Policies

Policies

Attendance and Participation

Continuous communication and commitment to staying on pace with the course assignments is necessary to be successful in an online course. Students must access the course within the first day of class by logging in to their Schoology class and following the instructions. Parents/Guardians will be encouraged to participate in this orientation session as it will help them understand the course requirements and provide an opportunity to have course specific questions answered.

Student and parents/guardians must read and accept the R7 Online Code of Conduct information in the Schoology system. An electronic verification form will then be submitted to the instructor to document the acceptance of the R7 Online Code of Conduct.

Students will be expected to keep pace with the assignment due dates set by their course instructor. If a student is not participating and/or keeping pace with the assignment deadlines in the online course, the instructor will contact the student, the assigned guidance counselor and the parent/guardian. Appropriate action will be taken.

Grades

Online instructors will utilize a variety of instructional activities including print and online texts, video and audio, discussion boards, writing assignments, tests and quizzes to measure student’s understanding of the course objectives. These activities will be submitted through Schoology. A running record of all online course assignments will be viewable to the student and parent/guardian through the secure student Schoology login.

In addition to this view, online instructors (Fall and Spring semesters) will issue a six- and twelve-week progress report each semester and a final semester grade at the end of each 18-week semester through PowerSchool. Students and parents/guardians are reminded that the six and twelve-week progress reports indicate the progress of the student at the time the report is issued and that a cumulative grading system is utilized for the semester. See the High School Handbook for the actual progress reporting dates.

Parents/Guardians who wish to monitor more frequent progress in the R7 Online courses will need to sit down with their student and look at the Schoology listing of grades.

The Lee’s Summit Grading System, including the Grading Scale, can be found in your High School Handbook.

Recovery Courses

Recovery course semesters are shorter than the standard semester and, therefore, can not be taken during the school day. There isn’t a final exam, but an overall grade of 70% is required in order to recover credit.

Finals

All online students are required to attend a mandatory face-to-face proctored final at a date and time set by the instructor. See the course syllabus for this date and time. Anyone unable to attend the final exam at the designated date and time should not take an online course.

Schedule Changes

All R7 Online courses will follow the regular Schedule Change Policy. Please see your High School Handbook for more information.

R7 Online courses will appear on the students’ transcripts. This is not optional.

If a student drops an online class after the third week of a semester, an “F” will be recorded on the transcript and will be included in the student’s GPA calculation.

District Technology Resources – Acceptable Use

The purpose of the Lee’s Summit R7 District’s network, including access to Schoology, is to support and enhance communication, learning and teaching. All students enrolled in an R7 Online course must follow the policies and procedures outlined in the District’s Acceptable Use Policy. See your High School Handbook for more information.

Academic Integrity and Cheating (As stated in the High School Handbook)

Academic integrity is defined as the conscious intent on the part of students and staff to honestly and responsibly use original, unique yet informed thoughts, ideas, opinions, and products toward the achievement of personal or professional academic goals.

A violation against the Academic Code of Ethics is an act which could deceive, cheat, or defraud so as to promote or enhance one’s academic standing. Academic dishonesty also includes knowingly or actively assisting any person in the commission of a violation of the Code.

A violation of the Academic Code of Ethics may result in disciplinary action.

Violations could include, but are not limited to:

· Plagiarism – Failure to use original, unique yet informed ideas, thoughts, works, images, or products, with the intent to represent the work of others as one’s own.

· Cheating – The willful intent to use sources improperly for personal gain.

· Forgery/Falsifying documents – Counterfeiting documents for personal unwarranted advantage in terms of grades standardized testing, academic standing, recognition, post-secondary placement, eligibility, and privileges.

Lee’s Summit High School Student Handbook

Lee’s Summit North High School Student Handbook

Lee’s Summit West High School Handbook