Posted: March 30, 2020
2020 Yearbook Online Order Information
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: COVID-19 Latest Information
March 27, 2020
Dear Bulldog Families:
On behalf of the entire staff at Poland Seminary High School, we want you to know we are thinking of all Bulldog families. Being mindful of how much has changed and how quickly, our teachers and staff continue to learn and make adjustments to better serve students and families.
As we move into the third week of Governor DeWine’s current order for schools, the future of the 19/20 school year remains unclear. The first two weeks of online learning (March 16 - 27) impacted the end of the 3rd grading period. In most cases, a large percentage of the student’s grade had already been determined. We sincerely believe our staff, students and families did a remarkable job in a very short and challenging time.
We feel we are now at a critical time for our students and families. Students continue to be held accountable for all grades, including assignment deadlines and scheduled tests, quizzes, etc. As we head into a new grading period with the potential for a full grading period of online education, we feel it is imperative that we share important information and helpful tips to build good student habits.
One thing that has not changed in virtual school is that each class has its own set of routines and expectations. Here are some tips for students to meet these expectations:
Students are expected to...
Check Google Classroom routinely - minimum daily for each class during the assigned class block
Tests, Quizzes, and other scheduled assessments will continue to be in scheduled class blocks. (1st period 8 am - 9 am; 2nd period 9 am - 10 am, etc)
Open and read Email carefully - minimum twice a day
Communicate with teachers as needed. Follow each teacher’s preferred method of communication and stay engaged
Use ProgressBook - Check grades and self-monitor progress in each class
Maintain a daily calendar/planner to organize dates and times
Keep a routine - a personal schedule (including going to bed) makes self-discipline simpler
Please remember that the 3rd Grading Period officially ends today - Friday, March 27th. Grades continue to be available in ProgressBook. We encourage parents to check in regularly to ensure progress is being made in all classes. Grades should be finalized by Wednesday, April 1st and report cards in the mail by April 3rd.
We want you to know that memorable student-centered events such as Prom and Commencement are on our minds. Although Governor DeWine has not stated that K-12 schools remain closed for the rest of the school year as other states have, we continue to look for guidance for future planning of events. Until we have more definitive information, we will not be making these decisions.
We are incredibly proud of our staff as they continue to learn and grow to better serve our students. While we are all working to provide your student(s) with the best educational opportunities we can under these circumstances, we know that the personal interactions and relationships that make Poland Seminary High School an outstanding school are irreplaceable. It is our goal at this time to make the most of this situation while providing all of our students and families the best opportunity to stay safe and healthy.
Mr. Snyder and Mr. Daley
Message from the Guidance Department
Guidance Google Classroom Code = volotyd
While we all try to make the best of these circumstances, we know that the transition as well as an uncertain future can be worrisome and/or frustrating. Please know that these responses all make sense and at some point in time, we have all felt that way as we adjust. We are here to support your students in any way that we can. Although we may not have all the answers at this time, sometimes just venting or talking through those concerns can help us be able to move on in order to be successful and make the best of the situation. If you or your student(s) need anything, please do not hesitate to contact us either via email or by leaving us a voicemail and we will return the call.
Seniors, we are currently working to ensure that all scholarship applications will be processed.
We are also working through the College Credit Plus application process for the 2020-2021 school year based on responses that were made to the Intent to Participate Form. The form was emailed multiple times to all students and can also be located in the Guidance Google Classroom. The deadline to complete the form is April 1st. Students interested in summer courses at YSU will be working through that application this week. Students interested in Writing 1 and 2 at PSHS through Kent State Salem have received an email with instructions from Mrs. Caderon. We will be moving on to the Fall/Spring terms at YSU and EGCC in the next couple weeks.
Please check your email regularly and reach out to us with any questions or concerns. Most importantly, please take care of yourselves and each other.
Mrs. Calderon and Mr. Vagas
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