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4th Quarter Welcome Letter

Welcome Computer, STARS and Science Students,                                                                           


Isn’t it is crazy how much life has changed since we left for spring break.  I hope you and your family are well as we all are adjusting to the many changes that are taking place.  As you know, our classes are going to be different 4th quarter as now lessons will be delivered on-line.  Please know that I am working to making learning as easy and stress-free as possible.  I hope that the information below will help ease any anxiety you may have about class. 


How to Reach Me:  Let me assure you that I am here to help and you do not have to figure all of this out on your own.  If you have questions or something I’ve posted does not work right, do not hesitate to reach out and let me know.  I’m sure there will be some hiccups or even bumps in the process but together we’ll figure it out.


  • Email:
  • Google Form: This is found in your classes Google Classroom
  • Zoom: This is a way to connect face-to-face in real time.  I have scheduled Zoom meetings each week on Wednesdays: Computer Basics (11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.) and Science (10-30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)S.T.A.R.S (We will meet on as needed).  Meetings are optional.  If you have questions or just want to see a friendly, familiar face, go to Google Classroom for your class, select the “Stream” tab and click on the “Launch Meeting-Zoom” button to join. 

*Three or more people must join in order to have a meeting (District Guidelines).

**I can set up more meetings as needed.

  • Office Hours: During this time, I will be at my computer and be available to respond to your emails (except when I am in a Zoom meeting).  Office hours are posted on my website. The page is titled “4th Quarter Continuous Learning Schedule”.


Google Classroom:

All lessons will be posted on Google Classroom.  Science classes: I am sending out new class codes via email.  Please join this new class.  Remember to “Turn in” an assignment once you’ve completed it.


On-line Textbook:

The on-line textbook will be used for a few assignments.  In the past, some of you have had difficulty accessing the textbook.  We think those problems have been resolved but don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any problems.  

Accessing the On-line Student Textbook

1. Click on the link:

2. Username: Enter your school email address.

3. Password: Enter your 5 digit school ID # (PowerSchool ID#).

4. Select desired textbook.

5. Email Mrs. Raney @ if you cannot access the on-line textbook.

Or: I have downloaded a copy of the textbook and included it in Google Classroom.


Mrs. Raney’s Teacher Webpage:

I will continue to list the agenda for each week on my webpage.      To access lessons go to your new Google Classroom.


Grades:  I am looking for whether or not you are participating, giving effort, and doing your best.

Computer Basics & S.T.A.R.S – Grades will still be based on total points.

Science – Grade weighting will not change this quarter.  However, there will be NO tests.  (Yes, it is more than okay to do a happy dance!) 

Grading Categories


-Lab/Activities (lab videos, computer simulations, labs and activities designed for home).

              -Projects (TBD)