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Distance Learning - Elementary School

Distance Learning - Elementary School - Grades TK-5
1st matthewk presleyuy3rd Swanlund
On a weekly basis, students will be receiving instruction in the following areas:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Social-Emotional Learning
Music (2 times a week)
Art (1 time a week)
Physical Education (2 times a week)
Technology Class (1 time a week)
Library/Read Alouds
Opportunities for Enrichment Club
After lunch activities: 1:30-3:00 pm
Mondays and Wednesdays: Office Hours
Students may be working on:
-Small group support
-1:1 teacher to student classwork or homework help
-DIS/SPED Services in 1:1 or small group settings
-Intervention Groups
-Extension/Passion Projects
-SEL Lessons/Council
Tuesdays and Fridays: Synchronous 1 to 1 and small group instruction as assigned, specialty clubs, and Asynchronous educational software support
Students may be working on:
-ST Math
-Smarty Ants
-1:1 Assessments with Students
-Intervention Groups
-Extension/Passion Projects
-DIS/SPED Services in 1:1 or small group settings
Distance Learning Student Expectations
-Join class(es) on time and participate
-Cameras are turned on during synchronous learning and kept on unless directed by the teacher to turn them off
-Join BigBlueButton Conference with “Audio On” and then mute microphones until given permission to turn them on by the teacher
-Distance Learning Dress Code - Wear appropriate attire at all times, formal dress code is not required (shirts, bottoms, modesty and profanity clause of the dress code must be maintained while at home.)
-Speak and act respectfully when addressing the class and when using chat tools
-Be ready with materials to engage with your lessons. Communicate with teachers via private chat if you need to leave your camera for a personal reason (example: restroom, water, etc.)
-Be present! Other devices and windows should be closed/turned off while in class
-Please read all communications sent by your teachers before emailing with questions
-No virtual backgrounds unless teacher assigned, and all real-life backgrounds, screensavers, and avatars must be school appropriate
-Email teachers if support is needed
-Only participate in assigned classes, clubs, meetings during your assigned time
Distance Learning Parent/guardian Expectations
-Establish a workspace free of distractions for your child
-Create a morning routine and schedule and discuss it with your child
-Support your children in ensuring they have all needed materials for their lessons.
-Ensure your child is in class on time with their camera on and their microphone muted
-Use email to communicate with teachers, the chat feature is for students
-During instructional minutes teachers are teaching and will not answer emails until planning time and within 48 hours
-Support students in adhering to teacher expectations
-Support teachers by encouraging student engagement, participation, and positivity towards distance learning
-We can hear you whispering to your child, so please let your child learn with their teachers and allow them time to process information and give their own answer, even if it is wrong, we are learning and wrong answer is okay
-Please read all communications sent by the teachers, principal, and the executive director prior to sending an email with questions
-If you have multiple children learning at the same time please allow them to wear headphones so they can stay focused and so we don’t get feedback/noise from other classrooms

Distance Learning Teacher Expectations
-Build community through establishing shared norms that facilitate care, respect, kindness, and learning
-Follow the distance learning schedule
-Provide engaging and meaningful synchronous instruction with opportunities for 1:1 instruction, small group activities, paired assignments
-Use various types of online tools
-Provide resources to distribute in pick up lines for hands-on learning activities as needed
-Communicate with families regularly and often
-Teach with web camera on
-Provide opportunities for students to see each other and communicate
-Monitor student progress and provide feedback on assignments
-Learning materials will be provided on the Friday valet line as needed; parents who want to buy their own materials will be provided a list with at least 7 days notice

-Attendance will be taken daily for ES at the start of the day and when students return from their break
-All students will be expected to participate in synchronous and asynchronous learning daily
-Parents will be notified by the front office personnel when students who are not present in their distance learning synchronous classes


-During the “after lunch” asynchronous hours, students will be expected to use the time to finish any remaining classwork from the synchronous instruction
-All students should be finished working by 3:00 pm each day
-Teachers may assign optional choice boards or checklists for students to complete after lunch if they have already finished their classwork
-Teachers may also assign or invite students to attend a 1 to 1 or small group session after lunch
-Teachers will assign online learning platforms for asynchronous learning on Tuesdays and Fridays. This could include:
  • ST Math (TK-1)
  • MobyMax (2)
  • Smarty Ants/Achieve 3000
  • RAZ Kids
  • Epic


-Students will be held accountable for participating in class and completing assignments
-Assignments will be graded by the teachers
-Teachers will input a minimum of two grades per week into Illuminate gradebooks
-Students will receive a grade for participation during Distance Learning
-Parents will be informed by teachers the best way to check on their child’s assignment completion and grades
-Teachers will assign due dates to assignments. Work that is turned in on or before the due date will receive full credit. Any work submitted after the due date will result in a reduction in credit. Work turned in after 2 weeks of the due date will result in a score of zero.

5th teachersperez
Weekly materials pick-up/drop-off at the valet line on Emerson
-On Fridays we will have our weekly:
     Materials distribution as needed
     Pick/Up Drop off for specific items
     Chromebook exchanges/repairs
-Location: Emerson Avenue (valet line)
-Time: 2:45-3:45
instructional materials
If you have any other questions please email your teacher or the principal.