Remote Learning Expectations
During hybrid or 100% remote learning, your child is expected to complete all assignments provided by the teacher. At the same time, we recognize that working independently at home is different and difficult for many students, so we want to provide flexibility.
- Students and families should check Google Classroom daily for important updates from their teachers.
- When signing in for virtual classes or meetings, students are expected to be on time, appropriately dressed (uniform optional), and ready to learn. We suggest signing in on mute 5 minutes before class starts. Please try to reduce background noise and distractions as much as possible.
Tips for Successful At-Home Learning
At-home learning will look different than a typical school day. The amount of time your child should be expected to engage in learning activities will vary by age and grade level. The expectations below are guidelines.
If your child is not able to complete at-home learning assignments within the time periods recommended below, contact your child's teacher to discuss a modified assignment load.
- Keep a Quiet place
It's easier to focus when there's less going on. Try to remove or silence distractions like the television or other technology not needed for learning.
- Use the same space
Since at-home learning is new, it's best to stick to the same spot for easy access. We recommend your child to use a desk or table at their height to promote good posture!
- Stick to an easy pace
Try to limit the number of subjects a day for remote learning and make it a habit too! This way there's no need to guess what comes next.
For example, If they are working at home on Wednesday and Friday, they may want to work on science and math on Mondays and Social Studies and English Language Arts on Friday.
- Don't forget to touch base
As we get further into the semester, your child's schedule might adjust to meet changing needs and that's fine! Just remember to keep an open communication with your child's teacher so everyone stays on the same page.
Will there be live instruction?
Yes, even with full remote learning, your child will have a combination of live instruction and independent work during the school day.
Live video, or synchronous, instruction will look different depending on age group. Live video instruction should be delivered in short intervals around 15-20 consecutive minutes throughout the day for young learners, and can increase based on developmental appropriateness.
More specifics, including time requirements, will be announced on your child's grade page.
What if I want to switch my child's Learning Preference?
The Learning Preferences survey is still open! This survey programs your child to be in either 100% Remote Learning or Blended Learning, according to your stated Learning Preference.
If this survey is not filled out, your child will automatically be in blended learning.
If you plan to change your child’s learning preference before classes start (or 9/10/20), the best thing we recommend for you is to update your child’s learning preference on the linked survey above.
The next opportunity to change your learning preference is November 2020.
Four times a year, the school will provide families an option to switch their child into blended learning or fully remote learning due to the family’s commitments or accommodations.
For assurance, you can also email Ms. Jakes directly to manually have your child moved to back or to 100% remote learning after the survey is filled out. email@example.com