Flexible Instructional Days (FID)

Flexible Instructional Days (FID)

Flexible Instructional Days will begin for the students of Bishop McDevitt High School on
Tuesday, March 17, 2020. A flexible instructional day concludes each day at 10:00 PM.



Each morning, a Google Attendance Form will be emailed to every Bishop McDevitt student. In
order for a student to be considered present for the day, the student must click on the link and
complete the form. If a student is sick, or unable to participate on a particular flexible
instructional day, a parent/guardian must email Mrs. Hurley Harkness
hharkness@mcdevitths.org to inform her that their child will be absent for the day. This email
will be considered a student’s absence note. If a doctor’s note is obtained, please share it by
email, or the first day your child returns to school.
If the Google Attendance Form is not completed by 10:00 AM, the student will be marked
absent in PowerSchool; therefore, a phone call will be sent to parents if a student has not
completed the form and their parent has not shared communication with Ms. Harkness via email
by 12:00 Noon.



Beginning on Tuesday, March 17, McDevitt teachers will begin posting assignments for each
class daily by 10 AM on their online learning platform, such as Google Classroom. On average,
student assignments should take 30 minutes to complete for each course. A student carrying a
course load of seven (7) courses would have on average three and a half (3 1/2) hours of
coursework each day. Each teacher will be available to communicate daily with students during
a window for three (3) consecutive hours between 10AM and 2:30 pm. In this timeframe,
teachers and students can connect online so as to facilitate lessons and student questions.
Teachers may opt to use Google Hangouts or Zoom to facilitate virtual instruction. Students will
be held accountable for completing assignments according to the teacher’s instructions.
Assignments will close each day at 10:00 PM.



The Guidance Office is available to you and your child during the Flexible Instruction Days.
Mrs. Dominello will have a dedicated window of time during the academic day where she will be
consistently available by e-mail to address concerns. Mrs. Dominello, Director of Guidance will
be available Monday – Friday between 10 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.



Free internet is available through Comcast: https://www.internetessentials.com/
Free meals and activity spaces open throughout Philadelphia: https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-14-find-free-meals-and-safe-spaces-for-students-while-schools-are-closed/