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

  • Students will receive virtual instruction in Math and English Language Arts, with integrated science and social studies standards 5 days a week.
  • Students will receive instruction in Health.
  • Students will receive virtual instruction in PE, Art, or Music at least two days a week.
  • Students will be provided with opportunities for social and emotional learning and community-building.
  • Students will have required, self-paced activities and assignments, reading, and/or practice to reinforce and complement experiences from synchronous instruction.
  • Student could receive support from Special Education services, ELL services and Gifted and Talented services if they are eligible.
  • Students will have access to optional self-paced virtual learning opportunities:
    • Spanish and Heritage Spanish.
  • 5th grade students may have the opportunity to receive virtual lessons in their band or orchestra instrument.
  • The total length of virtual and independent learning:
    • K-2   approximately 2.5-3.5 hours per day
    • 3-5   approximately 3-4 hours per day

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.