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COVID-19 Information » Guidance for Hybrid & Remote Learning

Guidance for Hybrid & Remote Learning

How Hybrid Learning Works
 

Hybrid learning combines in-class instruction and at-home learning. This allows us to limit the number of students in the building each day for safe social distancing, while still ensuring that students can benefit from direct interaction with teachers and peers. 

  • During days in class, teachers will provide direct whole-class instruction and small-group instruction. These days will be used primarily to introduce new topics, provide small group and one-on-one instructional support, and conduct assessments to monitor student progress towards standards. 
  • Students will be assigned additional activities to work on independently for their at-home learning days. These activities will allow students to apply and practice what they learned in class. There may be a combination of technology-based learning activities and offline worksheets, projects, and writing assignments. At-home learning activities are an important part of the learning process and will be graded. 
  • Teachers and intervention specialists will have limited virtual "office hours" (on Google Meet/Zoom) after school hours .... Students who have questions or need extra support can check in with their teachers during their office hours for help with at-home learning assignments. 
  • Students with IEPs or 504 plans, or who have been identified as at-risk for not meeting academic standards, may have additional one-on-one intervention provided either virtually or in school... 
Remote Learning Expectations
 

During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility. 

 

  • Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.  
  • At-home assignments for the week will be posted in Google Classroom by Monday morning each week. 
  • At-home assignments for each week should be turned in by 4:00 each Friday. Assignments will be graded. 
  • All students are expected to sign into Virtual Home Room Sessions through Google Meet or Zoom. Look for the link in your teacher's Google Classroom. 
  • During 100% distance learning, your teacher may conduct live classes via Google Meet or Zoom. Check Google Classroom for your live class schedule.
  • When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed, and ready to learn. We suggest signing in 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible. 

Technology: Getting a Device and Internet Access

We are committed to making sure that all students can successfully connect to online learning during their at-home learning days. 

  • If your student needs a laptop or tablet, fill out the Device Request Form to reserve your device. Borrowing a device is free! Students in grades K - 3 will receive tablets and students in grades 4-5 will receive laptops. 
  • Borrowed devices should be used for school purposes only and kept in a secure location. Take your device with you on in-school days. 
  • If you are using your own device, make sure it meets the technology requirements for online learning.
  • If you do not have internet access at home, LOCAL INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER is providing free connection for families earning less than $50,000 per year with students learning at home. You can request free internet access directly with the company.  
  • If you have a DOE issued Device - Your child’s iPad is now a hotspot that allows you to connect other devices used for remote learning to the internet.
  • If you are not able to get internet hooked up in your home, your child's teacher will work with you to provide alternative offline assignments. 
  • If you are having trouble connecting to Google Classroom, Zoom, or any of our online learning resources, contact the school's Parent Coordinator...

Tips for Successful At Home Learning

 

At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. The expectations below are guidelines. If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load. 

  • Make sure your child has a quiet place to work (ideally a desk or table) and the school supplies they need. Try to remove distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning. 
  • For grades K-2, expect your child to work up to 2 hours per day, broken up into sessions of no more than 30 minutes. 
  • For grades 3-5, expect your child to work up to 4 hours per day, broken up into sessions of no more than one hour. 
  • Your child may benefit from focusing on a limited number of subjects each day. For example, If they are working at home Monday-Wednesday-Friday, they may want to work on science and math on Mondays, Social Studies and English Language Arts on Wednesday, and use Fridays to catch up on any assignments not yet completed. 

Learn At Home Resources

Here a few of the digital resources your child will be using at home.  We will continue to add more resources...
 
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Savvas Realize - Envision Math  Savvas Realize logo.
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Getting your Device Ready for Back to School
 
For anyone who has a DOE-loaned ipad, we have some important updates for you. It is essential that you take the actions here to ensure your child’s ipad is ready for use for return to school. The first day of school is only a few weeks away, and all students will be working remotely for at least a few days a week. Your child will need their ipad to be ready for learning for the fall. Please note that when we have other updates, we will send messages to you and your iPad on Thursdays, and we will let your schools know about the updates.