Phoenix/ATLAS Activities for Learning at Home during COVID-19 Mitigation 
3/16/20 (updated 8/21/20)
 
All updates will be posted on the Phoenix website http://phs.wpusd.org/ and Instagram @phs_lincoln, including school closure estimated dates, how to complete work and how to contact teachers/admin/counselor.
 
STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH EMAIL.  We will check email from 8am-1:30pm. 
ELA: Mrs. Nelson: jnelson@wpusd.org
MATH: Mrs. Gruber: tgruber@wpusd.org
SCIENCE/CAREER ED: Mr. Alcorn: dalcorn@wpusd.org
SOCIAL SCIENCE: Mr. Nelson: cnelson@wpusd.org
COUNSELOR: Ms. Z: mzimmerman@wpusd.org
PRINCIPAL: Chuck Whitecotton: cwhitecotton@wpusd.org
 
Each subject will have varying ways to earn credits at home.  We will be using credit sheets and updating credits in blue. TWO CREDITS PER WEEK IS STILL EXPECTED.  Mrs. Z will be contacting all graduating seniors.  
 
ENGLISH:
 
THIS IS NEW FOR ENGLISH!!! PLEASE READ!!!
English Requirements for COVID-19 Closure updated 3/20/20
No More Odysseyware TESTS! :)  Instead complete all projects to the best of your ability.  They will be worth a higher percentage of your overall grade! 

You have two choices for essays:
From the regular WP packets for your grade level AND
For every essay you have to write for History you will earn an English credit!  See below for more info. 

  • Essays will be submitted to turnitin.com for anti plagiarism.  I have many papers to grade, please do not waste my time by sending me a copied essay.  If I find plagiarism you will have to totally start over or do a different topic.  
  • If you are done with an entire OW unit and you are at the test, email me.  I will give you a credit and skip the test so you can move on to the next unit.  

Two credits for ONE essay in English/History during the COVID-19 closure!

For any of your history classes you can write a WP on the Essential Question and earn one history credit and one English WP!  Type an essay on the EQ (see requirements below) and submit the essay to Mr. Nelson on docs. Both Mr. and Mrs. Nelson will read the essay and give you a History and English credit for it.    

Format for Essay:
  • Introductory paragraph with thesis statement.
  • Body paragraph lesson 1
  • Body paragraph lesson 2
  • Body paragraph lesson 3
  • Body paragraph lesson 4
  • Conclusion
There are usually 4 lessons per module or chapter but the requirement is to have as many body paragraphs as there are lessons.  MOST essays will be 6 paragraphs long.  

In-text citations and Works Cited page required for all essays.  

In-text citation example, you must do two per paper:
Quote used in essay: 
“The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.” (Fraser)  
The author's last name is put into parentheses and goes right after a quote. You must use TWO quotes from the history book in your essay.  

Works cited example, goes on a seperate sheet at the end of the essay with the title ‘Works Cited’ at the top:

Works Cited
Fraser, James W. The School in the United States: a Documentary History. Routledge, 2019.

LASTLY, include your History notes at the end of your work cited page.  You will not get credit without them.
 
 
MATH: 
All math courses will be completed through ODYSSEYWARE: If you have reached a test in Odysseyware Mrs. Gruber will skip your test so you can keep working, and she will contact you to schedule a test.  A googlemeet will be scheduled and a google doc test will be shared.  You will complete the test during the googlemeet.
 
SOCIAL SCIENCE:
All information can be found in your Google Classroom.  Please communicate any questions or concerns to Mr. Nelson at cnelson@wpusd.org.  Mr. Nelson will answer all emails on a regular basis.
 
SCIENCE:
Detailed instructions and information for Biology, Life, Earth and Environmental Science are in the individual Google Classrooms. Each student enrolled in one of the above courses will be invited into that classroom.  Odysseyware will be the primary curriculum used and students will have access online.  Lab activities will still be performed, remotely or at home, until it is safe to meet, and details of them will be continually updated in the Google Classrooms.  Online tests will be completed remotely and used solely as a practice, followed by an oral exam to ensure understanding of key ideas and vocabulary.  Alternatives to an oral exam could be a 2-3 page paper on a topic of choice relevant to the unit, following MLA format, upon teacher approval.
 
PE:
  • Complete PE log - every 20 hours = 1 credit. Must be signed and then email to Chuck.
  • Complete 5 days of 10000 steps.  Take a picture of phone and email to Ms. Gruber.  
 
SENIOR PROJECTS:
 
CAREER ED:
Accessed through the Google Classroom, this ten unit course uses CA Careerzone as base for one semester, followed by another semester of Odysseyware Career Management and Exploration coursework.  Students will choose between a wide range of options, each unique and customized for individuals.  The online tests will be completed remotely and used soley as a practice, followed by an oral exam to ensure understanding of key ideas and vocabulary.  Alternatives to an oral exam could be a 2-3 page paper on a topic of  choice relevant to the unit, following MLA format, upon teacher approval.
 
COMPUTER LITERACY:
Accessed  and updated through the Google Classroom, this five unit course uses Odysseyware as the primary curriculum.  Online tests will be completed remotely and used soley as a practice, followed by an oral exam to ensure understanding of key ideas and vocabulary.  Alternatives to an oral exam could be a 2-3 page paper on a topic of  choice relevant to the unit, following MLA format, upon teacher approval.
 
HEALTH: 
Accessed  and updated through the Google Classroom, this five unit course uses Odysseyware as the primary curriculum.  Online tests will be completed remotely and used soley as a practice, followed by an oral exam to ensure understanding of key ideas and vocabulary.  Alternatives to an oral exam could be a 2-3 page paper on a topic of  choice relevant to the unit, following MLA format, upon teacher approval.
 
ATLAS: Use GMail or current means of communication to check in with case manager at least once per week.  Weekly hours are still required! Adam is available on Remind with any questions/concerns.