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Freshman Parent Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Bonnie Montano
34:09
Por favor, quienes quieran traduccion al espanol por favor busquen el icono del globo terrestre al pie de la pantalla. Toquen alli y escojan la opcion "ESPANOL"
Bonnie Montano
34:16
Deben hacer un click en la opcion "SPANISH"
Bonnie Montano
34:56
You will get a lot of information tonight. Many of the highlights will be available in this Google doc https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aMYgRc57U2oumoc58RdpDUgLmHgCDVM1/view#
olga schans
37:43
thank you for your hard work!
Patricia
45:42
We'd like to adhere to safety standards, but is there any options for virtual learning if they test postitive. 10 days is too long to not attend school
Patricia
46:29
It is impossible to make up classes if the child misses 10 days of class. Why make children suffer?
Patricia
47:01
Virtual option worked for 1.5 y!! WHy not include it if you are insisting on safety?
Gail Samuels
47:29
Students who are out on quarantine can/should work with their teachers to make individual Zoom check-in times.
ted lieber
47:34
What if your child needs to quarantine. How do they do their classwork
Inosha Weerasinghe
48:08
If a student has to spend the 10 days in quarantine do they have access to virtual learning? Does the 10 day rule also apply to vaccinated students?
Luisa’s iPhone
48:48
What if a student is vaccinated but may have been exposed to COVID? Your nurse claimed is ok to send a child to school if he has been exposed to someone who may flag as COVID positive, but is vaccinated. Can you please clarify this. Thanks.
Patricia
49:03
How is COVID tracing done? Will children be individually informed if they have come in contact with a COVID positive individual?
Patricia
49:15
Are rapid tests conducted on site?
David Beaudet
51:57
Thank you teachers! We are so grateful for your dedication.
Luisa’s iPhone
53:16
Who can clarify my question then? Thanks.
Janice Marks
53:38
What are you referring to when you say 'the campus gate by Davis Library?' Are you referring to the locked gate where a student can exit the WJ field and get to Democracy (across from Davis Library)? Is this gate open again in the afternoon?
ted lieber
53:53
Meeting up with a teacher if quarantined. Is that self study?
Mr. Jeff Leaman, Assistant Principal, WJHS
54:25
The gate is also opened in the afternoon just before dismissal.
Bonnie Montano
54:37
Janice: There is a gate in the fence near the stadium. It is near the crosswalk on Democracy to the library.
Alice
55:07
Hello Everyone. I want to know about sports. Are they appropriate during Covid?
Sharon Ringley-Potter
55:07
Looked on the website but couldn’t find into on where to turn in SSL forms. Thanks!
Sharon Ringley-Potter
55:14
*info
Bonnie Montano
55:23
Ted: Yes, the student will do more self-learning than they typically would. However, the teacher will make him/herself available for live Zoom to explain and answer questions.
Siobhán White
55:43
Why is homeroom so long? Will Wildcat Wednesday go away and allow for new instruction as the year goes on?
Zara
56:00
Why did we end Wildcat Wellness? Previously students would have free time every week on top of the county mandated lessons. Now, they only get to have this time if there are no homeroom lessons.
Nadine A
56:10
Is there a list of SSL activities that have been done in the past. We have no clue where to start? Is there any guidance or examples? Thank you
Debby Orsak
56:12
SSL will be discussed later in the presentation
Lindsay Field
56:18
Really appreciate wildcat Wednesdays….its been a tough couple of years for everyone
Craig Halper
56:39
Agreed Lindsay!!
Bonnie Montano
56:45
Sharon: Right now SSL forms can be emailed to Jamie Reed at Jamie_L_Reed@mcpsmd.org.
Kenna B
57:07
Thx for doing Wildcat Wednesday. Seems like a good idea.
Neena Chaudhry
57:12
SAT or PSAT?
Debby Orsak
57:26
The 9th graders will be taking a Mock SAT
Inosha Weerasinghe
58:12
Do the student's have to do a practice PSAT before hand?
Silvie Gallardo
58:32
And accommodations do not apply to the Mock SAT, just to SAT and PSAT.
Inosha Weerasinghe
59:08
Is there any negative impact as to why a student would not want to take the test? Will these scores be counted in the future?
Bonnie Montano
59:27
Inosha: No - it is strictly for practice
Debby Orsak
59:53
@Silvie - Accommodations are NOT available for the Mock SAT that 9th graders are taking on 10/13
Avery Seo
01:01:10
Are the students required to stay for the wellness activities after testing or can they leave early?
James Heintze
01:02:25
Yes, students are expected to stay, however you can always sign them out.
Avery Seo
01:03:08
👍🏼
Montgomery Alpha Kappa Chapter Vice President
01:04:02
Will students be marked excused absent if they have extended testing time?
Gail Samuels
01:04:31
Students who receive extended time will be excused from their subsequent classes.
Mr. Jeff Leaman, Assistant Principal, WJHS
01:04:32
Testing would be an excused absence.
ted lieber
01:04:54
What happens if you have to quarantine during testing? Is there make up time?
Mr. Jeff Leaman, Assistant Principal, WJHS
01:05:37
Make ups are also planned for but the window of times established is short for the early fall assessment.
Gail Samuels
01:08:23
Students are required to participate in this year's assessments. A passing score is not required for the 21-22 school year.
poli
01:09:03
Since you recommend students who have any health symptoms to stay home, are those going to be excused absences?
Adi Moshkovitz
01:09:40
What about the debate club?
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:09:41
How are 9th graders being coached to advocate for themselves? Are there seminars, etc. that will help these students? Please remember they have not been socializing for almost two years.
poli
01:11:08
Also, is the entire school staff vaccinated?
Ian Marcelino
01:11:15
has there been any issues with the current tik tok trend around "Devious Licks", where MCPS students posting vandalism behavior of school property?
a barak
01:11:20
when they are supposed to be in the clubs? they have no breaks
Bonnie Montano
01:11:43
A Barak: Most clubs meet during lunch
J. Connie Kang
01:11:53
during lunch or after school
Michelle's iPad
01:12:10
Have clubs started meeting? My child signed up for two at the picnic but hasn’t heard/gone. Want to know if he missed them.
Lamia
01:12:26
So they have to choose between lunch and clubs?
Tom King
01:12:37
Yes, anything that can be done to encourage socialization would be appreciated! And some may need more than just a verbal offer to socialize!
Cindy Onder
01:12:47
They usually eat lunch during the clubs
N. Morgan
01:13:12
Ms. Ladson will speak to strategies the department is planning to assist students with self-advocacy
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:13:53
Thank you!
Bonnie Montano
01:14:09
CAC website: https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/wjhs/parents/guidance_events
Montgomery Alpha Kappa Chapter Vice President
01:23:18
How can I add an additional email address to our ParentVue account? It’s grayed out online.
Inosha Weerasinghe
01:23:44
How can you get to Canvas for parents?
Gail Samuels
01:24:08
From ParentVue, click on Additional Parent Resource
Sally J
01:24:25
Is Synergy and ParentVUE two different resources?
Gail Samuels
01:24:31
No, they are the same
Ciara Durkan
01:24:56
We are still getting NBMS emails via Canvas. Can't figure out how to fix that.
Gail Samuels
01:25:07
and Canvas = myMCPS :)
Tom King
01:25:36
Yes, we are still getting NBMS e-mails too and think we are missing WJ e-mails
Lindsay Field
01:25:44
Why are there multiple emails to email a teacher, gmail, mcps.org, and mcps.net? And why do teachers check one email but not the other?..Very confusing on trying to reach teachers/ staff? Many teachers on BTSN said they check only one but not the other….f
Gail Samuels
01:25:54
I think that is a setting on NB's side. I still get them too.
Gotiangco
01:27:09
Does this change the Apex Reach requirements?
Lamia
01:27:26
same question
N. Morgan
01:27:51
No, this does not impact APEX Reach requirements
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:27:59
Does participation in a sport an alternative for the one year PE credit?
Lamia
01:28:03
thank you
Gail Samuels
01:28:25
No, participation in a sport does not count as a PE credit.
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:28:42
Thank you.
Ray Morada
01:28:50
Does anyone else notice a delay in the grading of assignments in ParentVUE?
Siobhán White
01:28:59
Can the Health and Tech Ed credits be done in summer school to allow for more arts electives during the school year?
Nicolas
01:29:17
so Option 1 and Option 3 are the only options for electives going forward?
N. Morgan
01:29:47
Yes, Health is offered during the summer.
John Kotek
01:30:32
Someone is constantly clicking their track pad - or mouse - please mute. Thank you
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:30:48
Are students allowed to take a Math or English over the summer?
Yaman Alosh
01:31:14
Can we get free periods?
N. Morgan
01:31:27
Technology choices are limited during the summer
James Heintze
01:31:42
There are no free periods
James Heintze
01:32:11
students can take English and math during the summer if they are repeating the course
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:32:52
ok, but not to be advanced to another level?
Becky Wagenaar-Miller (NIDCD)
01:33:42
Are there variations for + or minus? Basically is there an A- that is less than 4 but more than 3?
James Heintze
01:34:04
@Cousins: discuss your specific situation with your counselor
Bonnie Montano
01:34:14
Becky: No. WJ does not have + or -
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:34:21
ok, thank you!
Mohamed Alosh
01:34:26
So honors classes give .5 GPA extra or 1?
Debbie Rappaport
01:34:30
What GPA do you need to get for honor roll?
M. Contreras
01:34:58
Same question, what GPA is needed for Honor roll? 4.o?
Mohamed Alosh
01:35:01
Do both AP and honors give an extra GPA point?
M. Contreras
01:35:19
What do you mean by “extracurricular activities”? Clubs? Sports? Outside of school activities?
James Heintze
01:35:27
Honor roll is all A's and B's with no more than 1 C.
Bonnie Montano
01:35:58
Mohamed: Yes, both provide an extra point
Ann Gillespie, CEO
01:36:06
WJ Team, you can "mute all" and avoid the background noise:)
Brandon’s Personal iPhone
01:36:37
Is there a list of clubs and extracurricular activities on the WJ website?
James Heintze
01:36:55
yes club list on the website
Bonnie Montano
01:37:00
M. Contreras: Any activities outside of classes can count as extracurricular. Clubs, sports, etc,
Mandy Lam
01:37:02
Since the presentation is recorded, will it be shared afterward?
N. Morgan
01:37:20
Yes, clubs are listed on the website
Debby Orsak
01:37:37
Yes, the presentation recording will be available on the CAC page of the WJ website
Jen Dreier
01:38:17
will agenda books/planners be handed out this year?
Jennifer Baker
01:38:27
Here is the link to the club page. It is still in development, but there is a lot there too!
Jennifer Baker
01:38:34
https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools//wjhs/students/clublist/
N. Morgan
01:39:08
No, we do not have student planners this year
a barak
01:39:56
When do the students themselves have the opportunity to hear those important insights? ..
Joanne Kee
01:40:03
Where on ParentVue can we find the current tally of SSL hours for our student?
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:40:06
Do SSL hours in state only?
Lamia
01:40:39
Do you have a link plz for examples of SSL activities?
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:41:03
Do SSL hours have to be done in state only?
Jennifer Baker
01:41:20
Here are the requirements for the Notional Honor Society:
Jennifer Baker
01:41:24
https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools//wjhs/students/honor_society/nhs/
Debby Orsak
01:41:26
If you go to Course History on ParentVUE, you will see SSL hours at the bottom
Nadine A
01:41:32
Can the student get SSL hours by supporting school events?
Debby Orsak
01:42:46
Some school events and clubs provide SSL hours
Mohamed Alosh
01:43:10
Is this meeting until 9pm?
Alison Edwards
01:43:18
NBMS sent out https://bit.ly/SSLhubMCPS
Bonnie Montano
01:43:52
Mohamed: It will likely end a little earlier, but it is scheduled until 9pm.
Natalie Soto
01:44:03
there was an error with the link
Jennifer Baker
01:44:05
There are only 5 more slides
Siobhán White
01:44:37
So many of our kids’ assignments are uploaded digitally. I want to see my kids’ papers, tests, etc. and download and print particularly good assignments, like term papers. How do I do this? I can’t find the finished work on MyMCPS/Canvas, just the teacher’s assignment.
Sima Michaels Dembo
01:45:02
Same question
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:45:30
Agreed 👆👆
Jennifer Baker
01:45:32
You will receive this presentation and the links are fin there!
Sally J
01:46:02
We are new to mcps- why are SEL hours required?
D. Wray
01:46:09
same question...need to be able to see more details of my child's performance but not sure where the work is.
Sally J
01:46:11
SSL
Debby Orsak
01:46:30
SSL Hours are mandated by the state
Nick Merceanu
01:46:32
Ditto Siobhan White
Jennifer Baker
01:46:44
Student Service Learning hours are a State of Maryland graduation requirement.
Treece Cousins-Hylton
01:47:24
Thank you!
Toni Lewis-Bennett
01:47:39
You can access student work via their MyMCPS page. You will need their login information.
Nick Merceanu
01:48:17
Toni, along with the corrections?
Toni Lewis-Bennett
01:48:36
You can see everything your child sees.
Bonnie Montano
01:48:50
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aMYgRc57U2oumoc58RdpDUgLmHgCDVM1/view#
Nick Merceanu
01:49:05
thanks, Toni
Craig Schaffran
01:49:12
Great job, Ms Ladson! Thank you for the clear and caring info 🙏
D. Wray
01:49:24
Thx @ Toni
Lamia
01:49:35
Thank you very much!
Alison Edwards
01:49:39
Thank you!!
Bonnie Montano
01:50:05
After the meeting please complete the meeting survey. We value your feedback! https://forms.gle/bC8DVCZoaicwRsqi8
Joanne Kee
01:50:13
Thank you, this was very helpful!
Brandon’s Personal iPhone
01:50:32
Where is this presentation recording being made available?
Sharon Ringley-Potter
01:50:37
Thanks for the drop off hacks. Can we also get the County to ban left turns into the Giant parking lot from Rock Spring during that early morning drop off time. I’ve seen too many close calls between students and cars and the left turners really impede traffic too.
Flair Lindsey
01:50:48
What about ParentVue
Jane Lingelbach
01:51:01
Ms. Ladson had suggested over the weekend in the College Saturday that all students and parents make an appointment to meet with their counselors, just to meet them. How do we do so, and what is the best time to do so?
Ethan Wexler
01:51:49
When it comes time to select courses for each year, do the counselors work with the students to make sure they are on track for required classes and graduation requirements so there aren’t any surprises when they get to 12th grade?
Debby Orsak
01:51:52
@Jane - that meeting was for seniors that are planning their post secondary college or career
Bonnie Montano
01:52:18
CAC website for recordings https://www2.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/schools/wjhs/parents/guidance_events Google doc link https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aMYgRc57U2oumoc58RdpDUgLmHgCDVM1/view#
Flair Lindsey
01:53:42
ParentVue has been a great tool for me to track my child's progress thus far.
Avery Seo
01:53:52
Thank you!
Fernando Nikitin (from laptop)
01:53:53
Thank you very much.
Bonnie Montano
01:54:01
and one more time, the meeting survey - please take 2 minutes to fill it out :) https://forms.gle/bC8DVCZoaicwRsqi8
Adi Moshkovitz
01:54:01
Thank you!
Nancy Nachbar
01:54:08
Any more info on what the Homecoming event outdoors will be?
Natalie Soto
01:54:11
Thank you
Siobhán White
01:54:11
Are there any formal dances for Freshmen? Are there any field trips?
Karl Schiffgens
01:54:16
Thank you for your time tonight.
Delia Welsh
01:54:29
about how long does it take to input forms for SSL? My son dropped off several forms during the second week of school
Bonnie Montano
01:54:33
Freshman can go to homecoming! There is no specific freshmen prom.
Debby Orsak
01:54:33
There are no formal dances for Freshmen
Kenna B
01:54:41
thank you!
Inosha Weerasinghe
01:54:42
Thank you very much
Cervantes Family
01:54:43
Thank you all for your time!
Nancy Nachbar
01:54:44
Thank you.
Neena Chaudhry
01:54:45
thanks!
Mandy Lam
01:54:46
Thank you so much for such an informative presentation!
Sarah
01:54:47
thank you!
Margarita Lopez
01:54:47
thanks
Irit Reich
01:54:49
Thank you !!!
Dajung Yun
01:54:49
Thank you!
Ray Morada
01:54:52
thank you
Flair Lindsey
01:54:53
Thanks!
Meley Ghermay
01:54:55
thank you!!
Caroline
01:54:57
Thank you
zeyneb
01:54:59
emails for teachers
Brandon’s Personal iPhone
01:55:01
Thank you!!
Victoria
01:55:03
Thanks
Bnafsha Saberi
01:55:04
Thank you!
Makda
01:55:07
Thank You
Brenda F
01:55:11
Thank you!! This was very informative.