Mira Monte High School
Distance Learning Support
Distance Learning - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
TOPIC 1: ONLINE INSTRUCTION AND GRADING
What date does school or distance learning begin, and what is the daily schedule?
School begins on Monday, August 24h at 8:00am. Students will check in virtually to their classes as shown below and attendance will be taken every period every day:
What does online (distance learning) look like?
Students will not attend physically on campus and instead will use the internet to connect to the CANVAS learning system, log in to their account page, click on the current class period, and access their courses. Students will also be able to receive help from their teachers during the Academic Support period each afternoon. They may initiate contact with the teacher by emailing them. Click on https://kernhigh.instructure.com/login/saml to go the Canvas sign in page.
What technology support is available for students and parents?
The Kern High School District has a Digital Resources website located here. On this website you'll find everything you need to get set up with distance learning. Additionally, the Kern High School District has a team of caring professionals that are committed to providing technical support. Students, parents, and staff who are in need of technical support can call (weekdays between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm) or email the KHSD Informational Technology Department for help with: Passwords, Synergy, ParentVue, StudentVue, or other technical issues. Call: 1-833-827-2855
What is my student’s school email address?
It is their six-digit school ID number, followed by @kernhigh.org. For example, it will look like email@example.com Incoming freshmen will receive a KHSD mailer during the week of 8/3/20 listing their six-digit ID number.
How does my student log into CANVAS for the first time?
How do I get my student’s schedule of classes?
Once students have logged into CANVAS (after 8/5/20), the classes can be found by clicking on “Courses” in the left column and then select “All Courses”. Students can also view their classes on their StudentVue account starting August 23rd. Click HERE for StudentVue set-up directions, or HERE for ParentVue set-up directions.
How do I check out a Chromebook?
Chromebooks are available for checkout Monday - Friday 8:00a - noon from the front of the administration building.
How do I log into a Chromebook?
Click on the links below to learn more.
When do we check out textbooks for the classes?
Textbooks will not be required for the first few days of classes while students are learning to use the CANVAS learning system and connecting with their teachers through guided activities. An updated textbook distribution schedule will be coming soon.
What is the grading system this semester?
We are returning to the traditional A, B, C, D, F grading system. Students and parents can review current grades and attendance (participation each period) by logging into StudentVue or ParentVue.
How do I get a ParentVue account?
Instructions for logging onto the ParentVue app with your cell phone are available here.
How do I contact a staff member?
You can email teachers and support staff by accessing the Mira Monte Staff Directory on our website or by using the teacher email link found after each course listed on StudentVue or ParentVue.
How do I contact my counselor?
Counselors may also be contacted directly by going here Mira Monte Counselor Contact Form
TOPIC 2: ATTENDANCE
What if my student cannot attend a class due to illness, doctor’s appointments, or other circumstance?
The parent will call the school office 661-366-1800 and ask for the attendance office to clear absences the same way they would if students were on campus.
How is attendance taken?
Student attendance will be taken every period every day:
TOPIC 3: ADDITIONAL SUPPORT – COUNSELING, MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS
My student has had difficulty coping with changes that have been occurring. Who can I contact for additional help?
All requests for support, including for academic or personal reasons begin with our MMHS Request for Intervention and Supports Form . If requests for more specialized services are needed, the counselors will make the direct referrals to either our site psychologist, social worker, interventionist, nurse, behaviorist, or to an appropriate outside agency.
TOPIC 4: SCHOOL ATHLETICS AND ACTIVITIES
Will there be athletic teams and events this year?
Yes, but all seasons have been pushed back to at least January 2021, and some sports have been moved to a different season. Find the most current information here, but more to follow.
TOPIC 5: SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS (ROP/CTEC, BAND, AG, AVID, ETC.)
Will we have marching band, color guard, choir, drama and other fine arts performances?
Students are still enrolled in these classes throughout the day for credit. At this time, all regional and state-level competitions have been canceled or postponed.
Will students still attend ROP/CTEC classes?
The key component to ROP classes is hands-on learning, but it also requires many hours of textbook instruction and lecture. They will begin the year with distance learning and more information specific to ROC can be found on their website at: https://roc.kernhigh.org/.
TOPIC 6: FOOD SERVICE AND BUS TRANSPORTATION
Will you resume meal distribution when school begins?
More information regarding meal distribution will be coming soon.
TOPIC 7: NATIONAL STANDARDIZED TESTING – AP AND SAT EXAMS
Are the AP exams still scheduled to take place?
Yes. College Board has stated they currently plan to offer the tests. If they must be cancelled, the College Board will refund the test fees.
TOPIC 8: SPECIAL EDUCATION AND 504 SUPPORTS
What supports are available for students with a 504 or Individualized Education Plan (IEP)?
If you or your student has questions or concerns regarding a 504 plan, please contact our Assistant Principal of Administration Leah Hatton at firstname.lastname@example.org For all questions or concerns regarding Special Education services including Individualized Education Plans (IEPs), please contact our Program Specialist Amber Pires at email@example.com