Distance Learning

Distance Learning Update April 3, 2020

We recognize the need to be flexible and understand that everyone's family situation and daily routines are different. Distance Learning will not be able to replace a “traditional classroom” nor will teachers be able to cover the fullness of the curriculum for the remainder of this school year.  


During  Distance Learning, teachers are providing academic opportunities for learning. We are asking parents & guardians to be engaged with this process in a manner that best suits them. We are mindful that engagement looks different in every home and that is OK...we are all doing the best that we can as this is uncharted territory for everyone.

 

Starting April 13, 2020:

  • We will be reducing the academic week to 4 days of new assignments and one "catch up" day (Friday) for those who need it.


  • Although no new work will be assigned on Fridays, teachers are available to assist parents/guardians/students as needed.

  • Daily communication with parents/guardians will be limited to explaining that day's assignments from your student’s homeroom teacher.  And, of course, responding to any emails sent to teachers.


  • For specials, students can complete the activities on the day they would’ve normally had that special.  See the Specials' Webpages on the Distance Learning website for these activities.


  • On Thursday afternoons, teachers will check in with parents/guardians/students should students have any missing/incomplete assignments from the week AND/OR if there has been no contact during the week.


  • We will not be grading work in the "traditional sense” during this time, but rather, assessing assignments to gauge what the student is completing and their understanding of the assignments so teachers can provide support to them as needed.


Distance Learning Packets

We will be distributing a new Distance Learning packet for students in grades K-5.  Like the first packet, this one will be available to download and print from the Distance Learning grade-level webpages.

If you opted to have a printed packet mailed to you, they were mailed out on April 9, 2020.


We Miss You!

We couldn’t have the “Teacher Train” this week but, we still wanted to show students just how much we miss them.  Check out the video tribute below!

We Miss You All!




Portions of the distance learning packets were adapted from South Windsor's "Snow day Scholars" program