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Important Dates, School Calendar, Canvas, and Daily Schedule

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Important Dates, School Calendar, Canvas, and Daily Schedule

 

2020-21 School Calendar

Daily Schedule

 

Important Dates, First Semester

August 19                  BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAYS, 8 AM – 3 PM

PARENT CLUB OPEN HOUSE (Virtual)

August 20                  BACK-TO-SCHOOL DAYS, 8 AM – 3 PM

August 24                  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL*

September 4             EARLY RELEASE DAY (School ends at 12:30)

September 7             LABOR DAY—NO SCHOOL

Oct. 13, 14, 15          PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES (Virtual)

October 16                NO SCHOOL

November 3              NO SCHOOL

Nov. 25-27                 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY

December 23-January 4  WINTER BREAK

January 14-15          1ST SEMESTER FINALS

January 15                LAST DAY OF 1ST SEMESTER

 

 

Back-to-School Days, August 19-20

In lieu of registration, we are able to offer two days in which students will pick up textbooks, technology, handbooks/planners (freshmen only), pay any existing fines, have pictures taken (9th-11th graders), or pick up last year’s yearbook. Students MUST schedule their time slot via SignUp Genius.  Students who requested a device on the district survey will receive it during their scheduled time. Click here for details and a link to sign up.

 

 

Open House, August 19 (evening)

We invite you to our virtual Open House, which will be shared via video link with all WGHS families on the evening of August 19.  Open House will feature an informational video about the 2020-21 school year.  We will also feature a link to video orientations by each of our teachers by class.  Please look for more information soon!

 

 

Early Release Day, September 4

Our first Early Release Day is scheduled for September 4, and classes will end at 12:32 p.m.  There will be no learning support in between block classes on this day, although students will have a 3-5 minute break in between each class.  Classes will be 57-minutes in length, except for 2nd hour, which will have 63 minutes to allow for announcements.  Students will have all four block courses and will follow the schedule below:

 

1st Class

8:25 - 9:22

2nd Class

9:25 - 10:28

3rd Class

10:33 - 11:30

4th Class

11:35 - 12:32

 

 

Quarterly/Semester Dates

Due to our new block schedule, the school year is now divided into quarters.  Previous semester-long courses are now able to be completed quarterly, and year-long courses will be completed in a semester.  This means that report cards will be available in the Parent Portal each quarter, rather than semester.  The dates for each quarter period will be published on the calendar once approved by the District.  The end of 1st semester is now January 15.  Students will resume classes after winter break on January 5, and 1st semester finals will take place on January 14-15.

 

 

School Calendar

This year, unlike no other, the WGHS school calendar has been changed/updated more often than we ever thought possible.  A few weeks ago, we disabled our calendar to avoid confusion due to the many changes we currently face.  Now that we are beginning the school year virtually, we have been able to update events through late October.  Right now our focus is primarily on 1st semester dates.  Dates beginning in November are still intact with our original calendar, with a few exceptions. It is important to note that any dates are subject to change as we monitor COVID-19.  Please expect events on our calendar to be modified, rescheduled, or canceled as we move forward this school year.

 

With that being said, if you subscribed to our calendar via RSS Feed or iCal, we are asking you to unsubscribe/resubscribe, or simply visit our online calendar often.  As important dates are confirmed, we will certainly share those with you.

 

 

Canvas

WHAT IS CANVAS?

Canvas is Webster Groves School District’s learning management system, which supports teaching and learning by connecting all of our digital tools in one place. This connection empowers teachers to transform the learning experience for students by making it more personalized, engaging and collaborative.

Students can check their course calendars, access materials and submit assignments. In addition, parents and guardians can access Canvas to view course calendars, grades and assignments.

 

Canvas Overview for Students

Canvas Overview for Parents

 

CANVAS LINKS

Canvas for Students
This address allows students to quickly access Canvas through the web. This link will not allow parents or guardians access to Canvas. Students can also use the Canvas app on their mobile devices.

Students will login to their district Clever account: https://clever.com/in/wgsd
Students will then choose login with Google.  After the students login to the district wgcloud email account they will then be in their Clever portal.  Students will select the Canvas icon and then be in Canvas.

If you do not know your child’s email address and password please reach out to your building level secretary.

 

Canvas for Parents
Parents and guardians can use this address to quickly access Canvas through the web. Students will not be able to use this link to access Canvas. Canvas is also accessible through an app as described below.

https://wgsd.instructure.com/login/canvas

 

CREATING A PARENT ACCOUNT

Please be aware that being a parent observer in Canvas is similar to looking out the window of a plane. You can see the ground but you can't make out all of the fine details. There may be times when you click a Canvas notification on your phone and it will result in a 503 error. This happens because you do not have a Webster Groves email account, and both Canvas and Google limit what you can see. If you need to see everything, we recommend logging in to Canvas using your student's account.

If you have any questions please complete the Canvas Q and A form.

 

Virtual Canvas Q and A Sessions for Parents will be offered on August 19, along with our Open House.  Details coming soon!

 

 

Daily Schedule

Grades 9-12 Virtual Learning Schedule

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

8:25 - 9:50

1st Block

Combination of live teacher instruction and asynchronous

 
 

9:50 - 10:20

Learning Support

 
 

10:20 - 11:45

2nd Block

Combination of live teacher instruction and asynchronous

 
 

11:45 - 12:15

Lunch Break

 
 

12:15 - 1:40

3rd Block

Combination of live teacher instruction and asynchronous

 
 

1:40 -2:00

Learning Support

 
 

2:00 - 3:25

4th Block

Combination of live teacher instruction and asynchronous

 
 

 

 

Questions?

Please visit our website and scroll down to “Return to School 2020” for detailed information you may have missed in our communications.