Virtual Learning Parent Playbook

Virtual behavior supports

MNPS schools will develop, through high quality instructional practices and social emotional supports, aimed to prepare student leaders to successfully accomplish post-secondary education and career goals. We aim to provide rigorous, experiential, personalized learning opportunities for all students that build self-efficacy and empowerment so that students excel academically, socially, and emotionally in high school and beyond.

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSMNPS teachers and staff will be intentional about building a sense of community, culture and climate in the virtual learning environment using social emotional learning (SEL) strategies in instructional delivery. Teachers and staff will also utilize instructional delivery that will support building strong student-to-teacher connections and relationships to enhance the learning environment.


student-parent handbook

As an online resource to students, families, and staff, the MNPS Student-Parent Handbook includes information to help navigate the school year. The online handbook includes links to policies and procedures, resources for families and important information on the rights of Metro Schools’ students, families and staff to learn and work in safe and supportive environments.

Metro Schools will extend this same expectation to our virtual learning community. The Virtual Behavior Support Guidance provides information intended to be a support in the virtual learning environment to include positive, proactive and restorative behavior strategies (see examples below).


virtual dress expectations

There is no standard-school attire required for the virtual setting. Students shall dress in an appropriate manner so as not to distract or interfere with the operation of the school. (Example: Students will not wear any clothing that displays drugs/alcohol, paraphernalia, or is sexual in nature.) When we return to in-person teaching, the school dress code will be enforced.  

When a student is dressed in a manner that is likely to cause disruption or interference with the operation of the school, the teacher should follow the virtual response plan guidelines.


Restorative Steps in Virtual Learning Environment

To maintain safe and supportive virtual learning environments, teachers will use these restorative steps should undesirable behaviors persist or become disruptive to teaching and learning.

  1. Redirect undesired behavior

  2. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSIssue verbal warning related to the behavior

  3. Privately chats with student about behavior

  4. Mute student displaying undesirable behavior (when necessary) but allow them to remain part of the class

  5. Notify parent/guardian at first chance

  6. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSInitiate S-Team process

  7. Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSGenerate Collaborative Referral leading to virtual counseling

  8. Schedule Restorative Conference meetings with parent/guardian, teacher and student

  9. Remove students from synchronous virtual classroom setting for one day with access to recorded lessons and guidance of staff member, as needed.  This will be documented as a referral and coded as an In-School Suspension.


discipline codes

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSThe discipline codes below are most relevant to the virtual learning environment and may be used should behaviors persist.

Behavior

Evidence

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSPlatform(s)

Bắn Cá Hải Tặc iOSResponse Options

203 - Inappropriate use of electronic devices Inappropriate images, video, links, files, intentionally loud audio, etc. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Follow Reactive Steps 1-7 prior to submitting a discipline referral
301 - Profane language towards an authority figure Inappropriate language, video sent to peers and teacher, chat message, etc. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Follow Reactive Steps 1-7 prior to submitting a discipline referral
306- Falsifying school records Hacking into teacher grade book to change grades or other information. Infinite Campus Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps
313- Threats Class I Inappropriate threats sent to peers via images, video, links, files, audio, etc. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps
400 - Harassment of Staff Inappropriate harassment directed toward staff via images, video, links, files, audio, etc. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps
403 - Threats Class II Inappropriate threats to peers and staff via images, video, links, files, and audio with a credible plan. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps
404 - Threats by electronic Device Inappropriate threats of severe bodily harm or death towards peers and staff via images, video, links, files, comments and audio. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps
406 - Cyber Bullying Inappropriate images, video, links, files, audio, etc. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps
413 - Extreme Disruption of School/Virtual Classroom environment Inappropriate images, video, links, files, audio, etc. Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Flipgrid, Office 365 Email, etc. Refer to administrator for determining restorative steps