• Welcome/Introduction 


     Dear Parents and Students, 

    Welcome to the Extended Learning Resource Page.  This page was created to provide students working from home with access to assignments, links, assessments, and practice resources.   Additional information and daily updates can be found on the district’s COVID-19 Resource Page found at https://www.orange.k12.nj.us/domain/3058


    Office Hours 

    Mr. Dennis M. Peterson         



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

    Monday – Friday: 1:15 pm – 3:15 AM 



    Contact Information 


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

    Email:  petersde@orange.k12.nj.us


    Remind App:    

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    Access to Assignments 


    Below are the links and codes to my Google Classrooms.  Assignments will be posted by 9AM each day, M – F.  Each assignment contains a due date. Please note, parents will be contacted if students are not completing assignments. 


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    General Student Expectations 


    Student responsibilities in completing the assignments 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 


    Other Possible Enhancements 


    • Translations 
    • Web art 
    • Extended Resources 
    • Daily Do Nows 
    • Tutorials 
    • Daily Challenges! 



    It is a great expectation that students be diligent in completing assignments that are uploaded into Google Classroom and on the School Wires Web Page.  

    • Readorium -  There are assigned Readorium assignments to be completed.  All 7 chapters of each book are to be completed.  Students are at liberty to complete all past assignments or books of interest.  Students will get credit for completing the assigned books. 


    • Discovery Education -  Assignments are given in sequential order.  It is expected that assignments are done in order to be meaningful and for scaffolding methodology.  Assignments will cover a particular theme such as e.g. Earth Science - Plate Tectonics - Rock Cycle.  


    • Projects and Essays -  Projects and Essays are considered Authentic Assessments.  Instructions are provided for clear instructions.  They are to follow the instructions and submit when completed. 


    • Assessments - Quizzes, Tests, and Claim/Evidence/Reasoning assignments will be given periodically after assignments are completed within a selected amount of time. 


    • There are due dates on every assignment.  Students will be graded in a timely fashion,  Incomplete work will be penalized. Grading will be according to what has been stipulated in the Syllabus.