Virtual Learning Guidelines
Virtual Learning Guidelines

Virtual Learning

Link for computer issues:  Link to FAQ's for Student Devices

How to use Canvas: Canvas help from Coach Hyatt 

EVERY MORNING: GO TO GMAIL AND FIND THE ATTENDANCE LINK FROM MRS. MOYERS. Carefully answer the three questions: Last name, First name, Homeroom teacher. Submit.
Do this every day the first week from 8-9 am.

After the orientation week, your homeroom teacher will have a link for you in Canvas or Google Classroom to be completed each morning 8-9 am.


1. I will post your work in Canvas Science ANNOUNCEMENTS every morning at 8 am Monday - Friday. Canvas is found on your IAM page.

2. You will be expected to Zoom with your class every day at your class time. Your Zoom video needs to be on, so smile for the camera! We will have instruction on Zoom for 15-30 minutes. You will then be given an assignment to complete. I will stay on the Zoom for the rest of the class time in case you want to hop back on and ask questions. You may also send me a message in Canvas or Gmail.

3. The first week, beginning August 17, will have a special orientation schedule. Remote-only learners will be given additional information by email about their class times and lessons.

The following regular schedule will begin on Friday, August 21, for ALL students:

Core 1   8:50 - 9:40
Core 2   9:45 - 10:40
Core 3  10:45 - 11:45
Lunch   11:45 - 12:10
Core 4  12:15 - 1:10
Exploratories 1:15 - 2:00

4. My virtual office hours are 1:15 - 2:00 pm daily. I am available most days for immediate feedback at that time. I will also stay on Zoom your entire class time in case you need help. I will check and reply to school email and Canvas messages every day. 

School Email: cynthia.donley@bcsemail.org

Google Voice phone: (828) 237-1696    Call/text/leave a message

School Phone: (828) 645-7944  Leave a message for Ms. Donley

5. I ask that you work on science for at least 1 hour a day. If the assignment takes you a half-hour, then study for the other thirty minutes. If you want to work or study for more than an hour, then that will help you learn the material even better!

6. We will use the following formats and others (See Online Science Resources on this teacher page AND/OR Ms. Donley's Science Page in Clever for links):

Assignments posted daily: Canvas
Online textbook: CK-12
Articles and research: Newsela, Scholastic and other websites
Vocabulary: Quizlet
Interactives: Gizmo, Phet and Pear Deck
Interactive notebook: Google slides
Research reports: Flipgrid, Google slides and docs
YouTube videos 
Review games: Gimkit, Kahoot and Quizlet
Quizzes: Google forms, Gizmo and Newsela 
Tests: Canvas 

7. Grades will be posted in PowerSchool weekly. 

8. We will stick to the basic content in the NC Standards. Master it!

9. Check your school Gmail twice a day. 

10. Good Luck and let me know if you have any questions! I am here to help you.

11. LOVE YOU, Awesome Science Nerds!! 😎

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