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?

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.