What can I expect while my middle school-aged child is engaged in virtual learning?
- Students will receive daily virtual instruction in Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science.
- Students will receive virtual instruction in Music, Art, PE, Health and Business/Technology, on a rotating schedule.
- Students will be provided with virtual opportunities for physical activities and “brain breaks” throughout the day.
- Students will receive virtual support for unfinished learning, and Special Education services, ELL services, and Gifted & Talented services if they are eligible.
- Students will be provided with virtual opportunities for social and emotional learning and community-building.
- Students will have required, self-paced activities, reading, and/or practice assignments. Those activities may be a combination of paper-pencil and online formats.
- The total length of at-home learning and activities will align with age-appropriate guidelines for effective online learning for Middle School students (approximately 3-5 hours/day).
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?
- 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.