A distance learning day may occur when school buildings are closed in order to protect the well-being of our staff, students, and community. On these days, our goal is to provide continuity in learning through engaging instructional activities, while maintaining your child’s connection to their school and their teachers. Below is an overview of our distance learning plan by grade level cohort.
Early Childhood through Second Grade: Students will bring home a folder that includes the following items: choice boards (a variety of learning activities arranged in a grid by subject area); a packet of supporting instructional materials; and copies of exit tickets which will be used for recording each days’ activities, and a reflection. Students will choose three different lessons from their choice boards each day. Some lessons may be completed digitally, some are experiential, and others may be on paper. After each day’s lessons are completed, students will complete one exit ticket. The exit tickets, along with any worksheets, papers, drawings, etc., will be placed in the folder. The folder and its contents will be returned when the students come back to school.
Third Grade through Fifth Grade: Students will bring home their Chromebook and supporting instructional materials. They will begin each day by checking their email and logging into Google Classroom. Their homeroom teacher will post a message and four lessons to Google Classroom daily. There will be one ELA lesson, one math lesson, one science lesson, and one art/music/PE lesson. Some lessons may be completed digitally and some are experiential. Students should complete three of the four lessons each day. After each day’s lessons are completed, students will submit one exit ticket. The exit tickets, along with their work, will be turned in digitally.
Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade: Students will bring home their Chromebook and supporting instructional materials. They will begin each day by checking their email and logging into Google Classroom. Their math, science, ELA, and social studies teachers will post a message and a lesson to Google Classroom daily. Their special area and PE teachers will post an extended weekly lesson. Some lessons may be completed digitally and some are experiential. Students should complete a minimum of four lessons each day. Their assignments will be turned in digitally.
A few other important things to note:
Teachers will be in periodic contact with you and your child and will also be available throughout normal school day hours to answer questions via email, phone, or virtual conference.
Our special education, speech, and bilingual teachers will reach-out to the families of the students they support to share activities. They will also work directly with classroom teachers to appropriately modify lesson activities.