Level 1-3 Information for Fall 2020

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Dear Academic Challenge Students and Parents,

Welcome back from summer! Please read this entire post and look at the linked flyers and calendar, since "coming back" this year is different from years past.

Student Schedules: As you know, all Academic Challenge classes, Level 1-5, will be held online this Fall. On your student's schedule, the course title, instructor, course meeting time, Zoom meeting link, and instructor email address are indicated. Our first day of classes meet on Zoom on August 18, 2020. Please see the 2020-2021 Calendar and Student Course Schedule emailed to you for detailed information.

Virtual Open House: All Level 1 - 3 students are expected to attend a Zoom meeting with their instructor on Monday, August 10, 2020. Students who are scheduled during the school year for a morning class from 8:55 - 11:10 am, should attend the Morning Class Meetings from 2 - 3 pm. Students who are scheduled during the school year for an afternoon class from 11:40 am - 1:50 pm, should attend the Afternoon Class Meetings from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. The student should email the instructor if they cannot attend the meeting. Level 1 students will also have an opportunity to attend a Summer Reading Book Chat from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, the final Math Tutorial Session from 5:30 - 7:30 pm, and Level 1 parents are invited to a Q&A with Ms. Dolan from 7:30 - 8:30 pm to answer any questions left unanswered by the earlier Open House sessions. Please see the AC Open House flyer for the detailed schedule.

Textbook Distribution: We have scheduled four dates for curbside textbook pick up at Delaware Tech. All Level 1 - 3 English and Level 2 Math students should pick up books at one of the scheduled dates. Level 1 & 3 Math students will be using the online textbook in MyMathLab this year and do not need to pick up a physical textbook. Level 2 & 3 students should return all textbooks from Spring classes on one of these dates. Please see the Textbook Distribution flyer for the detailed schedule and location.

Zoom Attendance Expectations: All Academic Challenge instructors will hold a Zoom meeting at the scheduled Tuesday class time each week. Students are expected to attend all scheduled meetings. However, we understand that there will be conflicts. If a student cannot attend the scheduled meeting, the student should email the instructor to explain why, and the instructor can email the Zoom recording of the meeting for the week. Remember that if all schools and AC were meeting in person as usual, students would miss their home school classes on Tuesday. The home school districts are aware of how AC works, and we will be communicatin