Dear Students and Families,
I hope this message finds you well. Thank you for your patience as we navigate through these uncharted waters. I know this is a difficult time for many of us, but my hope is that having a routine with school work can build in some normalcy in our current situation.
6th grade Math: I will be posting weekly assignments on the tab 6TH GRADE ASSIGNMENTS. It will refer to go to to Google Classroom. I have set up our classroom by adding each student in the class. You will find the link to the video for notes that I've created to walk you through the notes. Feel free to jot down the notes, take a picture of it, or replay it as needed. There will be an assignment that goes along with the notes that will be done online through Big Ideas.
7th grade Science: I will be posting weekly assignments on the tab 7TH GRADE ASSIGNMENTS. It will refer you to go Google Classroom to complete assignments. At times, you will also need to connect to Amplify. Some lessons will contain videos with lab demonstrations and results.
NEW Office hours:
Tuesdays: 6th grade 2:00-2:30
Wednesdays: All 7th Grade 2:00-2:30
Fridays: All students 2:00-2:30
I will be available to answer questions and give you feedback. This will be done via Zoom. I will post the URL to join in Google Classroom. You can also email me or send a message in the Google assignment if you have any.
Please read the following guidelines for our Zoom conferences
Distance Learning Protocols for Students and Parents/Guardians Parents/guardians, please review the following guidelines with your student.
1) When joining Zoom or Google Meet virtual meetings/lessons, always have your microphone on mute unless you are speaking.
2) If you want to speak during a discussion, raise your hand so it can be seen in the camera.
3) Try to only have one person speak at a time so that you do not speak over other people.
4) Always use appropriate language and tone.
5) Do not make comments about other people’s houses or rooms they are in.
6) Remember your camera is on and other people can see you. Do not do anything you don’t want other people to see.
7) Do not take pictures, screenshots, or use recording options on any virtual meeting applications.
1) Please support your child with connecting to the virtual meeting.
2) Do not participate in your student’s class session or meeting. Stay off camera.
3) Try to limit background noises (dogs barking, other children playing, etc.) Helpful tip: Earbuds/Headphones might be a great option to help keep your learner focused on the task.
4) Remember that things you say, even from a distance, may be heard by your student’s classmates and teacher.
5) Do not take pictures, screenshots, or use recording options on any virtual meeting applications.
6) All content shared during a virtual meeting is confidential and should not be shared in any way.
Your cooperation with these guidelines is appreciated. All students are required to abide by the terms in the Technology Acceptable Use Agreement and Chromebook Agreements that were signed at the beginning of the school year.
Welcome & Classroom Information
Materials needed daily for class:
- Chromebook brought to class and charged
- Science: science workbook
- Math: textbook and workbook
- 3-ring binder (3 inches thick)
- Filler paper-college or wide ruled
- 2 black or blue pens. (SHARPIES AND OTHER PERMANENT MARKERS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPUS)
- 2 or more sharpened pencils. Mechanical pencils are acceptable, but must have the lead
- personal pencil sharper that holds shavings
- colored pencils (12-24 set)
- tissue boxes
- hand sanitizer
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is May Ly and I teach 7th grade Science and 6th grade Math. This will be my 16th year teaching in the Pleasant Valley School District. I am very happy to be part the wonderful team of teacher here at Monte Vista Middle School! I earned my Bachelor's Degree from California State University of Northridge and my teaching credential from CSUN's Accelerated Collaborative Teacher Education Program (ACT Program).
I grew up in Alhambra and moved to Camarillo in 1998. I live in Camarillo with my husband and our sons Mason and Leo. When I am not teaching I enjoy traveling, watching movies and spending time with my family. I look forward to getting to know you and I know this will be a fantastic year!