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Fortitude Supports & Suggestions for Success

Fortitude - Forge Ahead

Opportunities for Support

Students should check the RA schedule of their teachers, individually. 

Alternative meeting times are available, if arranged in advance with the teacher. 

Clinic is offered every Thursday from 3:00 - 3:45, you must provide your own transportation. 

Team Fortitude teachers have compiled the following suggestions for student success in the classroom.  Though they are listed by content area, many of these strategies will prove helpful in all curricular areas. Suggestions for Success


  1. Request passes for RA help

  2. Attend RA or clinic in advance of tests/quizzes

  3. Review class notes and Canvas posts routinely 

  4. Make use of resources (Canvas, classmates, blue file) to locate materials and information. 

  5. Read.  Students should always have a self-selected book they are reading in addition to assigned text

  6. Use your HW assignment book daily - even if it only says “NONE” or “SAME”

  7. Check Canvas gradebook regularly to determine if any work must be completed

  8. Ask questions in class if the content or directions are unclear

  9. Participate in class, regularly

  10. You can request a retake of a test or quiz to earn back partial credit.  The request must be submitted through e-mail ( with the specific assessment and date you are available. 


  1. Actively Participate During Instruction

  2. Ask Questions During Class

  3. Check your answers in the solutions file

  4. Attend R/a for extra help 

  5. Use the online textbook tutorials

  6. Use the check for understanding practice quizzes in Canvas

  7. Complete work on time

Social Studies 

  1. Check our CANVAS classroom DAILY for updates, assignments, and announcements. The STUDENT RESOURCES page also has class notes/powerpoints, handouts, links to helpful study tools, and all other relevant information.

  2. Be sure to check announcements on the HOME PAGE … and also remember to go to the MODULES page and click on the SPECIFIC DATE to see what we are doing in class that day

  3. Check the CANVAS GRADEBOOK weekly  to make sure of your assignment completion, scores, and upcoming due dates.

  4. Utilize R.A. period for additional help

  5. CLINIC (virtual or in-person) can be any day after school (just make sure to schedule it with me first)

  6. Be on task during class … take ownership of your education!




  1. Actively Participate During Instruction

  2. Ask Questions During Class

  3. Attend R/a for extra help 

  4. Attend Clinic on Thursday after school

  5. Budget time properly

  6. Turn in assignments on time

  7. Review content the day it is taught

  8. Make study materials from the notes provided in class


  1. The most important way to improve as a reader is to read. Homework is the same every single night - read independently for 20 minutes. Your child should read his/her independent reading book, or read articles that are interesting to them. All students have access to which is an excellent resource of nonfiction articles that can be read at the student’s independent reading level.

  2. Read during R/A, after tests, and bring self-selected reading book to class each day.

  3. Check Canvas for assignments and announcements.

  4. I am available for extra help during R/A Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Also, I am available during Clinic on Thursdays.  

Spanish- Slifer/Moyer

  1. Complete all assigned homework and check answers when we go over the homework.

  2. Do optional reviews, quizzes, games and other resources (quizlet) that are available. 

  3. Participate in class as much as possible and ask questions if you are confused.

  4. Come in for RA.

German - Toneatto

  1. Complete the practice activities in the online textbook.  

  2. Use the free APP Duolingo to practice German.  It’s fun!

  3. Make an appointment with me for DROP period or CLINIC.  We can work in small groups and have fun using the language.

  4. Participate in class as much as possible!