Extended Learning

  • Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

    Welcome to my Extended Learning Resource Page. Orange High School will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17. Please access the district COVID-19 Resource Page at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058 for additional information and daily updates.

    This Extended Learning Page was created to outline all expectations and provide you with information to access assignments, links, assessments and practice resources.

    I will be available daily to answer any questions you may have. My Virtual Office Hours are as follows:

    A.M. Virtual Office Hours – Monday to Friday: 9 A.M to 11 A.M.

    P.M. Virtual Office Hours – Monday to Friday: 1 P.M to 3vP.M.

    Should you have any questions, you can contact me through the following channels:

    Email: dietrian@orange.k12.nj.us

    OR by joining your child’s class on the Reminder Application: 

    Below are links and codes to access my Google Classroom. All assignments with due dates will be posted Monday through Friday by 9 A.M.

    Please note, parents/guardians will be contacted if students do not submit assignments.


    English II

    Google Classroom Code: ekxzvz6

    Remind Code: Text @smugr to 81010 

    Resources: 

    • Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Random House, 2011.
    • “A Court Allows Payment for Bone Marrow. Should People be Able to Sell
    • Their Parts?” by Alice Park
    • “Do We Own Our Own Bodily Tissues?” by Margaret Ng Thow Hing
    • “Paying Patients for Their Tissue: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks” by Robert
    • D. Truog, Aaron S. Kesselheim, and Steven Joffe
    • “Tissue Banks Trigger Worry About Ownership Issues” by Charlie Schmidt
    • “Human Tissue For Sale: What are the Costs?” by Deborah Josefson
    • “My Body, My Property” by Lori B. Andrews
    • “Body of Research—Ownership and Use of Human Tissue” by R. Alta

     English III

    Google Classroom Code: hhpmlm6

    Remind Code: Text @adietrick to 81010 

    Resources: 

    • Wiesel, Elie. “Hope, Despair and Memory.” The Nobel Peace Prize Lecture, December 11, 1986.
    • “When the U.N. Fails, We All Do” by Fareed Zakaria (Source #1)
    • “Why Genocide?” by Fred Edwords (Source #2)
    • “After Rwanda’s Genocide” by The New York Times Editorial Board (Source #3)
    • “Bodies Count; A definition of genocide that makes sense of history.” by Aaron Rothstein (Source #4)
    • “The Only Way to Prevent Genocide” by Tod Lindberg (Source #5)

    English IV 

    Google Classroom Code: 3a7n6fz

    Remind Code: Text @ab47ha to 81010 

    Resources:

    • Diamond, Jared. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1999.

     

    Research project database resources:

    Ebsco:
    username: orangehs
    password: tornado1!
    SIRS: 
    username: orangelib
    password: orange
    Worldbook:
    username: orangehs
    password: 07050

    Student responsibilities include:

    •  Identifying a comfortable and quiet space to study/learn
    • Dedicating appropriate time to learning, as guided by your teachers
    • Routinely checking appropriate Google Classrooms and emails for information on courses, assignments, and resources, on a daily basis
    • Attending and participating in any check-in times offered by your teachers
    • Engaging in the virtual platforms with academic honesty, integrity, and according to the district’s Acceptable Use Policy
    • Submitting all assignments in accordance with provided timelines and/or due dates

    Support your child in their learning process by:

    • Monitoring OPS updates sent via phone blasts, Class Dojo, Remind, Google Classroom, district website, etc.
    • Checking in with your child daily about the At Home/Virtual Learning tasks, activities, and assessments that they are working on
    • Encouraging adherence and attendance in the At-Home/Virtual Learning check-in times offered by each of your children’s teachers
    • Designating a place and time where your child will work independently on his/her assigned tasks
    • Asking your child to provide a brief summary of the learning he/she is engaging in for each class to ensure their understanding of the content
    • Asking your child about their deadlines and supporting them, as needed, in submitting assignments in accordance with the established deadlines
    • Helping your child manage logs to document progress on assignments and lessons
    • Reminding your child to contact/email his/her teachers if they have any questions

    Note: If you are having technical difficulty accessing the assignments, please contact your schools’ Technology Coordinator Mrs. Budhu for support at BudhuBer@orange.k12.nj.us

    Please be safe!!