Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
Welcome to Distance Learning. I am excited to begin the new school year with you, and I am here for you if you have any questions or concerns.
Other Names |
- Provo High School offers a variety of General Education courses in order to help students get a head start on those classes that are normally offered to Freshman and Sophomore students at the college level.
- LI – Live interactive, IVC – Interactive Video Conferencing. These classes are broadcast throughout the region so we are part of a network of sites connected to the UVU classes that are being broadcast. This means that if UVU is not holding class, then DL students are not required to attend. It also means that if PHS is not holding class but UVU is, then DL students are required to attend their DL classes.
- UVU and PHS class times and period do not always match, which means a student has to make sure their schedule is worked in a way that they are not missing either school’s classes. When conflicts arise due to a change in the PHS bell schedule, students need to make sure their absences are excused by Mrs. Marshall. It is the students responsibility to bring it to the attention of Mrs. Marshall.
Syllabi Information |
- Because each college professor has their own course syllabus and expectations, students should make sure they pull their specific course syllabus from Canvas and make sure they know the expectations of their individual courses.
Common Expectations |
- Attendance is taken daily and reported to UVU online. Students are expected to attend their DL classes regularly
- Student are expected to come to class prepared to take notes, quizzes, tests and to participate with the class. Any other activity in the classroom is unacceptable and students who violate the classroom expectations will be asked to leave. If a student is dismissed from class for behavior problems more than three times, they will be dropped from the DL Program and have to make other arrangements on their high school schedule.
- Students are encouraged to form study groups who meet regularly to prepare for tests, quizzes and other assignments.
- Students should be prepared to complete course readings prior to class in order to engage in intelligent and informed discussion of information, and/or come prepared to ask questions concerning information they need clarification on.
- Students should have all assigned course work done prior to the due date in order to get it submitted, either in class or on canvas, on time. Students who need help using Canvas will need to have their course work done early in order for Mrs. Marshall to give help.
Assessment of Progress
- UVU Expectations |
- Late work is only accepted with prior approval by the professor. Test must be taken at the time specified by the professor unless written consent has been given [by the professor]. Students are expected to keep track of test dates since professors do not allow tests to be made up once they have been given to the class. All communication between student and professor need to be forwarded to Mrs. Marshall on order to facilitate a alternative test date.
- All hard copy work turned into UVU needs to have a cover sheet completely filled out and attached to the assignment. These are located In the handout file by the front door of the classroom. The assignment is then turned into the INBOX by Mrs. Marshall’s desk.
- Assignments that are turned in online should also be emailed to Mrs. Marshall in order to verify correct completion, in case something goes wrong with UVU Canvas.
- The student’s name and site should be in a header by the page number on each page turned of the assignment, whether that assignment is turned in on Canvas or in class.
- Assignments completed in class must be done is blue, black pen or #2 pencil, in order to ensure legible scanning.
- Students are responsible for purchasing their own textbooks for their classes. Periodically, there are DL textbooks available for student use in school only.
Other Materials |
- Spiral bound paper is not acceptable for use in the Distance Learning classroom so Mrs. Marshall provides lined paper for student use.
Other course materials |
- Other course materials and supplies are provided by the Distance Learning program for student use, unless specified.
- Every Distance Learning class has a Provo High School Fee of $10 per class, paid to the Provo High School Business Office.
- UVU charges $5 per credit hour, which is the same as the tuition rate for Concurrent Enrollment.
- DL Orientation is mandatory for all DL students in order to qualify for the program.
- Respect for professors, facilitator, and other students is expected at all times. This means no sleeping, talking out of turn, talking to your professor, facilitator or classmates in a disrespectful manner, using your electronic devices, eating in class, unnecessarily getting out of your seat, or doing other activities and not being engaged in the class.
- There is no eating, drinking or chew gum in the distance learning classroom.
- No DL student should be in the hallway during PHS class times. If students are waiting for their class to start, they should be waiting in the library working on homework until their DL class is ready to start.
- Students who miss a DL class will need to get notes from another student who attended.
- Students are expected to act appropriately for a college classroom. Inappropriate behavior will be dismissed
- Provo High School dress codes apply to DL students at all time while on campus. Students should come to class appropriately dressed for high school. This also means that students may dress up for Spirit days, Halloween, etc.
- Use of cell phones in the DL classroom is not allowed. Cell phones should be put away where they are not a distraction. Students should help family and friends understand that they are allowed to respond to calls and texts while in their DL classes. If a student has a special circumstance where may need to take a call, they should inform Mrs. Marshall prior to class and sit in the back so they can answer their call without disrupting the rest of the class.
- To officially drop a UVU DL class, students must fill out a drop card and get it signed by the high school counselor and then submitted to Mrs. Marshall for further instructions.
- If UVU is in session but PHS is not, students are still expected to attend their DL classes. Provisions are made in order to keep the PHS DL classroom open for student use, unless otherwise notified.
- Class handouts are copied and placed in a file for the specific class, this is found in the handout file by the door. Students should check prior to each class to see if they have a handout. Work returned to students is found in a file folder with the student’s name on it at the back of the same cabinet.
- Spiral paper is not used for in-class assignments as this is not scannable. 3-ring binder paper is made available for student use in the DL classroom.
- Students should not be writing on desks, or walls, or placing gum anywhere other than the trash as they walk in the classroom. Students caught vandalizing walls or furniture in the classroom will receive a violation and have to work it off with the head custodian, serving 2 hours per violation.
- Students should never have food, drinks, or gum in the classroom. The DL equipment is very sensitive to spills, leaks, crumbs, etc. and can be easily damaged.
- Student’s Provo High School schedule should accurately reflect their DL schedule as much as possible. It is the responsibility of the student to bring discrepancies to the attention of the DL Facilitator.
- DL students may use 1 of 6 Chromebooks available in Mrs. Marshall’s office by checking the chromebook out using their ID and car keys.
- Students are expected to return the signature page portion of the program disclosure prior to the end of the first week of UVU classes with both their and their parent’s signatures. It is also expected that students help make parents familiar with how this program works and what the expectations are.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
UVU Calendar |
- Each UVU professor will publish a calendar of assignments on Canvas. It is the responsibility of the student to become familiar with this system and keep track of when their assignments are due.
- Students should be familiar with the PHS calendar which can be checked on the Provo High School Website.
Progress Reports and Report Cards
UVU Grades |
- Grades for the DL classes are posted on the college website as well as on the high school transcript at the end of the semester. Grades are not given to DL students for terms 1 and 3.
- Information on a student’s academic progress is not published on Powerschool but can be found on Canvas under the specific class. These grades are updated regularly by UVU course specialists. Students can compare their percentage in the class to the grade scale listed on the course syllabus in order to know how they are doing in any individual class.
- A record if kept of all course work turned in to Mrs. Marshall in order to track paperwork that is moving from PHS to UVU.
- Many professors use Canvas to turn in assignments. If a student needs help using this system, they will need to make arrangements with Mrs. Marshall prior to an assignment deadline.
Connecting Home to School
- UVU students are entitled to a UVU activity card. This card can be used to check out books from the UVU library or to use other UVU facilities, including participating in extra-curricular activities.
- Students may also use their UVU activity card to check out books from BYU Library if they are looking for a hard copy primary source and UVU does not have what they need.
- Other benefits of being a UVU student includes access to UVU’s subscription to online library sources, such as J-Store and Ebsco. These sources can be invaluable when researching a topic for papers and other assignments. And UVU students are eligible for the free UTA pass, that gives them access to the UTA bus, UVX, Trax, and Frontrunner train.
Students should be prepared for the rigors of the college classroom and be willing to dedicate several hours each week to prepare for their Distance Learning courses. Study tips are available for students who are unsure if they are prepared for this rigor.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
I look forward to the new school year and hope my students have a positive experience. Our smaller group of students make for a great community of learners and gives students the opportunity to work with students they may not have known previously. When we all work together to make for a safe and learning atmosphere, we all succeed! For student use here is my contact information:
I prefer email unless the communication is an emergency.
(Students should print and completely fill out the DL Disclosure Signature Page F18 and return it to Mrs. Marshall, no later than September 1, 2018.)