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 Oak Grove School District

AdVENTURE STEM Program

2021-2022

MISSION

AdVENTURE’s mission is to engage all students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics through relevant, rigorous curriculum so they will be responsible, active, global citizens in the digital age. AdVENTURE has a culture of high expectations where students form safe and strong relationships with teachers, peers, families, and the community.

VISION

AdVENTURE’s vision is to be a school that provides students with the foundation for lifelong learning and resiliency, adept in the use of critical thinking tools and 21st century skills.

GOALS

STANDARDS

At AdVENTURE we align our practice to cover the  Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards at each of the grade levels.

Our delivery model is Project Based Learning. During Distance learning, our PBL model will change to accommodate learning experiences that can be completed virtually. While every effort will be made to keep the collaborative nature of the program, this will be done online during teacher-led sessions. All students are expected to participate in different activities aimed at developing a strong foundation in critical thinking, college and career readiness within the framework of 21st century learning.

EXPECTATIONS

Respectful: At AdVENTURE, being respectful means

Responsible: At AdVENTURE, being responsible means

Safe: At AdVENTURE, being safe means

Consequences: Everything we do in life has consequences. If you choose to run a red light, you must accept the consequences that come with it (traffic ticket, taking someone’s life, crashing your car, etc.). Consequences are the things that happen to you when you choose not to obey a rule. This is what will happen if you choose to violate one of the classroom rules:

1st Offense

Warning & redirection

Loss of privilege (may include loss of commenting or speaking online)

2nd Offense

Class consequence & parent notified

3rd Offense

Office referral

Rule Violations: You start a clean slate every day, as long the offense is not habitual. Consequences will be enforced for multiple violations committed during online learning. If the behavior becomes habitual,  we will have a meeting with all AdVENTURE teachers, admin and counselor(s) and to work out a student success plan. Time and location to be determined.

Rewards: We will recognize students who regularly choose responsible behavior by offering E2 referrals and recognition programs offered by Herman/AdVenture administration.

GRADING

 

There will be several factors used to determine the final grade of our students.  The following table specifies the weight of each component:

Curricular Literacy

(standards-based assessment)

40%

Critical Thinking

(reflection and problem solving)

30%

Work Ethic

(task completion, participation and collaboration)

30%

Regrade Policy

Please note that not all assignments are subject to regrade. Non-regradeable assignments are at the discretion of the teacher and may include writing across the curriculum essays, notebook checks, unit tests, Rocketlit readings, re-worked assignments submitted more than one week after their due date, etc. When the grade for an assignment is not subject to regrade, it will be indicated in the Infinite Campus post for the assignment.

Assignments: If a student submits incomplete work on time, which means he/she does not have a zero for the assignment, a grade modification can be requested. This grade modification request must be made by using the regrade request form shared by each teacher.

Quizzes: Quiz resubmissions are at the discretion of the teacher.

Late Work Policy

“Once a Zero, Always a Zero”: At AdVENTURE, work must be submitted by the due date. If a student does not submit their work on time, he/she may receive a zero in the gradebook. A zero means there was no attempt to submit work or the work submitted was blank; that work cannot be regraded or resubmitted. Occasionally, students may receive a M (or ‘missing’) for an assignment that was turned in on time, but is too incomplete to grade. These M assignments show up on Infinite Campus as a zero. It is up to the student in question to remedy the situation (by submitting a regrade request), otherwise the M will be a permanent zero. (see Regrade Policy)

Homework Policy

AdVENTURE is NOT a no-Homework program. Although we shy away from traditional homework packets, students are expected to complete weekly assignments (such as, but not limited to, readings and online activities), as well as participate in research and completion of projects that may take the work outside of the usual classroom hours.

Communication

At AdVENTURE we value communication between teachers, parents and students.

Teachers will be available to respond to communication between the hours of 7:45am-3:30pm. If you email BEFORE or AFTER this time there is no guarantee you will receive a reply right away. Teachers will respond to parent/student emails within 24 hours.

PARENTS

STUDENTS

ParentSquare: 

This platform will be the MAIN communication portal for parents.

  • District & School notices will be sent on this platform
  • Parents can contact teachers using this platform.
  • Program-wide WEEKLY informational email
  • ALL important announcements & information (e.g. tutorials on the digital platforms we use) are housed in the RESOURCE folder in ParentSquare.

StudentSquare:

This platform will be the MAIN communication portal for students.

  • District & School notices will be sent on this platform
  • Students can contact teachers using this platform.
  • Program-wide WEEKLY informational email sent by our PA.

GOOGLE CLASSROOM:

The platform where your child will submit all assignments for each class.

  • Sign up for Weekly Email Reports on what assignments your child has completed (or not!)

GOOGLE CLASSROOM:

The HUB for EVERYTHING!

  • This is where you will find ALL assignments for every class and this is where you will submit EVERYTHING!

INFINITE CAMPUS:

Student Grade portal. Parents can look up assignments & their student’s grade (as well as comments teachers have left in terms of regrading etc)

NOTE: Teacher’s will update grades at a minimum of ONCE per week. 

INFINITE CAMPUS:

Student Grade portal. Students can look up assignments & their grade (as well as comments teachers have left in terms of regrading etc)

NOTE: Teacher’s will update grades at a minimum of ONCE per week.

Contact Information

 For more information please email:  Maria Correa MCorrea@oakgrovesd.net  

Administration:

Teachers

Herman Intermediate School, AdVENTURE Program

5955 Blossom Avenue

San Jose, CA 95123

(408) 226-1886


AdVENTURE Acceptable Use Policy

 

AdVENTURE provides a wide range of technology resources for student use. These technology resources are to be used only for educational purposes. This agreement outlines appropriate use and prohibited activities when using all technology resources and electronic devices as defined by school administrators. Every student is expected to follow all of the rules and conditions listed, as well as those given verbally by teachers and administrators, and to demonstrate good citizenship and ethical behavior at all times.

 

The OGSD network uses a filtering system to track and monitor all computer and Internet use on the network. The system is designed to prevent access to educationally inappropriate sites. It is important to understand that no filtering system is perfect. Due to the nature of the Internet and evolving technology, even with supervision, we cannot guarantee that students will not reach an inappropriate site. It is the student’s responsibility to report any inappropriate site to the teacher.

 

Below are examples, but not an exhaustive list, of online conduct that may constitute a violation of federal and/or state criminal laws relating to cyber crimes:

 

Criminal Acts: These include, but are not limited to, “hacking” or attempting to access computer systems without authorization, threatening/harassing email, cyber-stalking, vandalism, unauthorized tampering with computer systems, using misleading domain names, using another person’s identity and/or identity fraud.

Libel Laws: Publicly defaming people through publishing material on the Internet, email, etc.

Copyright Violations: Copying, selling or distributing copyrighted material without the express written permission of the author or publisher (users should assume that all materials available on the Internet are protected by copyright), engaging in plagiarism (using another's words or ideas as your own).

 

Acceptable Use Policy for Networks, Including the Internet

 

By signing the Acceptable Use Policy, students and parents/guardians acknowledge the following rules and conditions:

 


STUDENT RESPONSIBLE USE:

 

1. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY COMPUTER ACCOUNT AND EMAIL ACCOUNT. I understand that passwords are private and that I should not share my password with anyone. I understand that I am responsible for all activities done through my account. I will not allow others to use my account name and password, or try to use that of others. I understand that I will be in violation of the law if I attempt to electronically capture another person’s password. I understand that it is important to log off the computer at the end of every session so another user cannot use my password.

 

2. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY LANGUAGE. I will use appropriate language in my email messages, online postings, and other digital communications with others. I will not use profanity, vulgarities or any other inappropriate language as determined by school administrators.

 

3. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR HOW I TREAT OTHER PEOPLE. I will use email and other means of communications (e.g. blogs, wikis, chat, instant-messaging, discussion boards, etc.) responsibly. I will not send or post hateful or harassing mail, make discriminatory or derogatory remarks about others, or engage in bullying, harassment, or other antisocial behaviors while in school or out of school.

 

4. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY USE OF THE AdVENTURE-HERMAN SCHOOL NETWORK. I will use computer resources responsibly. I will not search, retrieve, save, circulate or display hate-based, offensive or sexually explicit material. I will not search, retrieve, save or circulate images or information about weapons using any computer resources unless authorized by school administrator/teacher as part of a school assignment. I understand the use of the network for illegal or commercial activities is prohibited.

 

5. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY CONDUCT ON ALL ONLINE SITES. I understand that what I do on social networking websites should not negatively impact the school learning environment and/or my fellow students, teachers and administrators.

 

6. I AM RESPONSIBLE TO BE HONEST WHILE I AM ONLINE. I understand that impersonating, spoofing, or pretending to be someone else is forbidden. This includes, but is not limited to, sending out email, creating accounts, or posting messages or other online content (e.g. text, images, audio or video) in someone else's name.

 

7. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING THE SECURITY OF THE SCHOOLS’ NETWORK. I will not attempt to bypass security settings or Internet filters, or interfere with the operation of the network by installing illegal software including file sharing, shareware, or freeware on school computers.

 

8. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR PROTECTING SCHOOL PROPERTY. I understand that vandalism is prohibited. This includes but is not limited to accessing, modifying, or destroying equipment, programs, files, or settings on any computer or technology resources. I understand that I need authorization from a school administrator/teacher to use personal electronic devices that I bring to school, including, but not limited to, memory storage devices (i.e. USB drives).

 

9. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR RESPECTING OTHER PEOPLE’S PROPERTY ONLINE. I will obey copyright laws. I will not plagiarize or use other’s work without proper citation and permission. I will not illegally download materials protected by copyright including, but not limited to, music and movies.

 

10. I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING SCHOOL RULES WHENEVER I PUBLISH ANYTHING ONLINE. I will follow all guidelines set forth by my teachers when publishing schoolwork online (e.g. to a website, blog, wiki, discussion board, podcasting or video server). I understand that it is unsafe to post any personal information about myself, including but not limited to: my name, address, phone number or school. I will not post photos of students with their first and last names on any online site, including but not limited to: blogs, wikis, and discussions forums.


Acceptable Use Policy for Networks, Including the Internet

Students & Parents/Guardians: Please review the Acceptable Use Policy and sign the form below to indicate your agreement to use AdVENTURE technology responsibly.

 

Parent or Guardian:

As the parent or guardian, I have read the Acceptable Use Policy and I have discussed it with my child. I understand that computer access is provided for educational purposes in keeping with the academic goals of AdVENTURE, and that student use for any other purpose is inappropriate. I recognize it is impossible for AdVENTURE to restrict access to all inappropriate materials, and I will not hold the school responsible for materials acquired on the school network. I understand that children’s computer activities at home should be supervised as they can affect the academic environment at school.

 

I hereby give permission for my child to use technology resources at AdVENTURE.

 

Parent or Guardian's Name (please print) ________________________________________

 

 

Parent or Guardian's Signature _________________________________Date ___________

 

 

Student:

I understand and will obey the rules of the Acceptable Use Policy. I will use technology resources productively and responsibly for school-related purposes. I will not use any technology resource in such a way that would be disruptive or cause harm to other users. I understand that consequences of my actions could include possible loss of computer privileges and/or school disciplinary action as stated in the Code of Discipline and/or prosecution under state and federal law.

 

Student Signature: ____________________________________________ Date ___________