The school board has updated attendance policy 5.5 that now REQUIRES that student cameras are on for attendance and instruction. Starting Wednesday, December 2nd, you are expected to turn and keep your cameras on during class in order to receive your attendance and participate in your classes.
VIII. DISTANCE LEARNING DUE TO EMERGENCY SCHOOL CLOSURES
I. ATTENDANCE: During a time when school buildings must be closed due to environmental conditions related to public health and/or safety, schools may be required to operate instruction through distance learning. The rules listed below will apply for student attendance during distance learning.
A. Recording student attendance during distance learning:
1. Teachers will record student attendance in their online attendance book. Attendance will be based on the student’s presence in the digital classroom.
2. During distance learning, the use of student cameras is required for attendance and instruction. Students will be counted in attendance in the learning environment during their scheduled class time. Teachers should be flexible and consider any extenuating circumstances of individual students who may be unable to turn on a camera. Teachers may consider other evidence of attendance for individual cases.
3. Students will be counted as absent when no evidence of the student’s online presence can be observed by the teacher during their scheduled class time.