10 things to know about distance learning

10 things to know for the shift to distance learning

  1. On Monday, January 4th each class will have a scheduled time to receive learning resources and a technology device.   If you are needing a technology device, a use agreement form will need to be completed and returned to the teacher. If you have a device you will still need to come to school to collect your learning resources for the week.
  2.     On Monday, January 4th breakfast and lunch will be provided during the technology and     learning resources pick –up time in the classroom.  After that meals will be distributed daily at the designated stops.
  3. Every teacher will have a different schedule for on-line learning. Students will need to attend on-line learning sessions then complete work independently. The teacher will be able to offer supplemental assistance to students during on-line learning sessions but will not be able to individually instruct each student. Parents and Guardians will need to work with their students to ensure work completion.
  4.  In order for students to receive attendance credit they will need to attend the synchronous on-line learning sessions every day. If a student can’t attend the on-line learning sessions the parents will need to contact the teacher through email or a phone call. If students complete all of their daily assignments and turn them in on time they can also receive attendance credit for that day.
  5. Families should anticipate that students will spend 3 to 6 hours daily on assignments and on-line synchronous sessions.   

Daily time commitments

 Kindergarten: 3 hours to 4 ½ hours daily

1st-3rd grade: 4 hours to 5 ½ hours daily

4th- 8th grade: 4 ½ hours to 6 hours

6. Students will need to turn in their completed work and pick up educational resources for the following week every Friday from 2:30-4:30p.m.

7. Students with IEPs, Speech Therapy, Counseling, and Occupational Therapy will still receive services but in a digital setting.

8. In order to maintain high educational standards students might be asked to come on campus for assessments. The teacher will coordinate with each family if this is a necessity.

9. Create a learning space in your home for students. Many students have a hard time getting motivated to learning when they are distracted by everything at home. Find a quiet place where your student can focus on their learning and keep their school supplies organized.

10. Make sure that you stay in communication with your student’s teacher.  In order for your student to get the most out of this learning model make sure to stay in touch through email or a phone call.