Attendance & Student Responsibilities



We are encouraging student participation and engagement in the activities provided by their teacher(s) on a regular basis.  Doing so is an important component of their learning.  In addition to helping to maintain a sense of community and connection to their teachers, it will help to inform our outreach efforts to individual families to ensure student safety and wellbeing during this challenging time.  Participation and engagement will look different at each level. 


We understand that learning from home is complex, and have encouraged our teachers to be as flexible as possible in meeting the needs of our students and their families. Should a situation arise that impacts a student’s participation due to personal circumstances, be sure to get in touch with their teacher, advisor or guidance counselor.


STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES                            


The Needham Public Schools remote learning plan reflects the goals of our Portrait of a Graduate by promoting and fostering students to take a greater ownership of their learning. Outlined below are some suggestions that will contribute to a successful learning experience. As always, students should continue to rely on their teachers and advisors for support, guidance, and clarification. As in all other aspects of this plan, student responsibilities will vary by level.

  • Establish a daily routine
  • Create an environment free from distractions   
  • Ensure easy access to necessary books/materials
  • Access Google Classroom or SeeSaw on a daily basis for assignments
  • Communicate and interact in a digital world in an appropriate manner whether that be in an audio or video format
  • Carefully complete the work assigned by their teachers, participate in online discussion opportunities, and make the best use of extra help sessions to the extent possible
  • Check email regularly
  • Communicate with teachers, advisors, counselors
  • Complete homework and any assigned projects
  • Do your best and put effort into the work
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