SHS Virtual Learning

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Good afternoon SHS Students and Families, 

As we embark on the mandated virtual learning experience through December 8, 2020, we want to ensure a collective understanding of what learning will look like, outline expectations for the balance between synchronous (live) and asynchronous (recorded) instruction, where students can get help, and what services our school will continue to offer our school community.  While this correspondence will include some pretty significant detail, please reach out with any questions.  During this time, our commitment to your child with academic and non-academic support is unwavering.  

CONTACT INFORMATION.  Please connect with the High School Main Office if you have any questions.  The staff listing is included below for different contacts as well as their contact information.  






Matthew Dailey 

Office: (269) 488-7360

Mobile: (269) 274-3650 

Main Office - Attendance and Athletic Secretary

Sue Kedrowiz 

(269) 488-7350 

Main Office - Admin. Assistant 

Beth Wehner 

(269) 488-7350 

Guidance Counselor

Larry Ledlow 

(269) 488- 358

Student Services Coordinator 

Heather McIntyre 

(269) 488-371

Social Worker 

Shelby Getsinger 

(269) 488-285


Brenda Lynn 

(269) 488-343

Technology Director 

James Weiss 

(269) 488-299

VIRTUAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE.  Effective Wednesday, November 18, 2020, all learning will be conducted virtually.  Attendance for our students is mandatory during this time period.  Our teachers are prepared to make this transition and support your child via scheduled synchronous (live) lessons Tuesday through Friday with every Monday continuing to be reserved for asynchronous (recorded) lessons.  During class meetings on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, students will receive a minimum of 25 minutes of live instruction from each of their teachers and  have 30 minutes per class of work time on class content.  During the 30 minute work time, teachers will remain on their Zoom or GoogleMeet session to support groups of students or individual students during this time.  All virtual joining instructions will be communicated via each teacher’s Google Classroom.  The schedule for synchronous learning is included below: 





1st Hour

8:00 A.M. - 8:25 A.M.

8:25 A.M. - 8:55 A.M. 

2nd Hour

9:00 A.M. - 9:25 A.M.

9:25 A.M. - 9:55 A.M. 

3rd Hour

10:00 A.M. - 10:25 A.M.

10:25 A.M. - 10:55 A.M. 


11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

4th Hour

12:00 P.M. - 12:25 P.M.

12:25 P.M. - 12:55 P.M. 

5th Hour

1:00 P.M. - 1:25 P.M. 

1:25 P.M. - 1:55 P.M. 

6th Hour

2:00 P.M. - 2:25 P.M. 

2:25 P.M. - 2:55 P.M. 

MONDAY SCHEDULE.  For the remaining Mondays under the most recent Pandemic Order announced Sunday, November 15th, all learning will be conducted via recorded lessons and independent work provided to students via our teacher’s Google Classrooms and over their school-provided email.  Teachers will, meanwhile, maintain times by academic departments in order to meet with students who need support or have questions.  The Virtual Office Hours on Monday for our teaching staff will follow the schedule below: 



World Language

9:00 A.M. - 9:40 A.M. 


10:00 A.M. - 10:40 A.M.


11:00 A.M. - 11:40 A.M.

Social Studies 

12:00 P.M. - 12:40 P.M. 


1:00 P.M. - 1:40 P.M. 

Business, Art, PE/Health, Music

2:00 P.M. - 2:40 P.M. 

WEEK AT A GLANCE.  At the beginning of each week, all teachers will post a weekly pacing schedule for each of their classes.  Students and families may access the Week at a Glance by clicking here or by viewing this document on the SHS section of the SCS Website.  By 9:00 A.M. every Monday, this document will be updated with each teacher including an introductory video providing an overview of the week ahead and introducing the consent for the week, a timeline for assignments, and what activities and assessments will be provided during the week.  At this time, teachers will also include a review of content students are expected to engage in for their learning.  

PRINTED MATERIALS.  When our staff was planning for adjusting our teaching and learning for a virtual-only environment, we discussed how some students prefer printed materials.  While all materials will be provided electronically, we will provide printed materials for pick-up on Tuesday, November 17th between 1:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. in the High School Cafeteria.  It is not mandatory for students to receive printed materials if they are comfortable accessing documents electronically.  Teachers will communicate if they are providing materials via students’ email accounts or over announcements in their classes’ Google Classroom.  

LEARNING EXPECTATIONS.  While this is a unique learning environment for our students and staff, SHS was in a better position than most to make a transition to virtual learning.  From the beginning of the school year, teachers have engaged students with electronic learning platforms and have established routines and procedures for students to send, share, and provide feedback on work.  Students will have a regular workload during the school week.  There will be an expectation that students work through independent work such as reading anchor texts for English classes, practicing fluency in math skills, making predictions on scientific experiments and identify key vocabulary, and analyzing documents in social studies classes.  Moreover, students may need to use their independent work time to create projects for their visual arts classes, draft and revise papers, and work through problem sets in science and math classes.  How our students will engage with learning is summarized in the chart below.  



  • I Do/You Do (Student watches and follows along with/takes notes from Teacher Introductory video(s) modeling new content)

  • We Do (Students attend Zoom(s) throughout the day, as needed, to tackle tough problems together) 

  • We Do: Daily Lessons as planned by Teacher. Student attendance is required. 

  • We do: Q&A Breakouts Based student needs and comprehension 

  • You Do: Students engage with work assigned from the start of class or continue working on previous material.  

  • You Do: Students have the responsibility to reach out to teachers if they need help!

STUDENTS AT KVCC AND CO-OP  JOBS. With the sudden adjustment to virtual learning, we understand our virtual schedule might lead to scheduling conflicts with students currently in KVCC classes and participating in job co-ops. If students have a scheduling conflict, they should talk with the teacher(s) who are most directly impacted by the scheduling issues. Our staff is flexible and have, during pre-COVID-19 times, been accommodating with similar scheduling issues. For students who have taken on job responsibilities outside of formal programs through the High School, work schedules should be adjusted to meet mandatory class meeting times (outlined above). 

STUDENTS ON CAMPUS. A section of the Emergency Pandemic Order suspending in-person learning for students in grades 9-12 accounted for students receiving Special Education Services or are English Language Learners may come to campus for support. Our Special Education team will be in touch with families to make the necessary accommodations for supporting our students receiving special education services.  Additionally, if students need a reliable Internet connection, our Student Services Coordinator, Heather McIntyre, may be contacted to make on-campus arrangements.  Lastly, prior to the Emergency Pandemic Order from Sunday, we were connecting with students receiving D- or failing grades in classes to receive support during their off-campus days.  Heather will continue to reach out and connect with these students and families and make arrangements for academic and non-academic support.