Thornton High School
Equity, Growth, and Community Engagement
Important Announcement, New Attendance Requirement Begins Monday October 19th, 2020
Notice of Change to Attendance Requirements During Distance Learning
Beginning Monday, October 19th, 2020
Dear Thornton Students and Families:
We hope this message finds you well. I am writing to share with you how much we miss having students in classrooms and that we are doing everything we can to continue supporting you in your journey to achieving your high school diploma. We want to see more of you as well as provide the support you need during these difficult challenging times. Your cohort days will not be changed; they will remain the same. However, please take note that there will be two changes made to the attendance requirements:
From Tuesday October 13th to Friday October 16th, all Thornton students will participate in asynchronous activities, log in to the THS Whole School Google Classroom each day to complete the assignments for Intersession week.
1. Beginning at 9am on Monday October 19th, each school day, all students will be required to Zoom in each day to their first period class. Teachers will use part of this time to check-in with you, answer any questions, and discuss your academic standing, among various other things. Once the period has ended, you will continue to your assigned cohort schedule. For example, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, both cohorts will log into their first period Zoom class. Cohort A will continue in Zoom classes for the remainder of the day on Mondays and Thursdays (Cohort B will exit Zoom and continue with asynchronous learning Mondays and Thursdays). Cohort B will continue in Zoom classes for the remainder of the day on Tuesdays and Fridays (Cohort A will exit Zoom and continue with asynchronous learning Tuesdays and Fridays).
2. Beginning Wednesday October 21st and each Wednesday after, all students will log into the THS Whole School Google Classroom first and complete a short survey in order to document their attendance and their progress on asynchronous work for that day. Complete the survey by 1pm each Wednesday.
This change is being made to improve overall attendance for all students, to increase engagement in school activities, and to make sure we are able to stay connected with you more regularly.
Teachers will be sharing this information with you throughout the week of October 5th as we move towards ending the first quarter together.
The THS Staff wishes all of you well and encourages you to stay safe.
Dennie Marenco, Ed.D.