At this time, the Grove School will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, following state and county guidelines. Below you will find contact information and listing for each class, as well as resources for navigating this new territory, including our grading policy regarding the remainder of this school year.
Find classes and contact information here. Office hours are times that teachers have dedicated to communicating with students and families. In many cases, students already have established Google Classrooms and online routines. There are also tutorials at the end of this page, if you have not interacted with that platform before.
Teachers that guide electives have joined together to form a single Google Classroom with music, art, theater, woodshop, and other activities. Creativity is important in these stressful times. Please check it out!
To share work with each other during distance learning, the Grove School has created an online learning journal. Work featured there is produced by students, staff, faculty, and other community members.
To protect the privacy of community members, the website is password protected. The password will be given out in Grove School communications, or you may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
The Grove School Distance Learning Description
The Grove School will provide distance learning materials and activities consistent with the educational mission of the Grove school. Teachers will provide asynchronous assignments which students can access through their Grove school accounts on Google Classroom or physical packets which can be obtained at the High School Office. Teachers will provide support for student learning through Google classroom in the form of educational videos, synchronous lessons, and opportunities for students to interact with each other and the teacher. Grove will also present opportunities for the development of the whole child through recommendations for weekly virtual field trips, self reflection, and social emotional lessons.
The Grove School Grading Policy during Distance Learning
Students will be held “harmless”, and will not receive a lesser grade than earned second trimester as a result of engaging in Distance Learning during this unprecedented time. Trimester 2 grades can be viewed on Aeries. Students will, however, be able to earn a higher grade as a result of engaging in Distance Learning, as determined by individual classroom teachers.
This aligns with the State Superintendent of Public Instructions’ recent statements that assessments should not be used during this time as a summative measure, but rather as a formative measure to gauge instruction and where students need support.
Students in grades 9-12 who failed a class for trimester 2 will have Edgenuity as an option for credit recovery. Once the Edgenuity class is completed, students will receive the new grade for both trimester 2 and 3.
The California Department of Education has shared their assurance that all high school seniors who are on track to graduate will graduate. Grove is working with the class of 2020 to ensure they have all the necessary credits to meet the California state graduation requirements to earn a high school diploma.
The Grove School is working to create a more regular routine to avoid conflicts in synchronized lesson plans and class meetings. We understand that not all students will be able to adhere to this schedule and there is no penalty for missing meetings. This represents a suggested routine, and we encourage each family to work to make a routine that suits their needs.
This is by no means the only way to structure your day and students/families should work together to make a schedule that works for them.
Please avoid coming into the office, unless absolutely necessary. If you need to do so, please be sure to follow all hygienic recommendations and create a social distance of at least 6 feet. We recommend making an appointment by calling the office at (909) 798-7831 or emailing email@example.com.
If families prefer or need paper copies of work, Students may come into the high school office to print and receive materials. The student printer and a computer, as well as sanitizing supplies will be available for students that wish to complete assignments on paper.
Grab and go lunches will be available Monday through Friday, 7:30am-2pm for students who have year-long lunch cards. Students without a year-long lunch card will pay by cash or check at the lunch window, for $4 per meal. Consistent with procedures during the school year, only year-long lunch card holders can order lunch on Wednesdays and ALL STUDENTS wishing to receive a Grove lunch must complete the weekly form that is emailed out the week prior. Feel free to write kitchen management with your questions.
If your family is experiencing distress and needs food assistance, please let us know and we will help to provide lunch and guidance.
In addition, the Redlands Unified School District is offering grab and go breakfast and lunch to any child under the age of eighteen, regardless of enrollment. The program begins on March 30. For details and locations, see the RUSD website. Thank you, Redlands!
Internet: Spectrum is offering free access to internet and Wifi for new k-12 and college student households within their network area for the next 60 days. Interested families need to call (833) 267-6094, or go to https://www.spectrum.net/contact-us/ and use the “Chat with Us” window to find out more information. FYI: the wait time for calls is usually over 30 minutes.
Transportation: Lyft is participating in LyftUp to provide rides for healthy individuals who lack the ability to get from one place to another during the COVID-19 crisis. See their website for details.