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201 South Mountain Ave.
Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-8771
Fax: (541) 482-2172
Contact: Kelly Tygerson, Office Manager
Email: 
Distance Learning (2019-2020)

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[Updated 4.17.2020]

On April 15, 2020, Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education, issued guidance for students in grades 9 – 11. To see the state guidance, Supporting our Students in Grades 9, 10 and 11. This guidance (Section 5 of Distance Learning for All) recognizes students in high school are at a critical period of intellectual and social-emotional development.

  1. Q: What is Distance Learning For All (DFLA)?
    • In short, Supporting our Students in Grades 9, 10 & 11 guidance:
      • Centers the mental, social, and emotional needs of high school students and prioritizes well-being.
      • Emphasizes family and community engagement by:
        • Including families as partners in their student’s learning;
        • Co-creating Credit-Earning Assurance Plans with families, students, schools and community-based organizations
      • Emphasizes equity by:
        • Honoring the culture, language, ways of knowing, and perspectives of the families and students we serve;
        • Allowing flexible options for students to demonstrate learning;
        • Naming a Safeguarding Student Opportunity Clause that safeguards students’ path to graduation while protecting them from further impact due to the school closure.
      • Focuses on promising practices that promote and support student learning.
      • Maintains the current Oregon Diploma, Oregon Modified Diploma, and Oregon Extended Diploma subject-area and credit requirements for Class of 2021, 2022, and 2023.
      • Suspends Essential Skills and Personalized Learning requirements for Class of 2021.
        • Note: ODE will pursue State Board of Education action and OAR revision.
      • Requires Pass/Incomplete grading (maintaining GPAs while students continue learning).

We have received final guidance from the Oregon Department of Education. While there are still a few questions, here's what we know.

A link to the Oregon Department of Education guidelines is at the bottom of this message.

  1. Q: Am I going to graduate?
    • Yes! If you are passing all of your required classes, congratulations! You are set to graduate.
  2. Q: Are essential skills required?
    • No! Documentation of essential skills in reading, math and writing are waived for the Class of 2020.
  3. Q: Are community service hours required?
    • No! Incomplete community service hours are waived.
  4. Q: Are senior projects required?
    • No! Senior projects are waived.
  5. Q: What credits are required to graduate?
    • All students who earn the minimum 48 credits required for Oregon will receive an Ashland High School diploma. For details, click here (We do math differently here: 24 state credits = 48 Ashland credits)
      Seniors with a passing grade as of the closure on March 13 will receive a grade of Pass (P) and a 1.0 credit for each semester 2 course. That’s it! (Unless you are taking Dual Credit or AP Exam – see below)
      We’ll have a text book and materials return at a date to be determined.
      If you have earned a Pass (P), you have no further course or attendance requirements.  You may elect to stay in Microsoft Teams and audit the remainder of each course.  Email your teacher if you wish to remain in class after receiving a Pass (P).
  6. Q: What if I did not have a passing grade in a class on the closure date (March 13)?
    • Students with failing grades in classes required for graduation will have through April 15 to complete work needed to bring the pre-closure grade to a Pass (P). If you are not passing at that time, you will receive a grade of Incomplete (I).
      • If the credit is not required for graduation, the student will be removed from the course and the course will not be reflected on the transcript.
      • If the credit is required for graduation, students must complete all incomplete work and earn a Pass (P) by May 29, in order to participate in graduation ceremonies.
        • August 31 is the last day to submit incomplete work for students graduating with the Class of 2020.
    • Communicate with your teacher on work needed to bring your grade to Pass (P).
  7. Q: What if I am in a credit recovery class?
    • If you have a 60% or higher in your online class, you will receive a Pass (P) grade.
    • If you complete enough work to reach an overall score of 60% or higher by April 15, it will be reflected and published as a final Pass (P) grade.
    • We strongly encourage you to complete work by April 15. If needed, you may complete work as late as August 31.
  8. Q: What if I am taking an AP exam? What if I am enrolled in dual credit
    • Seniors planning to take AP exams may continue to attend those classes. Check with your teacher or the College Board for exam dates and information.
    • Seniors may continue to attend Dual Credit classes so they may earn college credit under the guidelines of the colleges. Please check with your teacher for updates on this topic.
    • If you were failing at the time of closure, communicate with your teacher about work to be completed to earn a Pass (P) grade.
  9. Q: What about graduation
    • Leadership students and staff are continuing to work on options for a summer graduation ceremony and alternatives.
    • Seniors will graduate on time. There will not be an in-person graduation May 29th.
    • We are looking at alternatives and will have a ceremony if and when we can in the future. We have secured Lithia Park for July 10th for an in-person celebration if circumstances allow. Save the date!
    • We will move graduation further out as needed and keep you up to date.
    • Leadership is working on creative ways to hold graduation that will allow options for social distancing and distance participation for those that cannot travel. Leadership students will be seeking input from seniors on possible options. We will celebrate you! More in the next few weeks.
    • Got ideas you’d like Leadership to consider for Senior Celebrations?  Email Karl Kemper karl.kemper@ashland.k12.or.us
  10. Q: Will a PASS grade impact my cumulative GPA or class standing?
    • No, Senior honors and GPA will be based on cumulative GPA at the end of Semester 1.
  11. Q: Will a PASS grade impact my college choice or scholarships
    • Rest assured - all public schools in Oregon and many across the country are following these guidelines.
    • Colleges across the country and the world are revising admissions and scholarship standards for the high school Class of 2020 due to the pandemic related closures. They expect to see Pass (P) grades on many student transcripts. Your high school transcript will clearly reflect that the Oregon Department of Education mandated Pass (P) only grades during the pandemic.
  12. Q: When will I be notified whether or not I have received a Pass (P) in all classes?
    • Wednesday, April 15 is the last day to submit work that was due prior to the closure on March 13 to your teachers to receive a formal Notification of Completion on April 23.
    • Teachers will have through April 21 to complete grading and enter final grades. Final grades and Notification of Completion to seniors will come through your school email on or after April 23.
    • PowerSchool will be closed during grading from April 16 until grades are stored on April 23.
  13. Q: What happens if I don’t finish work by April 15?
    • You may continue to submit work due prior to March 13 until you receive a Pass (P) grade. Notification of Completion will occur when all required work has been submitted.
  14. Q: Can I continue to attend a class if I have already earned a passing grade?
    • Yes. Many of you expressed an interest in continuing classes even if you have already received a Pass. And your teachers want you to stay if you choose to! It is a great way to connect and continue learning, and it will better prepare you for college classes.
      Please email your teacher to let then know that you wish to continue to audit the class on Microsoft Teams.
  15. Q: What is auditing?
    • Auditing a class means you may attend the class and submit work for feedback. Work will not affect your final grade. If you choose to audit, you are expected to participate in all activities in the class and be a positive class citizen.
  16. Q: If I have confirmed with my teacher that I have passed the class, can I let them know I want to drop before April 23?
    • Yes. Connect via Teams chat or email with your teacher.
  17. Q: Will I be dropped after April 23 if I have a Pass and do not indicate that I want to continue?
    • Yes. If you have a Pass and want to drop from a team, there is nothing you need to do. You will be dropped after April 23.
    • If you want to audit, make sure to let your teacher know you want to stay. If they don’t hear from you, you will be dropped after April 23.
  18. Q: Can classes that weren't required for graduation still appear on transcripts as withdrawn due to school closure (rather than not being on transcripts at all)?
    • If you have a Pass (P), non-required classes will appear on the transcript as Pass under a heading that explains closure grades in Oregon. You will receive full credit.
  19. Q: Can students still order grad items if they want them? (Tassels, cords, etc. )?
    • Graduation is different this year, but it’s still coming! Your friends at Herff Jones are planning and prepping for distribution of caps and gowns so the resilient Ashland High School Class of 2020 will be ready!  If you still need to purchase something graduation related, please visit highschool.herffjones.com and in the drop down, type in Ashland Senior High. If you have questions, please email erin@royaltpapers.com
  20. Q: Are yearbooks still happening? And can we buy one?
    • Yes. Login to PowerSchool and click on the InTouch button. Pay the Yearbook fee. Email Kris.Prusko@ashland.k12.or.us and let him know you want one.
      • Can’t afford the cost? Let Kris know.
      • Can help purchase a yearbook for another? Please email Kris.
    • Yearbooks will come in towards the end of June due to COVID closures at the printing plant.  Arrangements for pick up will be announced.
  21. Q: How and when will we need to pay fees/fines?
    • Fees and fines will need to be paid online through InTouch in the PowerSchool parent portal. Login to PowerSchool and click on the InTouch button.  Follow the instructions for paying by debit or credit. For assistance, email Kelly Tygerson at kelly.tygerson@ashland.k12.or.us
    • Need to pay by check? Email checks to Alexandra Huang at 855 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, OR 97520
    • If you need assistance paying fees or have a hardship, please contact AHSEngage@ashland.k12.or.us

[updated 4/28/2020]

As we embark on the most unique high school graduation process in the history of public education in the United States, we are committed to giving you the celebration you deserve for your incredible accomplishments as you come to the end of your high school journey. Life is full of challenges and how we respond to those obstacles makes all the difference in how we experience this our time on this planet. As you launch into the “real world,” we know you are up to the task of seeing all difficulties as opportunities to change the world for the better! We believe in you!
We truly love and care for all of you. Each of you is a unique individual who has made an impact in our school community. You matter! We will celebrate you! It will just look different than how we have celebrated in the past. You will have the most memorable graduation experience AHS has ever had, as this time in our society will be remembered for generations. You are extra special, so we are committed to making the weeks ahead extra special for you!
Here is what we’ve got cookin’…

Prom - Saturday, May 9

Prom is an important part of one's high school experience and we are sad that we will not be able to host an in person dance this year. However, a team of dedicated staff members is working on making May 9th a special night!

Music!

Our DJ will be hosting a live stream set from the platform "Twitch"! Tune in to listen to your favorite tunes and even see some pictures from this past year. Send in some of your memories with your friends from school, events, games, etc to be featured! Email pictures Nora.godfrey-dismuk@ashland.k12.or.us.
(More info and links to come!)

Zooms!

Since y'all can't get to ready and go out to dinner with your Prom Group, put on your best Prom attire and invite your friends to a Zoom hang out! Listen to the DJ together, dance around in your dresses & tuxes, and take creative and collaborative screenshots of your Zoom party! Send in your screenshots to Nora Godfrey & the most creative screenshots have a chance to win a prize!

Seniors VIP Prom (Virtual Including PIZZA!)

We want to make sure Prom Night is a night to remember. On the evening of May 9th, AHS Staff will deliver Pizzas and Flowers to you! Make sure you fill out the form below and let us know your location & any dietary restrictions you might have. Even if you don't want a pizza & flower delivery, please let us know in the form, as well.

Pizza deliveries are only for seniors. Please fill out this form by Monday, May 4th & spread the word to other seniors.
Mark your calendars, get your Zoom meetings scheduled, and find your fancy Prom clothes! We will see you "at" Prom!

Senior Drive Through - Friday, May 15 5:30pm – 7:30pm by the Gym Parking Lot

On Friday, May 15th between 5:30pm-7:30pm, AHS will be running a Senior Drive Through via Titus Alley in the gym parking lot off of Morse St. to get graduates their Caps & Gowns and a gift from the Senior All Night Committee, as well as turn in any textbooks, library books, etc.

More details to come!

Celebrating Seniors with individual lawn signs and solar lights—Dates TBD

We have ordered personalized lawn signs and a solar light for each member of the class of 2020.
These will be displayed on Siskiyou Boulevard for a week and then they will be yours to come and take home as our gift to you. Once the orders arrive, we will let y’all know the specific dates you will be the featured billboard rock stars of Ashland!

Graduation Car Parade - Friday, May 29 6:30pm starting at the Lithia Park Band Shell

Although we have postponed our traditional Graduation ceremony in Lithia Park to July 10th, we still want to celebrate you on the originally scheduled day of May 29th! AHS will be hosting a 2020 Graduation Car Parade on the evening on May 29th and invite you and your family to attend. Dress in your caps & gowns! Decorate your car!  Get your household family in your car!
One graduating Senior per vehicle (exceptions made for siblings who are both in the class of 2020)

The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Lithia Park Band Shell & will proceed through town, ending at AHS. With social distancing regulations in mind, you must remain in your car. We will provide more information in the next coming weeks about arrival location & other guidelines.

At the conclusion of the parade, we encourage all families to process to the campus of the Ashland elementary school that you attended for our traditional, popular Parade of Scholars. Your elementary teachers and staff will be waiting there to cheer you on from a safe social distance while you remain in your vehicle.
If you need assistance with transportation to participate in the parade, please contact Nora Godfrey at Nora.godfrey-dismuk@ashland.k12.or.us.

Other Frequently Asked Questions that we will have answers to and dates for soon:

  • Locker clean out process
  • Yearbook distribution
  • Diploma distribution

***These events will most likely be happening in June***

If there are items of yours that you truly NEED from campus sooner than later, please contact karl.kemper@ashland.k12.or.us to coordinate.

From every staff at AHS, we salute you!

I want to acknowledge the work of these dedicated folks in helping us celebrate you, our senior class of 2020:  Nora Godfrey, Tammy Anderson, McKael Kenfield, Karl Kemper, Kelly Tygerson, Glenna Stiles, Jay Preskenis, Mat Marr, Miki Krason, Rosie Converse-Soriano, and Serena Robinson.  Thank you for making the above possible in honor of our seniors.

 

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  1. Q: Give me some real deal fast answers on Distance Learning For All (DLFA) at AHS in Grades 9 - 11
    • CREDIT: Yes, you earn credit and a grade for distance learning.
    • ENGAGEMENT: Regular engagement and assignment completion through Microsoft Teams are required.
    • EMAIL: Check student email daily.
    • ASSIGNMENTS: Required assignments are posted in Teams and each teacher’s Learning Plan.
    • EXTENDED LEARNING: Extension assignments are offered to better prepare you for next year’s learning.
    • DUE DATES: Assignment dates are suggested but teachers will be flexible.
    • NO PRINTING: No printer is required and work is submitted electronically.
    • GRADES: Pass (P) grades for 3rd or 4th quarter will not negatively affect GPA.
    • SCHEDULE: Follow the schedule for engagement.
    • LIVE SESSIONS: Not all teachers have Live Sessions and most will have Live Sessions for each class every other week. There will be assignments on days when there is not a live session scheduled.
    • WELL-BEING: Your mental health and well-being and that of your family are most important during this and all times. Let us know how we can help and support. Stay connected and engaged to the extent you can. Let school be a source of hope and community, and not an added stressor.
    • KEEPING TRACK: You can turn notifications off in your Teams app and check the Activity tab for news when you login if all the notifications are stressing you out.
    • TIME: The maximum time for a high school student per day is 3 hours. In most cases, this will be less.
    • HELP: Counselors and teachers are here to support you and understand the challenges we face together. Reach out and let them know what you need.
    • PATIENCE: Teachers are learning, too. Thank you for your feedback and patience as we grow into Distance Learning for All (DFLA).
  2. Q: Do I earn CREDIT 4th quarter? What work is required to earn credit for Semester 2 4th quarter?
    • Yes. Students who remain engaged in distance learning and complete required assignments will earn 0.5 credit with a Pass (P) grade.
      • Credit Requirements:
        • Check school email daily;
        • Complete all required assignments in each teachers Learning Plan;
        • Engage through Microsoft Teams in each class on a regular basis;
        • Let us know your needs.
  3. Q: What is offered in DLFA and how much time is involved?
    • Three Types of Engagement and Time Committment
      1. Teacher Led Instruction: 30-40 minutes per class per Red/White Day; Follows the Period schedule.
      2. Independent or Extension Learning Activity: 40 – 75 Minutes Per Week Per Class
        • Independent work may be a required assignment for up to allotted time.
        • Most teachers will also offer supplemental learning activities that are encouraged to better prepare you for next year’s learning. Work on these to the extent you are able.
      3. Office Hours
        • Utilize Office Hours to connect with teachers and get assistance with assignments;
        • Teachers will provide office hours Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings based on class
  4. Q: What is Teacher Led instruction?
    • Periods 1 – 8 on the schedule; 40 minutes max per class on Red or White Day
    • Teacher-led instruction will be provided by period/day on Monday and Wednesday mornings totaling 2.67 hours of instruction per day. There is a repeat opportunity for each period/day on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
    • May be live session or other activity. Most teachers will offer live sessions every other week but check your teacher’s Learning Plan.
    • Types of Teacher Led Instruction: Content from all current classes delivered through Microsoft 365 Teams and may include:
      • Live video or voice sessions, recorded sessions, office hours, handouts, questions/answers in Teams “Channels”, documents, online educational resources based on content area or other learning activities supporting the above content areas.
      • Print resources or the requirement to print materials will not be used for required assignments.
      • All completed work may be submitted electronically. Print materials will be provided on a case-by-case basis where students have technical barriers to participation that cannot be surmounted.
      • Supplemental or Extension activities for career and technical classes may include projects that can be completed with resources students have in their homes and may be individually discussed with the teacher.
  5. Q: What are Independent or Extension learning activities?
    • Independent work that may be a required assignment for up to allotted time of 40 – 75 minutes per class per week.
    • Most teachers will also offer supplemental or extension learning activities that are encouraged to better prepare you for next year’s learning. Work on these to the extent you are able.
    • Independent work may be completed Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning or anytime Friday
  6. Q: How is work GRADED Semester 2 4th quarter?
    • Each teacher has a Learning Plan on their Team site and assigns required work through Microsoft Teams. Students that turn in required work and regularly engage in the learning activities of a class will earn a Pass (P) and 0.5 credit for the 4th quarter.
      • Required work can be done independently or in live sessions or through a teacher’s online office hours.
      • Teachers offer supplemental work that can be completed for feedback and is encouraged to better prepare students for next year’s learning.
  7. Q: How are grades calculated for Semester 2 3rd quarter (before the closure)?
    • Students in grades 9-11 had until April 15 to complete work due before the closure (March 13).
      Final grades will be published on or after April 23. PowerSchool is closed until final grades are posted.
      Students in grades 9-11 will receive a letter grade if the letter grade is at or above their cumulative GPA as of Semester 1.
      If a student’s final grade is Passing but below their cumulative GPA, they will receive a Pass (P).
      Pass (P) grades do not reflect future cumulative GPA.
      Grades for Semester 2 will be reflected on your transcript as “Assigned during pandemic and closure under Oregon State requirements.”
  8. Q: Can I still change a failing Semester 2 3rd quarter grade and earn full credit for the semester?
    • Yes. Failing grades will receive a No Mark. Students will have the opportunity to raise their 3rd quarter grade by completing missing assignments and completing any new assignments given in the 4th quarter. Students completing all required assignments will receive full credit for the term.
  9. Q: When will I see final grades for Semester 2 3rd quarter?
    • Final grades will be published April 23. You and your parent/guardian may check final grades by logging in to PowerSchool after April 23.
  10. Q: Assignment dates are stressing me out and I have a lot going on. What if I can’t complete work by an assignment date?
    • Assignment dates are optimal suggested dates to keep you on track. Any assignment completed before the close of school will be accepted at full value.
    • If you aren’t able to complete an assignment by the suggested due date, communicate with your teacher so they know what is happening and can support you.
  11. Q: Do I need a printer?
    • No. All work will be presented online and no printer is required. Some assignments will offer print versions as supplemental or extension learning
  12. Q: How do I submit work?
    • All work can be submitted electronically. Refer to your teacher’s Learning Plan.
  13. Q: What happens if I have too much going on in my life to complete work by the last day of school?
    • Don’t worry. These are challenging times and we all have unique circumstances.
      Communicate with your teachers and your school counselor to see what the best path for earning credits is for you.
      In some cases, we may be able to extend timelines through the summer or determine a credit recovery option.
  14. Q: How do I get Tech help?
  15. Q: I am struggling and have health or other needs. Where can I get help?

TEACHER LED LEARNING TIMES

up to 2.67 hours/day

TEACHER LED SCHEDULE

INDEPENDENT ASSIGNEMTNS or SUPPLEMENTAL/EXTENSION LEARNING ACTIVITY TIMES

40 – 75 minutes per week per class

INDEPENDENT LEARNING SCHEDULE

New Student Web Portal

Te new student web portal features information about how to access Distance Learning for All and is a one stop shop for all tech help. It can be found here:
http://students.ashland.k12.or.us/newlandingpage.html

  • Go to the new student portal, click on Office 365 on the bottom left of the screen.
  • Login using your school email and password – first.last@asdconnect.org.
  • The student password is the same one used to log into a computer at AHS. To assure all students remember theirlogins, we mailed these instructions yesterday, March 30, with your student’slogin information via regular mail.

For detailed instructions, CLICK HERE.

Please note, Microsoft Teams can be accessed from a web browser, but for an optimal experience,download and install the Teams appfor Mac, PC, smartphone or tablet.

Pro Tip: Allow Teams to send you notifications about assignments, office hours and live sessions.

Tech troubles - Who ya gonna call?

Ashland School's Student Tech Support
Please email or call only once and our IT department will respond within 24 hours.
Phone: 541-201-2600
Email: techhelp@ashland.k12.or.us

For student account issues or accessing school district resources (Office 365, Student Email and Microsoft Teams), we have a Ashland School’s student tech support available for students and parents starting Wednesday, April 1. This student and family-focused support can be reached by email techhelp@ashland.k12.or.us or by phone number: 541-201-2600. Please email or call only once and our IT department will respond within 24 hours.

If you do not have internet access or have limited access, most providers (cell and cable) are removing data caps and providing free internet for the duration of the closure. Contact your cellular or cable provider, or check the Ashland School Closure Update page for internet providers.

If you do not have an adequate internet enabled device, please call 541-482-8771 and leave a brief message with your phone number stating the issue and an AHS staff will call you back.

If for some reason these technological difficulties cannot be resolved, you can request print copies for pick up by emailing your teacher or calling 541-482-8771 and leaving a brief message. More details on pick up will be forthcoming and based on need.

AHS Counseling Department

Check out the recently updated Counseling Services section of the website! Counseling Services Homepage

The AHS Counseling Department is committed to providing you with the same kind of support and guidance that we would if we were meeting on campus. We are new to this online format and are working hard to make sure that you receive quality school counseling services in this virtual environment.

We will hold office hours for appointments Monday-Friday 10:00-12:00 and 1:00-3:00. You can make appointments by contacting us through email or by phone. We will ask you to choose a phone or video meeting. Once we have agreed on a time and day, we will send you an invitation to our appointment through our Teams Calendar.

We want to emphasize that appointments are available for routine concerns, and should not be used for mental health emergencies. If you need immediate mental health support or crisis counseling, DO NOT wait to schedule an appointment with one of us. Instead, contact:

  • Jackson County Mental Health:541-774-8201
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:800-273-TALK (8255)
    • staffed with trained professionals 24/7
    • provides support for people in emotional distress or suicidal crisis

We want you to visit the AHS Counseling, Career, and College Support Teams page regularly. We will be posting important new guidelines and decisions regarding academic credits, graduation criteria, and college admissions. We will also keep a running list of your questions and concerns and do our best to provide answers or refer you to the appropriate information sites.

Although we will make every effort to protect your privacy, we cannot guarantee confidentiality in an online environment. If we are meeting through video, we encourage you to be thoughtful about your surroundings.

We will respond to questions, concerns, emails, as soon as we are able. Thank you in advance for your patience as we move through this together. As we all work to stay connected, we also encourage you to reach out to your teachers and classmates for support.

Nursing services will be available to support students and families:

Monday - Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm by phone or through a video format.

The nurses can help provide guidance and assistance for routine health questions / concerns, as well as provide support for social/emotional issues. There are a number of resources listed on this document and sometimes it can be overwhelming trying to navigate the various resources and systems. The district nurses are here to help you with that!

Additionally, we will be reaching out and setting up scheduled check ins for families with students that have chronic health conditions and those that regularly access the District Nurses regarding social emotional challenges. If we haven’t reached out to you and you would like your student to have a regular check in, please contact me so that we can set up a check in time that works for your family.

Contact Information for District Nursing

Belinda Brown
Email: Belinda.Brown@ashland.k12.or.us
Phone: 541-482-8771 extension 3105

A message/resources from our Health Center:

Hello AHS families,

My name is Kimberly Wasserman and I am the Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Rogue Community Health Center located in Ashland High School. While our clinic is closed for medical services at this time, I am still here, via phone, to offer mental health support to your students. This is such a unique and challenging time foreveryoneand it is normal to feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, fear, depression, anger, disappointment and boredom. The developmental task of adolescence is to individuate and become peer oriented, so all of this peer isolation and family togetherness can be difficult for everyone, especially when families are under other stressors, such as the financial impacts of this crisis or illness in the family.Needless to say, ifyour student needs some extra support, please don’t hesitate to reach out! In order to contact me, students or parents can call Lori at the health center at541-842-7677between 8:30-3:30 on Monday-Friday, and she will schedule an appointment with me. I will call you at our scheduled appointment time. I know all the days are kind ofblending together, but please make a note of your appointment time, and be available at that time to talk. If you need to cancel, please let her know. As always,if you are having a mental health emergency, please call Jackson County Crisis at 541-774-8201 or call 911. Please know that you are notaloneand we are all in this together.

Below is a list of mostly free resources for families during this time. It is amazing to see the creativity and generosity of people during this crisis!
  • Help with Basic Needs
  • Accurate Information About Covid-19
  • Wellness Resources
  • Coping with Feelings and Supporting your Teen
  • Keeping Focused
  • Resources for Inspiration, Connection, Distraction and Fun

Help with Basic Needs

These local organizations are working hard to make sure everyone has their basic needs met, including food and help navigatingneweviction laws. If you need assistance, please call.

Alex Fenimore, Maslow Project
Phone: 541-200-9995
alex@maslowproject.com
Access
Phone: 541-779-6691
https://www.accesshelps.org/
Community Alliance of Tenants
Phone: 503-288-0130
https://www.oregoncat.org/

Accurate Information About Covid-19

If you are finding your anxiety increasing, it helps to limit your information sources to those that are the most accurate and limit your time spent consuming media about Coronavirus.

World Health Organization (WHO)
https://www.who.int/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/

Wellness Resources

Some of the best things we can do to keep our mental health and immunity strong is to take excellent care of our bodies and minds. Here are some resources to promote sleeping, eating and exercise.

Free Mindfulness Websites and Apps: (These can be immensely helpful for anxiety and sleep.)

Free Exercise and Movement Resources:Going outside for a walk or a run is still a great idea!

Tips for shopping and cooking during Covid-19

Sleep: These guidelines are helpful all the time, not just during a crisis!

Coping with Feelings and Supporting your Teen

Loss takes many forms. Even if they haven’t lost a loved one, many teens are coping with the loss of connection, their daily lives and special milestones.

Keeping Focused

If you are trying to maintain productivity with school or work at home, try these tips

Resources for Inspiration, Connection, Distraction and Fun

This crisis might offer time and space to explore interests, learn skills and find new parts of ourselves

Food and Nutrition

Free & Reduced Lunch from ASD

With state and federal support, Ashland SD will continue providing breakfast and lunch for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunch. Families can pick up lunch and the next day’s breakfast between 11am and 1pm at:

  • AHS
  • AMS
  • Helman
  • Garfield Park (weather permitting)
  • Hunter Park (weather permitting)
  • Dick’s Towing Parking Lot (Lowe Rd.)
  • Bear Creek Bicycle Parking Lot (Hwy 99)

Families unable to travel to these locations can arrange for delivery by contacting nutritionservices@ashland.k12.or.us.

See information flyer attinyurl.com/r8d2h6l; district updates at tinyurl.com/v75bc2q.

Grocery Stores

Most grocery stores are open, but out of courtesy, please leave the first hour for older people to shop.

  • Shop ‘n’ Kart, seniors and at-risk customers should shop between 7am-8am, or 10pm-Midnight.
  • Costco, Tuesday-Thursday from 8-9am is for members ages 60 and older, and for those with physical impairments
  • Safeway and Alberston, seniors and at-risk customers should shop between 7am-9am Tues & Thurs.

To reduce contact, you might also try an online order through your grocer for curbside/front counter pickup or delivery - Safeway and Alberston’s both offer this service.

Emergency Food Services / Food Insecurity

The Rogue Valley Food System Resource List is at tinyurl.com/qvapww2

Ashland Emergency Food Bank
Phone: 541-488-9544
560 Clover Lane, Ashland OR
https://ashlandefb.org/
Oregon Food Bank “Where to Find Food” Search Engine
tinyurl.com/tljmce9

Additional Mental Health Resources

ASD-Specific Supports

Victor Chang, ASD School Board Member, has offered to help set up telecounseling sessions for ASD students experiencing distress.

Mental Health Resource and Education Network

2020-21 Helping Professions Referral Book athttp://www.mhren.org/pages/referral-booklet

ODE Info. Sheets

  • “Five key ways to support mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond” - tinyurl.com/sj86cqr
  • “How to cope with stress during an infectious disease outbreak” - tinyurl.com/tfk8lwy

CDC Mental Health Suggestions

tinyurl.com/tcjcvj4

Support Hotlines

National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Phone: 1-800-273-8255
https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
Crisis TEXT Line
Text: HOME to 741-741
https://www.crisistextline.org/
Disaster Distress Hotline
Phone: 1-800-985-5990
Text: TalkWithUs to 66-746
https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Phone: 1-800-799-7233
Text: LOVEIS to 22-522
https://www.thehotline.org/
LGBTQ Youth Resource – The Trevor Project
Phone: 1-800-488-7389
Text: START to 678-678
https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Housing Insecurity

Maslow Project

Maslow Project empowers homeless youth to thrive independently through supports that stabilize and engage in all aspects of life.

Alex Fenimore, Maslow Project
Phone: 541-200-9995
alex@maslowproject.com

COVID-19 Update Flyer:tinyurl.com/vlflhba

“Disease Risks and Homelessness” information

tinyurl.com/uyhgfye

Jackson Co. Continuum of Care

Jackson Co. Continuum of Care
Do you know someone who is homeless or about to be? We can help.
Phone: HelpLine (24/7) at 541.779.4357
Call: 211
Text: Your Zipcode to 898211
https://jacksoncountycoc.org/ COVID-19 Resources - https://jacksoncountycoc.org/COVID-19/

All students are responsible for following this code of conduct.

Although our classroom environment is virtual (online), the standards of behavior remain the same as they did in your traditional classrooms. To ensure a safe learning environment for all staff and students please see the guidelines below:

Interactions with staff and students:

  • Students should address all staff with respect and continue to refer to teacher the same way they did in person.
  • Students should phrase communications with staff and other students in a polite and courteous manner. The tone of emails, and visual/audio conversations must be respectful.
  • Since our online environment is a learning environment, students should not use excessive “slang” or language that they might use in other environments.
  • Students are not to use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful language or images in any communications with staff or other students.
  • Students must use their school email and Microsoft teams. Profile pictures must be appropriate for an educational environment.

Interactions with Other students:

  • All communications with other must be of a course-related nature. Any sending of unsolicited email to classmates is prohibited.
  • All communications with other students in any forum, course related email, discussion post, etc., must be polite, courteous and respectful.
  • The integrity and authenticity of student work is something that we take seriously and check using a variety of technologies. Copying the work of others, allowing others to knowingly copy a student’s work, and/or misusing content from the Internet could result in consequences established by your teachers established policies. Students are expected to abide by the Academic Integrity Policies already in place at AHS and in your classes.
  • Do not collaborate with other students (work with) on your assignments unless directed to do so by your teacher. In addition, parents may not login to a student account and complete coursework on behalf of the student.
  • Students are not to use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful language or images in any communications with other students.

***Regular school consequences will apply in all situations and could result in loss “suspension” from a class, referrals, and loss of important instruction time.

Appropriate Use of the Internet

Following the “spirit of the expectations” is as important as following the expectations themselves. This list is not exhaustive but is meant as a guide to help students participate appropriately.

  • Students should not post Spam of any kind
  • Students should not post any disruptive content, including but not limited to:
  • Profanity or culturally insensitive images (racism, sexism, misogyny, objectification, homophobia, or any other form of bigotry)

Violent or sexual images, content, or language

  • Drug references or imagery
  • Trolling: saying something controversial to get a rise out of others
  • Flooding: filling the message board with unwanted or repetitive comments
  • Derailing: throwing a thread in a discussion forum off-topic so much so that the original discussion is unable to continue
  • Excessive "signatures" to posts, including anything involving images or web links
  • Otherwise attempting to disrupt or interrupt the community

If a student is unable to meet these Online Learning Community Expectations, they may lose their privilege to post or communicate through Microsoft Teams.

*Students are subject to all local, state, and federal laws governing the Internet. Consequently, Teachers and administrators will cooperate fully with local, state, or federal officials in any investigation related to illegal activities conducted through Internet access.

*Any student that violates this policy will be subject to disciplinary action that may result in removal from course(s), as well as other disciplinary or legal action.

Participating in Zoom/video chat sessions:

  • Be aware that you can opt to turn off your video feed or your mic. The teacher will still know that you are present and listening.
  • If you are up and walking around with your phone, eating or have a lot of background noises, please DO turn the mic and video off as these movements/noises can be very distracting to others.
  • Please be dressed appropriately and sitting in an upright position for these sessions if you have your video feed on. You are actually in school.
  • Although it is fun to be able to change the background on your feed, please select ONE before the session starts and stick with it for the entire session.
  • Be aware that this is a very new experience for both you and your teachers. They are amazing people who are working very hard to provide you with a quality education against all odds. Please be patient with them as we learn together.

Disciplinary Action

Violations to the Student Code of Conduct will initiate the following procedure:

  1. Upon the violation, the teacher will notify/contact student and family about the violation.
  2. If not resolved in step one teacher will contact the dean.
  3. The teacher or dean/admin will notify the student, parent/guardian, and that the student has violated the code, and next steps.
  4. Based on the report, we will determine what, disciplinary action must be taken.
  5. A student in violation of the Student Code of Conduct/school rules is subject to consequences based on school district/school’s discipline policy.

This code of conduct modified from https://virtualsc.org/student-code-of-conduct/




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