|Planning for the 2020-2021 School Year|
|2019-2020 School Year Information|
Phase 2- Continuity of Learning Plan
|Phase 2 - Continuity of Learning Plan|
We recognize that an online learning environment cannot replace the in-person experience, yet our goal is to provide students with equitable opportunities to successfully complete the Spring Semester. During these times, we must allow for flexibility given the various factors that are currently out of our control.
Lunch: Lunchtime is open for students to get a nutritious meal from the CUHSD Food Services Department at any CUHSD campus from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
Afternoon: Participate in a class period. Attend a tutorial or office hours to ask questions or receive additional information from a teacher or counselor. Study or work independently on assignments for the day.
Evening: Stay connected with peers and school community by participating in the various ASB or club activities on social media. Spend time with family and limit screen time. Families can utilize these ideas and tips to destress and limit screen time.
What can students and parents expect?
Grading- Pass/No Pass
Grading: Student work submitted after Spring Break will be graded and count for course credit.
PASS/NO PASS POLICY: Due to the closure and the need to accommodate the wide variety of challenges both students and staff are facing during this time, the remainder of the semester will be graded as Pass/No Pass. To pass or receive credit for a course, the student will need to achieve a D- or above final grade.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why was this decision made?
To accommodate for the many new challenges students, teachers and their families are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic, CUHSD has transitioned to pass/no-pass grading for all students in all classes for the Spring Semester.
This decision is based on the guidance released by the University of California system, the California State University system, and the California Department of Education. The decision also included input from staff, students, parents, and other Santa Clara County superintendents.
Why can’t students choose if they want to receive a grade or pass/no pass?
Feedback from a variety of public and private college admissions offices have indicated that if a district decides to offer pass/no pass grades, it should apply to all students and all classes, and not as an option so that the colleges would be able to evaluate all students from a school on an equal basis. For this reason, CUHSD is transitioning to pass/no-pass grading for all students in all classes.
How will this impact a student’s GPA?
This decision will not have a negative or positive impact on a student’s GPA. The GPA will remain unchanged as of the Fall 2019 semester.
What letter grade is considered a pass?
A “Pass” or “Credit” will signify student achievement at or above the D level. A “No Pass” or “No Credit” will signify student achievement at the F level.
Will a “Pass” validate a Math, LOTE or Chemistry (CSU only) course?
Yes. If a student earns a “Pass” grade for the Spring 2020 semester, then UC/CSU validation rules will apply.
Can individual assignments or assessments receive letter grades?
Teachers may continue to use letter grades for individual assignments/assessments but must enter final Spring Semester grades as “P” for pass or “NP” for no-pass instead of A through F marks in School Loop.
Will this impact a student’s ability to apply to college?
Colleges and universities across the country have made it clear that no students will be penalized for posting pass/no-pass on transcripts for this semester.
See below for recent communication from a variety of universities:
Student Attendance: Teachers will be taking attendance and recording student participation. Ways students can show participation for the week include, but are not limited to the following examples:
Class Assignments and Participation
Assignments and Class Participation: Students are expected to engage in at least three hours of work per course per week, including the one-hour, teacher-facilitated learning session per period each. Students are also expected to work independently to complete assignments.
Office Hours: Teachers and counselors will hold online office hours and be available for students to drop in with questions during the scheduled period. Virtual office hours/tutorial will be held via Google Hangouts or Zoom.
*Students are not required to attend office hours but are encouraged to use this time to get help or ask questions.
Communication Methods: Teachers will communicate digitally with students using district email, School Loop or Remind* to ensure students are receiving the learning opportunities and respond to questions.
*Remind is a communication app is now available at all sites.
Technology Access: Students will be expected to complete all coursework online unless they have received approval for an alternative format*. If a student still needs access to a Chromebook or wifi, they or their guardian can request it from their principal or a school site administrator. We’ve also created a Tech Hotline to provide remote support or device replacements for students: 1-408-558-3080 Option 1
*Special accommodations can be requested if a student has specific needs documented in an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan.
Tips for Students: How to be Successful in a Distance-Learning Environment
|Tips for Students: How to be Successful in a Distance-Learning Environment|
Tips for Parents- How You can Support Your Student’s Distance Learning
|Tips for Parents- How You can Support Your Student’s Distance Learning|
|COVID-19 Updates from the Santa Clara County Public Health Department|
|Food Distribution During Extended School Closure|