Welcome from the School Coordinator
Hello, my name is Dhyana Bradley and I have worked within the Burlington School District for the last 19 years in numerous capacities. I live in Essex with my husband, two teenage children, and our puppy. I am excited to get to know the you this school year.
My office hours are every Thursday at 11:00am and 5:00pm. I also welcome emails (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or concerns.
- Students will be able to view their schedules and course information by logging into Maestro. Course information will be available starting on Monday, September 14th.
- Asynchronous learning- Students will receive work in weekly chunks and work at their own pace and on their own time. Students are expected to complete their assignments on-time
- All course materials are provided online (in Canvas through Maestro)
- Every VTVLC course is taught by a highly qualified Vermont licensed instructor who are experts in their subject areas. Teachers and students interact regularly (1:1) through email and telephone conversations
- VTVLC’s classes are offered at no cost to families- it is a partnership between the Agency of Education (AOE), BHS, and VTVLC.
- All students receive grades and continuous feedback from their teacher(s). Teachers will be able to monitor and assess student classwork and activities in real-time. Parents will be able to stay updated on attendance, grades, and assignments through the VTVLC Portal just as they do when students are attending in-person classes at BHS.
- BHS will continue to offer services through Special Services to remote learners. The program will provide accommodations, modifications, and assistive technology support for students with disabilities according to current Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs) and 504 Plans developed by the school district’s IEP and 504 teams.
- Remote learning students are able to participate in all extracurricular activities and sports offered by the Burlington School District. However, this is based on the current landscape for COVID-19 and is subject to change based on state and government regulations and recommendations.
- More Frequently Asked questions are available here
Accessing your course through Maestro – please trouble shoot first…
- To access a course you are registered for, login at https://vtvlc.maestrosis.com.
(PLEASE NOTE: You will not have access to your course until the 1st day of the course!)
- From your Dashboard, scroll down below the ‘Announcements’ to view your course titles. Find the course you want to access and click ‘Launch Course’.
- A new tab will open. Depending on your pop-up blocker settings, you may need to allow access for Canvas (learning management system) to open. Canvas is where your actual coursework will take place. View this guide for further instruction on turning off your Pop-Up Blocker.
- Your Canvas dashboard will open. From here you can:
- Open your course
- View upcoming assignments
- Review recent feedback from your instructor
- View your current grades
Technology and Tech Support
Any student who needs a Chromebook will be given one to utilize while they are enrolled at BHS in VTVLC. All returning students grades 10-12 should already have their Chromebook. 9th graders should have picked up their Chromebooks on Tuesday, September 8th. If a student was unable to pick-up their Chromebook during this time, please contact Dhyana Bradley directly. For any tech support questions please contact Jason Evans via email at email@example.com or by calling 802-864-8434. Students may also submit a tech request to receive tech support https://bsdweb.bsdvt.org/techrequest/
What else do I need to know?
Students need to log in regularly to Canvas to review their assignments and instructions from their teacher(s).
While your child engages in e-Learning they may not be on the computer all day.
- Some assignments can and will be done online, however, some assignments will be completed offline and then uploaded to a Canvas course for grading.
- Students will be asked to join live web conferences or watch an online video to receive the
instruction they need. These web conferences and videos will vary in length depending on grade level and the course.
- As always, please try to provide your child with as much support as possible to help them be successful in their schoolwork.
- Please feel free to email your child’s teacher(s) with any questions or concerns about elearning.
- Contact your local School Coordinator for questions.
Students need to be dressed, and ready to learn when they are on-line.
Students should have all their materials available and those materials should be near their work space. Try to avoid having the workspace in an area where there are lots of distractions.
Headphones may be helpful, but are not required.
Cameras should be on but sound muted when students are engaged in live instruction. Students will unmute when they need to share. When students are working on projects, they may not need to be on line.
Appropriate behavior online is expected, students that are not following appropriate behavior guidelines may result in disciplinary consequences. Here is BHS’ handbook.
Web Conferencing Netiquette
Students need to follow proper web conferencing netiquette and display the proper code of conduct and decorum in a virtual meeting. To help you participate well in your class web conference follow these simple virtual meeting netiquette rules and tips
- Leave the keyboard alone…
- Dress appropriately…
- Be aware of your surroundings…
- Mute your microphone when you are not talking…
- Speak up, but do not shout…
- No food allowed…
- Stay seated and stay present…
- Find a quiet location with no or minimal background noise…
- Turn off all sounds on your phone…
- Parents should not interrupt meetings…
- Do not record or upload any portion of any web conference…
Office Hours will be held weekly on Thursdays at 11am and 5pm. Please click the links below to access the Zoom meetings for Office Hours ongoing.
Thursdays at 11am
Thursdays at 5pm
(Please contact Dhyana Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have trouble accessing the Zoom meetings)
Visit the Vermont Virtual Learning Cooperative.