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Welcome to Mrs. Sparks' Technology site!

Dear parents and students,

As the technology coordinator for St. Bernard School I am personally  ensuring that our staff and student body have access to all necessary digital learning venues, so that our students can continue to receive high-quality, faith-filled catholic education during these unusual times.

As we adjust to distance learning and the use of digital resources, it is imperative that we keep our students safe.  I would like to remind everybody of the Technology Appropriate Use Agreement, which both students and parents signed at the beginning of the year.  A copy can be found under the Resource link on the left. You will also find good information on online safety on the sidebar to the left.


For Grades K-5 my technology assignments will be communicated through their homeroom teachers.  

For Middle School I will post my assignments in their Google Classrooms.

It is my expectation that all students complete their assignments during their regularly scheduled technology period. 

Media Elective classes have been suspended.




Here you will find grading, homework and absence policies.

All technology homework assignments for Middle School will be posted in Google Classroom. 

Elementary students can check with their classroom teacher for                                   missed assignments. 

Grading

Middle School will continue to use EasyTech lessons and activities as well as other resources in Technology. In class assignments will be worth 30% of your grade and homework will be worth 30% as well. Although you will not be graded on proper keyboarding technique in Junior High, you will be graded on your keyboarding speed. You'll take a keyboarding test each quarter and will be graded according to your proximity to the required speed for your grade. Keyboarding will make up 20% of your grade. Attendance will make up 20% of your grade. All grades will be posted weekly in RenWeb.

Homework

In general, assignments are due the week after you receive them, by 8:15 on the morning of your Technology day. You may turn in an assignment after the due date during the same week to receive 50% credit. For example, if you score 8 on a 10-point assignment and you turn it in after the due date, you'll earn 4 points.
To view homework assignments, go to your Google Classroom folder.

Absences

Technology only meets once a week. If you miss one Technology session, it's like missing a week of school! Please avoid missing Technology for appointments. If you must miss a Technology session, it is YOUR responsibility to check my Google Classroom to find out what work was missed and to make up any missed assignments and turn it in by the due date. If you miss several days due to illness, I will give you extra time to make it up. Either way, please come talk to me.