Hello Harmony / WLA Families,
Welcome to Autumn! We hope you enjoy the change of the seasons as the leaves change colors and start to fall.
This is our touchpoint email, and you will receive one every month. Look for it because it will contain pertinent links, important dates and other information to keep you fully informed. Be sure to add this email address to your contact list so that you never miss one.
In this Touchpoint:
- Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
- Important: 1st Term Grades
- Flex Submission Dates for 1st Term Grades
- Portfolio 1st Quarter Submissions
- Parent Dashboard
- Canvas Tips
- MobyMax Placement Tests and Quiz Resets
- Odyssey Curriculum and Quiz Resets
- Course Registration and Resource Orders
- Computers for WLA/Harmony Courses
- Get Social
A great place to stay up-to-date on important dates is the calendar found on the parent dashboard. Here you’ll find information such as Flex submission dates, testing dates, school dates, etc.
Upcoming School Dates:
- Oct. 7: First term ends – all work due for 1st term
- Oct. 10-18: Fall Break
Important: Wasatch Homeroom / Attendance
Be sure to have your child respond to the weekly discussion post in the Wasatch Homeroom in Canvas. The question is posted each Friday, and you have until the following Friday to answer the question. Doing so provides WLA a weekly “attendance log” and helps them to have a connection with
students. This is an important part of your child’s attendance with WLA.
If you have any questions about the weekly Homeroom question, please contact your mentor.
Important: 1st Term Grades
The 1st term (quarter) will end on October 7, and Wasatch Learning Academy will be issuing report cards for the term. All student work for 1st term must be completed and submitted no later than October 7.
Be sure to have all Flex and Portfolio submissions up-to-date (see more information below). For online courses, be sure that your child is current on their pacing. If you have questions about that, please contact your mentor.
Flex Submission Dates for 1st Term Grades
For first term grades, be sure to have the following worksheets submitted for Flex courses no later than Oct. 7, the last day of the term, so that the worksheets can be graded for the 1st quarter grade report.
- Flex LA, Math, Science, Social Studies for grades 1-8: 4 worksheets/quizzes
- Flex Kindergarten LA, Math: 4 worksheets/quizzes
- Flex Kindergarten Science: 2 worksheets/quizzes
- Flex Electives: 3 worksheets
Here are the remaining Flex Direct and Flex Independent submission dates for 1st quarter. The Kindergarten worksheet submissions are in parentheses.
- August 26 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
- September 9 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
- September 23 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math)
- October 7 – (Kindergarten – Language Arts, Math, Science)
Please note that you are encouraged to use the Flex answer keys to grade your child’s worksheet. You can score the worksheet and mark it at the top of the first page with a circle. For example, “18/20 correct”. Our graders will then review and enter the score.
To find helpful information about Flex Direct or Flex Independent courses, log into the Family Resource Center and go to the Curriculum Orientation. From the sidebar menu, select the Flex module. You’ll find FAQs, which include submission instructions and a submission video.
Portfolio 1st Quarter Submissions
The 1st quarterly portfolio is due on Sept. 16. Be sure to submit the portfolio items on time so that our teachers have time to review and grade the submissions for the 1st term grades.
The portfolio guidelines are as follows:
- 5-8 portfolio items of student work per subject.
- Items need to show student work, and examples could include worksheets, reports, tests/quizzes, science projects, etc. Remember that portfolio Items should be the student’s actual work, not a learning log or description of what the student has been doing.
- Portfolio items need to be grade-level work.
- Portfolio items need to demonstrate student work since school started.
We’ve added Portfolio FAQs in the Portfolio section of the Curriculum Orientation. You’ll find helpful information about common portfolio questions.
Get to know your way around the Parent Dashboard in the Family Resource Center. The green Start Here button is a very handy feature to help you follow the steps to resource ordering. All the information about your children, course selections, resource orders, and available funding is included there! Also, you can refer back to the Orientations throughout the school year to review helpful information.
Here are some useful tips in Canvas for Flex, Portfolio, and Homeroom courses.
When you go to your child’s Canvas account, select Calendar on the left side. The calendar view shows the previous and upcoming submissions for all of that student’s courses in Canvas.
- You can click on the item and a box will pop up with details. You can then click on each item to go right to the submission in the course.
Also, be sure to check back in Canvas to see comments from the graders and teachers. When you go to the student’s Canvas account, there will be alerts on the right for any comments from teachers. Or you select the course, then select Grades > Score. If there is a comment icon, you can click on that to see the comment.
- Based on the comment, you might want to resubmit the assignment.
MobyMax Placement Tests and Quiz Resets
If your child has a MobyMax course, be sure to check out the helpful information in the MobyMax section of the Curriculum Orientation. If you would like your child to take a placement assessment for Language Arts or Math, please contact your mentor, and we’ll get that set up for you.
Also, if you would like your child to retake a MobyMax quiz or redo a lesson, please contact your mentor with the module name and quiz or lesson title, so that we can reset it. Lessons and quizzes that have been reset will generally appear in the Assignments tab on the MobyMax student dashboard.
Odyssey Curriculum and Quiz Resets
Here’s some helpful information from the Odyssey section of the Curriculum Orientation for resetting quizzes and tests.
Reviewing Lesson Materials before Taking a Quiz
To review lesson materials before taking a quiz, the student would not find these learning activities in the gradebook. They would need to go back to the portfolio to find them. Once you find it, click on the details and look at the activities that precede the quiz.
Retaking Activity Quizzes
Odyssey activity quizzes can be redone by typing the activity code in the bottom right corner of their homepage in Odyssey. Learning activities and activity quizzes disappear when they are completed. To find the activity code, students can look in their Portfolio, on the top left side of their homepage in Odyssey, or in the Gradebook. Then copy the activity code and paste it into the box next to the magnifying glass on the Odyssey homepage. Push “enter” and the quiz will appear again.
Resetting Lesson Quizzes and Chapter Tests
There are some activities that don’t have activity codes. These are lesson quizzes or chapter tests. These have to be reset by a member of the Odyssey team. Please fill in the form at this link for a reset: https://harmonyed.com/orientation/curriculum/section/7430969/topic/7430979/
You can also request a quiz reset by going to this link: harmonyed.com/quiz-reset/
Course Registration and Resource Orders
We are working as quickly as possible to fill orders for curriculum and resources. Please be patient with us in filling orders. Resource orders and reimbursement requests are processed within 2 weeks after you submitted your order.
You can check the status of your resource request by logging in to the Family Resource Center and going to the parent dashboard. Select your student’s name to see the status of their course registration and/or resource orders.
Computers for WLA/Harmony Courses
Here’s a helpful reminder: As you assess your children’s needs for tablets or laptops, you can order those items on Harmony’s Technology resource order form.
Are you part of our growing community of Harmony parents? If not, please join us and get social. It’s a great place to share what is working with your family, ask questions of other parents, and receive updates on Harmony activities.
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/harmonyedutah/
- Instagram https://www.instagram.com/harmonyed_/
We’re so glad to be working with your family during this school year!
Nancie Metro, Utah Program Manager
Ashley Coney, Mentor
Carly Purdy, Mentor
Cristi Aguirre, Mentor
Libby Rice, Mentor
Lynelle McElhannon, Mentor
Melissa Newberg, Mentor
Noelle Quijano, Mentor
Ranya Williams, Mentor
Sarah Dooley, Mentor
Denise Glines, Paraeducator