In the event that our campus has closed, for a short or extended period of time, while School remains in session, students will continue to develop skills and knowledge through a variety of methods, including the use of remote, recorded lectures, video discussions, virtual labs, papers, and projects. Students will complete most work asynchronously at their own pace. Classes will take roll virtually via Google Hangout Chats or Google Hangout Meets and then record attendance in MyCasady. Classes will take place on a rotating schedule similar to what students currently experience. The modified UD virtual schedule is below. A summary of daily classwork and homework with links to all relevant documents will appear in MyCasady or Google Classroom. In UD, learning specialists, administrators, and department chairs will check in with teachers regularly, and the Technology Help Desk will help faculty generate remote learning experiences.


Remote Learning 2.0
Thank you again for helping us move into our Remote Learning Schedule 1.0. Thank you also for your feedback. We have studied the feedback carefully and created the Remote Learning Schedule 2.0 you see below. Another change that does not appear on the schedule will be an increase in the amount of homework each teacher can assign per class meeting.
The “flex time” will help students and teachers find the right balance between synchronous class time; independent, asynchronous work; and extra help.


2.0 FAQs

List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Will all of my classes last 85 minutes?

    Each teacher will have the flexibility to use the “X-25” (just like we do in our regular daily schedule) at their discretion to extend student learning, to provide extra help, or to let students get a start on their homework.
  • Q: Casady will continue to give A-F letter grades for the spring term. Why?

    Casady consulted with the College Counseling Office, along with local and national peer schools, and came to the conclusion that what is in the best interest for our students is to assign a letter grade for the spring term. We believe this will help 9th-11th grade students in particular  with future college admissions, scholarships, the NCAA Clearinghouse, etc. We also believe that assigning letter grades will continue to motivate students to do their best work, even in this remote learning environment.
  • Q: Will my child be ready for classes next year?

    Absolutely! Casady teachers are working with Mr. Bottomly and Ms. Nelson to identify what course content and skills students will still need to learn going into next year.
  • Q: Why no spring exams?

    While we believe a “sit down, 2-hour exam” teaches important academic skills, we also believe that this kind of summative assessment is not what is best for our students’ well-being considering the circumstances. Many peer schools have made the same policy change. Even the College Board has calibrated their 4-hour AP exam to 45-minutes.
  • Q: What will replace spring exams?

    Teachers will have additional class periods to provide meaningful learning opportunities for their students; some teachers may give a mini-summative assessment.
  • Q: What is Casady’s plan for APs?

    Students will take modified AP exams online from home on May 11-22.  College credit and placement policies have not changed. AP teachers and Ms. Infantino will share more information as it becomes available.  The exam schedule and other pertinent information can be found here.
  • Q: What about special May events/traditions?

    These moments are important to our kids, and while our focus has been on the 2.0 version of the Remote Learning Plan, we will shift our focus over the coming weeks to engage in conversations around the May calendar. Thank you for your continued patience.

Remote Learning Checklist

Following is a list of steps you and your family can take to prepare for Remote Learning:

  • Identify a space in your home where your child can participate in remote classroom activities and complete schoolwork.
  • Check your home internet service plan. Make sure that your home content filter is set to an appropriate filter level for your child. Classes that occur through Google Hangout Chat or Google Hangout Meet platform will require an internet connection that supports streaming. If your home does not have internet access and streaming capabilities because of financial hardship, please contact Jeff Bingham (binghamj@casady.org), Chief Financial Officer.
  • If all of your children do not have a learning device (e.g. laptop, PC) that is compatible with Chrome, please contact the Technology Help Desk (helpdesk@casady.org).
  • If any of your children need to check out a device for Remote Learning, please complete this form by clicking here.
  • Talk with your child about the importance of bringing home any essential materials each day.
  • Confirm that your charger works for your child’s learning device.
  • Connect with Student Support Services if needed. Our team of Learning Specialists, School Counselor, and Nurse can offer guidance if your child is feeling worried about the virus and associated news.

Frequently Asked Questions - UD

List of 19 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What will remote learning look like in the modified schedule?

    In the Upper Division, during remote learning, students will follow the same six-day rotating schedule that they are used to following, although classes will meet at different times and for the duration indicated on the Remote Learning Schedule. These modified class meeting times will be reflected on each student’s individual schedule on MyCasady.

    During each six-day cycle, teachers will have two class periods to engage students both synchronously and asynchronously; the former for connection, the latter for learning. Most class periods will be conducted asynchronously. Teachers will assign a student “work product” that will often be due at the end of class.

    Teachers will use either MyCasady or Google Classroom to communicate lessons and expectations including the mode of learning for each lesson (i.e. synchronous and/or asynchronous). In advance of each lesson, teachers will post instructions, links, and learning materials on MyCasady or Google Classroom. Students are encouraged to reach out to their teachers proactively if they have questions or an assignment is unclear.
  • Q: What can UD students anticipate on Virtual Class Days?

    During virtual class days, students will check-in at the beginning of class through a Google Suite module (e.g. Google docs, Slides, Sheets, Hangouts Meet for live video conferencing) for the teacher to take roll. Teachers will use the beginning of class to provide instruction, key information, and answer any questions. The rest of class will be devoted to time for students to engage in class work.

    In addition, students can expect teachers to be available during “Virtual Office Hours” to connect through a phone call, Google Hangout Chat, or Google Hangout Meet.

  • Q: Where do students go to access course work?

    Students will check MyCasady or Google Classroom for all class assignments, materials, and assessments. Teachers will let students know which platform to check for updated course work.
  • Q: How will teachers take Virtual Class roll at the beginning Virtual Class time?

    Teachers will communicate in advance to students about how they will take roll: Google doc, a Google Form, Google Hangout chat session, or Google Hangout Meet Live session.
  • Q: How will Virtual Class time work?

    Class time will be largely asynchronous with an aim for students to submit a work product in each class, even with project-based work. Synchronous learning (through Google Classroom or Google hangout) with the class/small group will be kept minimal (e.g. “check-in”, direction instruction, group discussions).
  • Q: Do Casady rules apply in remote learning?

    Yes, particularly those that apply to integrity, honesty, and your treatment of others. Please pay particular attention to our Responsible Use Policy.
  • Q: What can UD students expect from their teachers?

    Students can expect that teachers in advance of each virtual class period will post all assignments on either MyCasady or Google Classroom. Lesson details and links will be included. In addition, students can expect teachers to be available during “Virtual Office Hours” to connect through a Google Hangout Chat session or a Google Hangout Meet Live session.
  • Q: How will teachers assess students in a remote learning environment?

    Teachers will work carefully and creatively to create assessments that set students up for success. Teachers are encouraged to employ flexible and creative assessments. Teachers will communicate proactively to students what is expected for each assessment, how students will be assessed, and where students are to submit their work.
  • Q: What do UD teachers expect from their students?

    Teachers expect that students will check MyCasady or Google Classroom every day for updated class work. In addition, teachers will expect students check-in at designated times during “virtual class” for roll call, basic instructions, and student support. Teachers will try to push most of the homework into the virtual class period. Exceptions may include MSON courses and AP courses.
  • Q: What is the dress code on Virtual School days?

    If a teacher or student is on video, the teacher will follow business casual guidelines and students will be dressed appropriately, i.e. Casual Friday attire.
  • Q: What about grades/grading?

    There will be no changes to our grading policy for now. However, we will revisit our policy as this situation evolves. Let's agree, though, that no student will be penalized for something that is not in their control.
  • Q: What about MSON classes?

    MSON classes will continue as normal. Students should log into their class via BlueJeans using their laptop. Remember that BlueJeans does not work properly over Safari, Explorer, or Firefox so use Chrome as your browser. If you have a test that needs proctoring, ask your MSON teacher if a parent can do that for you.
  • Q: What about AP classes?

    The College Board is making adjustments to Advanced Placement courses and exams to ensure that students have the opportunity to earn the credit and placement they've been working toward all year. Changes include shorter, home-based online exams; two test date options; and online review classes. Colleges have been consulted and support this solution. Course-specific information can be found by clicking here. Note that many details will not be finalized until April 3. Your AP teacher will discuss how these adjustments will affect your class during your first remote meetings.
  • Q: How do students connect with the College Counselors?

    Dr. Hubbell (hubbellj@casady.org) and Ms. Kisselle (kissellea@casady.org) will be available during Virtual Office Hours and during the A-F schedule to meet/work with students on the phone or Google Hangout Chat session or a Google Hangout Meet Live session. Juniors and seniors should contact their assigned college counselor via email to ask questions or to schedule a virtual appointment. Freshmen and sophomores should contact Ms. Kisselle.
  • Q: Where do students go for Tech Support?

    If you need tech support, please email helpdesk@casady.org. If the issue is a technology emergency, please directly call IT at 405-749-3170.
  • Q: How do students connect with the Student Support Services Team?

    Ms. Lori Williams (williamsl@casady.org) will be available during Virtual Office Hours and during the A-F schedule to meet/work with students on the phone or Google Hangout Chat session or a Google Hangout Meet session. Students should email Ms. Williams at williamsl@casady.org to ask questions or schedule a virtual appointment.

    Ms. Candice Clinton (clintonc@casady.org) will be available during Virtual Office Hours and during the A-F schedule to meet/support/work with students on the phone or Google Hangout Chat session or a Google Hangout Meet Live session. Students should email to ask questions or schedule a virtual appointment.
  • Q: If my child has an emergency or is in crisis mode, whom do I contact?

    If your child or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK, or the Crisis Text Line (text “HOME” to 741741).
  • Q: What happens in the event a faculty member is ill during Remote Learning?

    Naturally, we hope none of our teachers become ill. We certainly hope that no teacher becomes so ill that he or she cannot meet classes as scheduled.

    Nonetheless, we have considered the possibility.

    If at all possible, if an MD or UD teacher were to become too ill to meet with his or her classes, we would have another Casady teacher or a substitute teacher who is familiar with Casady, cover that ill teacher’s classes.  

    MD and UD teachers have been advised to develop at least two weeks’ worth of lesson plans that could be relatively easily followed by a colleague or substitute teacher. Additionally, MD and UD teachers have been advised to develop assignments that students can prepare for, complete, and hand in relatively easily.
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