We have moved to our Distance Learning Classes for grades 1-10 starting Monday, March 22,2021. As we prepare for this transition, students need to understand that the expectations for remote instruction are the same as if they were at school and must practice “netiquette” (Internet etiquette). This is the use of good manners in online communications such as email, forums, blogs, and social networking sites.Families should know that when students log into their school Google account, they are logging into our school’s network. That means our internet content filters apply, and student internet activity is monitored. Students' Heritage emails belong to the school - they are not to be used for private matters, but only for educational purposes at Heritage International School. Each student is expected to upload a school appropriate picture. If students are in situation when parents do not allow them to have a profile picture of themselves online, from security reasons, the school needs to be informed by the parents in written form.
Under no circumstances is a student allowed to share the Heritage email credentials to anyone. This is a breach of online safety and the school's Behaviour Code (available on our site) will be applied and measures taken accordingly.
In using Google Classroom, Gmail, Google Meet, or any other online tools, we expect students to be respectful of their teachers and classmates.This includes:
Respectful behavior and language
Appropriate topic discussions
Appropriate video transmissions
Appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions
Academic integrity and only submitting original work
Not recording or capturing video or still images that are altered, used in inappropriate ways, or posted to social media or other platforms
Specific Expectations Virtual Teacher/Student MeetingsGoogle Meet: This is a video conferencing app that allows participants to see and hear the teacher and other students in a group setting. The group can also view presentations and other documents from the teacher or other students. Younger students might need parent assistance in using this service or app (if using a mobile device). Teachers will:
Communicate participant expectations for virtual meetings
Instruct students on muting their mic and turning off their cameras.
Note: The expectation for engaging, interactive online learning is to see one another in (virtual) class. Turning off the camera may be useful if bandwidth becomes an issue and you experience skipping during the online session. Otherwise, each student MUST have their camera on, if asked by their teacher. Cameras must be always ON while taking tests online.
The Video Protocol for ALL students:
We are excited to continue to provide an amazing education for your child. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns about our distance learning classes.