first week back to school.


Communication and Office Hours

Parent and student message will be responded to in order received daily between 8 and 3:30 and within 24 hours.

Students should message me in google classroom anytime you have questions about how to do assignments.

Office hours are reserved for math questions only. Please submit questions about grades via email. Please email me if you would to get help on google meet or Zoom during office hours.


Grades


Late work

As solutions will be posted after assignments, for student will receive

50% if they copy the solutions exactly.

70% if they use their own words to explain

90% if they explain to Ms. Abernethy via Zoom or Google Meet


Mondays

All grades will be updated in synergy and google classroom from the previous week.


Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Parents and guardians will receive and text about any missing work from the previous week.


Fridays

Assignment solutions and/or example for all the previous week's assignments will be posted on the class website.

Math 7 - https://www.abernethymath.com/7th-assignments

Math 8 - https://www.abernethymath.com/8th-assignments

All late work and (including quarter 3 grades will be updated) in synergy and google classroom.



Pease contact me with any questions and have a wonderful week,

Ms. Abernethy








  • Rori Abernethy

Updated: Apr 21


First of all, I pray everyone is doing well both physically and emotionally. These are unprecedented times.


We all know that schools can be a petri dish for germs, so I am in 100% in agreement that it is best the school building remain closed however, learning continues.



At this time I have assigned work via Khan Academy. After the Spring Break (March 30 - April 3), I will be adding additional assignments and be available for office hours once a week.


In addition, I will be checking in with students about missing work for Quarter 3. Quarter 3 consists of any work assigned through March 6th. Quarter 3 report cards will be sent out after April 8th,  but students can turn in missing assignments up until May 15th.


Despite the district's distribution of iPad, I'm certain these assignments (after March 6th) still create a hardship for some families.  These assignments are supplemental, the purpose of these assignments is to continue with math concepts necessary for future studies. There is a high probability that there will not be a report card for the fourth quarter. Please keep up with the SFUSD and James Denman Websites for information about school closures and report cards. 


My personal view is that students should not be on a computer for more than 2 hours per day. There is a benefit to working and maintaining some normalcy for students, there are also reasons to take a break. Each family must decide what works best for their student. After Spring Break, assignments will be given on Monday and due on Friday.  Students may skip a week of assignments as you see fit. Once again wishing us all good mental and physical health.


Ms. Abernethy

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