Remote Learning

  • Terms:
    Synchronous - Occurring at the same time - live instruction and learning with students and teachers interacting through video conferencing and other real-time interaction.
    Asynchronous - Occurring at different times - recorded instruction, self-guided and individual learning time.

    Total classroom time will consist of teacher instruction and student independent/group work.

    Schedule

    Early Childhood: 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
    Early Childhood IIP: 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.

    1. Meeting - 15 minutes synchronous daily. 
    2. Remote Choice Board will include early literacy, early numeracy, fine and gross motor and social emotional activities daily.
    3. Differentiated Small Group Support - synchronous as needed.
    4. PE and Music  - synchronous 15 minutes each weekly instruction. 
    5. Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    Kindergarten: 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Specials vary from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m.)

    1. Morning Meeting - 15 minutes synchronous daily.
    2. Math - 15 minutes synchronous and 15 minutes asynchronous daily.
    3. ELA - 15 minutes synchronous and 15 minutes asynchronous daily.
    4. Science or Social Studies - 15 minutes synchronous or asynchronous instruction daily.
    5. Differentiated Small Group Support - 15 minutes synchronous instruction 3-5 times per week.
    6. Specials - asynchronous and synchronous weekly instruction.
    7. Social Emotional - 15 minutes synchronous and/or 15 minutes asynchronous weekly.
    8. Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    Grades 1-2: 8:45 a.m. to 2:45  

    1. Morning Meeting - 15 minutes synchronous daily 
    2. Math - 30 minutes synchronous and 30 minutes asynchronous daily.
    3. ELA - 30 minutes synchronous and 30 minutes asynchronous daily.
    4. Science or Social Studies - 30 minutes synchronous or asynchronous instruction daily.
    5. Differentiated Small Group Support - 30 minutes synchronous instruction 3-5 times per week.
    6. Specials - asynchronous & synchronous weekly instruction.
    7. Social Emotional - 30 minutes synchronous and/or 30 minutes asynchronous weekly.
    8. Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    Grades 3-5: 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   

    1. Morning Meeting - 15 minutes synchronous daily 
    2. Math - 30 minutes synchronous and 30 minutes asynchronous daily.
    3. ELA - 30 minutes synchronous and 30 minutes asynchronous daily.
    4. Science or Social Studies - 30 minutes synchronous or asynchronous instruction daily.
    5. Differentiated Small Group Support - 30 minutes synchronous instruction 3-5 times per week.
    6. Spanish - (Grades 3-5 only) (Time amount - Enrollment/Staffing dependent).
    7. Specials - asynchronous & synchronous weekly instruction.
    8. Social Emotional - 30 minutes synchronous and/or 30 minutes asynchronous weekly.
    9. Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals. 

    Grades 6-8: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    1. Math - Up to 60 minutes instructional support with a minimum of 30 minutes synchronous. 
    2. ELA - Up to 60 minutes instructional support with a minimum of 30 minutes synchronous.
    3. Science - 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.
    4. Social Studies - 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.
    5. Spanish - 30 minutes synchronous instruction daily.
    6. Creative Arts, Health, PE -  Designated time for two 30 minute synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.
    7. Social Emotional - 30 minutes synchronous and/or 30 minutes asynchronous weekly.
    8. Related services will be scheduled in compliance with a student’s IEP goals.

    Attendance

    1. Daily attendance is expected for all students in the remote learning environment.  
    2. Teachers will record attendance during daily Zoom classes. 
    3. If a student is unable to attend a Zoom class, a parent must call the school attendance line and report the student as absent. 
    4. Students who are not reported as absent may receive a phone call from a D103 staff member for the purposes of checking in and ensuring students are able to access the online materials. 
    5. If a student does not report to a specific class for three (3) consecutive days, teachers and administrators will put interventions in place to support the student. 
    6. Interventions will include working collaboratively with the students' parents/caregivers.

    Communication

    1. In a remote learning environment timely, reciprocal, clear, consistent, and concise communication is vital.  
    2. Students in grades EC-2 will submit work and teachers will provide feedback through the students’ SeeSaw accounts.
    3. Students in grades 3-5 will submit work and teachers will provide feedback through the students’ SeeSaw and Google Classroom accounts.
    4. Students in grades 6-8 will submit work and teachers will provide feedback through the students’ Google Classroom accounts.
    5. Students in grades 3-8 will have access to a district owned gmail account.
    6. Additional educational apps may be used for instructional purposes, but the expectation of when and how the educational app should be used will be communicated through SeeSaw and/or Google Classroom.
    7. Staff members will frequently meet live with students.
    8. Students are expected to maintain pre-determined classroom norms during live instruction. 
    9. Staff members will introduce norms and continuously review norms for Zoom classes throughout the year.