Ligonier Valley Middle School » Remote Learning

Remote Learning

 

RETURN TO SCHOOL - March 31, 2021
We are working to have learners return in-person to school this spring based on the most current guidance from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.  In order to accommodate the safe return of learners, there will be some schedule changes; however, the face-covering mandate remains in effect. Below is our most current plan as of today, March 31, 2021:
  • Sixth grade learners will return, full time (five days per week) beginning on Tuesday, April 6.
  • Seventh grade learners will return, full time (five days per week) beginning on Thursday, April 8.
  • We are tentatively planning for eighth grade learners to return, full (five days per week) beginning on Monday, April 12.
You can have your child remain full time remote if you choose.  Eighth grade parents will receive a link to indicate their instructional model preference.  We ask that you complete this survey as soon as possible. Please check back for updates as guidance can change quickly.
 
RETURN TO HYBRID - FEBRUARY 16, 2021
 
The Ligonier Valley Middle School will return to a hybrid schedule beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2021.  Please see information below.  If you have any question, contact the LVMS office at 724-238-6412. 
 
Eighth Grade
Learners may return to their 2-day in-person hybrid schedule that they followed prior to the full-remote learning period. Learners who receive services through special education or 504 Service Agreements, or are a member of a target group that returned for in-person instruction on February 1, will continue with that option.
 
Seventh Grade
Learners may return to their 2-day in-person hybrid schedule that they followed prior to the full-remote learning period.  Learners who receive services through special education or 504 Service Agreements, or are a member of a target group that returned for in-person instruction on February 1, will continue with that option.  
 
Sixth Grade
No change. Learners will continue with the 4-day hybrid schedule that began February 1.
 
Your child may continue with full-time remote if you choose.
 
 
 
FULL-TIME REMOTE LEARNING
 
During a period of full time remote learning, each hybrid or full-time remote learner is expected to follow his/her schedule as if he/she was attending school in-person.  Learners are to document their attendance and participate in classes synchronously.  An asynchronous remote learner is expected to continue making adequate progress in all courses and maintain weekly contact with each of his/her teachers.  Generally, a Zoom meeting check-in should occur on Wednesdays.
 
 

 

This page was created for Ligonier Valley Middle School learners who are attending school remotely. Its purpose is to provide support for distance learners to access school synchronously or asynchronously.  All courses are facilitated by Ligonier Valley School District teachers and are aligned to the Ligonier Valley School District learning progressions, which allow for an easy transition back to an in-school environment should a learner choose that option at a later time.

 

If a learner is attending synchronously, he/she will follow a daily schedule to access ‘live’ classes. If attending asynchronously, a learner should establish a daily routine to complete schoolwork.  Either way, learners will want to balance screen time with non-screen time activity.  Attendance will be taken and monitored.  The district’s attendance policy is in effect for all learners no matter how instruction is accessed.

 

Please note that Wednesday is a regular day of school and all learners should follow their normal schedule.

SCHOOL SYSTEMS
 
Learners should always log in to their Schoology accounts to begin learning.  All teachers are using this learning management system to provide instruction. 
 
Log in to SCHOOLOGY
 
Log in to PowerSchool 
 
LINKS
 
To access the Ligonier Valley Middle School daily period schedule...
 
To submit a help desk ticket...
 
To learn more about using Schoology...
 
To get help with Schoology...
 
To email your teacher...
 
 
ATTENDANCE
 
Instructions for reporting daily attendance.
  • Be sure you are signed in to the filter. 
  • The Google check-in forms are listed on your Schoology page under MY GROUPS. Select the group name with your graduation year. 
 
SCHEDULE A  HELP SESSION
 
To schedule a tutorial, please contact your teacher or one of the teachers listed below.
 
Sixth Graders:
Mrs. Steimer - ksteimer@lvsd.k12.pa.us (learning support)
Ms. McRandal - kmcrandal@lvsd.k12.pa.us (learning support)
 
Seventh Graders/Eighth Graders:
Mrs. Doris (math and algebra) sdoris@lvsd.k12.pa.us 
Mr. Keefer (ELA reading and writing) mkeefer@lvsd.k12.pa.us 
Mr. Podlucky (social studies) rpodlucky@lvsd.k12.pa.us 
Mrs. Richards (science) prichards@lvsd.k12.pa.us 
Mrs. Greenawalt (learning support) sgreenawalt@lvsd.k12.pa.us