What can I expect while my elementary school-aged child is engaged in virtual learning?

  • Students will be provided a district-owned electronic device such as a tablet or laptop computer to be used in their home.
  • Each student will be provided a daily schedule for attending and participating in virtual classes through Microsoft Teams and Canvas.
  • Daily live remote instruction will be provided in literacy (reading and writing) and math.
  • Science, social studies, art, music, and PE instruction will be provided throughout the week.
  • Students will spend time in learning experiences both with their teacher and others (synchronous) and work on their own (asynchronous).
  • English Language Learner (ELL), Special Education, Gifted & Talented (GT), and intervention supports will be provided virtually.
  • Students’ screen time will be limited to 3-4 hours per day.

Breaks/recess will be scheduled. What will my child’s schedule look like?

SAMPLE ELEMENTARY STUDENT SCHEDULE

Block

Course

8:00 – 8:30

Morning Meeting, Circle Time, Social/Emotional Learning, etc.

8:30 – 10:00

Literacy Instruction – a combination of whole class and small group instruction with built in breaks and independent work time.

10:00 – 10:15

Break/Recess

10:15 – 11:00

Math Instruction – a combination of whole class and small group instruction with built in breaks and independent work time.

11:00 – 11:45

Scheduled rotation of science, social studies, art, music, and PE instruction will be provided.

11:45 – 12:45

LUNCH

12:45 – 1:15

Break/Recess, independent practice, self-paced learning

1:15 – 3:00

Student Support – Small group instruction, ELL, Special Education services, individual instruction, enrichment activities, etc. ***

* The Kindergarten and 1st grade schedules will be adjusted to appropriately respond to the students’ learning needs, which might include more physical activities, musical activities and more frequent breaks.

** Students will be scheduled for additional support and/or enrichment opportunities for shorter periods of time during this block of time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. The students will not be schedule during the entire time, and their schedule may vary across the week.

*** Student support instruction and services will not be provided on Wednesday afternoons. Teachers will be involved in collaboration and professional learning during that time.


What are the expectations for my elementary school student while learning virtually?

  • Attend and participate in virtual instruction during scheduled classes
  • Engage in learning experiences both with their teacher and others (synchronous) and work on their own (asynchronous)
  • Use pacing and tracking strategies to monitor their own learning with support from their teachers
  • Complete and submit assigned work tasks
  • Participate in physical activity and mindfulness breaks
  • Communicate with teachers any barriers they are experiencing

 What can I expect from my child’s teacher while engaged in virtual learning?

Teachers will:

  • Provide live remote instruction and learning tasks during a portion of the regularly scheduled class time.
  • Engage students in lessons and activities related to social/emotional learning.
  • Monitor student engagement, task completion, and learning progress related to learning targets.
  • Communicate with students regarding their learning progress related to learning targets.
  • Provide additional mini-lessons or small group instruction for students who need more support.
  • Take attendance.
  • Regularly communicate with the student and the student’s parent/caregiver.
  • Schools will provide a list of any necessary supplies.
  • Work with colleagues and families to remove barriers to learning.
  • Schedule an individual education program (IEP) team meeting for each student receiving special education services to develop plans for a hybrid and virtual learning environment.