The district is committed to providing an enhanced distance learning experience based on best practices, innovative curriculum and parent partnerships. All students will receive high quality instruction through a combination of both live (synchronous) and recorded (asynchronous) video and independent (asynchronous) learning activities.
Elementary students will participate in distance learning Monday-Friday, including morning check-ins with all students, small group instruction, and independent practice. In the afternoons, students will participate in independent learning activities via SeeSaw and Google Classroom.
Middle school students will participate in distance learning Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in content area classes, including live class sessions, small group instruction, and independent practice. Wednesdays will be a combination of morning subject area workshops, office hours and student check-ins with afternoon independent learning assignments in Google Classroom.
Enhanced Distance Learning
With Enhanced Distance Learning, students will participate in their virtual classroom experience through a combination of live class meetings, small group learning sessions, and independent assignments. Access to learning content will be provided through SeeSaw, Google Classroom, Zoom and/or Google Meet. Additionally, enhanced distance learning will also include daily attendance, a return of grades in middle school, and grade level appropriate daily live interaction for all students.
Students will connect with teachers daily through a combination of live class meetings, small group sessions, and/or feedback on assignments. Access to learning content, assignments, and feedback will be through SeeSaw, Google Classroom, Zoom and/or Google Meet. While there is no mandated minimum amount of daily synchronous, or live instruction, general consensus in the education community suggests between 1-3 hours per day, depending on the grade level.
Attendance will be taken daily in all stages. Attendance may include participation in live sessions, completion of assignments, and/or communication with school personnel. Students who do not participate will factor into schools' annual chronic absenteeism rate. Students who are absent from distance learning for more than three school days in a week will be referred for additional outreach and support.
Students will receive daily instruction through a combination of direct instruction (through live and recorded video), small group instruction, and independent assignments.
3 hours per day for kindergartners.
3 hours, 50 minutes for grades 1-3.
4 hours for grades 4-8.
Elementary students will receive standards based reports cards at the trimester breaks. Middle School students will receive quarterly grades.
Serving Students in Need
English learners and students with special needs will continue to receive accommodations and support during distance learning.
Students enrolled in the district are assigned a district-issued device, with TK through 1st grade receiving an iPad and 2nd through 8th grade receiving a Chromebook. Families may check out a device for pick-up and request technical support from staff. If students or families need assistance with internet access, they may check out a mobile hotspot device from the district.