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Norco High School Band - Fall 2020

Welcome!!

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Dear New and Returning Band Members and Families:

As we get ready to begin the school year on August 11th within a distance learning model I have provided essential information and links below.

Please make sure to connect with school, district, and community sources to make sure you have the most accurate information on a daily basis. The following websites are a good place to get information:

CNUSD Updates: https://www.cnusd.k12.ca.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=211960&pageId=1929447

Norco High School Updates:

https://norcohs.cnusd.k12.ca.us/cms/one.aspx?portalId=220917&pageId=5004814

 

Distance Learning: Overview

My goals for this round of distance learning are to get all band/guard students instruments, equipment and materials as soon as possible and to maintain and augment their skills through theory and performance interactions within our distance learning framework.

Instruction will start heavily on theory and slowly add more performance as instruments and sheet music gets out to students. Rumor has it that the district will be supplying student accounts for Smart Music and Sight Reading Factory so that may come into play as well. I will confirm as I know more.


Essential Class Information and Getting Started

 

Communication:

For communication it is critical that student and parent contact information in the Q System be up to date as that will be my primary starting point of contact. I will also use district e-mail, and the Remind App. Parents can e-mail me at rkmora@cnusd.k12.ca.us  especially if they are enrolled and not receiving information from me through the Q system.

Band/Guard (Periods 0-3 and 7) Distance Curricula:

Students will essentially be completing performance tasks and other assignments listed in their specific Google Classroom portal. Assignments involve performance tasks along with written assignments. I have attached instructions to the website for those that want information on how to access Google Classroom. It is a good primer on how to use the system overall so you may want start there first if you are new to the platform.

I have posted the distance learning syllabus for all classes on the band website. It gives even more detail about grading and attendance so please consult it as well.

Google Classroom Codes:

Please use the given Google Classroom login codes to enroll in your specific Band Period:

 

Jazz Band: 0 Period

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Concert Band: 1st Period 

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Concert Band: 2nd Period

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Concert Band: 3rd Period

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Marching Band: 7th Period

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Band Class Times/Virtual Bell Schedules:

 

                   Class                                         Period                                   Time

*Jazz Band

0

6:45am-7:30am

Concert Band 1

1

7:40am - 8:20am

Concert Band 2 

2

8:28am - 9:08am

Concert Band 3

3

9:16am - 9:56am

*Marching Band

7

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*Since Jazz and Marching share the same personnel as periods 1-3 I have cleared with admin to use our daily Google Meet time during periods 1-3 to account for the daily interactive components for both classes. I will be attending Jazz Band on the first day of classes at 6:45am even though that may change.

 First Day of School:

I will be sending out an e-mail via the Q system to all enrolled students and parents by Monday, August 10th after 3:00 P.M. This e-mail will have the same information listed here. Essentially once a student has the class codes for Google Classroom they should log in with their CNUSD account. Remember that I have placed a tutorial for this on the website.

Once logged in to their class, students will see a Google Meet link just below the class name. They should click it to attend our virtual class meeting at their appointed class time. After that they can navigate the assignments and portal at will and with my further instructions. Please note that the Google Meet link will not be visible to students until the exact class start time.

Hours and Contact Information

Dr. Mora E-mail: rkmora@cnusd.k12.ca.us

Band Website: www.bluediamondbrigade.com

On-Duty Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:40am-2:44pm.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri from 10:00am-3:00pm daily and by appointment

Contact Methods: E-mail, Remind App., Google Classroom

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