COVID-19 Attendance & Grading Policy

Weekly Assignments

  • Final Notes

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 5/31/2020
    Hello TAs, 
     
    Congratulations - this is your last week of online learning! Your supervising teacher will evaluate your contributions this week. Their evaluation is worth 60% of your marking period 4 grade. You will be evaluated on your: 
    1. Professionalism & Work Ethic
    2. Collaboration
    3. Use of Technology
    4. Oral & Written Communication Skills
    5. Leadership
    6. Global Awareness (are you willing to learn from your supervising teacher? Do you value and respect differences?)
    7. Career Management (Do you produce quality work? Do you show initiative?)
    8. Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
    You are not REQUIRED to send an email to your supervising teacher this week. However, I recommend that you reach out to ask if there is a way that you can support your supervising teacher this week.
     
    While I cannot accept weekly emails late at this point, you may use this week to complete missing assignments, including: 
    • Project Reflection
    • Resume
    • Thank you letter/email
    I hope that you have a wonderful summer and I would like to remind each of you that I am available for College and Career related support (even if you are a graduate). Send me an email or stop by my office. I can help you with: 
    • Applications
    • Resumes
    • References
    • Job Shadows (even during your senior year)
    • Completion of Graduation Requirements
    • College research
    • etc.
    Great job everyone! As a whole, supervising teachers have been impressed with your work ethic and contributions.
     
    Ms. Schmidt
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  • Week 6 (5/18-22)

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 5/17/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Hello TAs, 

    Announcement: The last day for seniors is Friday, June 5, 2020. 

    Assignments for this week: 

    1. Send your weekly email.
      • This email should be sent by Wednesday, but Friday BY THE LATEST. This is to give your supervising teacher a chance to provide you with an assignment. I will send a midweek reminder. 
      • I have provided you with three example templates. You do not need to use these emails. This assignments is worth 1% of your final grade in marking period 4. Due to the timely nature of this assignment, you cannot make it up after the assignments have been posted for the following week.
      • You must CC: me on the email for credit (directions are provided in the weekly module). This email should take less than 5 minutes to complete; however, you may have to respond to additional emails/assignments from your supervising teacher.
    2. Update your Resume DUE BY THIS FRIDAY, 5/22. You may share your resume with me throughout the week and I will provide you with feedback/suggestions. By Friday, you must submit a PDF copy of your resume. Below is a tutorial, but please email me if you have difficulty saving your resume as a PDF.

    Here are the directions for your thank you letter should you have the time to work ahead - I highly suggest you start this assignment sooner than later (especially if you are a senior)... Working Ahead? Here are the directions to write your Thank You Letter to your Supervising Teacher (due May 29th)

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these assignments. I will host Office Hours on Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm. Please email me to sign up and I will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

    Ms. Schmidt

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  • Week 5 (5/11-15)

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 5/10/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Hello TAs, 

    Announcement: The last day for seniors is Friday, June 5, 2020. 

    Assignments for this week: 

    1. Send your weekly email.
      • This email should be sent by Wednesday, but Friday BY THE LATEST. This is to give your supervising teacher a chance to provide you with an assignment. I will send a midweek reminder.
      • I have provided you with three example templates to help you get started. You do not need to use these emails, but I wanted to provide you with a starting point. This assignments is worth 1% of your final grade in marking period 4. Due to the timely nature of this assignment, you cannot make it up after the assignments have been posted for the following week.
      • You must CC: me on the email for credit (directions are provided in the weekly module). This email should take less than 5 minutes to complete; however, you may have to respond to additional emails/assignments from your supervising teacher.
    2. PROJECT REFLECTION assignment is due by this Friday. Should you need additional time to complete this assignment, I must receive an email from you by Wednesday, May 13th. I will grant you a 1 week extension without penalty. 

    Here are the directions for your resume/thank you letter should you have the time to work ahead - I highly suggest you start these assignments sooner than later (especially if you are a senior)...

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these assignments. I will host Office Hours on Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm. Please email me to sign up and I will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

    Ms. Schmidt

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  • Week 4 (5/4-8)

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 5/4/2020

    Good morning (afternoon or evening) TAs, 

    Updates and Announcements: 

    • The last day for seniors is Friday, June 5, 2020. 

    Assignments for this week: 

    1. Send your weekly email. I have provided you with three example templates to help you get started. You do not need to use these emails, but I wanted to provide you with a starting point. This assignments is worth 1% of your final grade in marking period 4. Due to the timely nature of this assignment, you cannot make it up after the assignments have been posted for the following week. You must CC: me on the email for credit (directions are provided in the weekly module). This email should take less than 5 minutes to complete; however, you may have to respond to additional emails/assignments from your supervising teacher.
    2. I am opening the PROJECT REFLECTION assignment, but it is not due until Friday, May 15th.

    Here are the directions for your resume/thank you letter should you have the time to work ahead - I highly suggest you start these assignments sooner than later (especially if you are a senior)...

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these assignments. I will host Office Hours on Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm. Please email me to sign up and I will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

    NOTES: 

    • Read the Announcements at least once per week.
    • Use modules to complete assignments, not the "to do" list. Everything will be in order in the modules. This is also where I will provide addition content to help you complete assignments. In the modules, I will have information to help you start the resume and thank you letter before the due date - I suggest you start these.
    • I will post new assignments on a Sunday.
    • All assignments are due by Friday at 3 pm
    • I will contact you and your parent on Friday after 3 pm if I have not yet received your assignments for the week. You will have until Sunday at 12 pm to submit late assignments. ** Attendance is based on assignment completion. If I do not have your assignments by Sunday at 12 pm, after the email to parents, I will have to report you as absent for the week and give you a zero for your assignments due that week.

    Ms. Schmidt

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  • Week 3 (4/27-5/1)

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 4/26/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Good morning (afternoon or evening) TAs, 

    Updates and Announcements: 

    • Read the Announcements at least once per week.
    • Use modules to complete assignments, not the "to do" list. Everything will be in order in the modules. This is also where I will provide addition content to help you complete assignments. In the modules, I will have information to help you start the resume and thank you letter before the due date - I suggest you start these.
    • I will post new assignments on a Sunday.
    • All assignments are due by Friday at 3 pm
    • I will contact you and your parent on Friday after 3 pm if I have not yet received your assignments for the week. You will have until Sunday at 12 pm to submit late assignments. **This may change in the next week or two. Mr. Schnug will let teachers know when incomplete/missing become zeros.** Attendance is based on assignment completion. If I do not have your assignments by Sunday at 12 pm, after the email to parents, I will have to report you as absent for the week.
    • As of yet, there is no last day scheduled for Seniors. I have planned the due dates so that the final Thank You letter for seniors is due Friday, May 22nd. Should we end earlier, your assignment will be due earlier. Should we end later, I will extend the due date for this assignment (and you will also have more time to update your resume).

    Assignments for this week: 

    1. Send your weekly email. I have provided you with three example templates to help you get started. The first email is if your teacher has not yet responded with a project for you to complete. The second email is if you know what you are working on. You do not need to use these emails, but I wanted to provide you with a starting point. This assignments is worth 2% of your final grade in marking period 4. Due to the timely nature of this assignment, you cannot make it up after the assignments have been posted for the following week. You must CC: me on the email for credit (directions are provided in the weekly module). This email should take less than 5 minutes to complete; however, you may have to respond to additional emails/assignments from your supervising teacher.
    2. Submit the Project Task List & Potential Evidence. This is a formality; it is a way to make sure that you completing an assignment for your supervising teacher. It should take 5-10  minutes to complete. 

    Here are the directions for your resume/thank you letter should you have the time to work ahead - I highly suggest you start these assignments sooner than later (especially if you are a senior)...

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these assignments. I will host Office Hours on Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm. Please email me to sign up and I will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

    Ms. Schmidt

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  • Week 2 (4/20-4/24)

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 4/19/2020 12:00:00 PM

    Good morning (afternoon or evening) TAs, 

    Updates and Announcements: 

    • Read the Announcements at least once per week.
    • Use modules to complete assignments, not the "to do" list. Everything will be in order in the modules. This is also where I will provide addition content to help you complete assignments. In the modules, I will have information to help you start the resume and thank you letter before the due date - I suggest you start these.
    • I will post new assignments on a Sunday.
    • All assignments are due by Friday at 3 pm (this is a slight modification from 11:59 pm)
    • I will contact you and your parent on Friday after 3 pm if I have not yet received your assignments for the week. You will have until Sunday at 12 pm to submit late assignments. Attendance is based on assignment completion. If I do not have your assignments by Sunday at 12 pm, after the email to parents, I will have to report you as absent for the week.
    • As of yet, there is no last day scheduled for Seniors. I have planned the due dates so that the final Thank You letter for seniors is due Friday, May 22nd. Should we end earlier, your assignment will be due earlier. Should we end later, I will extend the due date for this assignment (and you will also have more time to update your resume).

    Assignments for this week: 

    1. Send your weekly email. I have provided you with two possible templates to help you get started. The first email is if your teacher has not yet responded with a project for you to complete. The second email is if you know what you are working on. You do not need to use these emails, but I wanted to provide you with a starting point. This assignments is worth 2% of your final grade in marking period 4. Due to the timely nature of this assignment, you cannot make it up after the assignments have been posted for the following week. You must CC: me on the email for credit (directions are provided in the weekly module). This email should take less than 5 minutes to complete; however, you may have to respond to additional emails/assignments from your supervising teacher.
    2. Submit the Project Idea Request form. This is a formality. It is a way to make sure that you are staying up to date. It should take up to 5 minutes to complete. You must work with your supervising teacher to develop your project idea. You are expected to write 3-5 sentences detailing what you will be working on/creating.

    Here are the directions for your resume/thank you letter should you have the time to work ahead - I highly suggest you start these assignments sooner than later (especially if you are a senior)...

    Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns about these assignments. I will host Office Hours on Wednesday and Thursday at 1 pm. Please email me to sign up and I will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.

    Ms. Schmidt

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  • Week 1 (4/13-4/17)

    Posted by Ashley Schmidt on 4/12/2020 12:00:00 PM
    Good morning TAs, 
     
    This week's TA assignment due by Friday, April 17th at 11:59 pmI am going to apologize ahead of time for the multiple emails. I forgot that Canvas Announcements generate an email. I will change that for next week. However, I will continue to email your parents if I do not receive your assignments by Friday.
     
    This week, you are to follow the directions provided in Canvas to contact your supervising teacher via email. It is a short, quick email that puts the you in contact with your supervising teacher to ask how you can help support the teacher's efforts in the new learning environment. This will be a weekly assignment.
     
    I have already seen some great responses from both the students and the teachers. You may copy my example email word-for-word or you may use it as a starting point to write your own.
     
    In order to receive credit for completing this assignment I must be CC'd on the email. Directions on how to CC: me on the email are included in Canvas assignment. The assignment is worth 2% of your total marking period 4 grade. In other words, by not doing this assignment, the highest grade you can earn as a TA is a 98%.
     
    Please email me if you have any questions (schmidta@cattysd.org). I hope that you and your family are all doing well and staying safe.
     
    Ms. Schmidt
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