Online/Distance Learning

We are in the middle of an unprecedented environment of COVID19 where students and teachers and staff have moved to 100% Online/Distance Learning for the rest of this school year.  We all need to know how to do our daily work here at Argonaut High School. Contacting your teacher to let them know you have checked on your material will help them and you.

This is where you can find those links that provide the answers to many of your questions, in addition to the Distance Learning page that is on the District Office website.  Updates are being made as information is received.  Some information can be found in other areas on this website.

How to see your grades (online through Aeries)

How to check out a Chromebook (from Argonaut high school) 

Will AP tests be given this school year – AP News

Will the CAASPP tests be given in April – CAASPP News

Will the ASVAB be given this Spring at Argonaut? – The ASVAB for Military focused students is canceled and can be taken through a recruiter once they are able to.

Community College Information for Students in California

FAQs for Distance Learning    (FAQs Handout – click here)

When does distance learning in ACUSD start at Argonaut High School?

We started distance learning on Monday, March 30. Students will need to check their email address assigned to them by the ACUSD daily during regularly scheduled school days.

What if I don’t have an electronic device or internet access?

The Argonaut staff and the ACUSD are collaborating to mitigate technology access issues. Chromebooks are being check out to students in need. Please contact the Argonaut front office if you need a Chromebook. If you need internet access, please contact the Argonaut front office at (209) 257-7741, we will forward your address to the ACUSD district office to work with local internet service providers.

How do I log in to my ACUSD email account?

The username and password are the same as students have been using throughout the year in classes when using Chromebooks. If your student forgot their password, please contact our main office at (209) 257-7741

What is the timeline for distance learning?

At the time of FAQ publishing, ACUSD facilities are restricting access until the end of this school year. School is not closed for students, just the campus. School is now in session. According to the California Department of Education, students can be expected to participate as they would if school facilities were open.

How much time should I be spending on distance learning?

Every student is different. We do not expect students to be sitting in front of their computer 7 hours a day, however, it is strongly recommended that students perform work daily. If you don’t participate daily you will fall behind. Distance learning requires students to take initiative and complete work every day.

What about AP classes?

AP classes are still being held and there is a plan to offer online AP tests. Be resilient, and keep your AP readiness moving forward so that you are ready to take the AP exam.  Your teachers and counselors will keep you posted with the most up to date information regarding the AP testing schedules.

Who can I contact about AP testing at Argonaut?

AP test coordinator, Clarissa Bellotti.   clarissa.bellotti@acusd.org

Do I have access to my Counselors?

Yes, although they are unable to meet in person, they are able to assist you virtually through email, Google Classroom and Google Meet during regular school hours Monday – Friday (9am- 3pm).  Please, don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any of your questions, concerns or needs.

Tiffany DiGirolamo  A-K      Ms. D can be reached at: Tiffany.digirolamo@acusd.org

Clarissa Bellotti       L-Z       Mrs. Bellotti can be reached at: Clarissa.bellotti@acusd.org

You can also access counseling resources by visiting our school website at Argonaut Counseling & Guidance and our district website: https://amadorcoe.org/

Who can I contact about new enrollment, transcripts and work permits?

Laura Dillian, our registrar, can be contacted for new enrollments, transcript requests and work permits and can be reached at: laura.dillian@acusd.org

What if my student needs something out of their locker?

As you know, our lockers are located outside. You already have access to them 24 hours a day. If you absolutely need to retrieve something, only access them once and do not hang out on campus. Take everything you need home.

Do I have access to Food and Nutrition Services?

Yes, if you would like nutrition serves, the Amador County Unified School District Food and Nutrition Services Department is delivering lunches between 11 am and 1 pm at the Argonaut High School MPR. The service is drive through and meals are for anyone 18 and under. If a parent, guardian or caregiver comes through the line and they have the child with them they get a meal.

What if my student has an IEP?

We are doing our best to continue with virtual and telephone IEP’s. We are also doing our best to provide any modifications and/or accommodations notated in the IEPs. Your student(s) special education case manager will provide information to address the individual needs of your student(s) according to their Individual Education Plan (IEP).

What about the Senior Trip, Scholarship Night and Graduation?

As of March 27, we have not cancelled events.  As you all know, the situation is fluid and constantly changing. We will keep you informed of any changes that are decided upon by The Amador County Unified School District, The Amador County Office of Education and The Amador Public Health Department.

I would like to buy my own Chromebook, which model should I buy?

This is what we’re using and recommend: https://www.asus.com/us/Commercial-Laptops/ASUS-Chromebook-C202SA/

Have any more questions?  Email your counselor, your teacher, or call the Front Desk

 

LOCAL NEWS SOURCES

Ledger Dispatch News – Printed on Fridays

Calaveras Enterprise News 

Sacramento Bee newspaper/digital 

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