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New School Year - CDL 2020-2021

Welcome Vikings! 


We are excited for our new school year. This year, we are starting school entirely ONLINE also known as Comprehensive Distance Learning (CLD). The first day of school is this Monday, September 14th. This means Students and teachers are live with cameras on. As well as accessing online instruction independently, while receiving timely feedback. 


Although the pandemic and Comprehensive Distance Learning have changed how schools will function for the foreseeable future, what hasn’t changed is what is most important to us: YOUR STUDENT & YOUR FAMILY!


Our goal is to provide an exceptional online education. We believe we can grow all students, whether your children are with us in person or online. We have a plan for when we come back to school in person to keep everyone safe. 


FGHS Schedule & Expectations 

Synchronous time per day (Live teaching and learning)

4 Classes per day at 90 minutes each. 30-40 minutes Direct Instruction - Recorded. M, T, Th, F with W being Independent Practice / Academic Support. (No A/B Day rotation)


Asynchronous time per day (Recorded lessons)

Recorded lessons will be provided for every class. Classes that utilize components of a flipped classroom will do so after several weeks of relationship building. 



Four classes each 9 weeks. Semester = yearlong and 9 weeks = semester


Schedules are ready!

Students can access their schedules by logging into their student accounts. Be sure to take a look at your schedule before school starts Monday, September 14 (this coming Monday). School starts at 8:00AM and you want to be ready to log-in to your first class on time.  If you notice that there is an error in your schedule (wrong math class, a missing block, etc.) please use this google form to request a schedule fix.


Schedule Fix Request Fall 2020/Corrección de clases del otoño 2020


Once you have requested the fix, give your counselor a few days to make the change or to contact you if there are any questions.  


All fix requests must be made by Friday, September 18th.  




Students are expected to attend daily following the school’s bell schedule. The first 45 minutes of each class is the most critical - with additional support following. 

Need to excuse your student for the day? Parents will have to call the attendance line (503-359-2439) to excuse students from attending class if they do not want them marked absent. Students only get 15 sick days per year without a doctor’s note. 


Two dialer calls will be sent out to parents reporting a student absence - one in the morning and one in the evening. 

Students will need to log into their Canvas page and log into each of their classes. Students do not have to check in at any specific time. They can check their calendar, check their to do list, watch a video - the list is endless - but they need to do it for each class. This is the only way we have figured out that we can take attendance on Wednesdays since there aren't many "live" classes. Many students are turning in assignments on Wednesdays through Canvas - and a few are actually in classes or tutoring sessions on Wednesdays - for those classes students don't have to do a thing as long as they are logging into Canvas classes. If students do not log into these classes, they will be marked absent on that Wednesday.
If students are really worried about being marked absent-- the best way to ensure "attendance" is to submit an assignment or to message the teacher. Otherwise, the teachers should be able to pull a report that tells the teacher which students were active on Canvas, so any activity on Canvas at any point on Wednesday, even outside of school hours, would count
No students were marked absent the previous Wednesdays. This change in procedure starts 9/30/2020

Grading Expectations:

Assignments are collected and graded

Grades will be assigned for coursework, for report cards, and credit at the high school. All graduation requirements are in effect.




First day of School: September 14th, 2020


Distance Learning Bell Schedule 

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Block 1: 8:00-9:30


Block 2: 9:35-11:05


Lunch: 11:05-12:00


Block 3: 12:05-1:35


Block 4: 1:40-3:10

Student/Family Canvas Support:

Canvas Training Videos will be sent out to students and families on / around September 11th. 

Canvas video links for students/observers/teachers:


Parent Observer in Canvas Directions


Who do I contact if I (as a parent) need help logging into Canvas?

Who do I contact if my child is needing help logging into Canvas or Zoom?



(503)359-2529 - call this number and leave a message, district tech will return call/fix issue - students can use this email to receive tech help and support


To view frequently asked questions and resources on Canvas visit Canvas Help for Students and Families


For device requests and student passwords - please contact Mrs. Maderos at 

ParentVue passwords - please contact Mrs. SolisRuiz at 


To access Canvas students must go to FGSD website - Click on Students 



Next, Click on Canvas to get to courses 


Will there by any day the students can get help if they start to fall behind? Wednesdays will be Independent and Small Group Academic Support. Teachers will have office hours throughout the day for assistance/support/questions. 

How to access wifi and your FGSD Google Account

Zoom Video Playlist

How Students Access Canvas - Students will not be able to see their actual courses until the beginning of the term (Monday).

Canvas Parent App - Join codes will be sent to you within the first 2 weeks of school

Student & Parent Canvas Help


Google Translate Extension

How to Take a Photo with a Chromebook (English and Spanish)

How to Use Your Phone as Doc Camera

How to Use Your Phone as a PDF Scanner

FGSD families can contact the following phone number or email address for technical support involving the district device or student account:

Materials Distribution - Sept 23


Students and families will be able to pick up classroom materials on Wednesday, September 23rd. Textbooks, supplies, etc.will be available to be picked up. Families will also be able to pick up printed Canvas Support Materials. We are providing planners for all students and other supplies for purchase - $5 for all (pencil pouch, spiral notebook, pencil sharpener, pencils (2), pens (6 colors), highlighters (3 colors), large and small sticky notes, glue stick, tape, 5” scissors, 6” ruler) To purchase visit - FGHS WEBSTORE 


Distribution Schedule - students must bring their student ID/or have their student account information on their phones


Seniors 9:00 - 10:00am 

Juniors 10:00 - 11:00am

Soph. 11:00 - 12:00pm

Fresh 1:00 - 2:00pm

Make-up Time: 3:00 - 7:00pm



We now have waivers to continue feeding kids at no cost through Dec. 31st, and with that, we are able to once again serve meals on buses district-wide and at key sites. Families can continue to pick up meals without their children present, however we will be asking for students' names.  


Here is our Meal Distribution beginning Monday, 9/14


Curbside Grab & Go Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack) M-F

  • Echo Shaw Elementary: Served out the exterior cafeteria door, 11am - 1pm
  • Joseph Gale Elementary:  Served out the exterior cafeteria door, 11am - 1pm
  • Harvey Clarke Elementary:  Served out the exterior cafeteria door, 11am - 1pm

Bus Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack) M-F

(for bus routes see attachment: Meals 

Upcoming Dates


September 10th - schedules available

September 11th - Online support videos sent out to students & families

September 14th - 1st day of class

September 16th - Materials Distribution

September 18th - Last day to change classes

November 13th - End of 1st 9 weeks

November 16th - Start of 2nd 9 weeks

November 18th - Grading day for 1st 9 weeks

Office & Building Access

Offices (Main,Athletic,Counseling) are open Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

Staff is available by phone - questions? Call the specific office

Main Office: 503-359-2432

Athletic Office: 503-359-2437

Counseling Office: 503-359-2435

Attendance: 503-359-2439

CALC: 503-359-2413

If you need to come to the building:

*Call ahead *Limit the number of ppl *Maintain social distance