Phone: 757 868-7123 ext 4710
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. English, Portland State UniversityM.A. English, Portland State UniversityTeacher Certification, Old Dominion University
Mr. Byron Bailey
I am excited to be starting the 4th Quarter with you! Our class may look a little different than what we are used to, but we will navigate our way through this change together. Here is some information you may find helpful.
When we have live instructional sessions or small group meetings, they will be between 1:00 and 4:00 on Mondays. You will be sent an invitation to Google Meet. It is one of the points on the Google Waffle on the upper right of any Google page. I have decided to use Google Meet instead of Zoom because I know how to use it better. Each platform has its advantages and disadvantages. Please don't ask me if we can use Zoom instead. We'll use Google Meet.
Here is the schedule for our synchronous (each class together) meetings on Mondays:
PERIOD 2--1:00-1:25 / MONDAYS
PERIOD 4--1:35-2:00 / MONDAYS
PERIOD 5--2:05-2:30 / MONDAYS
PERIOD 6--2:35-3:00 / MONDAYS
PERIOD 7--3:05-3:30 / MONDAYS
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND, THE MEETINGS WILL BE TAPED FOR LATER VIEWING. I WILL MOSTLY BE REVIEWING AND EXPLAINING ASSIGNMENTS DURING THESE SHORT MEETINGS.
Our first meeting will be on Monday, April 20th through Google Meet. You will get an invitation to the Google Meet through your PCPS GMail account. Daily assignments and readings will be posted on our Google Classroom pages for each class. Refer to the front page "Stream" (the one with the picture of a library) of our Google Classroom to see what I'd like you to get started on for this short Week 1 of Quarter 4.
If instructions are not posted right this minute, they soon will be.
It is going to be very important that you check your PCPS GMail account and our Google Classroom at least once a day as these will be the primary ways that I will communicate with you during the 4th quarter. We may have communicated via some personal email of yours in the past, but from now on, CHECK YOUR PHS GMAIL AND GOOGLE CLASSROOM EVERY DAY!
If you are not sure how to join or use Google Classroom or just need a quick refresher, please take a moment to watch this short video. How to Sign-in to Google Classroom and Access Materials
I will have office hours all quarter where I will be available to help you or answer any questions you may have.
Mr. Bailey's Online Office Hours:
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Monday-Friday.
I will be available to answer questions at those times. I will check my email EVERY DAY several times, but from 10-12 M-F will be the best times to reach out. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have questions or are not sure what to do.
This online experience will be a challenge for all of us. I have never taught an online class before, and neither have most PHS teachers, so please be as patient with us as we will be with you. There will likely be some problems ahead, but we will solve them together.
Take Care and Be Well!