Elementary classes will use the following schedule during Home and Online Learning. The goal is to provide a comprehensive school day for each student, while keeping in mind age-appropriate workloads and monitoring time spent on screens. During Homeroom times, teachers will create schedules for whole class meets, one-on-one meets, and independent learning times.
*LE = Lower Elementary (Prek-2nd Grade)
**UE = Upper Elementary (3rd Grade-5th Grade)
Subject area teachers will provide online learning experiences and instructions using Schoology as the primary platform. SeeSaw will be mainly used by our elementary teachers for assignment submission. Google Meet or Zoom will be used for whole class or individual video conferencing.
Attendance for online classes (including ELD and foreign language) is very important and will be taken daily via Power School for scheduled meetings. If your student does not attend, not only will they miss out on the learning for that day, they will be marked absent. If a student must miss an online meeting, a parent must communicate with the teacher prior to the meeting. The teacher will develop a plan so that the student can catch up on the learning and/or assessments. When teachers identify patterns of missed classes or work, parents will be contacted. If the situation is not resolved, Mr. Cantrall will be notified. Please communicate with your child’s teacher if you have specific needs or circumstances that prevent your child from adhering to the aforementioned expectations.
Please prioritize internet access for your students. If home internet access is interrupted, perhaps online cellular hotspots can be used. If that is not an option, the student or parent is required to communicate with the teacher.
Parents are asked to provide structure, routine, supervision of learning activities, and an environment conducive to learning in the home. Allow for your students to do their best and make mistakes – some of the best learning happens through this process. It is imperative that you refrain doing your child’s work for him/her as this will impede the learning process. It’s acceptable for students to work for a while, play or take a break, and continue working later.
Make sure your child is active each day! It is strongly recommended that learning activities are completed in “public” spaces in the home where computers or tablets or phones can be viewed to keep students on task. If possible, encourage students working in more private spaces to keep doors open. You can help your child by providing an encouraging and supportive environment.
It is also very important to demonstrate support of teacher decisions. Always know you can reach out to your child’s teacher with questions or concerns.
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Students will be assessed on as many report card standards as possible. Special circumstances may call for some standards/grades to be left blank. Formative assessments will occur throughout the week, while summative assessments will be given as the teacher is able. If no work is submitted by the student in a particular area, or sufficient evidence is unable to be obtained by the teacher, the standard will be left blank in the progress report.
Specials teachers will provide weekly learning opportunities for our Pre-K through elementary students. Similar to core classes, students are expected to participate in specials classes while online. Specials teachers will assign grades on report cards based on a student’s achievement and growth in each assessed standard. If parents decide due to certain circumstances not to have their child participate in a specials class while distance learning is in effect, they must inform the teacher, as well as the student’s homeroom teacher, and report card standards will be left blank. Students whose parents opt them out of these courses must keep their decision for the duration of the quarter.
Both ELD and Foreign Language classes will provide online instruction four times per week for 30-40 minutes per day
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