20-21 In-Person Learning at ATC
Greetings Parents, Students, and Caregivers,
This is a dedicated resource page for information regarding ATC's In-Person Learning Program beginning April 6, 2021. We appreciate all families that have responded to our March survey. If you prefer your student(s) to remain in remote learning, please complete the survey here. If you intend to attend school in-person, you do not need to respond to the survey. If you are remaining remote, but later decide to return to school, please contact your student's college crew teacher with at least a week's notice so that teachers have an opportunity to prepare and adjust assignments and lessons accordingly. Conversely, if you are participating in-person learning but then decide to switch to remote, please request a meeting with your college crew leader beforehand to discuss.
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Beginning Tuesday, April 6. ATC will follow this schedule below:
In this schedule, students remaining in remote learning should continue to check their teachers' canvas pages daily. Teachers will be blending the work they do with both remote and in-person students within this schedule in ways that depend for the most part on the types of subjects they teach.
Lunch has been staggered into three 40-45 minute blocks. During those blocks, students will have a lunch period, a recess period, and a study hall period with their college crew leader. We organized the grades for each block in an effort to keep the number of students eating lunch roughly balanced across the three lunch periods.
The last period of the day is slightly longer so that we can stagger dismissal of students at the end of the day by grade level. Students are expected to socially distance in parking and pick up areas.
We have added an early dismissal on Wednesdays at 2:30. SFPS busses will be providing transportation for Wednesday early dismissal. Bus route information is posted here. Bus Route.
On Wednesday afternoons teachers will be available for office hours to support students in remote learning. Please check your teachers' canvas pages for office hours details, which will follow this general schedule:
What to Bring to School
- Proper face covering (no bandanas or face muffs) to be worn at all times on campus
- Fully charged computer
- Water bottle
- ATC will be able to provide the above items if a student forgets to bring them
- Writing materials (notebook, pencil, pens, etc.)
- Please also check your canvas courses for class specific materials your teacher(s) request students bring to school
Lunch will be provided by Real Burger daily. The cost of lunch will be $3.00. Students are welcome to bring their own lunch. We do not know yet whether Real Burger will be able to operate the food truck in addition to the cafeteria lunch.
COVID Policies and Procedures
All students, staff, parents, and visitors are expected to review and follow our ATC's COVID safe practices as described in the procedures manual linked here. Additionally, all students, staff, parents, and visitors to ATC's campus are expected to check in via the DrOwl app to complete a COVID-19 screening questionnaire each day. Please note one important update to our COVID Policies not reflected in the documents linked below: Current guidance from PED for full in-person learning requires 6-foot social distancing "to the greatest extent possible." Based on current estimates, some class sections will not be able to adhere to strict 6-foot social distancing to accommodate all students attending. Teachers and staff are working very hard this week to arrange and adjust classroom seating to socially distance students as much as is feasible.
An ATC COVID-safety Acknowledgement form will be provided to each family, signatures from both parents and students will be needed. Please return the signed acknowledgement form no later than April 16. Students and families that previously returned an acknowledgement form for participation in our hybrid program will not need to complete a second one.
Students: Your Canvas username is your school email, default password is student20 (Please change)
*Click here for a guide showing how to personalize your canvas login password
Here are some how-to tips for using Zoom and Canvas:
Parents, for guidance about how to view Canvas courses as an observer, please click here
Expectations for Students during Remote learning
It is important for students and families to understand that participation in our Remote Learning Program requires acceptance and adherence to school and district policies regarding acceptable use and conduct. The "digital spaces" teachers provide to you are, in effect, a school setting even while you are at home. Links to our relevant school and district policies are provided here. Also, all staff and students using 3rd party applications, such as Zoom and Canvas, must abide by their respective Terms of Service.
As a virtual learning student at ATC, rules and expectations regarding online etiquette have been designed to utilize the virtual platform in a responsible, safe, efficient, ethical, and legal manner. Please review ATC's Internet Use Agreement carefully for details regarding expectations. Important Zoom etiquette guidelines were also included in the student orientation package. Some important details to remember regarding participation in virtual classroom also include:
Cameras On/Off. Students are expected to turn their cameras on during the segments in which the teacher deems it necessary.
Profile name: Students must use their real names when entering Zoom meetings.
Profile pictures: Images must not include unacceptable content. Examples of unacceptable content may include, but are not limited to, sexual comments or images, racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or any other comments or images that could reasonably offend someone on the basis of race, age, sex, religious or political beliefs, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Environment: As much as possible, please support your student in dedicating a distraction free area of the home from which to participate in school activities. Headphones/earbuds are recommended to reduce distractions and background noise.
Each teacher may also have a specific set of expectations and procedures for students to follow during online virtual meetings.
The disciplinary consequences for inappropriate behavior will continue to follow a gradual process of intervention. The goal is to create the greatest opportunity for producing a positive change in the student’s behavior.
- The first level of intervention will begin with the teacher conferencing directly with students. This will involve the student reflecting on their choices and developing a plan for moving forward.
- The next level of intervention, if the issue persists, will involve the teacher contacting parents.
- The next level of intervention, after communication with parents, will be for teachers to inform and request support from the Assistant Principal.
For students who appear to be demonstrating academic struggles teachers will continue to follow the SAT process for assisting students of concern.
Teachers will record attendance in PowerSchool for each class meeting. If a student either arrives to the class meeting late, or leaves early, the teacher will record a "tardy" in PowerSchool. Parents should notify Jennifer Cintas, email@example.com, 505-473-4282 for all absence notifications, including those due to a technology issue.
Access to Devices and Internet
ATC has distributed chromebooks to students who need an internet-ready device for home use. A device replacement fee of $150 will be assessed to the student's fees and fines account for any device that is not returned. If you are having technical problems with any school devices issued to your student, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
ATC has purchased a stock of mobile hotspots to loan to students for internet access. We expect those to arrive by mid-September at the latest. If you have not already requested a hotspot, please email email@example.com. Also, both Comcast/Xfinity and Century Link have low-cost internet programs for families who qualify. Last, NMPED has set up a hotline for students and families for a range of support needs, including community resources for internet connectivity, meals, child care etc. at 1.833.551.0518.
Please visit the New Mexico Department of Health for the latest state-wide COVID information https://www.nmhealth.org/.
Wellness Resources and Supports
Please know that we understand this is a challenging time for many of us. ATC's teachers and administrative staff want to do anything we can to support our students and families. Our counselors and front office staff are always available. Please contact us for any support needs and visit our counseling page for more resources and supports.
We will continue to update this page, please visit frequently