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Friday, May 1, 2020

An Easter Prayer by Ms. Tricia Lyngen, Theology Teacher
Easter Life in Christ
Do I believe because I see?
Do I need to see the Risen Christ,
to know he lives?
His presence lies within and around me

Proofs manifested, revealed,
conveyed through faith that
death leads to life —
Christ brings forth hopefulness

Emerging out of the dark,
possibilities are endless
growth begets opportunity
Christ makes us new

Every change opens us further
making space for new life,
forever evolving, growing,
Easter joy replaces the void
Easter life in Christ!
Amen

Saint John Baptist de La Salle – Pray for us! 
Live Jesus in our Hearts – Forever

 

 

In the news…

Faculty will attend professional meetings today, and classes will not be held. If students or families would like to connect with a teacher, please send them an email.

*Students and families, please see the DeLaSalle Online School Schedule for more information about our class rotation.

The most up to date information at this link: https://apcoronavirusupdates.collegeboard.org/students

Complete by May 3

  • Review contact information College Board is communicating with the AP community primarily by email. To ensure students are receiving critical information, they should log in to My AP to remind themselves of the email address and cell phone number they’ve asked the College Board to use. If they want, students can change contact information.
  • Two days before each exam, students will receive an email with a personalized e-ticket that will include their eight-character AP ID code. If a student still doesn’t receive the email, they’ll be able to access their e-ticket directly through My AP.

 

Week of May 4

  • Practice submissions through the exam demo.
    • Educators and students will have access to a demo of the exam experience. It will allow students to click through to practice the different ways to submit their responses. The demo will be generic across subjects, and not a practice exam.
  • Watch the world language walk-through video.
    • A video overview of the world language exam experience will be available for educators and students.

 

Week of May 11

  • Make sure world language students download the exam app.
    • World language students will need to download an app to test; we’ll provide them with directions and additional information by email when the app is available. The week before their exams, students can use the app to become familiar with its features, test their technology’s compatibility, and check the quality of sound in their intended exam location.

 

Extended Time Information

  • 50% extended Time or 100% Extended Time – Students will receive extended time within the online exam platform
  • Breaks as Needed – Students will receive the extended time, so they’ll be able to take breaks while still having enough time to complete the exam
  • Extra Breaks and Extended Breaks – Since the standard timing is 45 minutes for this year’s AP Exams ( and less for spoken AP world language and culture exams), there are no breaks during the exams. Therefore, extra breaks and/or extended breaks aren’t needed.

What would you do if you were on Student Council?

On Friday, May 8, Student Council will hold elections for the positions of President/Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer. The President/Vice (or Co-) President ticket must be formed by two students who will be either a senior or a junior next fall and have served at least one term previously on Student Council. The Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer positions may be filled by any junior or senior.

If you are interested in running for any of these positions, please download a nomination form. In order to appear on the ballot, you must return your nomination packet to Mr. Glanville and Ms. Brinson by Friday, May 1 via email. For any questions concerning the positions or the electoral process, please email Mr. Glanville.

In an effort to engage our community virtually, the Student Activities Ofice has created the Islander Cup competition – and we invite you to participate during the last week of our competition!

Look in the Islanders course in Canvas for a daily challenge that will be posted by 8:00am each weekday. Islanders have until 11:00pm to complete and submit the challenge. Challenges include Mindfulness Monday, Transformation Tuesday, Workout Wednesday, Thankful Thursday, and Fitness Friday. Students can earn points for completing the challenge and those who submit photos or videos may be featured on the school’s social media channels or in the yearbook. (Parents – not on Canvas yet? Click here for instructions on how to create an account.)

There is a lot of information concerning the SAT, ACT, and AP testing that is changing daily.

Changes to College Board SAT/SAT Subject Tests
  • CollegeBoard has canceled the May 2, 2020 SAT and SAT Subject Test administration. Makeup exams for the March 14th administration (scheduled for March 28) have also been canceled.
  • Students who already registered for May, whose March test centers were closed, or who do not receive March scores because of any irregularities will receive refunds. Please log in to your College Board account for the latest updates.
Changes to ACT Tests
  • ACT has rescheduled its April 4th national test date to June 13th across the U.S. in response to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). All students registered for the April 4th test date will receive an email from ACT informing them of the postponement and instructions for free rescheduling to June 13 or a future national test date. 
  • ACT TEST RESCHEDULING INFORMATION 
Changes to College Board AP Exam Administration
  • In light of school closures across the country, CollegeBoard has determined that traditional face-to-face exam administrations will not take place this year.  Instead, students will take a 45-minute online free-response exam at home. The free response question format will only address content from the first 75% of the course sequence. CollegeBoard will provide two test date options for each AP exam.
  • UPDATES FOR AP STUDENTS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

DeLaSalle Administration and your AP Teachers require all AP students to sit for their exams. We believe this revised exam format in response to the school closures will allow students to successfully prepare and take exams, and colleges have accepted a shortened AP Exam for college credit when groups of students have experienced emergencies in the past. We also want to ensure that every student has access to a device at home to help prepare for your exam and participate in the AP Testing. If you need technical support contact the DeLaSalle technology office at least two weeks before your scheduled test to give them enough time to help you troubleshoot. CollegeBoard can also assist with getting you a device or the internet connectivity you will need to take the tests CollegeBoard Tech Help.

To help students begin to prepare they are offering 45-minute online AP Review Sessions with experienced AP teachers. Students are encouraged to participate in the live sessions or access the recorded sessions after they occur. AP REVIEW SESSIONS

Tech support will be available by emailing studenthelp@delasalle.com or by calling 612.676.7678. When leaving a voicemail, please remember to include your name, a number at which you can be reached, and a brief overview of your question. Additionally, the Islanders Course has a new button on its home page, and we will house tips and reminders that will help you during Online School.

Take some time to look at the Guidance Department‘s resources in Canvas. From your Canvas dashboard, click the Islanders course. Then, click Guidance.  Within this area, you will find 5 buttons that will redirect you. *These resources will have ongoing changes and additions.

  • Counselors – school counselor, and /or college advisor, as well as other support staff assignments.
  • Naviance – the login page
  • College Planning –  tasks that will help your student with college planning by grade level
  • COVID-19 Family Support Resources – specific to the stress and anxiety some may be experiencing during this time
  • Online Learning – resources to help with the online school transition