Attendance is the responsibility of your HOMEROOM teacher just as it is when we're physically present at school. With that said, students do not need to report in to me daily for attendance purposes. I have the means (via Edsby) to see if any student has logged in to their Edsby account at any point during the week. Reasons to log in to Edsby would be to check in with your teachers, upload an assignment, download an assignment or check your classroom feeds. Uploading a document would indicate that you are present that day. Sending ANY teacher a message or assignment would be evidence of your being present throughout the week. Your attendance activity does not need to relate specifically to my class.
Many of you have submitted this week's work to me already so I might not hear from you. However I would expect that you are communicating with other teachers and I have the ability to monitor that. That's is how I'll track your attendance. If there is no activity reported at all during the week, I'll inform my administration and teachers will get in touch with you or your parents specifically to determine what the issue might be.
I expect there might be traffic jams on Monday. If you aren't able to get into Edsby, just try again on Tuesday. If you're still concerned, email your teachers through their school email. My email is email@example.com. I prefer you get in touch with me through Edsby but it you are nervous about not being able to log in on Monday, this is another means to try to contact me.
I plan to be on Edsby daily from 8:30-11:00 and again from 3:00-4:30 so we can instant message - provided the system isn't slow..
My advice - take deep breathes, recognize that we are all a little anxious about how this will work and know that ultimately, we care about you and don't want you overly stressed about this situation. Stay safe and healthy.
So it begins...attendance
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