Remote Learning Fall 2020
October 2020 Update
The Board of Education was presented with three options for returning to school at the October 12 meeting. After review, the Board voted to return to face-to-face learning five days a week beginning November 30. There will still be a robust virtual option available for all families as well.
We are asking families to choose either face-to-face instruction or virtual instruction for their child(ren) by October 30.
- DK will only have a face-to-face option.
- Elementary K-6 families will have one choice to make that will be effective from November 30 - June 16.
- Secondary 7-12 families will have two choices to make
- November 30th - January 22nd (Virtual or Face-to-Face)
- January 25th - Second Semester (Virtual or Face-to-Face)
We have prioritized transitioning our elementary students first. This was a state-wide priority. It also closely coordinates with the 1st Trimester at these buildings. Secondary students will fully transition at the start of 2nd Semester.
Please note that we may revert to all virtual learning if directed by state or local health officials.
For the full details of these options, please visit our November 30 Enrollment Options page.
Leveraging the work from our Return to School Plan, we have decided that in the best interest of the safety of our students and staff, we will start the school year in a virtual mode, with opportunities for small group, in-person learning for every grade level in the District. We will continue in this mode through November 30, 2020. The District will continually monitor and adjust accordingly based upon the data and research provided by the Health Department. However, a virtual option will stay in place throughout the year.
Device and Instructional Support
We understand that students and parents may encounter technical issues with their devices and need instructional support. We have created a form that will be monitored by our media center staff and 21st century coaches. Response to your request will happen at the earliest opportunity during the hours of 8:00 am and 2:30 pm. Monday through Friday.
Types of Learning
This type of learning is done with a teacher online (live) at a designated time.
- Live content mini-lessons
- Lesson follow up
- Assignment check-in
- Online discussions
- Teacher read-alouds
- Live reflections
- Digital games
This type of learning can be done by students digitally at any time during the day without the teacher present.
- Teacher-recorded content mini-lessons
- Tasks assigned from a website (Zearn, BrainPop)
- Expert videos (view and respond)
- Recorded reflections
This is time spent on activities that require little to no technology:
- Writing pieces
- Performance tasks
- Nature/backyard exploration