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

  • Students will be provided a district owned laptop computer to use in their home.
  • Each student will be provided a daily schedule for attending and participating in virtual classes through Microsoft Teams and Canvas.
  • Live remote instruction will be provided in English/language arts, math, science and social studies daily.
  • Art, general music, band, orchestra, health, business/technology, and in some schools Spanish and/or Family & Consumer Science instruction will be provided on a nine-week rotation.
  • Students will spend time in 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 3-5 hours per day. What will my child’s schedule look like?

SAMPLE GENERAL STUDENT SCHEDULE & COURSE AGENDA

Block

Course

8:30 – 9:15

Advisory/PE

9:15 – 10:00

Math

10:00 – 10:45

Social Studies

10:45 – 11:30

Art

11:30 – 12:15

English/Language Arts

12:15 – 12:45

LUNCH

12:45 – 1:30

Science

1:30 – 3:30

Office Hours/Student Supports/Small Groups/etc.

Example Agenda (45-minute class period)

  • 9:15-9:30 – LIVE instruction and task introduction
  • 9:30-9:50 – Small group support/independent work
  • 9:50-10:00 – LIVE check for understanding, assignment of next steps

What are the expectations for my middle 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
  • Complete and submit assignments
  • Participate in physical activity and mindfulness breaks
  • Communicate with teachers any barriers they are experiencing

What can I expect from my middle schooler’s teachers while engaged in virtual learning?

Teachers will:

  • Provide live remote instruction and learning tasks during a portion of the regularly scheduled class period.
  • Engage students in lessons and activities related to social/emotional learning.
  • Monitor student engagement, work completion, and learning progress related to learning targets.
  • Provide additional mini-lessons or small group instruction for students who need more support.
  • Provide pacing and tracking strategies to support students in monitoring their own learning progress.
  • Take attendance.
  • Communicate with students regarding late or missing work.
  • Regularly communicate with the student.
  • 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.