Will will be meeting virtually on Google Meet.  Find your Google Meet Code for your period in your schedule on Aeries.  

    We will NOT be using Google classroom for materials.  We WILL be using Canvas.  
    Go to https://sausd.instructure.com/ and Login using your sausdlearns.net Google account.  
    Click on Dashboard on the left and select "Honors Geometry and Geometry - Quinanola - 2020-2021"

    Ways to contact Mr. Q:
    YouTube Tutorials and Lessons Channel:
    Virtual Meetings:

    Materials that you need on your desk everyday:
    • Charged Chromebook
    • Graph Paper Notebook
    • Pencil
    • Eraser
    • Highlighter
    • 3x5 Index Cards
    • Zip Lock Sandwich Bag (for your index cards)
    • Scientific Calculator (has SIN, COS, and TAN buttons)
    • Ruler 
    • Hotdogs (optional)
    • Onion Rings (optional)
    • Chocolate Milk (optional)

    Material that should definitely NOT be on your desk or close to your desk anyday:

    •  Your phone

    Mr. Quiñanola’s Expectations for Distance Learning

     For Mr. Quiñanola to:

    • Present mathematical concepts in an accessible manner given the constraints of distance learning
    • Answer any questions regarding taught math concepts
    • Clarify any misconceptions regarding taught math concepts
    • Assign appropriate practice for students to build their mastery of math concepts
    • Assess students’ mastery of taught math concepts
    • Be available to support students’ learning during scheduled meeting times, office hours, and via email
    • Maintain effective communication with students and parents of student progress via Aeries and email

    For students to:

    • Attend virtual class for every scheduled meeting time, on time and for the entire duration
    • Have all materials on their desks when class starts
    • Be attentive during the lesson, setting aside all distractions including cell phones
    • Check class calendar often
    • Complete all assignments neatly and on time
    • Be thorough and show all steps when working on a problem
    • Watch and take notes of all instructional videos
    • Not get discouraged when a concept is challenging — If a concept is challenging, students should find a way to figure it out:
      • Take a break and come back to the problem in a few minutes
      • Look at lesson notes and similar problems done in class
      • Ask a classmate for an explanation
      • Look at on-line resources, and/or
      • Ask Mr. Quiñanola during online class meetings, office hours, or through e-mail
    • Not expect perfection, but to exert 100% effort
    • Not expect easy, but to expect a challenge

    For parents to:

    • Not feel intimidated by the math being taught in this class. Parents are not enrolled in this class.  Their child is enrolled in this class.  Parents are not expected to teach their child but rather are expected to support their child in persevering through challenges.
    • Encourage their child to set up a school schedule and routine, for example:
      • Waking up and going to sleep at a reasonable time
      • Showering and changing out of pajamas
      • Setting up a quiet area in the home for schoolwork separate from the bedroom
      • Eating well at scheduled mealtimes
    • Minimize distractions during their child’s class time and homework time. Make sure the television is off and their cell phone is inaccessible.  Do not fall for the excuse, “My cell phone is my calculator.”  Students should have a separate, dedicated calculator, or they can use the calculator on the Chromebook.
    • Check that their child did their homework on time. Do not simply accept a yes or no answer.  Parents should have their child show their completed homework and that it is turned in online, comparing their homework with the problems that were assigned on the class calendar and make sure that they completed every problem.
    • Check the class calendar for important dates
    • Check Aeries often for grade progress
    • Have their child explain how they did a problem, occasionally. If a parent can understand the explanation, then their child has learned the concept 
    • Watch one of the assigned videos with their child and ask them what they learned, occasionally

    2020-2021 Schedule
    1st Period:
    2nd Period:
    3rd Period:
    4th Period:
    5th Period:
    6th Period:
    Virtual Office Hour: TBD

    Club Advisor For:

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    FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes)


    Eat pizza, play games, meet cool new people, and hear an impactful message of hope from a collegiate or professional athlete or fellow student on how their lives changed for the better. 




    (Click on any of the links to the left to get a ton of information.)
Last Modified on August 20, 2020