Weber Online Policy & Information Manual

Weber School District realizes that a growing number of students desire the freedom to work on school credits in a different atmosphere than the regular school setting. Weber Online gives you the opportunity to work on courses at your convenience. Earn your credits online wherever and whenever - day or night through Weber Online.

Weber Online offers open-entry/open-exit courses at no cost to students in Weber School District. These courses can also satisfy credit needs for students outside of Weber School District under SB65 & SB178 guidelines. Online courses require a high level of self-discipline. Students need to be self-motivated and disciplined to complete an online course.

Acceptable Use Policy

Although students typically use their own technology to access these courses, they all need to sign the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) to access any Weber School District online course. This must be done yearly or when a student desires to either use Weber School District’s computer(s), internet, or access content. Signing this policy is usually done at the beginning of the school year by most students in the brick and mortar schools. However, if a student has not signed this policy at the beginning of the school year, they will need to go to the AUP website and electronically sign the agreement. A student cannot log in to a course without this policy signed. By signing the AUP, students are agreeing to many aspects of appropriate online behavior including being appropriate in electronic communications between all members of the course including both instructors and peers. They also agree to not participate in unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking” into the courses. The AUP can be found at: http://aup.wsd.net .

Cheating/Plagiarism
(See “Weber Online Honor Code”)

Academic honesty is a must when taking an online course. We would like you to do your own work. By taking a Weber Online course, you agree to an honor code of your answers to homework, quizzes, and exams being your own work (except for assignments that explicitly permit collaboration). If you use small portions of someone else’s work, you must make sure you properly give them credit. On no occasion are you to use and/or duplicate the work of other students who have already taken the course or who are currently taking the course.

Consequences of plagiarism/cheating will be as follows:

1st offense: The teacher gives a verbal warning to the student and parent by telephone. A notification by email must also be sent to the Weber Online principal. That teacher may or may not allow the student to make up that assignment. (This will be according to the course syllabus and/or teacher discretion.) A formal written description will be placed in the MyStudent tracker by the teacher with a notification to the Weber Online principal.

2nd offense: The teacher notifies the student and parent by telephone and asks the student to not continue in the course and that continuation in this course and any other course(s) they are enrolled in will be determined by the Weber Online principal. The teacher writes a second notice in the MyStudent tracker with a referral to the Weber Online principal and an email notification to the Weber Online principal. The student and parent will meet with the Weber Online Principal and it would be determined whether that student is dropped from the course. If it is determined that the student remains in the course, the student will receive a “0” on the assignment(s) he/she cheated on.

Any additional offense: (Students taking WO and enrolled at a brick and mortar school.) The student will receive an “F” grade for that course and will be removed from the course. That student will not be allowed to take this same course online and must take it at their brick and mortar school.
(Students taking WO full time.) Students must meet with the Weber Online principal and a contract will be signed. It will be determined whether the student continues on in that course or is dropped from the course.

All of the following are considered cheating/plagiarism:

turning in someone else's work as your own, (your paper/work looking identical or very similar to another student’s work/paper; particularly essays.)

copying words or ideas from someone else without giving credit

failing to put a quotation in quotation marks

giving incorrect information about the source of a quotation

changing words but copying the sentence structure of a source without giving credit

copying so many words or ideas from a source that it makes up the majority of your work, whether you give credit or not

(Plagiarism considerations taken with permission from: http://www.plagiarism.org/plag_article_what_is_plagiarism.html )

Counselor

Students continue to work with their counselor to select and enroll in the correct classes. For students that have a full schedule at their brick and mortar schools or who are dual enrolled, contact your school counselor. For students who do not attend a brick and mortar school but are taking Weber Online courses, contact Kristi Hancock at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Course Access and Navigation

Where are my classes once I enroll?

Enrollment in a Weber Online course takes until the following morning to occur once your counselor enrolls you. To log in go to the log in page at: http://online.wsd.net/ . Enter your username and password making sure you use only lowercase letters and then click the login button.

How do I navigate through the course?

Once you log in to the course, you can navigate the course either by scrolling through the content by clicking on each section and subsection in the “Content Overview” box in the upper right or you can navigate by clicking on the gray box (with the white arrow inside) in the lower left of the picture.

The content overview panel (upper right hand side) is a guide that shows you the sequence of the course. It will keep track of where you are and where you left off from the last time you logged in. The check-marks show where you have gone previously in the course.

The “Assignments” page will show you what assignments you have completed and have not completed. The assignments that are checked with green check marks are the ones completed.

The “Grades” button shows the student what their grade is currently. It also shows what scores they got on their assignments, quizzes, and tests.

The “Participant’s” button will show all those other students that are currently in the course. This helps with forum guidance activities or other group work.

“Course Information” drop down menu describes a teacher’s biography and contact information.

The “Forums” button shows all the forums that are available throughout the course.

“My Courses” drop down menu is where students can toggle between the different online courses they are signed up for. Their regular teacher in their brick and mortar classroom courses will also show up here.

“My Utilities” drop down menu is where students can access their portal information, their school email account, Webertube and their Weber School District ebooks account.

What do I do if I've forgotten my username/password? If you've forgotten your username or password, contact your counselor.

Troubleshooting:

Call the Weber School District Technical Services help desk at 801-476-7989.

Credit Recovery

All credit recovery will be accomplished through each school’s GradPath program. See your counselor for making up credit in a course.

Course Completion Dates

Can a student enroll in Weber Online courses any time during the school year? Yes and No. Coursework needs to be completed by a particular date to be transcribed to that school year. Otherwise, the grade will go onto next year’s transcript. Coursework will need to be completed by all students in grades 9 - 11 by May 1st and proctored exams by May 15th to have grades transcribed on to the current school year.

It is recommended that seniors complete their coursework by April 15 and their proctored exams by May 1 in order to participate in their schools graduation ceremonies. However, this is a guideline and the actual date will be determined by the school’s administration and counselors. Get with our counselor to determine the actual date the course needs to be completed by to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.

Full time Weber Online students, see the section called “Inactivity” for course completion dates.

Course Evaluation

After completing a Weber Online course you may be asked to participate in an online survey about the course. Please answer it honestly to maintain and improve the curriculum and instructional quality of the course.

Course Limitation
(How many courses can I take?)

Is there a limit to the number of Weber Online courses a student can take? No. A student qualifying for Weber Online courses could enroll in as many courses as he or she wants. However, successfully completing them is another story. The counselor, in working with the student and parent, should carefully select the specific number and type of courses which will allow the student to productively work toward graduation and still maintain success in their current courses and their regular school.

8th Grade - Weber Online

8th grade students must wait to take Weber Online courses. However there may be a special circumstance when a student is allowed to take a Weber Online course. By special PCCR and with the direction of the parent, counselor, and student an 8th grade student may take Weber Online course(s) as they become a 9th grader. Under the above circumstance the following guidelines should be followed:

8th grade students cannot take Weber Online courses to fill a schedule because they would be getting high school credits instead of junior high credits.

Under special circumstances, 8th grade students can take Weber Online courses beyond a full schedule for high school credit.

High School - Weber Online

High School students (grades 9-12) can take Weber Online courses above and beyond their regular schedule of courses.

High School Students (grades 9-12) can use Weber Online courses to fill their schedule. It will be up to the school whether those students may remain at the school to work on those or the student goes home during that time.

Course Longevity

How long does it take to complete a course? It usually takes around 6 weeks to finish one quarter if comparing the regular amount of time a student would do the same work in a regular school using these courses as their curriculum.

Can I complete the class more quickly? Yes. Students can finish the course much more quickly by doing the following:

Always have your next assignment ready to turn in as soon as the old one is graded. (Read the teacher feedback on the old assignment and make corrections to your new assignment before you submit the new assignment to show the teacher you are learning from the feedback.)

Make sure assignments are correct with up-to-date requirements so that none have to be resubmitted. (Our curriculum is constantly being improved and some requirements change.) Having to resubmit assignments is the great obstacle to efficient completion.

Always follow instructions carefully to avoid delays.

If it is an emergency, send a message to the instructor via e-mail, forum, or Google Voice, (to find this contact information log into your course and look under “Course Information”). Tell your desired completion date and the reason for needing to complete more quickly. Teachers will let you know what or if anything can be worked out. If you are a senior, do your work early so you avoid the rush at the end of the school year! It is recommended that seniors complete their coursework by April 15 and their proctored exams by May 1 in order to participate in their schools graduation ceremonies. However, this is a guideline and the actual date will be determined by the school’s administration and counselors. Get with our counselor to determine the actual date the course needs to be completed by to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony. All other students must have their coursework completed by May 1st and proctored exams by May 15th for that grade to be entered into that current school year.

SAGE Testing

All Weber Online students must take SAGE tests in those courses that require them. Schools will contact each student that is required to take the test. It is up to the student to go in at the time those tests are being given at the school he/she is currently enrolled in and take those tests. In order for a student to “opt” out of these tests, the student's parent/guardian must sign an “opt out” form.

Curriculum

Curriculum for Weber Online courses is fully accredited. The Utah State core in each subject area has been followed and teachers have enhanced this curriculum with interactive material that we feel will stimulate interest in the course and increase student understanding and learning. The curriculum and class format is reviewed and modified continually according to feedback gathered from student surveys, public feedback, and teacher committees.

Final Exam

PROCTORED FINAL TEST:

All courses have a proctored final exam. In order to take the final exam in a Weber Online course, you must have completed all the coursework in the course. A grade will not be submitted until all of the coursework is complete.

Test proctoring will occur at your local high school during the regular school year. During the summer, all test proctoring will be held at Two Rivers High School on 12th Street in Ogden. When you are ready to take the proctored final, your teacher will give you the approval to take the exam. You must contact the proctor to set up a time to take the test. Proctoring information including a calendar of when proctoring will take place and how to contact the proctor can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/weberonlinetestproctoring/ . Test proctoring procedures will include the following:

Make arrangements with the test proctor prior to taking the test.

You must have picture ID to take a test. Picture ID’s could include a drivers license or school ID. If you are a student taking Weber Online full time and you do not have a picture ID, your parent must provide a picture ID identifying themselves (that they are your parent and to vouch that you are the student that is suppose to take the exam.) If these procedures aren’t followed, you will be asked to take the test at another time.

Arrive at the proctoring location on time.

Cell Phones and other electronic devices not required by the teacher of the course will not be allowed. Any use of outside electronic devices that is not under the direction of the course teacher will result in a failing grade on the test.

Once you log into your Weber Online class, scroll down until you see the link to the final exam. Click on the link.

Your teacher will provide the test proctor with the password to access your test. They will be the one that will log you into the test.

Once you begin the test, you must remain seated and your test must be completed before you leave the class.

Test proctors are there to make sure all students can take the test with the least amount of distractions and assist test takers with any concerns or problems.

Complete the timed final exam.

Submit the exam.

Log off of your account when you are finished taking the exam.

Take the survey using the link provided on the computer. The test proctor will also ask you to take that survey.

Log in every day over the next couple of days to see the final grade that’s been awarded for the class.

Testing hours will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the scheduled days during the regular school year, (or by appointment). You must arrive at the testing center no later than 4:15 to take the test. If you arrive later than 4:15, you will be asked to take the test at another time. (See proctoring times during the summer months if you are taking the test during the summer months.)

Final exams must be passed with a 60% or better. If a student does not get at least a 60%, they must go through remediation with the teacher which may include additional coursework/studying. The final exam must be passed however to get a grade for the course.

Forums, Discussion Boards, Chat and Email

Students taking online courses will participate in forums and other activities where they interact with both the teacher and other students in the course. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a prudent, respectful and professional manner in the forums, discussion boards and emails. Students that violate these types of class activities will be disciplined using the following procedures:

1st offense: The teacher gives warning to student, parent, and Weber Online principal. That teacher may or may not allow the student to make up that assignment if it is part of an assignment. (This will be according to the course syllabus and/or teacher discretion.) A formal written description will be placed in the MyStudent tracker with a notification to the Weber Online principal.

2nd offense: The teacher notifies student, parent, and the Weber Online principal. The teacher writes a second notice in the MyStudent tracker with a referral to the Weber Online principal. The student will meet with the Weber Online Principal and it would be determined whether that student is dropped from the course.

GRADES & ASSIGNMENTS

Grades for all Weber Online courses (with the exception of the Work Based Skills Course) are for letter grades only, (not pass/fail).

Should I have a backup of my assignments until I get a final grade in the course? Yes. We recognize that it is always a good idea to have a backup of all work done in a course. It is recommended that you make a folder on your computer and save all your work in this folder until your counselor verifies that your grade has been posted to your transcript. Backup on a thumb drive is also recommended in case your computer hard drive crashes.

What if I submitted an assignment(s) but my teacher said he/she didn’t receive it? Resubmit the assignment through the proper assignment links in the course. At the teachers discretion, the assignment may be submitted through email.

What do I do if my grade or assignment doesn't appear in my gradebook? Make sure you have submitted the assignment from the direct link to the assignment or test. If you have a concern with your grade or assignment, contact your teacher.

How do I read what the teacher said about my returned assignments? Assignments are scored with comments in your gradebook -- simply click on the “Grades” link in your class to see your scores and teacher comments.

What if assignments were not graded even though they were submitted? Most assignments are graded within 2 days (not including weekends and holidays). If it has not been scored after 2 days (excluding weekends and holidays), you should check immediately to see if the assignment link says it was submitted. If you suspect there are problems, feel free to send a message to your teacher describing the problem. (You need not do this with all assignments – only if there is a question of whether they are actually being received.) If the teacher does not respond within 4 days, please contact the Weber Online secretary or your school counselor, (during the summer months, contact the Weber Online counselor.)

What if a link to an assignment website doesn’t work according to the instructions? Try again making sure you follow all the instructions. If you are sure it doesn’t work, send a note to the instructor telling the assignment number (e.g. 2.7, 3.5 etc.) and/or slide number of the course presentation, and your difficulty. You are free to move to the next lessons while waiting for help. Occasionally, assignment websites have problems. Teachers try to quickly resolve the problems, but must sometimes wait for site developers to repair sites. In such cases, you need not wait to complete the assignments but may, instead, answer the questions as best you can by using other sites, asking people, and using common sense. After answering such questions as best you can, tell the teacher the site was down and the teacher will respond with any information that may be needed for the assignment.

How do I find out about grades, assignments received, and what is due? Go to “Grades" on the Administration Menu of your class homepage.

Should I "remove" the assignments "sent" and "read" from my gradebook? No, keep them there for reference so you can review the comments when you prepare for the proctored final test.

How do I submit an assignment? Assignments are submitted using the links provided in the course.

For online text assignments, write your message (or assignment) using your word processor as normal. Then, copy and paste it into the assignment submission form, which makes the assignment available to the teacher. Here’s how to do it:

Write your message or assignment using your usual word processor. Then save it on your computer with a title that includes your name and description of the message. As an example, if your name is Paul Dunn submitting assignments 1.2-1.6, entitles it as: P. Dunn assignment 1.2-1.6. (This will save your work on your local computer in case you need to review it later.)

Select all the verbiage for your assignment and copy it. (Copying text will put the text onto your computer's clipboard.)

Go to the Weber Online web site ( http://online.wsd.net/) and log in with your I.D. and password. Click on “Assignments” on the top menu of your course.

Find the assignment and click on it. Then click the [Edit Submission] button.

Paste your copied assignment into the Submission box (look for the label in red letters) at the bottom of the page.

Click the [Save Changes] button. Remember this step or the assignment will not be sent to your teacher.

For file submission assignments, create the file on your local computer. Then upload the file(s) using the file submission form, which makes the file(s) available to the teacher. Here’s how to do it:

Create and then save the file on your computer making sure the file is less than 2 MB. Be sure you know where the file is located on your computer. (Usually it is in your user's Document folder.)

Go to the Weber Online web site ( http://online.wsd.net/ and login with your I.D. and password. Click on “Assignment” at the top of your course menu.

Find the assignment and click on it.

Click the [Choose file] button and then in the file navigation window, navigate to your saved file, select your file and then click the [Open] button.

Click the [Upload file] button.

Some assignments also allow for a Notes section for you to send a note about your files to the teacher. If the [Edit] button is available in the Notes section, use that button to get the notes text-edit box and then compose your note to the teacher.

When you've uploaded your file(s) and composed your note, click the [Send for marking] button to submit the file(s) to your teacher for grading.

Immunizations

Utah Statute requires all children enrolling in a public school be immunized in accordance with the State Board of Health regulations. Parents of full time Weber Online students must submit copies of the child’s immunization records to the registrar prior to being admitted to Weber Online full time. Parents wishing to receive an exemption from the state immunization requirements must submit a written request indicating their eligibility for exemption under Utah law at the time of enrollment.

Inactivity

Do you need to stay active in the class? Yes, students must be logging in preferably daily and submitting assignments to stay enrolled in the course(s).

Students taking Weber Online and also enrolled at a brick and mortar school:

What is inactivity and what if a student gets dropped from a class for inactivity? To remain enrolled in a Weber Online course, you must log in often. Students taking Weber Online part time but have a full schedule at a brick and mortar school, who have not logged into the course for 20 days consecutively and have not made contact prior to this with their teacher will be considered inactive and will be dropped from the course. Students that are dropped from a course for inactivity must wait 30 days before they can sign up for another Weber Online course. If unusual circumstances warranted the inactivity, a student's counselor may petition the Weber Online principal for enrollment allowance earlier for a course. Also, students who are dropped for inactivity may/may not get the same teacher if they re-enroll into the same course. Because student enrollment into teacher’s classes is based on student numbers, requests for certain teachers will not be granted. Students will be placed by the system in the “open”, available course(s) at the time of enrollment. If students have completed work in the course prior to being dropped they must assume that the work done will not appear into the course upon re-enrollment.

Full Time Weber Online Students: Students who are full time with Weber Online must stay active in each course. Here are student’s responsibilities that attend full time with Weber Online:

Log on to the course at least three times each week

Completion of at least .16 credits per week in each course is the minimally required pace in order for a student to graduate in 4 years. (on track to complete 6 credits per year)

Complete assignments in the order they are given

Respond to emails sent by the teacher, principal, or counselor

Check student email at least three times each week

Maintain pace for graduation

If coming from another school outside of the district, provide transcripts and contact information of principal and counselors.

Full time Weber Online Course Progress Expectations:

Students may be terminated for not keeping pace with assignments. Attendance for Full Time Weber Online is measured by keeping a log of their work, submission of assignments and activities, and log-in occurrences.

If a student fails to be actively involved in a course for consecutive days without cause and prior teacher and principal communication, the student will be terminated.

If a student would like to re-enroll after being dropped for inactivity, he/she along with a parent/guardian must meet with the school administrator and counselor.

Students must meet at least 2 times with school personnel (ie. counselor, administrator) during the school year if they are not on pace for graduation. These meetings will be arranged by Weber Online personnel and be held at the Weber Innovation Center and/or conference call if the student is out of the district boundaries.

Learning Objectives

What are the desired student learning outcomes for Weber Online?

SOCIAL AND CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY:

Weber Online promotes social and civic responsibility with reminders on the web site and via e-mail to treat their teachers, proctors, and fellow students with respect.

CHARACTER:

Weber Online promotes character by teaching students about academic honesty including plagiarism. Students are encouraged to work with their teacher and other mentors, but must pass the final proctored test without assistance. This promotes individual responsibility.

COMMUNICATION

Weber Online promotes effective communication through our forums and email communications between teachers and students, as well as through writing assignments across the curriculum.

COUNSELING

Students meet with their counselors to make decisions about which coursework is best matched for their educational needs utilizing Weber Online courses.

STUDENT PREPARATION

Weber Online helps students to become ready for any post-school environment. Whether it is to access and use technology at work, or taking online components of classes at college, Weber Online helps prepare students for these experiences. Because we provide quarter classes for students who accelerate, we are important to students leaving their local schools with a diploma on time. (Utah’s State Board of Education sets the required class work for students to earn a diploma.) Weber Online curriculum is aligned to the core curriculum to facilitate students learning the required content.

Original Credits Only

Can these courses be taken as “makeup” or “credit-recovery”? No. These online courses are for original credits only. See your counselors for credit make-up options.

Registration

To request a Weber Online course, visit with your counselor.

It is recommended that Seniors are not enrolled in courses after March 15th and cannot enroll in “Fit for Life” after March 1st if that student would like to participate in the graduation ceremonies at his/her brick and mortar school.

ENROLLING IN WEBER ONLINE CLASSES:

How do I know which class I should take? Talk to your local school counselor to make sure you know exactly the right class you need.

How do I get into the class I need? Once you, your counselor and parents decide that you need a Weber Online course, your counselor will enroll you in the course(s).

How do I get into the next quarter of the class I'm currently in? When you are ready to go on to the next quarter of the course, make an appointment with your school counselor and they can enroll you into the next quarter.

What if I don't need the next quarter of the class? Your counselor will only enroll you into the course section you need for graduation. If you are enrolled in a section that you don’t need, contact your counselor.

In Weber School District, students must be enrolled in a school in order to take a Weber Online course.

Reminder System

Students who enroll in Weber Online courses must sign up for “Remind” in each course they take. “Remind” is the reminder system that Weber Online uses to send out assignment reminders to students and possibly parents to help keep them active in the course. Each course has a “Remind” code students either texts or emails in. Once they submit that, they are sent a text at least twice a week in that course(s) to remind them to work on assignments. Students can unenroll in this system at the end of the course.

Seniors

If you are a senior, do your work early so you avoid the rush at the end of the school year! It is recommended that seniors complete their coursework by April 15 and their proctored exams by May 1 in order to participate in their schools graduation ceremonies. However, this is a guideline and the actual date will be determined by the school’s administration and counselors. Get with our counselor to determine the actual date the course needs to be completed by to be able to participate in the graduation ceremony.

It is recommended that Seniors are not enrolled in courses after March 15th and cannot enroll in “Fit for Life” after March 1st if that student would like to participate in the graduation ceremonies at his/her brick and mortar school.

Special Education
(Section Includes 504 Accommodations Information Also)

When a resource student is requesting to take a Weber Online course, the following path will take place:

The counselor will contact that student’s special education file holder, so they can determine with the student and parent if that is the best option for that student under his/her current IEP. The file holder will need to determine what accommodations would be necessary for the student to be successful in the online class based on the student’s IEP and disability. If it has been determined to be the appropriate option, the file holder will contact the Weber Online teacher and let them know how they can best accommodate that student in their course. A listing of teachers can be found at: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AuK2O7J-S7y4dE82cE5IWmZsUjgxR25WRW9uZnk5eFE

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) (USBE SER I.E. 15)

Special education and related services that:

a. Are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge;

b. Meet the standards of the USOE and Part B of the IDEA;

c. Include preschool, elementary school, and secondary school education in Utah; and

d. Are provided in conformity with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that meets the requirements of Part B of the IDEA.

Child Find (USBE SER II)

Weber School District has policies and procedures to ensure that all students with disabilities between the ages of three and 22, and those attending private schools, including students who are highly mobile, students who have been expelled from school, home schooled students, students who have not graduated from high school with a regular high school diplomas, and those who are suspected of being a student with a disability and who are in need of special education even though they are advancing from grade to grade, and regardless of the severity of the disability, are identified, located, and evaluated. This includes a practical method for determining which private school students are currently receiving needed special education or special education and related services.

IEP Development and Service Delivery (USBE SER III.I-U)

At the beginning of each school year, Weber School District must have in effect, for each student with a disability within its jurisdiction, an IEP.

Weber School District must ensure that:

a. A meeting to develop an IEP for a student is conducted within thirty (30) calendar days of a determination that the student needs special education and related services; and

b. As soon as possible following development of the IEP, special education and related services are made available to the student in accordance with the student's IEP.

c. Weber School District must ensure that the student's IEP is:

(1.) Accessible to each regular education teacher, special education teacher, related service provider, and any other service provider who is responsible for its implementation; and

(2.) Each teacher and provider is informed of:

(a) His or her specific responsibilities related to implementing the student's IEP; and

(b) The specific accommodations, modifications, and supports that must be provided for the student in accordance with the IEP.

Transfer Students

Weber School District provides a student transferring from another LEA in or out of the state with comparable services to those listed on an existing IEP while it determines needed next steps in accordance with the In-State and Out-of-State Transfer Student Checklist of the USOE.

504 Accommodation

Utah Assessment Participation and Accommodations Policy:

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act require the participation of students with disabilities in state and district wide assessments.

In order for a student to receive accommodations during annual district assessments, there must be a current IEP or 504 plan on file that documents the need for those accommodations as determined by the IEP team or 504 planning committee and they must be accessing special education and/or related services at their neighborhood school or by appointment.

According to the Utah Assessment and Participation Policy the student must also be provided with those accommodations during any instructional period that necessitates their use throughout the year. An accommodation may not be used solely during assessment.

If your student has a current 504 plan with accommodations, please contact the Weber School District online counselor (Kristi Hancock), upon enrollment, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure that accommodations will be appropriately provided in a Weber Online course.

Teachers

Weber Online teachers are certified teachers throughout surrounding communities including Weber School District. Weber Online teachers have continually shown a high success learning rate with students in the classroom. Teachers for Weber Online are dedicated to provide prompt and timely feedback to their students. Teachers utilize curriculum approved by the program and are willing to coordinate with staff and administration of students enrolled in their course(s).

Teacher Correspondence

Teachers correspond with students mainly through the course correspondence form, quiz/test/assignment feedback forms, and forums and the general class chat room. Anytime a form is filled out from a teacher or a news forum is added to, all students in the course are emailed at their student email account indicating to those students that some type of correspondence/information has been updated in the course. Students should check their student email on a regular basis for news items of the class and teacher feedback on assignments, quizzes, and tests as well as other course information. Student webmail can be accessed at: http://mail.wsdstudent.net/ .

Vacations

Occasional breaks of up to 2 weeks are OK for students enrolled at a brick and mortar school. If it will be longer than 2 weeks, send a message to your teacher saying why you won't be working on the class so you don’t get removed from the course. You cannot take a break from Fitness for Life - it must be completed as outlined in the course. Remember, these courses can be worked on anywhere you have Internet access although some countries have blocked access to our Moodle system. If this is the case, email seems to still work and you can email your teacher to let them know about your progress in the course.

Full time Weber Online students must stay active in their courses. If there is a situation where the student cannot work in any of their courses, they must contact the teacher before inactivity accrues. (see the section called “Inactivity”.)

Weber Online Honor Code

In order to insure fairness, all students participating in any of our online classes must agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Answers to homework, quizzes, and exams will be your own work (except for assignments that explicitly permit collaboration).

You will not make solutions to homework, quizzes or exams available to anyone else. This includes both solutions written by the student, as well as any official solutions provided by the course staff.

You will not engage in any other activities that will dishonestly improve your results or dishonestly improve/hurt the results of others.