Remote School

Partners in Teaching

& Learning

Suggestions for Families’ Role in Remote Learning

  • Do the best you can - families are in very different places with many different pressures - give yourself permission to prioritize family needs

  • Establish routines and expectations

  • Communicate with your child’s teacher: questions/concerns

  • Establish times for quiet and reflection for your child

  • Encourage physical activity, exercise, and personal care

  • Be mindful of your child’s wellbeing - speak to s/he about concerns/challenges

  • Monitor how much time your child is online

  • Student responses over video provide teachers information about what the child knows and the next steps to take for learning

  • Support your child by allowing their brains to stretch and think

    • Resist the urge to provide your child the answer during a video meeting

    • Notice some of the questions and prompts teachers ask your children - they are intended to push their thinking and build independence

Challenges with Video Meetings at the K-4 level

  • Adult technology support is needed when students connect with staff

  • Smaller groups are far more productive than full-class meetings

  • We are mindful of the demands on families with multiple children as we coordinate the increase in video conferencing K-4

    • It’s hard to oversee two or more video streams at one time

    • Families may not have access to multiple devices

    • Simultaneous video streaming from home can lead to frozen screens and dropped audio

  • We are mapping out the scheduled video conferences to minimize overlap school-wide

    • Families should choose which meeting to attend if there is overlap

Vision for Remote Learning

It’s important for us all to remember that it is neither possible nor desirable for remote learning to try to look just like school does. In the best of times we need flexibility, creativity and structure. We need those even more during this pandemic. The table below captures our vision for learning during this extended closure.

Image Source: Version 1.2 of this work has been developed by Curriculum & Assessment at the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Here is What You Can Expect From Us

Continued weekly check-ins by homeroom teachers with families - we’ll honor your request for format.

Grade Level Teams

  • Send menu of learning activities including choices for students by Monday each week

  • Suggested structure for a remote learning day

  • Weekly social and academic learning:

    • Social

      • For Example: Class Meeting or Lunch Bunch (1 time per week)

    • Academic

      • Reading group (1 time per week)

      • Read aloud (live or links to recorded content) (1 time per week)

      • Math (live or links to recorded content) (1 time per week)

Specials Teachers

  • Send weekly updates with choices for students

  • Provide Specials LIVE meeting opportunities

  • Join class or small group meetings

  • Provide read alouds

Intervention services (Reading Recovery, Title 1 Reading, Kindergarten Intervention)

  • Twice weekly 1:1 instruction over Zoom

  • No more groups of 2 or 3 students


  • Send weekly menu of learning activities via live meetings or Google Classroom